On this date in our extended family history . . . the 16th day of January . . . in the year 1913 . . . Judge E.L. Antony dies in Dallas, Texas . . . this Judge Antony is a 1st cousin 3 times removed to the Keeper of this family history blog . . . his mother is the older sister of my 2nd great-grandma, Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . .
Friday, January 17, 1913
Prominent Resident of Texas Dies Here
Judge E.L. Antony Dies in This City
Funeral Services to Be Held This Afternoon
Judge E.L. Antony of Cameron, Tex., a prominent Texan and former Congressman, died yesterday morning at the residence of his brother-in-law [sic -- actually son-in-law], L.C. McBride, 3304 McKinney avenue.
Judge Antony was born in Burk County, Georgia, Jan. 5, 1852. His parents were Dr. Milton Antony Jr. and Margaret Frances Davis. Dr. Milton Antony, the grandfather, was the founder of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta. The ancestors of Judge Antony were of the old Virginia Commonwealth, who bore valiant part in wresting the thirteen colonies from the dominion of Great Britain.
He came with his parents to Texas in 1859, settling at Columbia, Brazos [sic -- Brazoria] County. In 1869, he entered the University of Georgia (formerly Franklin College), where he graduated with honors in 1873. During these four college years he was closely associated with two of Georgia's gifted sons, Charles Crisp and the immortal Grady. Returning to Texas in 1873, he was admitted to the practice of law at Cameron, Milam County, where he married Miss Augusta Houghton, Sept. 20, 1876.
He was conspicuous in many ways, serving his people in various capacities. He was elected to Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Roger Q. Mills to the United States Senate, which he filled with distinction and credit to himself and his constituents. His many friends will concur in the statement that no Representative of the people ever had a clearer view or more powerful conception and grasp of the tariff question than did he. He was a man of much and varied learning, not only as a lawyer, but in the many fields of literature and science; many sided, and much gifted, it was easy for him to do what seemed hard and difficult to most men.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Antony, now in her eightieth year; a wife, and two daughters, Miss Beryl , and Alice, the wife of J.A. Brown, all of Cameron, Tex.
Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. McBride, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, by Rev. J.H. Moore, and the burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The following have been selected as the active pallbearers: Murphy W. Townsend, Cullen F. Thomas, A.H. Winkler, C.H. Loper, O.F. Wencker and W.P. Donaldson, and the following as honorary pallbearers: Judge E.B. Muse, Judge Kenneth Foree, Judge J.E. Cockrell, E.W. Luna, F.R. Malone and J. Howard Ardrey.