But few men of his day and time, a period when judges held office during good behavior, occupied the circuit bench longer than Judge Benjamin Shackelford. For thirty-six years-more than the average of human life-he presided over the Circuit Court of this judicial district. And during that time fewer of his decisions were reversed by the higher courts than of any judge, perhaps, in the State. Although making no parade of it, Judge Shackelford possessed in a full measure that absolute incorruptibility that insures purity in the administration of the law. His judgments were always distinctly marked with impartiality and
An extensive practice attests the ability of Dr. Theodore T. Shackelford as a physician and surgeon, and he is numbered among the leading representatives of the medical fraternity of Haskell, where he established his residence in 1917. He was born in Okolona, Arkansas, January 31, 1886, of the marriage of Theodore T. and Elizabeth Jane (Thompson) Shackelford, the former a native of Mississippi and the latter of South Carolina. When a lad of eight years the father accompanied his parents to Arkansas and his education was obtained in the schools of that state. On reaching adult years he took up
Corpl., 120th Inf., 30th Div., Co. G. Born in Wayne County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shackelford. Entered the service April 2, 1918, at Fremont, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May, 1918. Fought with his company in Belgium and France. Killed on the Hindenburg Line Sept. 29, 1918. Buried at Bellicourt, France.
Sergt., Motor T. C., Sup. Tr., Co. E, 8th Div. Born in Wilson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shackelford. Entered the service Nov. 30, 1917, at Greensboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Johnston, Fla., Dec. 25, 1917. Promoted to rank of Sergt. December, 1918. Drove cars from factory to different seaports. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Feb. 7, 1919.
Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.