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Henry Cantey Breaker
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1855
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1928
Harris County
Texas, USA

Obituary, Houston News paper-very difficult to read.

Henry C. Breaker, 73, founder of the Harris County Abstract Company and Houston pioneer, who died at his home Sunday morning. Funeral servies will be held at the Central Presbyterian church at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Services For Texas Slated, 12/17/28
Funeral services for Henry C. Breaker founder of the Harris County Abstract company, who died early Sunday morning at his home,4310 Walker Avenue will be held from the Central Presbyterian church at 3:30 p.m., Monday. Rev. Dr. L. B. Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery, under the direction of Wall & Stabe.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Blair Breaker, two sons, Henry Blair Breaker and John Cantey Breaker, two brothers, George H. Breaker and Lewis F. Breaker, four sisters, Mrs. Fred M. Court and Mrs. Albert Bisbee all of Houston: Mrs. Etta Breaker, Dallas and Mrs. D.G. Miller, eight nephews and nine nieces.

Mr. Breaker was born in Beaufort, S.C. Sept. 4, 1855. During the Civil War he was a resident of Columbia, SC and after the conflict moved to Missouri, making the change in 1868. He lived in St. Louis and St. Joseph and in 1877 removed to Houston where he has made his home since. The first night that he was in Houston, Mr. Breaker stopped at the Noble Hotel, then located on the plot of ground where the Esperson Building now stands and in which he had his offices. In 1886 he began the work of making the books of the Harris County Abstract Company, being backed by the law firm of Charles Stewart and George H. Breaker, his brother. After the dissolution of this firm, he continued the work aided by his brother and the late George H. Hermann. Mr. Breaker read all the records and deeds and instruments on file in Harris County and in addition the proceedings of land cases in the district courts. These were dictated into dictaphone records which was later typed up. He persued this for many years and began issuing abstracts in 1890. Due to remarkable memory, Mr. Breaker is said to have acquired a knowledge of records in Harris County exceeding that of any other one person. Other abstract companies of Harris County could at any time call on Mr. Breaker for any information and he was always glad to give them every assistance, business associates declare. Mr. Breaker was confined to his bed for eight days prior to his death suffering from pneumonia. In addition to his work in the abstract field, Mr. Breaker was well known to Houstonians for his musical ability. For years he served as the organist and choir director at the First Presbyterian church but in later years gave up this work.

Obituary, Houston News paper.

Henry Cantey Breaker was born on September 4, 1855 in Beaufort, South Carolina to Jacob Manly Caney and Emma Juliette Juhan Breaker. He has nine siblings and they were Manly Juhan, George Howe, Emma Henrietta, Eliza Prince, Etta Hornby, Anna Bourdeaux, Victoria Claudia, Emily Juhan, and Lewis Frederick Breaker.

Henry married Mary Thompson Blair and together they had two sons and they were Henry Blair and John Cantey Breaker.

On December 16, 1928, in Houston, Texas, Henry Cantey Breaker passed away.

J. Albright
Family links: 
  Jacob Manly Breaker (1824 - 1894)
  Emma Juliet Juhan Breaker (1830 - 1918)
  Mary Thompson Blair Breaker (1879 - 1971)
  George Howe Breaker (1851 - 1934)*
  Henry Cantey Breaker (1855 - 1928)
  Emma J Breaker Bisbee (1869 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Glenwood Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Lot # 099, Section F-2
Created by: Jewell
Record added: Dec 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81585424
Henry Cantey Breaker
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Henry Cantey Breaker
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Henry Cantey Breaker
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