Pictures of a Quitman Bank, the water pump house in Quitman, and the Wallace barber shop and names of individuals involved have been posted at the Wood County (TX) Genealogy Research Community over on Facebook tha nks to member Delene Allen. You can also see surnames of some new folks over there.
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.
Join the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and learn to research and apply for an Official Texas Historical Marker for your community. This free workshop will provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample historical marker application and a sample narrative. The presentation encourages consideration of the elements which comprise successful marker applications. Topics include historical significance and integrity, conducting research, primary vs. secondary sources, research tools, writing the narrative, and the roles of the THC and county historical commissions (CHCs) in the application process.
This FREE Official Texas Historical Marker research workshop will be conducted by: Sarah McCleskey, Historian, Historical Markers Program, History Programs Division, Texas Historical Commission, P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711-2276, (512) 463-4149, http://www.thc.state.tx.us,
When: Sat Jun 8, 2013 1pm – 3:30pm Central Time
Where: Quitman Public Library, Quitman TX
Thanks to members Delene Allen and Dorothy Harbin for sharing this information with us.
My name is Emily Stehr. I currently live in Rhineland, Germany. My husband works for the US Federal Government. I am researching a book on interesting place names. I am interested in the history of Coke and Little Hope in Wood County, TX. My book’s focus is on the stories behind place names. Any information you could provide on these place name births would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who can assist me in my research.
The following was posted on our Facebook Wood County genealogy page recently. We would like to add our thanks to member and Obituary Chair Person, Mary Ann Niswanger and to member and Quitman Public Library Librarian, Delene Allen.
Here’s what you will find:
• Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
• A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1930.
• Approximately 200 cameras are currently digitizing records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.
For more information about this service, call Delene H. Allen, Director – Quitman Public Library at 903-763-4191
The following was posted on the Wood County Genealogy Research page at Facebook by member and Quitman Public Library Director Delene Allen. If you can help with a look up on the microfilm at the library, please do so as soon as possible. Let us know if you decide to try to help the people making this query.
From: Delene H Allen
I received this query and am forwarding it to the society since you are scheduled to update obits at your Monday meeting:
Our patron is looking for obituaries of three individuals who died in your area. They were all interned at Mt Pisgah. We hope that you have your local newspaper on microfilm and maybe you could send us those obituaries. Please let us know if it is possible or, if not, please advise, who will be the right person/agency to ask fro your local history research.
Ada Florence Shields (Spears)
Death Certificate States Lived at Pine Mills Rd, Hawkins, TX. 10 minutes from County Seat (Quitman, Wood Co. Tx)
Martha J Spears (Doss)
Death Certificate States Lived at Pine Mills, TX. 10 minutes from County Seat (Quitman, Wood Co. Tx)
John I Spears
No death certificate
Thank you in advance
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