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Shacklett, Ule Samuel

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Shacklett, Ule Samuel
March 13, 2007 07:04PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis
Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 161-162. Fulton Co.


Ule Samuel Shacklett, a prosperous hardware merchant of Fulton,
Kentucky, was born in Woodbury, Cannon county, Tennessee, October 2, 1867,
and is a son of John Lewis and Mary Lou (Bates) Shacklett. The father was
born in Davidson county, Tennessee, and the mother was born in Cannon
county, Tennessee. The paternal grandfather, John Shacklett, was a native
of North Carolina, of French descent, and was a school teacher and resided
for many years at Antioch, Tennessee, where the father of our subject was
born, reared and educated. His maternal grandfather, Bates, was a native
of Virginia and a pioneer of Cannon county, Tennessee, where he built the
first and only court house of the county. In Woodbury, Tennessee, the
mother of our subject was born and reared. She bore her husband children
as follows: Samuel; Mattie Lenora, deceased; Claud McC., deceased; Robert
W.; John Arthur; Lucy Edith.
The father and mother reside in Woodbury, and there Ule Samuel
Shacklett attended school until he was nineteen years of age, after which
he attended a commercial college and completed a business course. For a
short time he was a clerk in a drug store, and then became bill clerk for
Timmons, Philpot & Company, of Nashville, Tennessee. This position he held
about sixteen months, and a like position for six months more in the employ
of the American Milling Company, of Nashville. For eighteen months he then
was a salesman for the wholesale dry-goods concern of J.S. Reeves &
Company, also of Nashville. For a short time he traveled for C.D. Smith &
Company, grain dealers, and later for the Model Milling Company, of
Nashville. In 1895 he came to Fulton and became a partner of A.P. Creedle
in the grain business, and this partnership continued about a year. For a
short time thereafter he was a traveling grocery salesman in the employ of
a St. Louis firm. Returning to Fulton, he formed a partnership with W.P.
Felts in the hardware business, and about eighteen months later this
connection was dissolved. J.W. and L.E. Thomas and our subject formed a
partnership in 1900, under the style of Shacklett-Thomas Hardware Company,
which is to-day a thriving business house, and a leader in that line in the
city. While Mr. Shacklett's business career has been a varied one, it has
been a successful one, and without capital to commence with he has raised
himself into his present prosperous condition. His energy, pluck and good
management have all aided him in his business life.
On June 5, 1897, Mr. Shacklett and Miss Fannie Wilson were married,
she being a native of Tennessee. Their children are John Wilson and Mary
Le Grand. In politics Mr. Shacklett is a Democrat, and he has served as a
member of the Fulton city council and been otherwise active in party
affairs. Both he and his wife are Methodists, and their home is noted for
generous hospitality. They are important factors in the social life of the
community, and both have a large circle of friends.

Shacklett Bates Creedle Felts Thomas Wilson
Cannon-TN Davidson-TN NC VA

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