Shared Photo: John Fletcher and Effie Hollon Shoemake Perkins

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A Picture of John Fletcher Perkins and his wife Effie Hollon Shoemake. John Fletcher Perkins was born in Cherokee County,Oklahoma on  January 10,1878. Effie Hollon Shoemake Perkins was born in Smith County,Tennessee on December 24,1881. John Fletcher Perkins and Effie Hollon Shoemake married in Hunt County,Texas on June 5,1898.

I wanted to share this family photo of John Perkins with the community. Location: Commerce,Hunt County,Texas. Date: 1945.
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in Photos by Living Stephenson G2G6 Mach 1 (10.6k points)

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Gotta love those old cars! Tommy, who’s the kid in the pic? The kid looks like he’s more interested in something else on the ground. Bet it’s a dog.

A lovely pic. Thanks for sharing it with us, Tommy.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
selected by Living Stephenson
I don't think the child is me or my brother. I am guilty of it too,but I wish people would write the names on the back of pictures.  What I remember about my grandparents John Fletcher Perkins and Effie Hollon Shoemake is that they had a storm cellar and when the least little cloud came up they would run to it.  I can still smell the oil burning from the lamps and see the spiders in the cellar. My mother told me that a storm came up and my grandfather raced to the storm cellar and slammed the door leaving my grandmother outside in the howling wind until he realized what he had done. Living in Texas, I wish I had a storm cellar for protection.
Now that’s a cool story. Write it down! Bet your grandmother was ready to kick some butt after being left outside. I can just see it.

One more story about my grandfather and I will stop. My grandfather was a farmer and he judged other men by how good a farmer they were.  His wife Effie Hollon Shoemake had a sister Mamie Shoemake who had a son named Claud Glenn Sparks. Claud Glenn Sparks probably tried farming once and found it not to his liking. My mother told me Claud Glenn Sparks served as a clerk on board a ship at the time of the Normandy Invasion during World War II. Claud Glenn Sparks went on to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa and dean of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Texas. My grandfather said of Claud Glenn Sparks,"He is not very smart. He doesn't know anything about agriculture."

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This photo is so adorable with John and Effie hold a adorable baby

Thank you Tommy for sharing this wonderful photo
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (3.1m points)
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Thank you Tommy for sharing this beautiful family photo with us and the wonderful stories that go with it, I would say it looks like gran and grandpa are holding their grandchild.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (359k points)

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