I found your family tree on Ancestry and you didn't have this information.
A W. A. and E. A. Shaw in 1870 lived in District 6, Dickson Co., TN.
W. A. Shaw, b. TN, 33, waggoner.
E. A. Shaw, wife, b. TN, 27.
E. A. Shaw, died Jan. 24, 1897, Denton, Denton Co., TX.
Mrs. E. A. Shaw, wife of W. A. Shaw, 54 years of age, died at their home in Denton Sunday afternoon of la grippe. The funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday and conducted by Rev. S. A. Beauchamp. The internment was in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery. Deceased was a . . . having been a member of the Baptist Church, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. 'Mr. W. A. Shaw requests the NEWS to express his thanks to . . .city who so faithfully attended mrs. Shaw in her last illness and did all in their power to alleviate her suffering.' Denton County News.
You can find this at Denton County Births, Deaths & Marriage, cityofdenton.com/index.aspx?page=398 . Go to the death section and click on Before 1908.
I looked for information about May but didn't find anything in FamilySearch or the above mentioned web site.
William in 1900 lived in Denton Ward 4, Denton Co., TX.
William A. Shaw, b. Jan 1839, TN, widower, house painter.
A W. A. Shaw died April 22, 1926 Denton Co. per the above mentioned web site.
You will find an obituary volunteer at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness. Go to raogk.org, read guidelines, choose Texas, choose Denton Co. and choose one volunteer.
His obituary should shed some light about May (hopefully).
Also you can contact the Denton County Genealogical Society, rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdcgs/ about researching what happened to May. Successful Searching!
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