|Ben Sheckler, my
grandfather, went into
the cattle business, and also had a bee business as a side line.
As a result of the cattle business my father, Claude, became an expert
rider and roper. He at one time, roped a wild cat, tied it up and
brought it home. He did the same thing with a coyote. My father was
the trade by one of the last of the Spanish Dons, a man by the name of
Juan Mendoza. Mr. Mendoza worked for Ben when Claude was growing
up. My father died in 1952, 83 years old, on the ranch here in
where we are living at the present time. My father was bilingual
and spoke fluent Spanish. My father went by the names of Claude
Claude William Sheckler, William Sheckler, William C. Scheckler and
Claude Sheckler. I found an old note book in which my mother had
put down the dates of birth and death. I had a younger brother who died
when he was a baby. If you should run into the name Benjamin
Sheckler, that would be him. He died before he was two years old.
My father's first wife was Bertha
clipping (Photo with
honored - Hazel Scheckler, a 74 year resident of Dulzura, was
by Charlotte Holcomb. Mrs. Scheckler observed her 94th birthday
at the annual Dulzura Kids Christmas party".
from page 73-74 in
- by "Donald Eugene Sheckler I"