100 - Allie M. Shirley - Melissa Cemetery - Melissa, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 17.246 W 096° 35.173
14S E 724778 N 3685751
Quick Description: Allie M. Shirley was born the year that Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" was published. She is buried with her husband in historic Melissa Cemetery, Melissa, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2021 8:28:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM13VBE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
A modern, gray, granite headstone marks their final resting places in one of the Shirley plots closer to the back of the cemetery. Flowers complement the family name, "Shirley", and the inscriptions read:

Allie M.
Jan. 1883
Oct. 1983

Thornton S.
July 1870
Aug. 1965


Mrs. Shirley's Findagrave page indicates that she was born on January 10, 1883, and died on October 16, 1983. There is no obvious obituary to be found, and a peek at FamilySearch turns up little besides a Social Security number. Her husband, Thornton S. Shirley, was from a family who came to the area from Kentucky in the early 1850s, and relatives operated a fairly popular hardware store up in Anna.

Location of Headstone: Melissa Cemetery

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