John English "Jack" Shell
was born on 25 January 1863. He married Harriet "Hattie" Jane Knox
on 10 October 1889. John English "Jack" Shell died on 10 January 1934 at Arkansas
at age 70; Article from a January 10, 1934 newspaper:
"KILLED AS AUTO HITS PARKED CAR
J.E. Shell Succumbs Few Minutes After Accident Near Wilmar.
Monticello, Jan 10. - J.E. Shell, age 68 (actually he was 71), was killed in an automobile accident about 3 this afternoon about a mile east of Wilmar, near the station of the Mississippi River Fuel Corporation. Mr. Shell was en route to Warren and his car sideswiped another car on the highway it was reported. The car turned over, righted itself, and was headed in the opposite direction when stopped. The only damage to the parked car was a hub cap knocked off.
Mr. Shell was injured internally and survived only a few minutes after a physician from Wilmar reached him.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Shelton of Monticello; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Marsh and Miss Loame Shell; two brothers, Dr. Evie Shell and Tom Shell, all of Prescott. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon."
From another newspaper article:
"DIES IN AUTO WRECK
CAR OVERTURNS WHEN SIDE-SWIPES PARKED CAR ON HIGHWAY NEAR WILMAR
J.E. Shell, 68 years of age, probably one of the best known citizens of the county died shortly after being injured in an automobile wreck which occurred near the storage plant of the Mississippi River Fuel Corporation, East of Wilmar on Highway No. 4, Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Shell was enroute to Warren, and in passing a car belonging to Clyde Wilson of near Wilmar, who had his car parked on the highway, must have misjudged the distance, Mr. Shell's car sideswiped the other car, catching the hub cap on the parked car, which threw his car out of control, and after running a few feet turned completely over and then righted itself, and came to a stop headed towards Monticello. Dr. Smith of Wilmar was immediately called but Mr. Shell died a few minutes after the physician reached him.
Mr. Shell had been a resident of Monticello for over forty years and was born and reared in Nevado County near Prescott, and came to this county to attend school entering what was known as the Garner Academy at Rock Springs. He was married to Miss Hattie Knox, oldest daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. R.C. Knox, who at that time lived in that community. He was a graduate of the Tulane University Law School and for many years was in business here in Monticello and up until a few years ago was Justice of the Peace of Marion Township and was a member of the First Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joe Shelton of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Marsh and Miss Salome Shell, two brothers, Dr. E.E. Shell and T.J. Shell, all of Prescott.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Stephenson Funeral Home conducted by Rev. O.E. Holmes, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. W.B. Sullivan, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery."
He was buried on 11 January 1934 at Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas