Martha Jane Shuler1

F, b. 21 January 1854
     Martha Jane Shuler was born on 21 January 1854 at Lee County, Virginia.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Shuler and Hannah Bonaham.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Grayson County, Virginia Genealogy; Compilers: Ramos, Shirley Campbell & Patricia Campbell Kratz; Title: "Descendants of Phillip and Rebecca (Russell) Russell of Grayson County, Virginia With Compilers' Allied Families Bonham, Carrico, Cornett, Hash, Osborn, Perkins, Phipps, Shuler, Stuart, Testerman"; Publisher: The Gregath Publishing Company, Wyandotte, Oklahoma; Date: 1997; Family History Library Collection; Part: VI; Page: 39; Accessed: 7 August 2021.

Mary Shuler1

F, b. circa 1809
     Mary Shuler was born circa 1809 at USA.2 She was the daughter of Michael Nicholas Shuler Jr. and Charity Anna Myers.2

Citations

  1. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Grayson County, Virginia Genealogy; Compilers: Ramos, Shirley Campbell & Patricia Campbell Kratz; Title: "Descendants of Phillip and Rebecca (Russell) Russell of Grayson County, Virginia With Compilers' Allied Families Bonham, Carrico, Cornett, Hash, Osborn, Perkins, Phipps, Shuler, Stuart, Testerman"; Publisher: The Gregath Publishing Company, Wyandotte, Oklahoma; Date: 1997; Family History Library Collection; Part: VIII; Page: 73; Accessed: 8 August 2021.
  2. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Grayson County, Virginia Genealogy; Compilers: Ramos, Shirley Campbell & Patricia Campbell Kratz; Title: "Descendants of Phillip and Rebecca (Russell) Russell of Grayson County, Virginia With Compilers' Allied Families Bonham, Carrico, Cornett, Hash, Osborn, Perkins, Phipps, Shuler, Stuart, Testerman"; Publisher: The Gregath Publishing Company, Wyandotte, Oklahoma; Date: 1997; Family History Library Collection; Part: VIII; Page: 72; Accessed: 8 August 2021.

Mary Elizabeth Shuler1

F, b. 20 August 1889, d. 2 December 1938
     Mary Elizabeth Shuler also went by the name of Lizzie.1 She was born on 20 August 1889 at Lee County, Virginia.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Stevens Shuler and Cora Ellen Waddell.3,4 She married Ezekial Templeton Kirkland, son of I.P. Kirkland and Laura T. Kirtley, on 7 May 1905 at Joshua, Johnson County, Texas.1 She died on 2 December 1938 at Cleburn, Johnson County, Texas, at age 49.1,2

Citations

  1. [S29] RootsWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/, Mary Elizabeth Shuler, ID: I00013, North Texas Kirklands and Allied Families, Compiled by: Michelle Kirkland Fitch, Accessed: 31 Aug 2017 (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi).
  2. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3MW-2SP : 5 December 2014), Cora Waddle in entry for Mary Elizabeth Kirkland, 02 Dec 1938; citing certificate number 56573, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,860.
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS1S-QWQ : 5 December 2014), Joseph Stevens Shuler, 02 Feb 1945; citing certificate number 6713, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,868.
  4. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS1S-QWQ : 5 December 2014), Joseph Stevens Shuler, 02 Feb 1945; citing certificate number 6713, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,137,868.

Mary Lee Shuler1

F
     Mary Lee Shuler married Jeremiah C. Wells Jr., son of Jeremiah C. Wells Sr. and Sarah A. Unknown, on 8 August 1925 at Lee County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, Jeremiah C. Wells, 1925; "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940.", database; Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; Accessed: 11 Jun 2020 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR3W-K6P : 29 January 2020).

Mary Polly Shuler

F, b. circa 1829
     Mary Polly Shuler was born circa 1829 at Grayson County, Virginia.1 She was the daughter of George Michael Shuler and Phoebe Russell.

Citations

  1. [S188] 1850 U.S. Census, Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]; Absalom Shuler; Year: 1850; Census Place: District 19, Grayson, Virginia; Roll: 947; Page: 215b; Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Accessed: 7 Aug 2021.

Mary Ruth Shuler1,2

F
     Mary Ruth Shuler is the daughter of Marion Cicero Shuler and Winnie L. Brooks.2 She married David R. Chamberlain on 13 October 1981 at Tarrant County, Texas.3

Citations

  1. [S78] Fold3.com, online http://www.fold3.com, 1930 US Census, Burleson, Johnson County, Texas.
  2. [S181] 1940 U.S. Census, Tarrant County,Texas; Roll: 627_4141; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 220-10; accessed 6 Aug 2012; Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  3. [S18] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/, Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, Mary R. Shuler, accessed 12 May 2012.

Maureen Emaline Shuler1

F, b. 18 February 1853
     Maureen Emaline Shuler was born on 18 February 1853 at USA.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Shuler and Hannah Bonaham.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Grayson County, Virginia Genealogy; Compilers: Ramos, Shirley Campbell & Patricia Campbell Kratz; Title: "Descendants of Phillip and Rebecca (Russell) Russell of Grayson County, Virginia With Compilers' Allied Families Bonham, Carrico, Cornett, Hash, Osborn, Perkins, Phipps, Shuler, Stuart, Testerman"; Publisher: The Gregath Publishing Company, Wyandotte, Oklahoma; Date: 1997; Family History Library Collection; Part: VI; Page: 39; Accessed: 7 August 2021.

Melody Anne Shuler1

F
     Melody Anne Shuler is the daughter of Calvin Stewart Shuler and Susan Denise Howard.1 She married Scott Glenn after 2001.2

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VDYZ-SYM : accessed 21 December 2014), Calvin Stewart Shuler in entry for Melody Anne Shuler, 19 Jul 1981; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," index and images, Ancestry; citing Texas Department of State Health Services.
  2. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, In a message from Kimberly Shuler, 20 Dec 2014.

Melvin Burnois Shuler1

M, b. 30 October 1927, d. 8 April 2007
     Melvin Burnois Shuler was born on 30 October 1927 at Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.1 He was the son of Fred Burnois Shuler and Lela Belle McCraw.1 He married Evelyn Davis in 1968.2 He died on 8 April 2007 at Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, at age 79.3

Mr Melvin B Shuler
MELVIN B. SHULER Noted developer helped lure Cowboys to Irving

Melvin B. Shuler was a pioneering Irving developer whose accomplishments included giving the city its first elevator and supporting projects that became town landmarks.

He also was among the first developers in the area to attempt planned residential development and modular housing.

Mr. Shuler, 79, died Sunday of natural causes at a veterans facility in Bonham, Texas. A memorial will be at 2 p.m. today in the Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Irving.

"He was always 20 years ahead of his time," said Jim Widener, a retired Irving title lawyer. "He built some houses in Irving with basements, where nobody had had basements before. He always just seemed to be looking to the future."

Mr. Shuler advocated annexing Las Colinas into Irving and helped recruit the Dallas Cowboys to the city, said his son, Mel Shuler Jr. of Dallas.

Mr. Shuler and some of his contemporaries were responsible for putting Las Colinas and Texas Stadium in Irving instead of Dallas, his son said. "Today, if you say Irving, Texas, anywhere in the country, people will know where it is," his son said.

"If it weren't for Melvin, it would never have happened," Mr. Widener said of the Cowboys' move from the Cotton Bowl to Irving.

Mr. Shuler was both a visionary real estate developer and a devoted family man, said his daughter, Janet Powell of Irving.

"He was a great father," Ms. Powell said. "He always said family was there when no one else was."

Mr. Shuler had a dry sense of humor that was sometimes corny, his daughter said.

"He wasn't afraid to dream," Ms. Powell said. "He was innovative, and sometimes he was ahead of his time."

Born in Bonham, Mr. Shuler grew up in the Sherman-Denison area, where his maternal and fraternal grandparents had farms.

He moved with his family to Dallas as a teenager and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1945.

Mr. Shuler joined the Army 10 days after graduation. He trained in Colorado to serve with mountain and ski troops in preparation for a possible invasion of Japan, his family said.

After completing his military service, he returned to Dallas, where he received a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southern Methodist University in 1950.

He started his career selling insurance in Dallas and became a salesman for Mayflower Investment Co., which developed the Plymouth Park neighborhood in Irving.

In February 1957, Mr. Shuler organized Foresight Homes to build custom homes in Irving. He and his partners expanded Foresight to include divisions for residential development, land investments and modular housing.

In 1959, he was elected president of the Irving Home Builders Association. He served on the Irving Planning and Zoning Commission from 1960 to 1969.

In 1961, Mr. Shuler began construction of a medical arts center that was home to Irving's first elevator, his son said.

"It had the first elevator ever in the entire city," his son said.

"With all those buildings out in Las Colinas that are 30 stories high, the fact that he built the first one with an elevator has always fascinated me."

In 1964, Mr. Shuler broke ground on the first of five buildings he planned for his Towne Square project, a 6-acre commercial development on West Irving Boulevard.

One week later, he announced a 240-acre residential development, MbarS Acres, about two miles southwest of Grapevine. The MbarS featured a community common with horse stables and bridle paths.

Mr. Shuler's land purchases included a tract that became part of Texas Stadium.

Those 19 acres at what would soon be the intersection of several major highways seemed like the perfect place for a stadium.

He sold the property but didn't profit from the eventual land sales or stadium construction.

In 1968, he married Evelyn Davis. Mrs. Shuler died in 1992.

In addition to his son and daughter, Mr. Shuler is survived by a stepson, Ken Collins of Flower Mound; a sister, Marlene Fugate of Bonham; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - Thursday, April 12, 2007.2

Citations

  1. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database; Melvin Burnois Shuler, 30 Oct 1927; citing Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States, certificate , Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,240,409; Accessed: 9 Aug 2021 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939K-Q1S3-9D).
  2. [S332] GenealogyBank, online http://genealogybank.com/, Dallas Morning News, The (Texas) 12 April 2007, obit for MELVIN B. SHULER Noted developer helped lure Cowboys to Irving; Accessed: 9 Aug 2021 (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/…).
  3. [S28] Family Search, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images; "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images;from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Dallas Morning News, The, born-digital text; Accessed: 9 Aug 2021 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK2H-8XG4 : accessed 9 August 2021).

Michael Shuler1,2

M, b. circa 1810, d. 26 August 1855
     Michael Shuler was born circa 1810 at Virginia.1 He was the son of Michael Nicholas Shuler Jr. and Charity Anna Myers.1 He married Ann Russell, daughter of Phillip Russell and Rebecca Russell, on 9 March 1839 at Grayson County, Virginia.1 He died on 26 August 1855 at Grayson County, Virginia.1

Children of Michael Shuler and Ann Russell

Citations

  1. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Grayson County, Virginia Genealogy; Compilers: Ramos, Shirley Campbell & Patricia Campbell Kratz; Title: "Descendants of Phillip and Rebecca (Russell) Russell of Grayson County, Virginia With Compilers' Allied Families Bonham, Carrico, Cornett, Hash, Osborn, Perkins, Phipps, Shuler, Stuart, Testerman"; Publisher: The Gregath Publishing Company, Wyandotte, Oklahoma; Date: 1997; Family History Library Collection; Part: V; Page: 35; Accessed: 7 August 2021.
  2. [S82] Facebook, online www.facebook.com, Grayson County, Virginia Genealogy; Compilers: Ramos, Shirley Campbell & Patricia Campbell Kratz; Title: "Descendants of Phillip and Rebecca (Russell) Russell of Grayson County, Virginia With Compilers' Allied Families Bonham, Carrico, Cornett, Hash, Osborn, Perkins, Phipps, Shuler, Stuart, Testerman"; Publisher: The Gregath Publishing Company, Wyandotte, Oklahoma; Date: 1997; Family History Library Collection; Part: VIII; Page: 73; Accessed: 8 August 2021.