James Wesley Shedd

18 February 1898–28 February 1985 (Age 87)
Karnes, Texas, United States

The Life of James Wesley

When James Wesley Shedd was born on 18 February 1898, in Karnes, Texas, United States, his father, John William Shedd, was 24 and his mother, Fannie Mae Linder, was 29. He married Bessie Mae Wigley on 22 April 1917, in Bell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Coryell, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 3, Coryell, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1985, in Bosque, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Gentrys Mill Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wesley Shedd
Bessie Mae Wigley
Marriage: 22 April 1917
Clara L Shedd
Eldrid Shedd
Dorothy Alma Shedd
William Andrew Shedd
Raymond Wesley Sledd
Millie Jaunett Shedd
Bessie Ruth Shedd
Lenora Ellen Shedd

Spouse and Children

22 April 1917
Bell, Texas, United States


    Clara L Shedd


    Dorothy Alma Shedd


    William Andrew Shedd


    Raymond Wesley Sledd


    Millie Jaunett Shedd


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a hovel, Middle English sched(d)e.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James W Shed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Shedd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J W Shedd, "United States Census, 1930"

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