SHEARS, HENRY (1886 - 1911): Henry Shears was born Henry Sherrill on January 27, 1886, in Pilot Point, Texas. He was the third child born to Risom Sherrill Shears (b. 1857) and Harriet Davis (b. 1854). Henry Shears lived with his immediate family to the east of Pilot Point and attended school for at least three years prior to age fourteen. The family were members of St. John's Baptist Church. Following the death of two of his siblings (date unknown) and his mother three days before Thanksgiving on November 23, 1908, Henry Shears worked as a common laborer until he contracted Tuberculosis in 1911. He was under the care of Dr. E. D. Moten beginning on August 21, 1911. Tuberculosis ravaged the intestines of Henry Shears and on September 6, 1911, he died of hemorrhagic complications related thereto. His body was prepared for burial by undertaker V. P. Shepard. Henry Shears was buried on September 7, 1911, next to his mother in St. John’s Cemetery with a small headstone engraved “H.S."
See also: Harriet Shears - Risom Shears - Charity Shears - Lucy Shears
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Citations: “Henry Shears Certificate of Death”, Texas Department of Public Health and Vital Statistics, September 24, 1911; Twelfth Census of the United States, Denton County, Texas, Schedule 1, UNT; Denton County Tax Assessment 1894, Denton, Texas, UNT; Denton County Tax Assessment 1895, Denton, Texas, UNT; “Land Grant Record for Samuel Flint”, Texas General Land Office; “Harriet Sheres”, Find-A-Grave, March 22, 2018; “Henry Shears Certificate of Death”, Texas State Board of Health, file number 19538, September 24, 1908; “Henry Shears”, Find-a-grave