Photo: George Simms Lemon headstone
Photo: Pauline Sanders Lemon headstone
Lemon, George S. - brother - white male - 20 years old - single - born in Texas - father born in Georgia - mother born in Georgia - clerk at a grocery store
*At this time, it appears that George was living with his brother, David, his sister-in-law, Susie, and their daughter.*
United States Social Security Death Index (1980)
George Lemon - born September 18, 1909 - last residence in Winnsboro, Wood Co., Texas - died May 1980
Our Family, family scrapbook
George Simms Lemon, also known as Big George, was born on September 18, 1909 and died on May 6, 1980, in Winnsboro, Texas. Big George owned The Pioneer Cookie Company in Lubbock, Texas. He moved to East Texas in 1964 when he bought Merrimac. He sold real estate, mostly acreage and had his office in Winnsboro.
Big George played football for Austin College, in Sherman, for one year. He was on his way back from California where he met Pauline when he visited his brother David, who was the Superintendent of Schools in Slaton, Texas, about 1930. He worked in her father's grocery store.
He and H.G. [Horace Greeley Sanders] were partners in buying the West Texas farms.
Big George had a great love for his family and his extended family; his efforts had much to do with the yearly Lemon Reunion. we know about the Lemons because he wanted to know about his family.
*One of Big George's sons recalls that Big George sold The Pioneer Cookie Company to Weston Biscuit Company.*
Pauline Sanders Lemon, known as Grandmother Pauline, was born on August 22, 1912, and died on December 15, 1995, in Winnsboro, Texas.
Pauline was very gregarious and had lots of friends. She was the oldest child in herfamily and her father's child--much like him. She went to Texas Women's University for one year, but quit school to marry George. Pauline was interested in politics and a committed member of The League of Women Voters in Lubbock.
After they moved to Winnsboro, she and Big George were involved in Autumn Trails, including the craft show. She and Big George were members of the Presbyterian Church.
The older grandchildren developed a love for Merrimac during their two-week summer visits, beginning when they were at least 5.
Pauline took art lessons and had her favorites framed.
[Source: family possession]