The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 90
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might contain a dress, scarf or pair of overalls. In my own
reading I have found no mention in Texas of the Hospitality String
or of the Welcome Wagon that was inquired about in an earlier
A letter from Miss Ethel King, 901 Lexington Avenue, New
York, brings news of the death of her brother, Percy King, June
23, 1939. She states that he had been for many years president
of the United States Catholic Historical Society and had con-
tributed articles to its publications and to other publications as
On July 16 members of the Bushman family of America assem-
bled at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a pilgrimage to the vicinity where
the descendants of the founders, Hans, Andraes and Henry Bush-
man, lived. The three brothers came to America in 1753. Members
of the family in Texas are invited to communicate with Mrs. Maria
Bushman Smith, Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D. C.
The leading article in this issue of the Quarterly is the address
delivered June 4 by Mr. Harbert Davenport, President of the Asso-
ciation, at the dedication of the monument erected near Goliad in
memory of Colonel J. W. Fannin and his men. In the program it is
recorded that the charred remains of Fannin and his men were
buried, June 3, 1836, on the spot where the monument stands.
President Davenport was introduced by D. B. Hardeman, descend-
ant of Dr. J. H. Barnard, one of the survivors of the massacre.
The reverse of the folder program reproduces a map of the Goliad
mission area prepared by the National Park Service and the Texas
State Parks Commission. The last page of the program has a part
of Dr. Barnard's account of what happened at Goliad.
He records the death of Colonel Fannin as follows:
Colonel Fannin, on account of his wound, was not marched
out from the fort with the other prisoners. When told he was
to be shot he heard it unmoved, but giving his watch and
money to the officer who was to superintend his execution, he
requested that he might not be shot in the head, and that he
might be decently buried. He was shot in the head and his
body stripped and tumbled into a pile with the others.
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