Maude A. Hoshaw Belshaw
(Mrs. James William "J. Will" Belshaw)
A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article, hand-dated Oct. 11, 1956, was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Mrs. Maude Belshaw, widow of the late J. Will Belshaw, died this morning after a long illness. She was the mother of Atty. Edward Belshaw of Lowell, Atty. Elliot Belshaw of Munster, and Atty. William J. Belshaw of Whiting, also Mrs. Fred Turner of Cedar Lake. J. Will Belshaw was a former Lowell attorney. He moved to Hammond in the 1930's. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
A copy of the following newspaper article, hand-idnetified as being from the Oct. 11, 1956, Times, was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Mrs. Belshaw Dies at 79
Mrs. Maude A. Belshaw, 79, the mother of three prominent Hammond area lawyers, died late this morning in Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, following five years of illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Mrs. Belshaw, who lived at 6543 Forest Ave., Hammond, until five years ago, had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Fred J. Turner, in Cedar Lake.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by three sons, M. Elliot, a Hammond attorney and Indiana Public Service commission member; Edward E., a Lowell attorney, and William, a Whiting attorney.
She was the widow of J. Will Belshaw, well-known Hammond attorney who died in 1935.
A copy of the following unidentified newspaper article was found in a scrapbook owned by Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Saturday Rites For Mrs. Maude Belshaw
Services for Maude Hoshaw Belshaw, 79, widow of Will Belshaw, prominent Lake County lawyer, will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Emmerling's funeral home in Hammond.
Mrs. Belshaw's passing, after five years of ill health, came this (Thursday) morning in Presbyterian hospital, Chicago, where she had been taken about three weeks ago from Mrs. Lon Kesler's home for convalescents here on South Court. Before further care was required this summer she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Fred J. Turner of Center Township. She left her Hammond residence in 1951.
Surviving with the daughter, Ernestine, are three sons, all attorneys like their father: Elliot, a member of the Indiana Public Service commission, lives in Hammond; Edward in Lowell, William in Whiting.