Texas Cemeteries: The Resting Places of Famous, Infamous, and Just Plain Interesting Texans (Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series)

By Bill Harvey

Winner, Journalistic success Award, Texas ancient origin, 2004

From the easiest slab of weathered stone to the main enforcing mausoleum, each marker in a Texas cemetery bears witness to a existence that—in methods small or large—helped form the historical past and tradition of the nation. Telling the tales of a few of those major lives is the aim of this booklet. inside of its pages, you will meet not just the heroes of the Texas Revolution, for instance, but in addition one of many nice African American cowboys of the traildriving period (Bose Ikard) and the 1st lady in Texas elected to statewide workplace (Annie Webb Blanton). vacationing cemeteries from each period and all areas of the country, invoice Harvey recounts the histories of well-known, notorious, and simply undeniable attention-grabbing Texans who lie at leisure in Texas cemeteries.

The e-book is prepared alphabetically through urban for simple reference. for every urban, Harvey lists a number of cemeteries, giving their situation and historical past, if major. on the center of the booklet are his profiles of the noteworthy humans buried in each one cemetery. They comprise not just recognized but additionally lesser-known or even unknown Texans who made vital contributions to the country within the arts, activities, enterprise, army provider, politics—truly each quarter of communal lifestyles. in the event you are looking to stopover at those resting areas, Harvey additionally comprises pointers on discovering cemeteries, finding gravesites, and taking reliable photos. Spend time with him within the graveyards of Texas, and you can quickly get pleasure from what interesting tales the silent stones can tell.

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1953) used to be a member of corporation F, moment Battalion, 7th Marines, First Marine department, close to Songuch-on, Korea, on July 25, 1953, while he and his platoon have been partaking within the safety of an outpost ahead of the most line of resistance. whilst battalions of enemy forces attacked, he uncovered himself to heavy mortar and artillery hearth with the intention to direct his males and direct the care and evacuation of wounded Marines. Guillen used to be 116 *harvey pages ultimate 9/24/04 3:22 PM web page 117 ennis heavily wounded throughout the conflict yet refused scientific remedy and persevered to direct his males until eventually the enemy was once defeated. He succumbed to his wounds a number of hours later. For his provider and valor, he was once offered the Congressional Medal of Honor. Sa m u e l Ly m a n At wo o d M a rs h a l l Samuel Lyman Atwood (Slam) Marshall (1900–1977) used to be born in Catskill, manhattan, and his relations got here to Texas while he was once fifteen. He enlisted within the military and served in France in the course of global battle I. In 1922 he all started his journalism occupation with the El Paso usher in, serving as reporter, activities editor, and town editor of the paper till 1927, whilst he joined the workers of the Detroit information. Over the process his lifestyles, he may turn into an influential author of army historical past. In his lengthy profession as an army commentator, Marshall wrote greater than thirty books, dozens of magazine articles, and innumerable newspaper, radio, and tv items. B e n i to M a rt i n e z Benito Martinez (1932–1952) was once born at fortress Hancock and entered army carrier there. Corporal Martinez was once a desktop gunner with the Twenty-fifth Infantry department, close to Satae-ri, Korea. at the evening of September 6, 1952, enemy forces attacked his place. regardless of the risk of his seize, he remained at his publish and tried to gradual the enemy boost. Martinez remained in touch along with his unit yet informed them that his state of affairs used to be too risky to try his rescue. whilst he later withdrew, armed simply with an automated rifle and a handgun, he defended himself for 6 hours. presently ahead of sunrise, he said that the enemy used to be final in. That used to be the final touch with Martinez; through the evening he used to be killed. His Medal of Honor used to be provided posthumously to his mom through the secretary of the military on the Pentagon in Washington. Ennis Myrtle Cemetery W. Knox St. at Glasscock St. N 32 19. 455, W 096 38. 439 okay at i e L i t t y Da f fa n Katie Litty (Miss Katie) Daffan (1874–1951) used to be born in Brenham and attended public faculties in Denison and Corsicana. She graduated 117 *harvey pages ultimate 9/24/04 3:22 PM web page 118 ennis First Lieutenant Jack Lummus was once one in every of Texans offered the Congressional Medal of Honor for his or her provider on Iwo Jima. Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis. from Hollins Institute in Virginia and used to be a heritage pupil on the collage of Texas and the college of Chicago. Daffan taught hassle-free and highschool and was once first vp of the Texas lecturers organization. In 1911 Daffan was once named to the placement of superintendent of the accomplice Woman’s domestic in Austin and have become the 1st lady in Texas to be appointed to go a kingdom establishment.

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