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  Jesse Perry Shore  and  Anna Agnes (Gaffney) Shore

Jesse Perry Shore was born 31 March 1877 in La Fayette, Stark County, Illinois.  His parents were William Thomas Shore and Ianthe (Talbott) Shore.

Anna Agnes Gaffney was born 7 February 1872 in Refugio, Refugio County, Texas.  Her parents were James Owen Gaffney and Margaret (O'Reilly) Gaffney.

A marriage license indicates that Jesse and Anna were married on 6 April 1907.  However a family Bible has an entry showing them married on 6 April 1902, and the 1910 US Federal Census shows them married for 8 years.

They settled in San Antonio, Texas and had five children:

  • Ernest James Shore (b. 8 Oct 1904, d. 8 Sep 1954)
  • Mary Louise Shore (b. 22 Apr 1907, d. 28 Jan 1990)
  • Margaret Ann Shore (b. 17 Jul 1910, d. 4 Sep 2004)
  • Jessie Kathryn Shore (b. 17 Oct 1912, d. 25 Feb 2000)
  • Frances Shore (b. 17 Sep 1916, d. 1 Jan 1923)

Anna was one of ten children.  Her family were pioneers in southwestern Texas as early as 1830, coming from County Meath in Ireland and settling the Texas community of San Patricio de Hibernia (St Patrick of Ireland).  Her grandfather was a prominent merchant in the town; her father was the surveyor and assessor, and other family members were the town's postmasters.

Jesse was a child of 2 years and 10 months when his mother died (1 Feb 1880).  He was taken into the home of his aunt Louisa (Shore) Winn and her husband Marshall Winn, who reared him in their family to adulthood.  Many of our family's records have been handed down from Louisa (Shore) Winn to Jesse Shore.

Jesse's older brother Albertus Arthur Shore, age 5 years, was taken into the home of their grandmother Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore.  She had remarried to Richard C Baker after the death in 1861 of the children's grandfather, John Shore.

Jesse's father, William Thomas Shore lived nearby in the home of Richard Baker's married daughter and her husband.

The three families' homes were only a few miles apart in the towns of La Fayette and Wyoming, Illinois.

This is the earliest known photograph of Jesse Perry Shore.  It is a tintype, probably taken in late 1877 or early 1878:

Jesse Perry Shore, born 31 Mar 1877.

The photo shows evidence of pen-and-ink alteration by the photographer.  Here is an enhanced image of it for clarity (see the markings around the eyes and eyebrows):   photo enhanced, showing photographer's markings.

Here are photographs of Jesse Perry Shore's silver baby cup.  It was given to his grandson James Jesse Roberts, and is shown together with James's silver baby spoon.

Jesse Perry Shore's cup, James Jesse Roberts's spoon.

Jesse's cup dates from about 1877, and James's spoon from about 1936.  Together they span three generations.

Zoom:  1  2  3  4  

Military Career

Jesse Shore enlisted into the U.S. Army Volunteer Infantry on 11 Jun 1898, at Peoria, Illinois.  He was discharged on 26 Nov 1898, and re-enlisted on 23 Sep 1899.  He served in combat in The Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

His official military records are shown further down on this page.  They show:

Military Expeditions to Cavite and Batangas, 5 Jan to 14 Feb 1900.
Military Expedition to Camarines Sur, 15 Feb to 7 Apr 1900.
Military Expedition to Ragay, 8 Dec 1900 to 1 Jun 1901.
Action at Duyo River, 19 Jan 1900.
Action at Calabanga, 20 Feb 1900.
Action at Lupi, 19 Dec 1900.
Action at Ragay, 21 Dec 1900.
Action between Lupi and Ragay, 23 Dec 1900.
Action at Ragay, 23 Dec 1900.
Action at Ragay, 25 Dec 1900.

Here is a list of his actions written on a postcard sent to his aunt in 1900:

Front    Back

Here are two photographs of his unit on patrol in The Philippines.  He is the ranking soldier in the patrol (stripes on his sleeves).  He was promoted to Corporal on 19 Oct 1899, so these photographs were taken sometime after that date:

   1899-1901 On Patrol in Philippines.

Here is another view of the church:

Church.

Here are the same photographs, together with modern views of the church:

         Philippines.

Here is his commanding officer's battle report:     Battle Report

Here are two views of the ship that took him to The Philippines.  He departed San Francisco on 15 November 1899 and arrived in Manila on 21 December 1899 (archive photographs):

US Army Transport "Senator"      US Army Transport "Senator".

Here are photographs of soldiers disembarking from their ship and at a camp (archive photographs):

Disembarking      Campsite.

Here is his photograph of the ship that brought him back from The Philippines.  He left Manila on 22 April 1901 and arrived in San Francisco on 17 May 1901.  He saved this photograph in his personal items:

US Army Transport "Sheridan".

Here is his photograph of his camp at The Presidio, San Francisco, taken either before his departure or on his return from The Philippines.  He saved this photograph in his personal items:

Camp at The Presidio, San Francisco.

After his return from The Philippines he was stationed at:

1905:  Laredo, Texas
1906:  Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas
1912:  Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas
1916:  Columbus, New Mexico;  Camp Harry J. Jones and Camp Warren, Arizona
1917:  Fort Jay, New York and Camp Dix, New Jersey
1920:  Camp Travis and Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

His unit, the 22nd Infantry, was moved to Columbus, New Mexico after Pancho Villa's raid there on March 9, 1916.  Villa with 500 raiders had ridden into town before dawn, killing 18 people and wounding 10 more, damaging many buildings including the bank and post office, and leaving parts of the town in flames.

Here is a photograph of Jesse standing guard in front of the bank after the attack.  Jesse is the soldier on the right:

1916 Columbus, New Mexico    Zoom  1   2   3   4

In June 1916 Jesse's unit was transferred from New Mexico to Arizona.

Camp Harry J. Jones was at Douglas, Arizona, and Camp Warren was at Bisbee, Arizona, directly across the border from Mexico.  US Army troops were sent along the Mexican border during the 1916-1917 Mexican revolution to stop Pancho Villa's incursions into the southwestern US states.

Here are two photographs of his camp at Camp Warren.  On the second photograph, he has written the name "SHORE" above his tent (in the fourth row of tents from the right):

1916 Camp Warren, Arizona      Camp Warren, Arizona    Zoom

Here is a 1916 Newspaper article and map.

In 1917 he was transferred from Arizona to Fort Jay, New York and then Camp Dix, New Jersey, dispatch points to Europe for World War I.  The war's Armistice was signed in that year before his unit shipped out.
Camp Travis was adjacent to Fort Sam Houston.  It was the assembling point for troops sent to the Mexican border.  Camp Travis was absorbed later into Fort Sam Houston.

Here is a photo of Troops at Camp Travis.

Jesse Shore saved memorabilia from his military career and travels.  Many items now enrich our family heritage.  Here are three pieces of paper money.

They are:  An Iowa 5 Cent note;  a Confederate 5 Dollar note;  and a piece of "Wildcat" currency, typically used as a political slogan.



Iowa 5c

Confederate $5

Wildcat Note:   Front  Back

It is not known how or where he got these.  Perhaps the Confederate note came from his father William T. Shore or his uncle Marshall Winn, both of whom were in action in the South during the Civil War.  No one knows the story of who originally held these notes or how they came into the family.

Jesse Shore enlisted in the U. S. Army during the Spanish-American War.  His enlistment date was 11 Jun 1898.  His date of separation was 30 Apr 1932; he served more than 30 years.

Here is his summary of his military service:

Service summary.

His official service records, along with photographs taken during his career, are in the collection near the bottom of this page.

Family Life

From 1906, Jesse and Anna's family lived in San Antonio, Texas.  By 1920, Jesse remained stationed in San Antonio, serving in the Quartermaster Corps at Fort Sam Houston.

Jesse and Anna's daughter Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts often mentioned that the family did not travel with their father, but stayed at home with their mother.  They were not with him during his assignment in Arizona (1916) during the Mexican border conflict, nor on his reassignment to Fort Jay in New York (1917) preparatory to shipment to Europe during World War I.

The 1908 city directory shows the family living at 1210 Mason Street. San Antonio.  The 1910 city directory and US Federal Census show them living at 230 Sandmeyer Street.

The 1918 and 1919 city directories show the family has moved to 130 Sandmeyer Street, one block closer to Fort Sam Houston where Jesse was stationed.  Jesse's occupation is shown as "U S Army".

In the 1918 directory, their son Ernest (age 14) is shown as an usher at the "Happy Hour Theatre".  In 1919, their daughter Mary L (Louise, age 12) is working there.

The 1920 US Federal Census shows the family still living at 130 Sandmeyer Street.  A 1920 letter from Jesse Shore's aunt Louisa (Shore) Winn is addressed to the family there.

By December 1921 their home was at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio.  Jesse and Anna lived there the rest of their lives, rearing their family there.  It was 'home' to their children and grandchildren.

Many photographs show the family -- grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren -- at Jesse and Anna Shore's home at 716 Denver Boulevard.  They show the family around the home and in the park that occupies the entire city block in front of the home.  Children could play and families gather.  Theirs was the place where one always felt 'at home' -- the central point for a family of three generations whose military career travels took them to many destinations across the United States, Central and South America, and Asia.  Every journey's return was to their home.

Anna Shore died 7 Feb 1946, in San Antonio, Texas.  She is buried at San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio.

Jesse Shore died 19 Aug 1950, in San Antonio, Texas.  He is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

  Documents

All of these Family Documents are shown below.

Census records:

The 1880 US Federal Census for Stark County, Illinois shows Jesse Shore (age 3) living with his uncle and aunt, Marshall and Louisa (Shore) Winn.  His mother Ianthe (Talbott) Shore had died in February of that year.  The census is shown below.

The 1880 US Federal Census for San Patricio County, Texas shows Anna Gaffney (age 8) living with her parents.  It also is shown below.

The 1900 US Federal Census for San Patricio County, Texas shows Anna Gaffney as a young woman of 28 years.  She is one of ten siblings, living with their father.  Their mother Margaret (O'Reilly) Gaffney had died in 1896.  This census also is shown below.

The 1900 US Federal Census for Military Service personnel shows Jesse Shore as a young man of 23 years.  He is stationed at Nueva Caceras in The Philippines.  This coincides with a postcard he sent in 1900 listing his military engagements.  The census and the postcard are shown below.

In 1910, Jesse was counted in both the civilian and military census.  Both of these are shown below.

The 1910 civilian census shows Jesse and Anna Shore with two children, Ernest (age 7) and Louise (age 3), living at 230 Sandmeyer Street, San Antonio.

The 1910 military census shows Jesse Shore in Barracks 6, Fort Sam Houston.

In 1920, again two kinds of census were taken -- civilian and military.  This time, Jesse was counted only in the military census.  Both of these are shown below.

The 1920 civilian census shows Anna Shore with five children, Ernest (age 16), Louise (age 12), Annie (age 9), Jessie (age 7), and Frances (age 3 years and 2 months).  The family now lives at 130 Sandmeyer Street, San Antonio.

The 1920 military census shows Jesse Shore at Camp Travis, part of Fort Sam Houston.

The 1930 US Federal Census shows Jesse and Anna Shore living at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio.  In that year, two daughters are in the home:  Margaret (age 19) and Kathryn (age 17).

The 1940 US Federal Census shows Jesse and Anna Shore at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio.  Living with them are their son Ernest James Shore and Anna's brother Charles Gaffney.

Military records and photographs:

Jesse's postcard of 15 Aug 1900 to his aunt Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn is shown below.

It shows the date of his enlistment in the U.S. Army on 24 Sep 1899, and the dates of his training in Minnesota (for service in The Philippines).  It shows his arrival and early action in The Philippines during 1899-1900.

The Philippines photos were brought back by Jesse.

In the first photo, Jesse is the third soldier from the left (with the rank stripes on his sleeves, at the fence).  The photo is marked "Just starting for a scout" in his handwriting.

In the second photo, Jesse is at the left.  With his rank, he is probably leading this patrol.  Note the fixed bayonets.  The photo is marked "Scouting party from Co. I" in his handwriting.

The San Francisco photo was probably made either before Jesse's departure to The Philippines (1899) or on his return (1901).

The round photo of Jesse is on a small lapel button, found in the leather pouch kept by Anna.  Its date is not known.

Jesse Shore saved many records and photographs from his military career, and they are collected near the bottom of this page.

Other documents:

A copy of Anna Gaffney's Baptism Certificate is shown below.  It mentions that:

"The Gaffney family was an old family of Refugio, and it is certain that Annie Gaffney was born at Refugio, or nearby."

The Valentine Card to Jesse is in Anna's handwriting, and reads:

"To my dear Sweetheart
With love and lots of kisses
as ever yours
           Annie".

... Its date is unknown.

The Christmas Card to Anna's father is in her handwriting, and reads:

"Dear Daddy
Wishing you a Merry
Xmas & happy New Year
with love and kisses
           Annie".

... Its date is unknown.

The 'Heartsease' box was given in 1948 from Jesse to his grandson Joseph Roberts Jr, then living with his family at Kelly Field, San Antonio.  It contains letters, photos, envelopes and some records.  It also contains the small leather pouch which Anna carried.  The box's contents are shown below as found when opened.

Anna's leather pouch contains a religious card and medal, photos of her father James Owen Gaffney and her husband Jesse Shore, a lock of her grandson's (Joseph Roberts Jr) hair, and a newspaper clipping of his birth notice.  Its contents are shown below.

A Mortgage Deed dated 1899 shows Jesse Shore selling property in Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois to two persons.  The deed is payable in one year to Jesse, in the amount of four hundred dollars.

How he had acquired the land is presently not known.  Possibly he inherited it from his Shore family, as his father William Thomas Shore had died in 1898.  He had been reared in Wyoming, Illinois by his aunt Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn and Marshall Winn.  The deed was executed 16 Aug 1899.  One month later, on 23 Sept 1899 he enlisted into the U.S. Army and was headed to The Philippines as a soldier in the Spanish-American War.

Two envelopes dated 1906 and 1909 show correspondence between Jesse and persons in Illinois.  On one, Jesse has written on the back:

"Release on brick house not recorded yet"

Jesse and Anna Shore were then living in San Antonio, Texas.  The correspondence these envelopes contained might show Jesse's interest in determining titles to his grandparents' (John Shore and Mary Ann (Brandenburg) Shore-Baker) home and land in Stark County, Illinois.  Now with a growing family, Jesse and Anna might have looked into the titles of those properties.

Photographs show Jesse Shore playing at the Left End position on the 'Princeville Stars' football team in 1903.  Princeville is a suburb of Peoria, Illinois.  A newspaper article reproduces one of the photos and describes the team's 1903 season.

Eight family items show Jesse's addresses from 1905 to 1921 as a military man.

1905:  Jesse received a Health Certificate dated 29 Sept 1905 for travel from St. Louis, Missouri to Laredo, Texas.  To receive the certificate, he solemnly swears that he has "not been in the States of Louisiana or Mississipi or Florida, or in any of the yellow fever districts within the past ten days."

15 Feb 1908:  Jesse saved a dinner napkin from an assembly of Company M, 9th Infantry.  It was held on 15 Feb 1908 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and shows the Company roster.

1912:  The label for a "22" malt brew "calculated to be both nourishing and stimulating" is marked on the back "El Paso 1912" in Jesse's handwriting.

June-September 1916:  Jesse was assigned to Camp Harry J. Jones and Camp Warren, Arizona in 1916 during the raids by Pancho Villa across the border into the southwestern US.  If you look closely at the fourth row of tents from the right side of the photo, you'll see "SHORE" written above one tent.

25 December 1917:  Christmas card to Jesse at Camp Dix, New Jersey.  It is from Dean and Marie Winn.  The postmark is barely legible but appears to be from Wyoming, Illinois.  (Dean is the son of Edgar Winn, Jesse Shore's cousin.  Edgar and Jesse were reared together in the same home.)  It mentions a song that Jesse had written and sent to them.  The card is shown below.

15 June 1920:  Letter to Jesse at 130 Sandmeyer Street, San Antonio, Texas.  It is from Jesse's aunt Louisa Cedelia (Shore) Winn, Wyoming, Illinois.

19 December 1921:  Letter to Jesse at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antoniio, Texas.  This letter also is from Jesse's aunt Louisa Winn, then living in Peoria, Illinois.

19 December 1921:  Christmas card to Jesse at 716 Denver Boulevard.  It's from Jesse's cousin Edgar Winn and his wife 'Minnie' (Wilhelmina), in Peoria, Illinois.  They wish Jesse's family a merry Christmas and happy New Year "in your new home.  Rejoice in your good luck, hope it keeps coming."

All of these family items are shown below.  The envelopes are illustrated to show Jesse Shore's addresses.  Contents of the letters are in the Family Gallery for Louisa (Shore) Winn, who wrote the letters.

A photo from about 1918 shows the Shore children with two cousins.  The children are identified in Margaret Ann's handwriting.  'Sister' is the children's nickname for Mary Louise Shore.  The cousins Thelma and 'Sammy' are children of John Bernard and Lee Gaffney.

A photo shows two daughters, Jessie Kathryn Shore and Margaret Ann Shore.  It is marked "1918" in Margaret Ann's handwriting.

Some pages from Margaret Ann's book, "The Communion Prayer Book" are shown below.  Printed in 1918, the book records her First Holy Communion on 15 May 1920 at St. Patrick's Church, and her Confirmation on 18 February 1923 at St. Gerard's Church, both in San Antonio, Texas.

More photos show Jesse and Anna Shore with their daughters Mary Louise, Margaret Ann, Jessie Kathryn, and Frances Shore.  More photos show Jesse and Anna with their grandchildren.  The photos were taken around the Shore home at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio, and in the Denver Heights park across the street from their home.

Two photos show Jesse and Anna with their daughters, Mary Louise Shore, Margaret Ann Shore, and Jessie Kathryn Shore.  One photo is marked "1923" in Margaret Ann's handwriting.  The photos were taken in the driveway of their home at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio.

A photo shows Jesse and Anna's home at 716 Denver Boulevard, San Antonio as it was about 1930.  The photo shows Jesse and Anna's daughter Margaret Ann Shore sitting on the front porch railing.

Another photo shows the house at 716 Denver Boulevard as it appeared in 2004, no longer in the family.

Two photos show the grandparents, Jesse and Anna Shore, and Henry and Mary Kollenberg.  They were taken in 1945 at the home of Carl and Jessie (Shore) Kollenberg.

First photo:  In back: Jesse Shore, Henry Kollenberg, Mary Kollenberg, Anna Shore.  In front: Jessie (Shore) Kollenberg and her son Carl Kollenberg Jr.

Second photo:  In back: Louise (Shore) Green, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts (holding Cheryl Sue Roberts), Henry Kollenberg, Mary Kollenberg, Anna Shore.  In front: Jesse Shore (holding Thomas Green), James Roberts, Carl Kollenberg Jr, Carole Ann Roberts, Joseph Roberts Jr.

More photos of Jesse and Anna Shore, taken during their life together, are shown below.

Birth, Death and Burial records:

Jessie Shore, born 17 Oct 1912, is listed simply as "Inf. of J. P. Shore" in the Texas Birth Records.

Frances Shore, died 1 Jan 1923, is listed as "Francis Shores" in the Texas Death Records.

Anna Shore died 7 Feb 1946, in San Antonio, Texas.  She is buried at San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio.

Jesse Shore died 19 Aug 1950, in San Antonio, Texas.  He is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.

Anna's and Jesse's gravesites are shown below.

Here are some images.



Anna Gaffney
Baptism
Certificate

1880 Census
Illinois
(Jesse)
Image
Transcript

1880 Census
Texas
(Anna)

Detail

1900 Census
Texas
(Anna)

Detail

1900 Census
Philippines
(Jesse)

Detail

1910 Census
Texas
Jesse, Anna,
and Family

1910 Census
Texas
Jesse
Military

1920 Census
Texas
Anna
and Family

1920 Census
Texas
Jesse
Military

1930 Census
Texas
Jesse, Anna,
and Family

1940 Census
Texas
Jesse, Anna,
and Family

City
Directories

1908

1910

1908
Birth




Death

1912
Jessie Birth



1973
Amendment

City
Directories

1918

1919

Jesse
Re-enlistments
1905  1908  1911  

Texas Births
Jessie
17 Oct 1912

Texas Deaths
Frances
1 Jan 1923

Texas Deaths
Anna 7 Feb 1946
Jesse 19 Aug 1950
Ernest 8 Sep 1954

Texas Death
Certificates
Anna 7 Feb 1946
Jesse 19 Aug 1950

1877-1878
Jesse Shore

Abt. 1883
Jesse Shore


Back

Abt. 1885
Jesse Shore

Abt. 1887
Jesse Shore


Back

Space
available

Abt. 1890
Jesse Shore
Photo 1

Abt. 1890
Jesse Shore
Photo 2

Abt. 1891
Jesse Shore

Abt. 1893
Jesse Shore


30 Nov 1901

Brother
Search

1903
Jesse Shore
Left End
Princeville 'Stars'

1903
Jesse Shore
Princeville 'Stars'
Football Team

1903
Princeville 'Stars'
Football Team
Photographer

1903
Princeville 'Stars'
Newspaper
Article

1903
Newspaper
Article
Back

1903
Jesse Shore
Left End
Princeville 'Stars'

1903
Jesse Shore
Princeville 'Stars'
Football Team

Space
available

1899
Wyoming,
Illinois
Mortgage Deed
by
Jesse Shore
Page 1  2  3


Envelopes for
Jesse Shore
Enquiries
1906
Front  Back
1909
Front  Back

Abt. 1900
Jesse Shore


1900
Postcard
Front  Back


1900
Philippines
Photos  1  2

1901
San Francisco
1  2

1901
Calling
Card
1  2

Abt. 1900
Anna Gaffney
1  2
Zoom

Letter
To Anna
From her Father
Page  1  2

Marriage License
Jesse and Anna
Front  Back

Valentine Card
Anna to Jesse
Front  Back

Bef. 1912
Christmas Card
Anna to her Father
Front  Back

Jul 1907
Louise Shore

Front  Back


Jul 1907
Louise Shore

Front  Back


Jul 1907
Louise Shore

Front  Back


Mar 1909
Louise Shore

Front  Back


1918
Anna and Jesse
Sandmeyer St.

Feb 1910
Louise and Ernest
Shore

Front  Back


Feb 1910
Louise and Ernest
Shore

Front  Back
Zoom


17 Jul 1910
Margaret Ann
Shore
Birth Certificate
Copy  1   2

Abt. 1911
Ernest, Ann,
Louise

Photo

Abt. 1912
Ernest, Ann,
Louise

1  2  Zoom


'Heartsease' Box
Front  Back
Open
Contents

Anna's
Leather Pouch

Pouch Open

Contents

Reverse of
Card and
Medal

1905
Health Cert.
to Laredo,
Texas
Front  Back

1908
Soldier's
Handbook
Cover  1  2  3
4  5  6
7  8  9  10

1908
Company "M"
Dinner
Ft Sam Houston
Texas
Photo  Detail

1912
Brew Label
El Paso
Texas
Front  Back

1916
Camp Warren,
Arizona


Zoom

1916
Letter
to Jesse
Camp Warren,
Arizona
From Louise

Envelope

Front  Back


1916
Letter
to Jesse
Camp Warren,
Arizona
From Louise

Letter

Text


Card
to Jesse
From Louise

Front  Back


Card
to Jesse
From Louise

Front  Back
Inner


Card
to Jesse
From Louise

Front  Back


1917
Christmas
Camp Dix,
New Jersey
Front  Back




1920
Camp Travis,
San Antonio

1920
Envelope
Sandmeyer St.

1921
Envelope
Denver Blvd.

1921
Christmas
Denver Blvd.
Front  Back

1918
Anna Shore,
Frances,
Jennie Lee Gaffney,
Margaret Ann

1918
Shore Children
and
J.B. Gaffney
Cousins

1918
Jessie and Ann

Abt. 1918
Louise

Louise
 Zoom

1921
Ann

1921
Ann
School
Promotion

1921
Louise
School
Promotion

1921
Louise
School Bus
Permission

1 Jan 1923
Frances Death



Interment

Margaret Ann
Bible

Cover


Margaret Ann
Bible

Spine


Margaret Ann
Bible

Index


Margaret Ann
Bible

Inserts


Margaret Ann
Bible

Insert


Abt. 1923
Margaret Ann
Communion
Prayer Book

Book  Cover


Abt. 1923
Margaret Ann
Communion
Prayer Book

Title  Approvals


Abt. 1923
Margaret Ann
Communion
Prayer Book

Ann's Page


Abt. 1923
Margaret Ann
Communion
Prayer Book

Preface  Explanation


Abt. 1923
Margaret Ann
Communion
Prayer Book

10  90  92  128  146


Margaret Ann

Child's Rosary
and
Holy Cards


Margaret Ann
Holy Cards

Front  Back


Margaret Ann
Holy Cards

Front  Back
Detail


Margaret Ann
Holy Cards

Front  Back


Margaret Ann
Valentines
Front  1  2


Scrapbook Page


Abt. 1922
Louise

Abt. 1924
Louise

Abt. 1924
Louise
Front  Back

Abt. 1925
Louise

Abt. 1925
Louise

1922
Children
(not identified)

1922
Frances,
Ann, Jessie

1923
Jesse, Anna,
Jessie, Ann

1923
Jesse, Anna,
Louise,
Ann, Jessie

1923
Jesse

1923
Ann

Abt. 1925
Jessie

Abt. 1925
Louise

Abt. 1926
Louise

Zoom

1928
Ann and Louise
in Snow

Abt. 1932
Anna Shore

1934
Anna Shore,
Grandson
Joseph Roberts Jr

1936
Anna Shore,
Grandson
James Roberts

1939
Anna Shore,
Granddaughter
Carole Ann Roberts

1939
Anna Shore,
Granddaughter
Carole Ann Roberts
1  2  Zoom

Abt. 1939
Anna Shore
in
Corpus Christi

Zoom

1940
Jesse

Front  Back


Abt. 1940
Jesse



Jesse's
Eyeglasses

1  2  Detail


Jesse's
Sunglasses

Detail


Card to Louise
From Jesse

Envelope

Front  Inner


1941
Renewal
of Vows

Lines
of Love

Holy Card

Front  Back
Inner


Spanish-American
War Auxiliary

Front  Back


1940-1950
Bible 1

1940-1950
Bible 2

1940-1950
Bible 3

1940-1950
Bible 4

1940-1950
Bible 5

1940-1950
Bible 6

1940-1950
Bible 7

1940-1950
Bible 8

1940-1950
Bible 9

1940-1950
Bible 10

Bible
Inserts 1

Bible
Inserts 2

Bible
Inserts 3

Bible
Inserts 4

Bible
Inserts 5
 Back

Bible
Inserts 6

Bible
Inserts 7

Bible
Inserts 8
 Back

Bible
Inserts 9
 Back

Bible
Inserts 10

Bible
Inserts 11

Bible
Inserts 12

1912
James Owen
Gaffney
Obituary

Space
available

Space
available

1883
Sacrament
Cover

1883
Sacrament
Title Page

1878-83
Sacrament
Author

1927
Novena

Prayer

1889
Will of God
Front
 Back

1889
Will of God
Title Page

Will of God
Inserts

Will of God
Inserts 1

Will of God
Inserts 2

Will of God
Inserts 3

Will of God
Inserts 4
 Back

Will of God
Inserts 5

Will of God
Inserts 6

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1945
Henry and Mary
Kollenberg,
Jesse and Anna Shore,
Jessie and
Carl Jr

1945
Henry and Mary
Kollenberg,
Jesse and Anna Shore,
with
Grandchildren

1945
Anna Shore,
Grandson
Carl Kollenberg Jr

1947
Jesse
to
Roberts Family

Abt. 1930



2004


716 Denver Blvd

Anna
and
Jesse

Anna
and
Jesse

Anna
and
Jesse

Anna

Jesse

Anna
July 2008

Jesse
July 2008

Jesse
July 2013

Jesse
July 2013

Jesse
July 2013

Anna
Memorial Day
2016

Jesse
Memorial Day
2016

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School Memories

Jesse Shore (born 31 March 1877)
was reared in the home of his uncle and aunt
Marshall and Louisa (Shore) Winn, with their son Edgar A. Winn (born 1871).
The family lived in Wyoming, Illinois.

For Christmas 1888,
when Jesse was eleven years old,
he was given this autograph book.

In it are messages from his
schoolmates, teachers, and friends.

Along with this book he also saved calling cards from his friends.

He also saved an invitation to the
Wyoming High School Graduation Commencement of 1895.

Every one of the class's nine graduating students
made a presentation at the ceremony.



Autographs

Front Cover


Autographs

1  2  3


Autographs

4  5  6  7  8


Autographs

9  10


Autographs

11  12  13


Autographs

14  15  16  17
18  19  20


Autographs

Back Cover


Wyoming
Schools


Calling Cards

Front


Calling Cards

Back


1895
High School
Graduation

1

Envelope


1895
High School
Graduation

2


1895
High School
Graduation

3


1895
High School
Graduation

4


1895
High School
Graduation

5

Names in Concrete

In 1942 Jesse Shore built a concrete channel across his back yard at 716 Denver Boulevard,
to drain rainwater.

Before the concrete set hard, the family wrote their names in it using sticks and twigs.
Three generations are marked there.

Sixty-six years later in 2008, the home is no longer in the family,
but the 'names in concrete' are still there.

The channel is filled with silt, but the names can still be read.

These photographs were taken in October 2008.

The names are:

Mama (Anna Agnes (Gaffney) Shore);   Daddy (Jesse Shore);
Ann (Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts);
Joe (Joseph Roberts Sr -- written by Ann Roberts -- he was overseas);
Jessie (Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg);
Carol Ann (Carole Ann Roberts -- with one "N" backwards -- she was four years old);
Jimmy (James Jesse Roberts);  and  Jodie (Joseph Roberts Jr.).



Channel

Photos  1  2


Mama and Ann

Photos  1  2  3  4
Outline


Daddy

Photos  1  2
Outline


Joe

Photos  1  2
Outline


Jessie

Photo  1
Outline


Carol Ann

Photos  1  2
Outline


Jimmy

Photos  1  2
Outline


Jodie

Photos  1  2
Outline

As it Looked
in 1943
Jim and Carole
with Watermelon
Front  Back

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available

Jesse Shore's Retirement

Jesse Shore's military service career spanned thirty years.

Here are pages from a San Antonio newspaper of 14 April 1932
with an article announcing his retirement.


Newspaper excerpts
Front Page    Local News
Article

The newspaper article mentions his retirement on April 30.
His own summary shows him eligible as of April 1 (shown below).

Jesse Shore's Records and Photographs

Fortunately for our family heritage, Jesse Shore saved many of the family's records and photographs.

Here are his military records showing his orders, assignments, promotions,
discharges, reenlistments, and more.
Here also are photographs from his military career.

Here is a summary of his military service, in his own handwriting.


Jesse Shore's Military Service
written abt. 1932
Front    Back
More


His service summary shows:


Company L, 20th Infantry  ......  June 11, 1898 - November 26, 1898
Company F, 45th US Volunteers  ......  September 23, 1899 - June 3, 1901
Company M, 9th Infantry  ......  September 29, 1905 - September 8, 1908
Company L, 22nd Infantry  ......  September 29, 1908 - September 5, 1917
14th Company, 4th Battalion, 153rd Depot Brigade (Camp Dix, New Jersey)  ......  September 6, 1917 - December 9, 1918
36th Company, 165th Depot Brigade (Camp Travis, Texas)  ......  December 10, 1918 - October 5, 1919
Quartermaster Corps  ......  October 6, 1919 - "Present Date" (1932)
Retire  ......  April 1, 1932

Foreign Service, Philippines  ......  December 22, 1899 - April 22, 1901


His military records are shown below,
with his "engagements and skirmishes" in The Philippines
during the Spanish-American War.

Here also are Jesse's applications for his Veterans pension.

He attained both "Sharpshooter" and "Marksman" status,
and his military service is recorded as "Honest and Faithful".

More records show his attention to his family's
growing children and their home.


Military Records
1

Military Records
2

Military Records
3

More Records
1

More Records
2

Military Photo 1
Front
 Zoom

Military Photo 2
Front
 Back

Military Photo 3
Front
 Zoom  Back

Military Photo 4

Military Photo 5

Military Photo 6

Military Photo 7

Military Photo 8

Military Photo 9

Military Photo 10
Front
 Zoom

Military Photo 11
Front
 Zoom

Military Photo 12
Front
 Zoom  Back

Military Photo 13
Front
 Zoom  Back

Military Photo 14
Front
 Zoom

Military Photo 15
Front
 Zoom

22 March 2017


 

 

  Ernest James Shore

Ernest Shore was born 8 Oct 1904 in San Antonio, Texas.  He was the only son of Jesse Perry Shore  and  Anna (Gaffney) Shore.

Ernest worked in the Texas oilfields.  He served in the U.S.Army during World War II.  He enlisted on 27 Aug 1942 and served in Europe.  At the end of the war he returned on the US Army Transport "Lyman Abbot", landing at New York on 23 Oct 1945.

He is the brother of:

  • Mary Louise (Shore) Green, 1907-1990
  • Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts, 1910-2004
  • Jessie Kathryn (Shore) Kollenberg, 1912-2000
  • Frances Shore, 1916-1923

Ernest died on 8 Sep 1954, and is buried at San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio.  His grave rests alongside that of his mother, Anna (Gaffney) Shore.

  Documents

All of these Family Documents are shown below.

Census records:

The 1910 U.S. Federal Census shows the parents Jesse and Anna Shore with two children, Ernest (age 7) and Louise (age 3), living at 230 Sandmeyer Street, San Antonio.  Ernest is on line 37.

The 1920 U.S. Federal Census shows Anna Shore with five children, Ernest (age 16), Louise (12), Annie (9), Jessie (7), and Frances (3 years and 2 months).  They are now living at 130 Sandmeyer Street, San Antonio.  The census shows that Ernest did not attend school since Sepember 1 of the previous year, and he is now working as a clerk in a store.  Ernest is on line 30.

In 1920, their father Jesse Shore was counted in a separate military census at Camp Travis, San Antonio.

Ernest has not yet been found in the 1930 census.

The 1940 U.S. Federal Census shows Ernest (age 35) living at the home of his parents Jesse and Anna Shore.  It shows him as divorced, and his occupation as "Oilfield worker".

Other documents:

An early photograph shows Ernest Shore and two sisters Margaret Ann and Mary Louise as children.

As a child Ernest used his father's Soldier's Handbook pages for school writing practice.  On its cover he wrote: "Ernest Shore Public School No 17 San Antonio Texas".  Photos of pages are shown below.

A photo shows Ernest as a young man (at the right) with a friend in cowboy outfits.  Its date is unknown.

A photo shows Ernest on the front porch of his parents' home at 716 Denver Blvd., San Antonio.  The handwriting is by his sister, Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts.

A photo shows Ernest in his World War II military uniform.  Documents show his enlistment into the U.S. Army in 1942 and his return from Europe in 1945.

A letter in 1943 during his military service is written to his mother from "Somewhere in England".

Ernest brought home German military items from World War II.  One is an infantry medal from the Russian Front.  Another is an Infantry Assault pin.

Christmas cards and a Victory card in 1943 and 1944 were sent to his sister Margaret Ann (Shore) Roberts and her family.

Photos show Ernest with his oil crew workers at a derrick in the Texas oilfield.

Burial records:

Ernest died on 8 Sep 1954, and is buried at San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio.  His gravesite is next to his mother's, and is shown below.

Here are some images.


1910 Census
Jesse, Anna,
and Family

1920 Census
Anna
and Family

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available

1940 Census
Jesse, Anna,
and Family

Abt. 1910
Writing
Practice

1  2  3 4

Abt. 1912
Ernest, Ann,
Louise

1  2  Zoom

1915
Ernest Shore
First
Communion

Ernest
and Friend

Abt. 1935

Ernest

Front  Back


Abt. 1935

Ernest

Zoom


Ernest
716 Denver Blvd

Abt. 1942
Ernest Shore
and
Ann Roberts
Front  Back

1942
U.S. Army
Enlistment

Abt. 1943
Ernest

1943
Letter to Mother
Letter  Envelope

1944
Engineer
Field
Notebook
Cover  1

1944
Engineer
Field
Notebook
2  3  4

1944
Engineer
Field
Notebook
5  6  7

Ration Coupons
sent to Mother


1945
Return on
USAT Lyman Abbot

1943
Christmas Card
Outside  Inside

1944
Christmas Card
Card  Envelope

1944
Card
Card  Detail

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available

1945
Ernest
Military Service
Hash Mark

German
WWII Medal
Russian Front

Front  Back

German
WWII Pin
Infantry Assault

View

1945
Billfold

1  2  3
4  5  6

1946
Photograph
Folder

Front  Back

1951
Auto Repair

Cover  1
2  3  4  5  6


Ernest
in Oilfield
(center)


Detail

Ernest
in Oilfield
(center)


Detail

Ernest
in Oilfield
(at left)

1954
Ernest
Death



Headstone
Application

Ernest

July 2008

Memorial Day
2016

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available

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