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James Emmit "Jim" Deel
Birth: Jul. 21, 1888
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1966
Big Spring
Howard County
Texas, USA

My grandfather.

James Emmit "Jim" Deel was born on Saturday, July 21, 1888 in Ellis County, Texas to George Washington Deel and Florence Emaline "Galley" Brookshier.

He had thirteen siblings: Alexander Lafayette Deel, Walter Robert Deel, Charlie Ivan Deel, George "Henry" Deel, Birtie Guy Deel, Alley Lee Deel, Flora Lurena Deel Blount, Essie "Adron" Deel Ivison, Katy "Jewell" Deel Miller, Florence Virginia Deel, Noel "Pete" Deel, Willie Graves Deel, and Orris V. Deel, Sr.

His paternal grandparents were Peter Abraham Deel, III and Isabella Serena Duff and his maternal grandparents were Graves Goodrich Brookshire and Sarah Frances Bacon.

His two older brothers, Alexander and Walter, both died very young from malaria. His parents feared that he would died next if they did not do something so they moved to the dry climate of West Texas and settled in Fisher County.

He married Maudie Viola Sargent on Sunday, June 14, 1908 in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas. They were blessed with five children: Annie "Florence" Deel McGaugh, Bertie Mae Deel Robinson, Avery Emmett Deel, Lindsey Graves Deel, and Ollie Ivan Deel.

He farmed in Fisher County until moving to Howard County in 1924. He farmed in Howard County and worked at the Big Spring Co-op for more than 20 years.

He died on Thursday, February 17, 1966 at 8:55a.m. in Big Spring. He was 77 years old.

At the time of his death he had 29 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

I can still see my grandfather sitting in his easy chair in front of the fireplace. He always kept a bag full of sugar coated orange slices to give to his grandchildren. He was a wonderful grandfather and I loved him very much and miss him to this day. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Deel (1861 - 1936)
  Florence Emaline Brookshier Deel (1865 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Maudie Viola Sargent Deel (1891 - 1966)
 
 Children:
  Annie "Florence" Deel McGaugh (1910 - 1997)*
  Bertie Mae Deel Robinson (1911 - 1982)*
  Avery Emmett Deel (1914 - 1980)*
  Lindsey Graves Deel (1916 - 1972)*
  Ollie Ivan Deel (1919 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Emmit Deel (1888 - 1966)
  Charlie Ivan Deel (1890 - 1961)*
  George "Henry" Deel (1892 - 1970)*
  Birtie Guy Deel (1893 - 1970)*
  Alley Lee Deel (1896 - 1980)*
  Flora Lurena Deel Blount (1897 - 1963)*
  Essie Adron Deel Ivison (1899 - 1974)*
  Katy "Jewell" Deel Miller (1901 - 1984)*
  Florence Virginia Deel (1902 - 1904)*
  Noel "Pete" Deel (1904 - 1985)*
  Willie Graves Deel (1906 - 1967)*
  Orris V. Deel (1909 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Memorial Park
Big Spring
Howard County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Dec 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8183239
James Emmit Jim Deel
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James Emmit Jim Deel
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- C♥M
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014
Merry Christmas in heaven, Papa Deel. I love and miss you!
- Dennis Alan Deel
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013

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