from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 1, 1931 – page 4, column 5
“TAPS” FOR MERRILL SHAW
The body of Merrill A. Shaw was brought here, Friday, from California. The funeral was held Sunday morning at the Friends church with the Rev. Mrs. Harold in charge. The body was laid to rest in the Mill Creek cemetery with military honors by the local Post of the American Legion. He enlisted in the world war and was a musician assigned to headquarters company, 7th infantry, 3rd division, in France. His division became a part of the army of occupation in Germany following the armistice. MR. Shaw was mustered out of service in 1919 and after a year re-enlisted in the Marine Corps, served in China, and on a second assignment there became ill and was ordered to a hospital in the Philippines. Later he was sent to San Diego, Cal., and then to Mare Island Hospital, where he died. The widow, Mrs. Margaret B. Shaw, Washington, the parents, three brothers and a sister survive.