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

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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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