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Obituary of Charles DeShaw 1951


















































































































































































Died March 29, 1951 at the age of 89, born October 8, 1861 and he had lived in Burnsville the last 61 years. He was married to Honora Ellen Fitzgibbons in Lakeville in 1892 and they always resided in Burnsville.

Survivors were - children Thomas and William, Anthony and Mable Sawinski. Mrs. DeShaw died October 31, 1946. Funeral was at St. John the Baptist, Savage.



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The DeShaw family 1945A 1945 photo of the Bill DeShaw in the yard in front of the house near County 11 and 138th St. John’s father William is in the doorway. John was born in 1940 in Burnsville. Mother Luella (1919). Grandfather Charles (1865) immigated from Canada. Grandmother Lenora (1875) Siblings Elizabeth (1939) Mary (1945) Uncle? Thomas (1898)
DeShaw_50th_Anniversary_1942.pdf
Charles Nora DeShaw 50th Anniversary 1942A well-known Crystal Lake couple, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeShaw, celebrated their 50th wed­ding anniversary at their home Sunday, with an open house for relatives and friends, and a dinner for twenty-five guests at noon.

Mrs. DeShaw (Nora Fitzgibbons) has been a county resident since she was four years old. She was born in Chicago in 1869, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fitzgibbons. When Nora was barely four, the family moved to the Pat Hynes farm Just north of Crystal Lake.

Charles DeShaw first saw the light of day in Milwaukee in 1861, and after being schooled there, he came to this community at
the age of 32.

Charles and Nora were united in marriage in 1892. The couple lived on several places in the county and finally settled on their present farm north of Crystal Lake.

Five of their eight children are still living: Tom at home, Mrs. Frank Sawinski (Mabel) of St. Paul, Tony of St. Paul, Ray of California and Bill at home.
Mrs. DeShaw has one brother, James Fitgibbons, living near her present home.
Many friends in the Crystal Lake community extend their congratulations to this pioneer couple.
Rev. Fr. Hart said High Mass in the morning, while 100 guests attended the open house in the afternoon.
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DeShaw Family in 1942late October: Loella and Bill DeShaw, John 7 yrs., Betty, Mary, Irene, Robert (baby)
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James Fitzgibbons and Honora DeShaw
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DeShaw Extended FamilyBack Row (l-r): Thomas DeShaw, Mabel Sawinski, Anne DeShaw (Ed's wife), Edward DeShaw, William Deshaw, Ray DeShaw
Front row (l-r): Ellen Fitzgibbons, Honora DeShaw (baby Lucille Sawinski), Charles DeShaw (child Robert Sawinski), James Fitzgibbons
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DeShaw familyTom and Ellen Fitzgibbons cleared the land and plowed it with oxen, they encountered hardships - then 33 years ago the DeShaw family, relatives of the Fitzgibbons began construction of a barn on the original 160 acres at what is now County Road 11 and McAndrews Road. This November 2, 1977 article appeared in the Burnsville Sun.
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John DeShawA 1945 photo of John DeShaw sitting on a stump in the yard in front of the house near County 11 and 138th St. John’s father William is in the doorway. John tells us he was born in the upper back bedroom, window visible. John was born in 1940 in Burnsville. Mother Luella (1919). Grandfather Charles (1865) immigated from Canada. Grandmother Lenora (1875) Siblings Elizabeth (1939) Mary (1945) Uncle? Thomas (1898)
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John DeShaw on stump in about 1940house believed to be rented , just south of 138th street on Fitzgibbons land west side of Cty 11. Farm land believed to be north side of 138th street (labeled "Garden Homes" on 1946 plat.) John was born December 23, 1934.
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John DeShaw 1 yr old
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Bath Time 1930sJohn DeShaw, with Mary DeShaw and Betty Lauden
         
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