Query: Shoemaker

Post from Quitman Public Library (Delene H. Allen) via Wood County (TX) Genealogy  Research Community
By Rachel Thomas
I am looking for any information on James Lindsay Shoemaker 4/23/1865 and Mamie Goodwin Shoemaker 11/24/1872, they married in Quitman 6/13/92. I looking for their children if any? 1910 census show James Lindsay Shoemaker, Jr in home but names him as a nephew.born 1892. I know James was a TX Ranger and his dad Oliver W. a US MARSHALL any info, stories, about their life would be greatly appreciated.

Comment 1
            From Delene H Allen Thank you, Shirley Bates, for providing the research. I will forward what you have found.
 Comment 2
           From Mary Lou Mallory Tommie Cosby who lives at Holly Lake was the daughter of the Shoemakers here in Mineola who had a nursery on West Hwy. 80.

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Wood County District Court Jurors 1920

Wood County District Court Jurors to appear August 23, 1920
Grand Jurors: J. H. Malone, Quitman; John Benton, Coke; W. C. Head, Mineola; J. T. Smith, Hawkins; J. C. Adrain, Golden; Ben Stokes, Winnsboro; Will Cruce, Winnsboro; John Bass, Perryville; J. W. Stokes, Pleasant Grove; Bob Lindley, Hainesville; G. A. Green, Pine Mills; W. B. Bryant, Yantis; Wiley Galloway, Rock Hill; John Cox, Little Hope; Earl Jones, Quitman; Dud Armstrong, Alba.
Petit Jury, First Week to Appear August 23rd: R. E. Carrington, W. H. Ayer, E. Meyer, Sid Gilbreath, C. F. Banks, J. H. Barnett, L. A. Monday, L. J. Dial, Jimmie Thompson, W. A. Burks, J. G. Whitehead, C. E. Revelle, E. Benton, W. H. Wren, Cecial Sims, R. A. Bird, T. J. Azbell, J. E. Mallory, Woodie Caldwell, C. F. Parker, J. F. Neighbors,Clarence Baxley, J. R. Turner, Dave Kimbell, O. S. Gilbreath, Bill Hathcox, Zack Pritchett…. [The newspaper page was torn at this point, and while it appears there were more names, none could be viewed. ed]
Weir, Homer R. Winnsboro Weekly News (Winnsboro, Tex.), Vol. [11], No. [49], Ed. 1 Friday, July 30, 1920. Winnsboro, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth268134/. Accessed October 9, 2014.

September Meeting Uploaded

The September 2014 Wood County Texas Genealogical Society (WCGSTX) meeting minutes have been uploaded to the member-only pages.

Member-only Files Now Available

The long-awaited replacement for the WCGSTX member-only pages has arrived. The link which is at the top right of this page no longer works. Current and new members can access folders containing these resources on the Wood County Genealogical Society’s Google Drive folders using the link in the email sent to members. We will from time to time add to these folders, but some of the items available now include:

  • Meeting Minutes
  • Financial Reports
  • Constitution & Bylaws
  • Membership Lists with Contact Information
  • Back Issues of Society Newsletters (About half are available now. New issues will be placed here, and old back issues will be added as they are scanned.)
  • Surname Lists (Older ones are here now. Currently we are working on current surname lists.)

If you are a current 2014-15 paid member and have not received your email to access these pages, send an email to netexas@gmail.com.

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If you missed this in July, you can still go to the Familytree Magazine site to browse their choices as the best genealogy websites of 2014.

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Eugene (Gene) Mallory — 1925-2014

May 2, 1925 – August 26, 2014

Gene Mallory, as he was known to his family and friends, a native of Mineola, Texas was born May 2, 1925 and died August 26, 2014.
Both of his parents died when he was a child and he was raised by his grandmother, Lula Little, and his Aunt Ruth.
Immediately after graduation from high school he enrolled at Southern Methodist University but World War Two interrupted his school studies and he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the Central European Theatre.
When discharged, Gene again enrolled at SMU and in 1948 received his degree in business. He was a member of the Reserves and got called back to service during the Korean War. After this service, Gene returned to Mineola and took a job with Benham & Company where he became Secretary-Treasurer.

In 1958 he was appointed as the Mineola Postmaster where he served four years and then returned to Benham and Company where he remained until 1985 when he retired. Gene was the husband Lou Mallory a long-time member of the Wood County Texas Genealogical Society (WCGSTX).

After his return to Mineola Gene became very involved in community affairs and served as Secretary of the Mineola Memorial Library Board, president of the Tyler Camellia Society, secretary of the Mineola Heritage Association, member of the Mineola Historical Museum Board, secretary of the Mineola Rotary Club for many years, secretary of the Mineola Country Club, Republican County Chairman, and a member of the Mineola Zoning Board. He was one of the very early members of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church where he served as Junior Warden, and also taught a Sunday School class.

Gene was preceded in death by his son, Bill Mallory, and is survived by his wife, Lou Mallory, and their daughter, Mary Mallory. Burial was in Cedars Memorial Cemetery, Mineola.

He was well-known in his home community, greater Wood County, and the East Texas area. He and Lou have many friends in the WCGSTX and the area. 

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