David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Welty David Shaw

Today, I am sharing the story and tombstone of my husband's 1st cousin,
twice removed, Welty David Shaw.

He was born 29 June, 1906, the son of Frank and Rowena Welty Shaw
in Scioto County, Ohio. 
During a great flood of the Ohio River in Portsmouth in April, 1943,  Welty was helping to move merchandise out of a
warehouse to higher ground.  As they were loading items into the boat,  it was overturned in the turbulent water. Welty was
unable to swim and he and along with two of his friends drowned in the flooded river.

He is buried in Friendship Cemetery, Scioto County, Ohio.


Newspaper article recalling the tragedy. Click on the articles to enlarge.

No comments:

Post a Comment