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The SHERMAN DAILY DEMOCRAT, Wednesday, May 5, 1937, pg. 9:
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 Baptist church.

(he is buried in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas)

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