George Shaules

George T. Shaules (1867 - 1905)

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George T. Shaules
Born in King Twp, York, Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 1 Jun 1889 in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified 17 Oct 2019 | Created 27 Apr 2017
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Obituaries: Detroit Free Press, Friday, Sept. 22, 1905 Drowned in Rouge -- George T. Shaules Knocked From Boat by Boom -- His dog dived after him -- Brought Up Master's Hat and Deposited It in the Boat -- Body Was Recovered Two Hours Afterwards -- Deceased Was Employed by the Solvay Process Co.

George T. Shaules, a well known employee of the Solvay Process Co., was drowned in the "cut" of the River Rouge yesterday noon. Shaules, who was one of the best boatmen on the river, was unable to swim, and when he was knocked down from the boat by the boom, he held on to the boom for a moment, then fell into the water. He never rose to the surface.

His dog, that was in the boat at the time, sprang after its master. The dog dove after him and coming to the surface bore Shaules's hat in his mouth. The boat, which veered around, ran into the bank.

The dog swam ashore and, when the boat touched the shore, he sprang in and deposited the hat under the sail.

Clarence Cushier and two boys named May were in the boat with Shaules, but were unable to aid him. Theodore Cicotte and his son Hugh recovered the remains two hours afterwards, just as Charles Boston arrived with his grappling tools.

Justice Burke, of River Rouge, was called and ordered the remains sent to Sullivan's undertaking establishment in Delray. Shaules is survived by a widow and daughter. Mrs. Shaules was completely prostrated when informed of her husband's death by Dr. Northrup, while her 16 year old daughter, Mary, went into convulsions.

He is also survived by his mother, who lives at 557 Scotten Avenue; three brother, James, Louis and William Shaules, and two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Sindelback and Mrs. Alice O'Conner.

Shaules was a member of the Maccabees and Odd Fellows. The whereabouts of William Shaules are unknown.

The Detroit News, Friday, Sept. 22, 1905 Drowned Near Shore -- Expert Yachtsman Shaules, of Delray, Couldn't Swim. George T. Shaules, who was drowned in the River Rouge Thursday, was a well-known yachtsman and took part in all of the down-river yacht races in recent years. He spent all his spare time on the river and could handle a yacht with the best of them. Unfortunately he could not swim, and he was drowned within six feet of the shore. The water was 16 feet deep where he went down.

It is believed that he was stunned by the blow from the boom. The body was recovered two hours after the accident by Theodore Cicotte and his son, Hugh.

Shaules was 39 years old, and leaves a widow and a 15 year old daughter. The mother of the drowned man is 70 years old, and the shock of her son's death will be a serious blow to her. Three brothers and two sisters also survive him. The funeral will be held under the auspices of the lodge of oddfellows. Shaules was also a member of the Maccabees.

The Detroit News, Sunday, Sept. 24, 1905 Pg. 11 of Classified: death notice names wife Ellen and daughter Mary H. Funeral September 25 from residence on Cicotte Ave., Delray, and Delray M.E. church. Same notice appeared on


  • Second hand information from various family members
  • "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 November 2014), George Shauls, King, North York, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 39, line 6; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9964, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,755.
  • "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 April 2015), George Shaules and Ella Callaghan, 01 Jun 1889; citing registration , Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,870,223.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 April 2017), George S Shaules, Delray village, (west side), Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 202, sheet 15A, family 315, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,755.

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