Shelby County Cooperative Association, 1890-1891 | East Texas Research Center
By Linda Nicklas, 1980
Extent: 1.0 Volumes
The Shelby County (Texas) Cooperative Association P.of H. is thought to have been the only grocery store in Timpson (Shelby County), Texas in the 1890s. The letters P.of H. probably stand for "Patrons of Husbandry," an order of the Grange organized in New York in 1867, which was open to people associated with agricultural occupations.
George Newton Weaver, born in 1844 in Kentucky, ran the Cooperative Association store. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate States Army from Shelby County. In 1865, he returned from the war and married Harriet Matilda Woolwine in Caledonia, Texas. In addition to being a merchant and soldier, Weaver was a preacher, dentist, doctor, and surveyor. He died in 1930 in Timpson
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