Obit: Shatswell, Margaret (1870 - 1943)


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Surnames: Shatswell, Nettleton, Shorey, Stevens


----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/08/1944


Shatswell, Margaret (25 JUN 1870 - 21 DEC 1943)


Mrs. Fred Shatswell, a sister-in-law of Chas. Shatswell, and a former resident of Nettleton’s Corners, died at her home in Kalama, Wash., Dec. 21st, 1943, after an illness.


From the Kalama paper the following was taken:


"Mrs. Margaret Hortense Shatswell, 72, died Tuesday afternoon at her home in Kalama.  She had been in ill health for some time.  Mrs. Shatswell was born at Nettleton’s Corners, Wis., June 25, 1870, and had been a resident of Kalama 30 years, coming from Kelso where her husband ran a laundry for several years.  Mr. and Mrs. Shatswell came to Kelso just a few years after they were married.


"Mrs. Shatswell was a life member of Kalama Rebekahs, a member of the Kalama Grange and the Congregational Church.  She and her husband married Oct. 23, 1889, recently observed their 54th wedding anniversary.


"Surviving are the widower, F.G. Shatswell; two sons, Paul G. Kalama and Merle R., Columbia City, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Shorey, Chebalis, and Mrs. Alma Stevens, Portland; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 24th, in the Methodist Church in Kalama, Rev. E.H. Gebert of Longview officiating, and interment was in the Kalama I.O.O.F. Cemetery."


Mrs. Shatswell was a daughter of Henry and Sarah Nettleton, and a granddaughter ot David Nettleton, for whom the Corners were named.  He aunt Mariette Nettleton, taught the first school in Houghtonburg.  Mrs. Shatswell attended school in Houghtonburg in the late ‘70’s, and later the school in this village.  She will be remembered by all the old friends who remain here.  She and her husband moved to Washington in 1901.



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