1. Otis Forrest Shaw was born on 17 Apr 1914. He died on 30 Sep 1999 in Brown Co, Texas.
Elected Sheriff of Brown Co 11/5/1 946 until 1/1/1951
Otis F. SHAW was elected on November 5, 1946, re-elected (several times.. entry has wrong dates) and served until January 1951. Contributed by Patsy Johnson in Brownwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
1920 US census - Johnson Co, Texas Cleburne Ward 4-w/parents - Moses F and Annie P, siblings Bertha M, and Lee
Family lived in the Jordan Springs area of Brown County, Texas.
1900 saw Brownwood as the biggest cotton center west of Ft. Worth. An oil boom in the 20s didn’t hurt the town, but it was nothing compared to the boom brought about by the building of Camp Bowie.
Camp Bowie, not to be confused with the WWI Camp Bowie near Fort Worth, was to become the largest training camp in Texas. The Brownwood population of 1940 (13,000) was more than matched just by the workers at the Camp. The severe housing shortage for military dependants and workers turned various buildings and even movie theaters into dormitories.
The Camp also served as a prisoner-of-war camp beginning in 1942, the camp held 3,000 German prisoners. Camp Bowie was deactivated in September of 1946.
Otis married Edna Caroline Douglass daughter of George Gordon Douglass and Zora Ann Savoy. Edna was born in 1918.