William was a prominent businessman in Sacramento. Found a blip in the Oakland paper about his death in Dec 1921. It said he was 79 yrs old, that would have made him born about 1842.He didn't really marry when he was 16, did he?Sophia died sometime before 1920... just can't find anything on it. Can't seem to find the family on 1910.
Of the 5 children, Edward Thomas married later in life and had no children that I could find. Nellie never married and died in San Francisco 1951 Minnie married Stephen Day, but looks like they didn't have children. William Beaumont married and had 2, William Beaumont Jr. and Mary ... Looks like the Schaw families that are still in Sacramento are connected to him. Anna Schaw married August Pommer had one son Robert S Pommer (1915-2004) Anna was widowed young and never remarried, died 1950 San Francisco.
William Schaw's mother was Ellen, as indicated on 1880. notice in Sacramento paper she died Oct 6, 1889 in Sacramento. It gave no other details. Is it the name Ellen that is sometimes interchangable with the name Helen?