Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 10:44:18 :
The Marin Journal
Thursday, November 7, 1907
Death of Pioneer Type Foundry Man
Will F. Shattuck passed away at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at his home in San Francisco and although the news has been expected daily for many weeks, has cast a gloom over the hosts of friends of the popular citizen who was held in the highest esteem, not only here in his old home, but wherever he was known. For years he has been a patient, enduring sufferer, never complaining although called upon to endure more than the average man. He made light of his troubles to cheer the loved ones about him and bore in silence his sufferings. Up to a short time ago he insisted upon being taken to his office daily and from a couch directed the destinies of a business that required skill, knowledge and care.
Everybody here knew Will Shattuck, and he was a favorite with all who knew him. He was a son of the late Judge F. W. Shattuck, and was a native of California, aged about fifty years. He was a brother of Arthur E. Shattuck, Mrs. J. Doheny, Miss Rena Shattuck, Mrs. Mattie Campbell, and Mrs. Henry L. Ellsworth. His parents were prominent pioneer residents of Petaluma and lie at rest in this city. The family home was on Liberty street hill and is now the Gregory place.
About twenty five years ago Mr. Shattuck married Miss Marilla Camm in this city, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Camm. Their union was a happy one. She survives with their only son, Paul.
Mr. Shattuck was the founder of the Petaluma Courier, which paper he established on October 5, 1876, maintaining same as a weekly until December in 1888 when he sold out to Woodbury & Ravenscroft. He moved to San Francisco where he established the Pacific States Type Foundry, which he successfully conducted until his death. He suffered severe financial losses at the big fire but despite his illness, he resumed business and established himself in quarters on Howard street.
Mr. Shattuck was a staunch friend, a man whose word was as good as a bond and whose jovial open manner endeared him to all. He was an ardent sportsman and a member of the Petaluma Sportsmens’ Club since its organization. His greatest delight was to return to his old Petaluma home on a hunting or fishing trip and he was very successful both as a nimrod and angler. He was, while here, one of the active members of the local Democratic party and a hard worker. He was a Past Grand of Petaluma Lodge No. 30, I. O. O. F., retaining membership up to the time of his death.
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