The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 392
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Six Ranch, Point Blank, Texas, and the developer of a cure for
pink eye in cattle; he is also a construction engineer who has won
world acclaim for outstanding bridges constructed in Texas.
Association membership is most proper for Texans of real ac-
President Walter B. Posey has announced that the Executive
Council of the Southern Historical Association has accepted the
offer of Rice Institute, at Houston, to sponsor the Journal of
Southern History, effective January 1, 1959. The new managing
editor will be Professor William H. Masterson.
Texas is honored and pleased to have the management of such
a learned and scholarly journal moved within its borders. The
Quarterly enthusiastically welcomes the Journal.
Roger N. Conger, Box 116o, Waco, Texas, has sent to the office
information and a picture of a tombstone in Wortham Bend
community, fifteen miles north of Waco. The tombstone reads:
J. B. M. Howard
was killed by the
Quantrel Men and
Rob'd April 21. 1865
age 22 years and
O what a strong arm to be rear'd
From the Breast of nature to be
Destroyed in a minute by
A snake in the grass
No one in the Wortham Bend community appears to have any
knowledge of J. B. M. Howard or the incidents surrounding
William Clarke Quantrill (Quantrell) was in North Texas in
late 1864. Quantrill was killed in Kentucky on June 6, 1865, some
six weeks after the recorded death of Howard.
Can any person supply further information concerning J. B. M.
Association member Roger Conger, president of the Heritage
Society of Waco, recently submitted materials that support and
extend the McLennan County organization's reputation for being
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