The SHERMAN DAILY DEMOCRAT, Wednesday, May 5, 1937, pg.
James Edwin Vessells
WHITESBORO - Funeral services for James Edwin Vessells, 80, retired
farmer who died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday at his home near Southmayd, will
be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Highway Baptist church north of Whitesboro.
Arrangements are being made by Summy.
Mr. Vessells is survived by his widow and seven of
his 10 children, two daughters, Mrs. Vola Wallace of Itasca and Mrs. Rose
Stafford of New Mexico; and five sons, Jim Vessells of Hillsboro, Will
Vessells of Hobbs, N.M., Edwin Vessells of Madill, Okla., Carl Vessells
and Bill Vessells of Southmayd; 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Mr. Vessells was born Sept 23, 1857, at Fateville,
Ala., and came to Texas in 1878. He settled at Southmayd, moved to
Oklahoma for a few years, and then returned to Southmayd. He married
Miss Martha Whitfell Dec 28, 1883. Mr. Veasells was a member of the
is buried in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas)