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James Milford Shaw
© Cheyenne Star
05 Aug 1951
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell



James Milford Shaw, 56, a bachelor who resided northwest of Cheyenne was killed Wednesday, August 5 in a tractor mishap. Shaw was loading the tractor on a truck by backing onto it when the left hind wheel slipped off the truck causing the tractor to overturn pinning Shaw beneath it.
Frosty Estes, a neighbor was helping Shaw and saw the accident which occurred on a county road six miles northwest of Cheyenne. Cecil Bond came along almost immediately and summoned other help and an ambulance. Shaw was dead upon arrival at the Cheyenne hospital.
The accident occurred about noon Wednesday.
Shaw was farming what is known as the Old Thompson place southwest of Cheyenne and it was near there that the accident happened.
Milford Shaw was 56 years of age.
He assisted in rearing two nephews, Albert and Thoral, who had resided with him since they were small children.
His mother Carrie Shaw made her home with him also, until recently when she moved to Amarillo to be near a daughter, Teresa Shaw.
Milford Shaw was a son of Matt and Carrie Shaw, prominent pioneers of Roger Mills county.
Funeral services for Milford Shaw were conducted Saturday morning in the Reydon community building with Sanford Cole officiating. Committal was in thePrairie Dell cemetery, {Eller Flat cemetery}, Gem City, Hemphill County, Texas under direction of Scroggins Funeral Home of Cheyenne.
Shaw was born at Hamburg, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, October 8, 1903.
He has lived in Roger Mills County all his life as a rancher.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Owenbey Shaw of the home; two brothers, Carl of Durham; and Thoral of Lowell, Michigan; one sister, Teresa Shaw of Amarillo, Texas; as well as other relatives and numerous friends.


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