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 Harvey Woodrow Metts

Harvey Woodrow Metts

Birth
Coleman County, Texas, USA
Death 24 Oct 1989 (aged 75)
Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Burial Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 51929954 · View Source
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Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Shield, Coleman County, TX, he was the son of Galey and Nellie Metts, long-time Coleman residents. On December 20, 1936, he married Roseleen Ballard in Coleman. A lifetime resident of Coleman, he was a retired auto mechanic, a member of Central Baptist Church, and a World War II veteran, seving in the Navy.
They had three sons, Stanley, Woodrow & Harlan.
Shield, TX
Baptist missionary J. R. McCorkle founded the town as a church community in 1900. Originally called Double Gates, it underwent a change of name when storekeeper L. L. Shield named the community for himself. In 1940 there was a store and a population of 125. By1980 it was down to a mere thirteen people which was the number given in 1990.

A letter from Mr. Grant Dierschke in August, 2004 states:
“I farm in Coleman county. There is a large old school [in Shield] that is still standing, maybe built around 1910. It has four brick chimneys with a stucco exterior. I would estimate this structure as being 3,500 square feet. It is really something to see. The last inhabitant of Shield moved out of town a few years ago. The school shows that there was a thriving community here at one time." - Grant Dierschke


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  • Created by: DSMetts
  • Added: 3 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51929954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harvey Woodrow Metts (24 Oct 1914–24 Oct 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51929954, citing Brown Ranch Cemetery, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by DSMetts (contributor 47220971) .