Shelby County Rootsweb Facts
Week Ending November 21, 2003
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gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)The Joaquin Independent School District web page is linked to Shelby County Schools

gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)The Tenaha Annuals for 1999 & 2003 have been added to Shelby County Schools

gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)1934 Day School has been added to the School Pages.

gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)1945-1946 Huxley School has been added to the School Pages.

gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)Edgefield/Paxton School has been added to the School Pages.

gif_newblue.gif (2555 bytes)Bermuda School has been added to the School Pages.



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Do you know where anyone could find pictures and classes of Jackson School. I attended school there in 1933 or 1934.  I would like to have any of the information you have on Jackson School near the old English store. 
Frances Yates King email 2


I'm trying to find information concerning the Paxton Family who lived in Shelby County, Texas in 1850-1880.  My great-grandfather was John J. (Jackson) Paxton who was the son of William Garland (W. G.) Paxton and Nancy
Jane (N. J.) Weaver Paxton.  John J. Paxton married Mary E. Mayfield (born July 25, 1963, died April 2, 1880) sometime in 1877 or 1878.  Born of that marriage was my grandmother, Ada Bell Paxton (born March 7, 1879). Mary E. Mayfield is buried in the Methodist Cemetery in Center, Texas.  That is the only information I have about her.    I would like to know who her parents were and where Mary was born.  I've got quite a bit of information on John J. Paxton, his second marriage to Laura Maura Dillon, his siblings and parents. Thank you for any help you can give me. Eyvonne Moser 2


   Lusette Giles, 88, of Center died November 13, 2003 in Center.   Cremation was requested.  Ms. Giles is survived by son John Ed Giles of Center; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Watson & Sons Funeral Home.
   Lola Bell Fults, 88, of Center died November 15, 2003 in Center. Burial was in North Jericho Cemetery.  Born August 18, 1915, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Ab and Lizzie Bush Fults.  Ms. Fults is survived by sons, Marshall Windham and James Albert Gilbert of Center.   Mangum Funeral Home.
   Ruth Patton Tyson, 83, died November 16, 2003.  Burial was in Blair Cemetery, Timpson.  Born December 20, 1919, in Shubuta, Mississippi,  she was the daughter of James Percy and Mattie Patton.  Mrs. Tyson was preceded in death by her husband John Tyson; brother Wilroy and sisters Shonce and Mildred.  Survivors include children Barbara Bigby and John B. Tyson.  Taylor Funeral Home.
Clarence Wayne Otterman
   Clarence Wayne "Chuck" Otterman, 84, of Center died November 17, 2003 in Center.  Burial was in Clever Creek Cemetery.  Born October 17, 1919 in Traer, Iowa, he was the son of Clarence and Lois Ross Otterman.  Mr. Otterman was married to Dorothy Otterman, and she preceded him in death.  Survivors include daughters, Jeane Taylor of Shelbyville, Lois Daw of Center, Donna Porter of Gary, Dana Anderson of Teague and Martha Tyndall of Leesville, Louisiana.  Watson & Son Funeral Home.


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