The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 262
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
ered the earth with flowers, and left the mortal remains of John R.
Fenn laid to rest beneath the tall live oak trees, with their waving
streamers of gray moss, and amidst the scenes he loved so dearly in
life, and where so many busy years had passed. After the last sad
rites were concluded the family and friends returned to the city on
the special train, arriving at about 3:45 p. m.
It can be truthfully said that he sleeps beneath a canopy of flowers
upon a tract of land granted to his forefather, David Fitzgerald, by
the Spanish government in 1822. David Fitzgerald was one of
Stephen F. Austin's colony of the Old Three Hundred.
Captain Fenn's father, Eli Fenn, was also one of the Old Three
Hundred, and his son, constituting the families represented, was the
last survivor of this old, historic settlement.
The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Honorary, T. W.
House, Captain William Christian, Judge W. P. Hamblen, Captain
J. C. Hutcheson, Dr. Max Urwitz, A. C. Herndon, Captain R. G.
Ashe, Captain S. Taliaferro, John W. Bell, Captain J. S. Rice,
James Bute, Captain D. D. Peden; active, W. B. King, Alex Ber-
gamini, Pierce Geiselman, Dr. E. J. Hamilton, Jo F. Meyer, Nat
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