The Origins of our Shaw's
Howard is another of our immigrant ancestors, and our grandfather.
George H. was born June 29th, 1904 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He immigrated to Detroit, Michigan March 29th, 1926 via the D&W (Detroit & Windsor) Ferry probably to secure a job in the automobile industry as he worked as a tool & die maker for most of his life. He met our grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Jane Canter, in Detroit where they were married February 28th, 1930. George and Mary would live their entire life on Rockdale Avenue in Detroit. George H. died October 1st, 1964 and is buried in Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan. Mary would follow George in passing 25 years later, on November 26th, 1989. She is buried alongside her husband.
 The Canter surname was originally Cantello or Cantelo in their homeland of Wales – it was changed upon entering the United States. Their story will be in a future post.