The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 25, July 1921 - April, 1922 Page: 302

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NEWS ITEMS
A monument to David Crockett is to be erected in Lawrence-
burg, Tennessee. Crockett helped to lay out this town in 1817.
In a series of articles published in the Galveston News of Jan-
uary 29, February 5, 19 and 26, and March 12, 1922, Dr. J. O.
Dyer traces the naval activities along the Texas coast from the
beginning of hostilities until the second battle of Sabine Pass,
September 8, 1863. The brilliant achievements of Commodore
Leon Smith, C. S. N., are particularly emphasized.
The Sons of the Republic of Texas was launched at the Univer-
sity Club in Houston, March 15, 1922. Lewis R. Bryan was
elected chairman and 0. M. Kendall secretary. While it is planned
to make this a Statewide organization, its membership will be
restricted to descendants of those who served the Republic. Those
present at the organization, besides the officers named, were Judge
Charles E. Ashe, Franklin Williams, George A. Hill, Sidney H.
Huston, Milton Howe, Jacob F. Wolters, Andrew J. Houston,
William K. Craig,, Birdsall Briscoe, Lewis Fisher, A. Y. Bryan,
Houston Williams, W. E. Kendall, A. M. John, Augustin de
Zavala, Lewis R. Bryan, Jr., Royston Williams, Clarence Kendall.
Mrs. Mary Adair Farris, honorary vice-president for life of the
U. D. C., died at her home in Huntsville, February 17, 1922, aged
eighty-four years. Mrs. Farris came to Huntsville when a child.
Mrs. R. E. Pennington, author of a History of Brenham a.nd
Washington County, died at her home in Brenham, March 26,
1922. Mrs. Pennington was active in securing the establishment
of the State Park at Old Washington, and served as one of the
commissioners since its creation.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
The annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association
will be had at the University of Texas, Austin, on Tuesday, April
21. There will be a business meeting at 10:30 and a general
meeting at 2:30. At the afternoon meeting papers will be read
by Hon. R. C. Crane of Sweetwater and by Dr. Alex Dienst of
Temple.

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