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 William Thomas “Tom” Shewmake

William Thomas “Tom” Shewmake

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 5 Sep 1940 (aged 73)
McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Burial McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 6629825 · View Source
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Tom was married to Julia Ann BURGE.
Tom's parents were James A. SHOEMAKE & Scintilla McCLELLAND.
Julia Ann's parents were John Wesley (Wes) BURGE & Julia Ann ____.
Tom SHEWMAKE operated a grocery store in McKinny, Texas. He and his wife, Julia, adopted two boys, Thomas Raymond HAWKS & Alton PORTER, after their baby boy died in 1901.
They also raised two of Julia's nephews, Bill and Claude Burge, when the boys' mother died in childbirth with Claude.
Tom and his wife Julia Ann and their son, John Wesley, are buried beneath the same huge oak tree as her father and mother, Wes and Julia Burge.


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  • Created by: Fred Downs
  • Added: 23 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6629825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thomas “Tom” Shewmake (7 Apr 1867–5 Sep 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6629825, citing Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Fred Downs (contributor 46545149) .