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 William Joseph Shank

William Joseph Shank

Birth
Fayette County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Jan 1938 (aged 73)
Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Burial Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 74007698 · View Source
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Son of William Shank and Ellen Cottle.

He served as sheriff of Glasscock County for 11 years.

The following obituary was published in the Big Spring Daily Herald on Monday, January 3, 1938:

WM. J. SHANK
SUCCUMBS

Ranks of the area's pioneer residents were reduced again by death Monday, as William Joseph Shank succumbed at his home on West Fifth street. Suffering a stroke on Tuesday of last week, Mr. Shank passed away at 1:05 a.m. He was 73 years old.
Born in Lafayette county, Texas, June 4, 1864, Mr. Shank came to this area many years ago. He resided for a time in Glassock county, but for more than 30 years made his home here.
Funeral services were conducted at the Eberley chapel at 1 p.m. Monday, with Melvin Wise of the Church of Christ officiating, and the body was taken overland to Garden City for burial. Pallbearers were V. E. Ward, Dee Sanders, J. L. Spillman, O. A. McRea, Frank Merrick and Harry Edens.
Mr. Shank is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Jane Shank, six sons, one daughter, a sister, and several grandchildren. The sons are Earl of Big Spring; Ed and R. W. Shank of Monahans; Albert Shank of Borger; U. N. Shank of Hobbs, N.M., and Ralph Shank of Roswell, N.M. The daughter is Mrs. Dile F. Bennett of Ranger and the sister is Mrs. N. E. Medlock of Breckenridge.


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  • Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
  • Added: 26 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74007698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Joseph Shank (4 Jun 1864–3 Jan 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74007698, citing Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Alan Deel (contributor 46590424) .