Nina died on 26 May 1900.
What a tragedy befell this young lady of 23 who was married to a well known Variety agent - Mr Tom Shaw. Newspapers in England and the Isle of Man poured out sympathy for the well liked couple and Mrs T Shaw (as she was known) was the daughter of Manx Councillor Captain Moughtin and grand-daughter of Alderman Curphey.
The couple had been happily married for just over 3 years and had a baby boy. They had just purchased a new villa residence in Brixton, London and were looking forward to their new successful life together. An accident of a trifling nature left Mrs Shaw with a scratch on the chin and, despite the skill of an eminent London physician, she died of blood poisoning within three days.
There are four hearts on the memorial and this is the first of a small group of memorials with wheel/ring headed crosses - there are 2 more in this cemetery - James Beale and David Kewley ("Dawsey").
At the bottom of the headstone is inscribed " Memory is the only friend that grief can call its own" - lines from "The heart bowed down" by Alfred Bunn (April 8, 1796 – December 20, 1860) who was an English theatrical manager.
The Manx Sun newspaper for Saturday 22 December 1900 wrote the following under the headline "A Chaste Monument." - "There are also shown on the socket four hearts in mosaic, the inlaying being of green and yellow marbles. The grave is enclosed with a fine marble kerb, surmounted by a rail in aluminium. Mr Archibald Knox, of London, and formerly of Douglas, is responsible for the design, and the beauty of the monument speaks volumes for Mr Knox's genius. Mr Thomas Quayle, of St. George's Street Douglas, executed the marble and mosaic work, and the carving; and the rail is by Messrs. J and W. Knox, of the Bridge, Douglas.