Notes for Buford Ernest Sheats
!US Census 1910 (28 April) Alabama, Lawrence Co., Hillsboro Township, Series T624 Roll 21 Part 2, page 9A, lines 16-17: Buford E. Sheats (b. 1890 - 20 - in AL - Occ: Farmer - Fa: AL and Mo: AL) married less than a year to Zettie H. (b. 1890 - 20 - in AL - Fa: AL and Mo: AL) *listed as 1st marriage for each
!US Census 1920 (17-18 February) Alabama, Lawrence Co., Morris Chapel, Roll T625_29, SD 8 ED 93, Sheet 14B, Page 227B, House No. 254, Lines 70-76: Buford Sheets (b. 1890 - 30 - in AL - Occ: Farmer - Fa: AL and Mo: AL) married to Lettie (b. 1892 - 28 - in AL - Fa: AL and Mo: AL). Children listed (born in AL) are: Josephine (dau b. 1911 - 9); Christine (dau b. 1911 - 9); Willma Sue (dau b. 1915 - 5); Hudson M. (son b. Nov 1917 - 2 3/12); and Horace C. (son b. Nov 1919 - 3/12)
!US Census 1930 (21 April) Alabama, Morgan Co., Trinity Precinct 11, Roll T626_45, SD 2 ED 52-25, Sheet 8B, Page 169B, House No. 154, Lines 67-72: Zettie Sheets (b. 1891 - 39 - in AL - WIDOW - Occ: Farmer - Fa: AL and Mo: AL) married at age 18. Children listed (born in AL as was father) are: Josephine (dau b. 1911 - 19); Wilmer S. (dau b. 1916 - 14); Hudson (son b. 1918 - 12); Horris (son b. 1920 - 10); and Melba (dau b. 1922 - 8)
Died while trying to save the life of a drowning child, for which he was awarded, posthumously, the Carnegie Medal of Heroism.
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