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Beverly Thomas “Tootie” Schnaubert

"Tootie" Schnaubert was born January 29, 1917 to Stephen Arthur Schnaubert and Ella M. Adams Schnaubert in Rankin, Texas. Both parents died in December, 1918 when he was not quite two years old, their causes of death unstated. Tootie and his two siblings, Leon and Stephen, went to live with their grandparents, Arthur and Mentie … Continue reading Beverly Thomas “Tootie” Schnaubert