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Charles Allen Skelton

Male 1928 - 1988  (59 years)


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  • Name Charles Allen Skelton 
    Nickname Skeeter 
    Born 01 May 1928  Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History The following is from the Wikipedia article on Charles Skelton: "Charles Allan 'Skeeter' Skelton (May 1, 1928 – January 17, 1988) was an American lawman and firearms writer. After serving in the US Marine Corps from 1945-46 he began a law enforcement career which included service with the US Border Patrol, a term as Sheriff of Deaf Smith County, Texas, and investigator with both the US Customs Service and Drug Enforcement Administration. After his first nationally published article hit newsstands in September 1959, Skelton began writing part time for firearms periodicals. In 1974 he retired from the DEA and concentrated full time on his writing.

    His periodical articles were collected in Good Friends, Good Guns, Good Whiskey: Selected Works of Skeeter Skelton and Hoglegs, Hipshots and Jalapeños : Selected Works of Skeeter Skelton. He was a contemporary of Bill Jordan, Charles Askins and Elmer Keith.

    Skelton's work frequently poked fun at himself. His "Me and Joe" stories of his depression era youth, while including references to period firearms, were character oriented rather than technical pieces. His 'Dobe Grant' and 'Jug Johnson' short stories were perhaps the only fiction routinely published by a popular shooting magazine. His son Bart Skelton is also a gun writer.
    "  [5
    Died 17 Jan 1988  El Paso County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • The Social Security Death Index gives his death as 15 January 1988
    Person ID I6738  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Lucy
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2014 

    Father Charles Allen Skelton,   b. 31 Jan 1888, Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1939, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gladis Mary Johnson,   b. 20 Jan 1897, Iola, Allen County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1957, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 26 Aug 1915  Deaf Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Family ID F2634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 May 1928 - Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1930 - Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jan 1988 - El Paso County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Chharles "Skeeter" Skelton

  • Sources 
    1. [S704] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Texas, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).

    2. [s47] Ancestry Member Trees, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    3. [S83] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    4. [S530] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, Ancestry.com , (www.Ancestry.com ).

    5. [S705] Wikipedia , (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page).

    6. [S659] Texas Marriage Collection, (www.Ancestry.com ).