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Rowena 'Rosie' Shaw

Rowena 'Rosie' Shaw[1]

Female 1922 - 2009  (86 years)

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  • Name Rowena 'Rosie' Shaw 
    Born 30 Nov 1922  Fieldale, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 May 2009  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7230  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2015 

    Father Clyde Smith Shaw,   b. 11 Dec 1898, Union, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1986, Martinsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Estelle Holland,   b. 3 Oct 1903, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1983, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F2557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Daniel Carter,   b. 8 Apr 1918, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 2004, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1945  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Cynthia Carter,   b. Nov 1947, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 2019, Grosse Point Park, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rowena Shaw
    Rowena Shaw
    Bill Carter's Birthday Party Before 1995
    Bill Carter's Birthday Party Before 1995
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    Rowena Shaw
    Rowena Shaw
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    Rowena Carter (nee Shaw)
    Rowena Carter (nee Shaw)
    Rowena Carter (nee Shaw).jpg

    Documents
    Cynthia Carter
    Cynthia Carter
    Wedding Shower
    Cynthia Carter
    Cynthia Carter
    Birth Announcement
    1946 Article about the Jaycee Show in Danville, Virginia
    1946 Article about the Jaycee Show in Danville, Virginia
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    Rowena Shaw Carter
    Rowena Shaw Carter
    7230RowenaShawCarterTheDanvilleRegisterAug_15__1976(1).jpg
    Rowena Shaw
    Rowena Shaw
    7230RowenaShawTheBeeApr28__1942.jpg
    Rowena Shaw
    Rowena Shaw
    7230RowenaShawTheBeeAug8__1938(1).jpg
    Rowena Shaw
    Rowena Shaw
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    Histories
    Rowena Shaw Carter
    Rowena Shaw Carter
    American Legion Post No. 325 Member

  • Notes 
    • Billie Carter Wyatt writes about her Mother and Father: I was reading about mama and daddy's wedding day, how they met and if daddy worked in D.C.? Mama and Daddy met the first time when mama was a student at Averett College and one of mama's professor's had daddy be mama's escort on the May Day Parade. Then several years later they worked together at DuPont in Martinsville and eventually began dating. When the war broke out, mama joined the Navy and when daddy proposed they decided to get married in D.C. because mama was still in basic training and had a 24 hour pass. They were married immediately following another wedding in the church and the other bride told mama she would be glad for her to use her flowers. After their overnight honeymoon, daddy returned to Danville and mama remained in D.C. She would ride a coal train to Danville as often as she could to see her new husband. Then when she became pregnant with her first child, which she lost ultimately, she was honorably discharged from the Navy on July 4th, 1945. Mama was always so proud of that. Daddy was unable to join the service due to hearing loss in his right ear. But he did join what is now the Virginia Defense Force, to assist our servicemen. I am very proud of them both!

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Obituary.
      Birth: Nov. 30, 1922, Fieldale, Henry Co., Va.
      Death: 6 May 2009, Danville Pittsylvania Co., Va.
      Rowena Shaw Carter, 86, of 505 Oxford Place, died the morning of May 6, 2009, at Danville Regional Medical Center, after being in the hospital for 12 days. Mrs. Carter was born a daughter of the late Clyde Smith Shaw and the late Estelle Holland Shaw on Nov. 30, 1922, in Fieldale.
      On March 30, 1945, Rowena married William "Bill" Daniel Carter, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Carter served her country as a member of the U.S. Navy in World War II. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, where she was the director of the junior choir, sang in the sanctuary choir for more than 50 years and prepared the bread for communion for the last 13 years. She was very proud of herself for graduating Patrick Henry Community College with an Associate of Science degree in nursing, making the president's list and becoming a registered nurse at the age of 57. Mrs. Carter is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Kirkland of Lynchburg, Susan Carter of the residence, and Billie Wyatt and her husband, Jim, of Danville; two grandchildren, Alex Kirkland and his wife, Jennifer, of Michigan, and Edward T. Yeatts and his wife, Amanda, of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Jacob W. Kirkland and James T. Yeatts; and one sister, Derothadeane "Dot" Perry and her husband, Jimmy. Many nieces and nephews, who she loved dearly, also survive her. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two infant children and one grandson, William Daniel Yeatts. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Fairview United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
      Published in the Danville Register & Bee on 5/7/2009
      Spouse:
      William Daniel Carter (1918 - 2004)*
      Burial: Danville Memorial Gardens

    2. [S62] Janis Knox-KnoxColorado.com, http://knoxcolorado.com/names41.html#WARREN.
      I just entered William "Bill" Daniel Carter's obituary and also his wife's. I also found their marriage on genealogybank.com They married at the Mount Vernon Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. She was a Navy Yeoman at the time, on 30 Mar 1945. I'm wondering if he might have been working in D.C.?? and that's how they met as her parents lived in Martinsville at the time.