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Edgar Lee Henry
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1939
Death: Jun. 5, 1960

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Walter Davenport, a Galveston ambulance driver, answered an accident call and recognized one of the dying victims as his own daughter. While pulling the two victims from the wreckage of their automobile, Davenport suddenly cried, "Good Lord, that's my daughter." The girl, Elizabeth Sue Davenport, 17, and her escort, Edgar Lee Henry, 20, both died at a hospital several hours after the two-car collision at an intersection. Henry's family lives in Rockdale, Texas, but he had been living in Galveston for some time. Driver of the other car involved in the wreck was indentified as J- Price of Houston. Police said skid marks indicated Price ran a stop sign. He was charged with two counts of neglicent homicide and one of failure to yield right-of-way. Davenport, after finding his daughter and her companion in their wrecked car, continued with his work, placing them in his ambulance and taking them to the hospital. El Paso Herald-Post, Courier Gazette, Pampa Daily News, June 6, 1960
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Edgar Lee Henry
Death Date: 05 Jun 1960
Death Place: John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, Galveston, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 20 years 8 months 23 days
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1939
Birthplace: Rockdale, Texas
Marital Status: Never Married
Father's Name: Frank Henry
Mother's Name: Jessie Ray Gray
Occupation: Butcher, K.C. Market
Place of Residence: 1212 - 17st., Galveston, Galveston, Texas
Cemetery: Rockdale Cemetery
Burial Place: Rockdale, Texas
Burial Date: 05 Jun 1960 Removal
Cause of Death: Automobile Accident, 37st & Ave Q, Galveston, Texas
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  Frank Henry (1899 - 1952)
  Jessie Ray Gray Henry (1913 - 2004)
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Oct 12, 2010
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