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Arrangement: The Descendants of Grandma Toole manuscript collection contains the history of several local families as recorded by Vernon Fitzgerald. This collection is housed in one folder and the materials are organized by family name. The collection is located in the SHSU Special Collection’s Single Item Collections Archival Box.

Subjects: Huntsville (Tex.) - History, Walker County (Tex.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Descendants of Grandma Toole manuscript collection (1957; one folder) was written by Vernon Fitzgerald and contains the history of several local families. The information in this collection is on the: Louisa Adla Durdin, James Albert Johnson, Colbert Maltimore Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Williams Rhodes, John Nathanial Williams, Tobe Keys, Fannie Keys Fitzgerald, Julia Ione Keys Toole Gross and Nellie Louisa Keys Millstid families.

Collection Historical Note

This manuscript was written by Vernon Fitzgerald about her relatives-in-law, the Toole family. Vernon Fitzgerald Schuder was born Vernon Marie Cleveland in Riverside, Walker County, on July 20, 1916. Her parents were Aubrey Cleveland and Effie Koehl Cleveland. She became the church musician at eleven years old and began her teaching career as a band director after graduating from Sam Houston State University. She served as a high school band director for 35 years.

She married Bill Fitzgerald on May 28, 1938 and they had one son, Bill III. Bill Fitzgerald died in 1963 and in 1964 Vernon became the band director of Eden Texas High School. She married Raymond Jack Schuder on December 24, 1965 and later retired in 1970. Vernon and Bill Schuder moved back to Riverside where she served as Chairman of the Walker County Historical Commission. She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary based on her husband’s military service. Raymond Schuder died on September 17, 1996 in a Conroe. Vernon Schuder died in Huntsville on November 7, 2014.

See also the Van Horn and Culberson County Materials in the Single Item Collections in SHSU Special Collections for more information on Vernon Fitzgerald.

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Huntsville (Tex.) - History
Walker County (Tex.)

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Preferred Citation: The Descendants of Grandma Toole. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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This manuscript written by Vernon Fitzgerald contains family history on the: Louisa Adla Durdin, James Albert Johnson, Colbert Maltimore Johnson, Mary Elizabeth Williams Rhodes, John Nathanial Williams, Tobe Keys, Fannie Keys Fitzgerald, Julia Ione Keys Toole Gross and  Nellie Louisa Keys Millstid families.


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