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Benjamin Basil SHIREY

Benjamin Basil SHIREY1,2,4,5,6

also known as Benjamin Bascom Shirey

5th Mar 18821,2,3,4,5,6 - 6th Mar 19495,6

Life History

5th Mar 1882

Born in Marion County, Alabama.1,2,3,4,5,6

3rd Aug 1908

Married Rebecca Eugenia WHITELEY in Blackwell, Nolan, Texas.1,6

6th Mar 1949

Died in Carbon, Eastland, Texas.5,6

Cerebral Henorrhage

6th Mar 1949

Buried in Murray Memorial Cemetery, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas.5,6


  • 1900 Federal Census, Wood County, Texas, 15 June, Precint 2, District140, page 7A-7B,  Hse/Fam #123
    Shirey, Norris H Head  W M Feb 1860 40 Married 23 year AL GA GA FarmerOwns
    Shirey, Margaret Wife W F Apr 1858 42 Married 23 year 7 children/7living AL GA GA
    Shirey, Ben B Son W M Mar 1882 18 Single AL AL AL Farm Laborer

    In 1910, he is living near his sister Arminta Spann in Coke County,Texas.

    1910 Federal Census, Coke County, Texas, 28 April, Justice Precinct 3,District 23 , page 7B, New Hope and Blackwell Rd, Hse/Fam #136
    Shirey, Benjamin B Head M W 28 Married 1 yr AL AL AL Farmer Rents
    Shirey, Eugenia R Wife F W 22 Married 1 yr 1 child/1 living TX AR AR
    Shirey, Jane P Dau F W 11mos TX AL TX

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Benjamin Bascom Shirey
    Residence Rt 1, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas
    Age 36, Birth 5 Mar 1882
    Self-employed Farmer
    Nearest Relative (Wife) Eugenia Shirey, Carbon, Eastland, Texas
    Signed Benjamin Bascom Shirey
    Medium Height and Build, Blue Eyes, Dark Brown Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 Eastland, Eastland, Texas

    Note that his middle name is reported as Bascom here.  And he signedthe document with his full name.  Yet most genealogies report his nameas Benjamin Basil, and indicate he went by Basil.  In the 1940 census,his name is reported as B Basil.  Thsi could be an enumerator errorfor Basciom.

    1940 Federal Census, Eastland County, Texas, 13 May, Justice Precinct5, District 67-21, Page 27B, Hse #542,  Owns $250, Farm
    Shirey, B Basil Head F W 58 Married Grade 8 b Alabama Rural EastlandTex in 1935 [b abt 1882]
    Shirey, Eugenia Wife F W 52 Married Grade 4 b Texas Rural Eastland Texin 1935 Day Farm Laborer [b abt 1888]

    The name on his death certificate is Benjamin Basil.  It could be thathe changed his middle name along the woy from Bscom to Basil.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Residence Rt 1, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas
    Birth 5 March 1882 Alabama
    Married, Occupation Farming
    Death 6 March 1949 (At Home) Rt 1, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas
    Cause of Death Cerebral Henorrhage
    Father W N Shirey born Alabama
    Mother Margarett Gaddis born Alabama
    Informant Mrs B B Shirey
    Burial 6 March 1949 New Carbon Cemetery, Carbon, Texas
    Filed 11 March, Filed State 4 April 1949

    His name on his gravestone is Benjamin Basil.

    Benjamin Basil Shirey
    Birth Mar. 5, 1882 Marion County, Alabama
    Death Mar. 6, 1949 Carbon, Eastland County, Texas
    Son of William Norris and Margaret Ann (Gaddis) Shirey. Married 3 Aug1908 in Blackwell, TX.
    Spouse Rebecca Eugenia Whiteley Shirey (1887 - 1968)
    Son Cecil Norris Shirey (1914 - 1987)
    Burial Murray Memorial Cemetery, Carbon, Eastland County, Texas, Plot:Block A
    Created by Robbie Aug 08, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #40443318,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=40443318&PIpi=37383685


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