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James Columbus Shuford

1854 - 1911

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, 30 March 1911
Transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Sept 2008

James Columbus Shuford was born December 23rd, 1854, in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, and died at Cottonwood, Callahan County, March 5, 1911, aged 57 years.  His disease was an abcess on one of his lungs, and although he had been in declining health for years.  When there was a stoppage of the flow of the abcess, death came very soon, almost without warning.

The deceased came to Burnet in the year 1871, then to Rising Star, Eastland county in 1887.  On November 6th, the same year he was married to Miss Winnie L. Breeding of Cottonwood.  At one time he was Deputy Sheriff of Eastland county, and made a brave, vigilant officer.  He lived in Eastland County until January 1890, then moved to Cottonwood where he has since lived.  He left behind him to mourn his loss, besides his own immediate family of wife, son and daughter, one brother and three sisters, -- Ed. D. Shuford of Burnet, Mrs. S. S. Moore of Austin, Mrs. Kate L. Graham of Aplin, Callahan County, Mrs. Nannie Kinser of Marble Falls; besides a large circle of friends in Burnet and Callahan.

A sad feature of his death, as in the case of many families when the circle is broken, was the deceased was separated from his blood relatives; but he was a member of the Baptist church, and these relatives do not mourn as they who have no hope, but as Christians themselves can be consoled with the thought of a glorious reunion beyond the skies.

Columbus Shuford's name has never been inscribed upon the roll of fame, but as one of the rank and file--as a citizen, Woodmen, Christian, he did his duty as he knew it, and leaves to those who loved  him, what is better than the glory some men achieve -- a stainless name.  Peace to his memory!  May God comfort the widow and the orphans and may the loved ones meet  him where the Savior shall "wipe away all tears from their eyes."

A Friend
Burnet, March 20th, 1911

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