Skates Family Home Page "Hartwell and Mary"Updated September 5, 2000
|This home page is devoted to the research of the Skates Family surrounding Hartwell Cleone Skates and Mary Wanda Smith Skates Mayo.|
Both are native Texans.Both died far too young.However, They left behind a wonderful family.It is to this family that myself and hopefully others will contribute information about our family history.
Hartwell Cleone Skates is a junior.His father had the same name. His mother Was Ruth Perry, born in East Texas in 1913.That is where she and Hartwell Cleone, Senior met and married.
Mary Wanda Smith was the daughter of Elmer Francis Smith and Maggie Leote Nickelson.Maggie's father was Beske Charles Nickelson, a Major in the Confederate Army.He lived to be 108 years old.