|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1857|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1903|
Warren Tully Beverly was a native of Collin County, attending Spring Creek School and Plano Institute. He studied law in the office of Joseph W. Baines, grandfather of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Beverly served as County Attorney and later as Judge of the 59th District Count.
JUDGE W. T. BEVERLY IS DEAD
Answered the Dread Summons Last Tuesday in Sherman After a Short Illness of a week.
ALL M'KINNEY IS IN MOURNING
The News of His Death Was a Great Shock to His Friends. Many Did Not Realize His Serious Condition. Body Was Shipped Here Tuesday Afternoon. Funeral Announcement.
McKinney Democrat, March 24, 1903
Tuesday morning at 3:20 o'clock Judge W. T. Beverly died at the residence of M. F. Brackney in Sherman, after an illness of only a week, due to liver and stomach trouble.
At his bedside when the end came was, of his immediate family, only his wife who had been with him since the beginning of his illness. He was conscious up to within five minutes of his death and his last expression was "I am going to die."
Thus closed the life of a man who had reached the pinnacle of success and ere its fruits could be tasted he was called into the unknown future, where faith alone anchors the human soul.
In the death of Judge Beverly, McKinney loses one of her most honored citizens.... Tully Beverly was an upright honorable man, as brave as a lion and as gently as a woman. He was a favorite with all who admired spotless integrity and lofty character. As a citizen, his place will be hard to fill. The precepts of a christian life as taught in the "Book of Books" was his guide in all affairs of life. His friendship was as steady, unwavering and bright as the polar star.
His love for his home was supreme. It is here that his virtues shone out in their true light and it was here that his genial presence, loving counsel and fatherly companionship will be sadly missed....
Warren Tully Beverly was born July 28th, 1857, at the old homestead on Spring Creek, two and a half miles northwest of Plano, in this county. He was the son of Rev. John and Isabel Beverly. His father, who died about fifteen years ago, was a local Methodist preacher for many years, but before his death became an itinerant preacher. He served churches at Van Alstyne, Bethel, Plano, Dallas and McKinney.
His aged mother survives him, and while her heart is bleeding on account of the sudden departure of her noble son in the prime of his manhood and usefulness, she has the comforting thought that the world is made better by his having lived.
Mr. Beverly was one of a family of fifteen children, eleven of whom reached maturity. Only six are now living, viz: Sheriff Tom M. Beverly of this city, Joe of Crowell, Foard Co., John of Dallas and Frank who lives with his mother at the home place; Mesdames T. F. and T. H. Hughston of Plano and Mrs. William Martin of Paducah, Ky.
He was married May 30, 1883 to Miss Bettie Fitzhugh. To them three children were born, Fitzhugh, Hughston and Isabel.
He united with the Methodist church when quite young and always took an active part in all that pertained to its welfare, serving in the capacity of Sunday school teacher, trustee of the church and chairman of the board of stewards. The latter position he has filled for six consecutive years.
He chose law as a profession and in his twenty years practice was always found in the front ranks. He served as county attorney two whole terms and an unexpired term, with honor to himself and pride to his constituents.
In recognition of his ability and fitness to preside where justice should prevail his fellow members of the bar of this and Grayson counties secured for him the appointment of District Judge. He entered upon his official duties only two short months ago with every promise of a long and bright career, which came to a close ere he was permitted to serve in his official capacity in his home town except to open court on the 2nd day of March and deliver his charge to the grand jury. Being disqualified in a number of cases he exchanged places with Judge Maxey of Sherman and it was while there that he was attacked with the fatal malady from which he had suffered at intervals for a long time.
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. A committee from each lodge went to Sherman and accompanied the body home, which will be held until his older son Fitzhugh arrives from Ashville, N. C., where he has been at school, which will probably be Thursday afternoon or Friday.
All McKinney mourns the death of Judge Beverly. The bar, the quarterly conference of the Methodist church and the different orders to which he belonged, held meetings Tuesday afternoon and at night to make arrangements for the funeral....
The pallbearers will be M. G. Abernathy, Hugh McClellan, Geo. P. Brown, John Church, J. R. Gough, Wallace Hughston, Harvey Abernathy and Judge F. E. Wilcox....
A telegram was received late last evening from Fitzhugh, the elder son of Judge Beverly, who is attending school at Asheville, N. C., stating that he left there Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. He will reach here Thursday night or Friday morning.
The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, under the auspices of the K. of P. lodge. The services which will be conducted by Dr. John H. McLean, presiding elder of the Bonham district, Rev. D. J. Martin of Plano, and the pastor, Rev. W. A. Stuckey, will be held at the Methodist church.
Beverly, EARLY SETTLERS OF COLLIN COUNTY." Collin County, Texas History and Genealogy Webpage by Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.
John Beverly (1829 - 1887)
Isabelle Russell Beverly (1832 - 1911)
Bettie Fitzhugh Beverly (1860 - 1943)*
Albert Fitzhugh Beverly (1885 - 1943)*
Joseph William Beverly (1850 - 1934)*
Pernina Beverly Hughston (1852 - 1934)*
Warren Tully Beverly (1857 - 1903)
John H Beverly (1861 - 1911)*
James M Beverly (1864 - 1903)*
Tom M. Beverly (1866 - 1927)*
Andrew Young Beverly (1867 - 1893)*
Frank Wilkets Beverly (1871 - 1932)*
Pecan Grove Cemetery
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