Charles Alexander Shaver
(01 Dec 1864 - ?1)
-As transcribed from the "COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE UPPER LAKES REGION"
by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, IL, 1905
pages 345 - 346
Charles Alexander Shaver is a well-known official of Washburn county,
residing at Shell Lake. He was born in Osnabruck, Stormont
county, Ontario, Dec. 1, 1864, son of William H. and Malvina E.
William H. Shaver was born in Pennsylvania, whither his father had come
from Germany. When a young man he moved to Canada, and was for a
time a guard in the Kingston penitentiary. In 1872 he went to
Augusta, Wis., where he dealt in grain, and later carried on the same
business in Baldwin, Wis. he was then for two years bookkeeper
for Ball & Culbertson, lumbermen, at Kempton, Wis. His death
occurred at Augusta in 1889, when he was about sixty years of
age. In politics he was a stanch Republican, and was always
actively interested in local affairs. He served as the first city
clerk of Augusta. He was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs.
Malvina E. (Hutchins) Shaver, who is still living in Augusta, aged
seventy-two years, was born on the ocean, when her parents were
emigrating to America. Her father was an Englishman, and her
mother a native of Ireland. William H. and Malvina E. (Hutchins)
Shaver had a family of six sons and three daughters, as follows:
John, of Brockville, Ontario; Ellen, Mrs. John Y. T. Smith, of Phoenix,
Ariz.; James R., of Augusta, Wis.; William A., of Burnett county, Wis.;
Jennie A., Mrs. Seymour, of Austin, Minn.; Bertha A., who died at
Phoenix, Ariz., in 1882, aged twenty years; Charles Alexander,
mentioned below; George V. H. of Great Falls, Mont.; and Cecil E., of
Charles A. Shaver attended the public school at Augusta, and in August,
1884, came to Shell Lake, where he was employed as assistant shipping
clerk by the Shell Lake Lumber Company. He retained this position
until 1893, where he was elected register of deeds, an office to which
he has been five times reelected. Mr. Shaver has always been a
Republican, and has been a delegate to Assembly, Senatorial and
Congressional conventions. Soon after entering the register's
office he began preparing a set of abstracts of Washburn county. In
1902 the Washburn County Abstract Company was incorporated, of which he
has ever since been president and manager. The abstracts
furnished by him are considered by good authorities the most complete
of any in northern Wisconsin.
On Jan. 1, 1885, Mr. Shaver married Sylvia J. Newell, who was born in
St. Paul, daughter of Francis S. and Sarah L. Newell, of Shell Lake,
now of Kent, Wash., who came West from New York State; her mother was a
native of England. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs.
Shaver, as follows: Archie L., Stella May, William W., Francis G.
and Bertha Ellen. Mr. Shaver is a Mason, and has passed all the
chairs in the local lodge and encampment of Odd Fellows; he also
belongs to the Independent Order of Foresters and to the M. W. A.
1 - Editorial Note - No death or burial information could be found in Washburn Co. for Charles Shaver.