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SHIRLEY BROOK < submitted the pictures below. 

If you can help identify any of the people please email me, Jane

Shirley states the pictures are circa 1927-1930.  She knows LIzzie Oleta Farris is in all three photos, but cannot identify her.


The Daughtery, Farris, Brook, Freeman families have history in Shelby County.  Births, marriages, deaths, burials.


Lizzie Oleta Fairris is on the back of the school group photos.  Lizzie married Dillard Gilbert Brook, Jr. She was the daughter of Mary Jane Daughtery and Eddie Luther Farris (Fairris). I have seen so many spellings of Daughtery and Farris it makes me crazy. Living Farris says that is the way it's spelled.

Eddie Luther (9/15/1885 Center, Shelby, Tx -2/15/1955 Houston, Harris, Tx) and 

Mary Jane 1/3/1887 Texas- 4/18/1973 Houston, Harris, Texas had the following children: 

   Thomas Luther married Dossie Rose Freeman on  7/12/1925 Shelby Co, Texas

    Joseph William married Omie Williams unknown date/place. Perhaps Louisiana

    Bertie Lee Farris married 1)  Benton Monroe Freeman   on  6/5/1926 Shelby County, Texas

  Lizzie Oleta Farris married 1) Dillard Gilbert Brook, Jr. unknown place and date.  (Bet 1930-1940)



The picture of the couple is Lizzie and Dillard Brook, Jr.  By 1940 Lizzie and Dillard were in Houston, Texas. 

Dillard Gilbert Brook, Jr is the son of Dillard Gilbert Brook, Sr (11/24/1879 Shelby Co, Texas-7/28/1967 Nacogdoches, Texas)  and Leona Cline Giles






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