Query: Harris, Johnston, Jones, Gunter

My name is Yvette Harris. I live in Wichita Ks. I am seeking help with any information on my family in Wood County. I have gotten pretty far back in my family tree. Who I am seeking is anything before 1860 census on Ned Jones (born 1829 in Georgia) and Indiana Johnston (born 1815/1816 in Indiana) or Loss/Lass Gunter (born 1859 in Georgia) if you guys can help in any type of way it would be great. Thanks.

(ed.) If you have any information, you can comment here, and I’ll pass it on to Yvette’s request on the Wood County, Texas Genealogical research Community at Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and want to post the information there, just click the highlighted link just before this sentence.

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.

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.

Best Genealogy Websites Rated

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.

They have divided them into these and other categories:

Best Genealogy News Websites
Best Tech Tools for Genealogy
Best Canadian Genealogy Websites
Best Historic Newspapers Websites
Best Websites for Vital Records
Best African-American Genealogy Websites
Best State Genealogy Websites
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You are sure to find sites you have missed or have not visited in a long time.

Just click on this url (or copy it into the address bar of your browser): http://familytreemagazine.com/article/101-Best-Websites-2014

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. 

Rudolph Marquis (Mark) Reid 1929-2014

Mark Reid, former president of the Wood County Texas Genealogical Society (WCGSTX), died August 29, 2014 at Mineola, Texas. He was born on November 24, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mark Reid

Mark Reid

A long-time WCGSTX member, Mark was honored in 2012 with a Lifetime Member award. He had served the society as president, vice-president, webmaster of the TXGenWeb Wood County webpage  and was a frequent contributor of articles and answered queries in the WCGSTX newsletter. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954 and was an active member of the American Legion. Mark received bachelor and master degress from Southern Methodist University. He retired from E-Systems in 1989 after working there for 28 years. He was also a member of the Lake Country Bible Church in Mineola.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter, April Hadley and husband, Rick of Houston; daughter, Melanie Dorociak and husband, Barry of Garland; grandchildren, Erin Bush and husband, Brian, Sarah Hadley, Brittney White, and Andrew Hadley and wife, Annie.

Mark was a respected and beloved member of this society and will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.

Query: Malone

I am trying to figure out some family history and my grandfather claimed to be born in Quitman, Texas. The date that he claims is Jan 5th, 1889, and his name is Charles Franklyn Malone. If you would be willing to look this information up and let me know any related information myself and my family would greatly appreciate it.
Jason Malone (jrmalone@wisc.edu)


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