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Thornton "Doc" Sheffield
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Birth: 1887
Waller County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1938
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

This is a sad case in our family history. Doc was William Henderson Sheffield's child by his first marriage to a Betty Baker. Doc is said to have been mentally handicapped and it is reported in family history that Doc was cheated out of an inheritance. Wm Henderson married his 2nd wife, Caroline Mitchell and their first child was born in Aug 1891. Doc is buried by his dad and step mom.
According to his death record he died of Psychosis with exhaustion and infectious diarrhea.He died in the San Antonio State Hospital.
per family- Doc was found in a ditch and then put in a hospital in Galveston TX
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He was married to Ruby Martin.
"Doc" died at the San Antonio State Hospital in San Antonio TX. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henderson Sheffield (1851 - 1929)
  Caroline Mitchell Sheffield (1876 - 1943)
 
 Siblings:
  Thornton Sheffield (1887 - 1938)
  Jessie Junius Sheffield (1891 - 1982)*
  Elizabeth Sheffield Taylor Parson (1893 - 1989)*
  Eugene "Red" Sheffield (1895 - 1978)*
  James Allen Sheffield (1897 - 1985)*
  Lawrence Robert Sheffield (1901 - 1988)*
  Olice Alton Sheffield (1904 - 1990)*
  Rosetta Sheffield Rodgers (1907 - 1991)*
  Virgle Sheffield (1910 - 1994)*
  Henry Lee Sheffield (1913 - 1966)*
  Guy Hill Sheffield (1914 - 1999)*
  John Paul Sheffield (1916 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fields Store Cemetery
Fields Store
Waller County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Ladean Cox Bowman
Record added: Nov 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23142166
Thornton Doc Sheffield
Added by: Texas History Hunter
 
Thornton Doc Sheffield
Added by: Ladean Cox Bowman
 
Thornton Doc Sheffield
Added by: Texas History Hunter
 
 
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