Person:Thomas Scurry (2)

Gen. Thomas L. Scurry
b.15 Mar 1859 Waller County, Texas
m. 1843
  1. Catherine ScurryAbt 1844 -
  2. Foster ScurryAbt 1846 -
  3. Katherine Scurry1846 - 1918
  4. Worth ScurryAbt 1848 -
  5. Gen. Thomas L. Scurry1859 - 1911
  6. Richardson A. Scurry, Jr.Abt 1862 - 1905
  7. A. B. Scurry
  • HGen. Thomas L. Scurry1859 - 1911
  • WEmma Gano1869 - 1936
m. 23 Jan 1896
  1. Miriam Scurry1897 - 1897
  2. Thomas L. Scurry, Jr.1898 - 1944
  3. Martha Welch Scurry1900 - 1987
  4. Katherine Evantha Scurry1902 - 1977
  5. Richardson Gano Scurry1904 - 1979
  6. William Clarence Scurry1906 - 1964
  7. Dr. Maurice McLaurin Scurry1910 - 1974
Facts and Events
Name[1] Gen. Thomas L. Scurry
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 Mar 1859 Waller County, Texas
Marriage 23 Jan 1896 Dallas, Dallas County, Texasto Emma Gano
Census[2] 1900 Austin, Travis County, Texas
Census[3] 1910 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Death[1] 17 Dec 1911 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Burial[1] Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Travis County, Texas, 1900 census:[2]

Scurry, Thomas Head 38 yrs (b. Mar 1862) (marr. 5 yrs) b. Texas (parents, b. Virginia/Georgia) Adj. Gen. of Texas
      Emma Wife 28 yrs (b. Sep 1871) (1 child) b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Thomas Son 2 yrs (b. Apr 1898) b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Kentucky)
Gano, Richard Nephew 13 yrs (b. Jun 1886) b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)

Dallas County, Texas, 1910 census:[3]

Scurry, Thomas Head 51 yrs (marr. 14 yrs) b. Texas (parents, b. Tennessee/Louisiana) Agent (Life Insurance)
      Emma G. Wife 40 yrs (5 children, 5 living) b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky)
      Thomas L. Son 12 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Kentucky)
      Martha W. Dau 9 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Kentucky)
      Evantha Dau 7 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Kentucky)
      Richardson G. Son 6 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Kentucky)
      William C. Son 3 yrs b. Texas (parents, b. Texas/Kentucky)
Gano, Richard M. Father/law 71 yrs (wid.) b. Kentucky (parents, b. Kentucky) Minister ("travels")
Terrell, Kate S. Sister 58 yrs (wid.; 3 children, 2 living) b. Texas (parents, b. Tennessee)
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Find A Grave.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Travis, Texas, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 87, p. 2B, dwelling/family 52/58.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dallas, Texas, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    ED 35, p. 4A, dwelling/family 73/75 (353 Bennett Ave).
  4.   Handbook of Texas Online.

    SCURRY, THOMAS (1859–1911). Thomas Scurry, businessman, soldier, and adjutant general of Texas at the turn of the century, son of Evantha (Foster) and Richardson A. Scurry, was born in Waller County, Texas, on March 15, 1859. He was employed in the wholesale business in Houston in 1876 and later worked in the general offices of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. From 1880 to 1886 he was captain of the Houston Light Guards. Scurry established a real estate business in Dallas in 1886. During the Spanish-American War he was a major in the First Texas Volunteer Infantry. He was appointed adjutant general by Governor Charles A. Culberson on January 17, 1899, and had supervision of martial law imposed at Galveston during the flood of 1900. As adjutant general, he was instrumental in drafting a bill for reorganization of the Texas Rangersqv. In 1902 he was ordered to Brownsville by Governor Joseph D. Sayers to investigate cowboy-ranger difficulties in Cameron County. Scurry married Emma Welch Gano in Dallas in 1896. They had two children. He died in Dallas on December 17, 1911.

    C. W. Raines, Year Book for Texas (2 vols., Austin: Gammel-Statesman, 1902, 1903).
    Walter Prescott Webb, The Texas Rangers (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1935; rpt., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982).

  5.   Dallas Morning News. (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 2, 18 Dec 1911.

    Gen. Scurry's Funeral Will Be Held Today.

    Services at Fiorst Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m.

    Messages and Resolutions of Condolence Sent to Bereaved Family of Well-Known Texan.

    Funeral services for Gen. Thomas L. Scurry, who died Sunday morning, will be held from the First Presbyterian Church to Oakland Cemetery at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. William M. Anderson officiating. Honorary pallbearers have been chosen from close friends of the family and the active pallbearers will be members of the Fitzhugh Lee Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, and from the local companies of the Texas National Guard. Telegrams and messages of condolence have been received from many friends and resolutions have been adopted by the Dallas National Guard Officers' Association, of which Gen. Scurry was a charter member.

    The honorary pallbearers will be Will Childress, Will Harris, Judge C. K. Bell of Fort Worth, Ed Scurry, Emmett Godbold, C. F. Clint, H. C. Burlew, Nathan Adams, Oscar Reyneud and Judge Yancey Lewis. The active pallbearers will be Sidney D. Butler, O. P. Storm, W. J. Condon, John White, E. R. Malin and one other yet to be selected.

    The following message from Galveston was received by Mrs. Thomas Scurry from Mayor Fisher of Galveston: "As Mayor of Galveston, I desire to express my personal sympathy to you and to offer the sincere condolence of the citizens of Galveston. Immediately following the storm, General Scurry assumed charge of the military government of Galveston and efficiently restored order out of chaos. No man deserves more the gratitude of Galveston May God comfort you in your great loss."

    Father Kirwan of Galveston wired: "Accept my sympathy in your great affliction. Texas and Galveston particularly owe him debt of gratitude. God comfort you."

    The incident referred to in the two telegrams was just after the disastrous flood of Dec. 8, 1900, when General Scurry, then Adjutant General of Texas, was sent to Galveston Island by Gov. Sayers. At the request of the city authorities and of the public safety committee, General Scurry assumed command [rest missing].

  6.   Polk's City Directory (Dallas, Texas)
    p. 273, 1894.

    Scurry, Thomas (Scurry & Lett, fire insurance, agts, stock and bond brokers, 293 Main) notary public h. Mrs. Kate S. Terrell