McLennan County, Texas
WACO TIMES HERALD
DECEMBER 20, 1920
DEATH OF DR. SHELTON BRINGS SORROW TO LEGION OF FRIENDS
Dr Samuel E. Shelton, aged 69, and one of the best-known physicians in the state, died Monday morning at 2:30 in his home, 312 North Eleventh Street.
The exact time for the funeral has not yet been determined, but the service will probably take place Tuesday afternoon, in the event the children residing in Texas cities other than Waco are able to arrive here by that time. For some time Dr. Shelton has been a guest in his daughter's home in San Antonio, where be went believing the climate there would prove beneficial to his health, which was undermined by illness, which first made its appearance while he was in California last summer. He was brought back home last Saturday night. The death of Dr. Shelton marks the passing of one of Waco's pioneer physicians. He had been a resident of this city for about thirty years, coming here from the state of his birth, Nelson County, VA. He had been a member of the McLennan County Medical society ever since be came here, and he was prominent in the councils of the local and the state organization. Early in life Dr. Shelton achieved eminence in his profession, his skill being demonstrated here time and again. His fellow practitioners had for him the most profound regard, and the younger members of the medical profession here found in him a learned adviser, for whose opinions and conclusions they had the greatest respect Dr. Shelton was a member of the Episcopal church. The death on September 19 of Dr. Shelton's wife, Mrs. Fannie M. Shelton, was a great shock to him; from which it is said, he never fully recovered. Surviving Dr Shelton are six children, Mrs. Stewart Walker, Leander, Mrs. H J McMillan, San Antonio, George M Shelton, Dallas; Leslie Shelton, Waco; Francis Shelton, Denton, and Dr Joe H Shelton, Kingsville. Dr. Shelton also has two brothers, Leslie Shelton, who lives in Virginia, and Tom Shelton, a resident of Liberty county, Texas.