Four of the first set of Shumate children died at an early age of tuberculosis. These were children of John Wesley and Martha Ann Wells Shumate. They were Walter, who died at the age of 34 in 1917 and Taylor who died in 1907 at the age of 23. Mary Elizabeth died in 1911 at the age of 25. Robert, who lived in Ohio and was the secretary at a Y.M.C.A died at the age of 46 in 1936. Only Mary Elizabeth's photo exists and is included here.