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 Elijah Maddin Fly

Elijah Maddin Fly

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 24 Jul 1899 (aged 76)
Rockport, Aransas County, Texas, USA
Burial Rockport, Aransas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 169213796 · View Source
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Gonzales Inquirer July 25, 1899

The Inquirer understands Mrs. W. S. Fly received a telegram this morning from her husband, Judge W. S. Fly, stating that his father had died this morning at his home in Rockport. Judge Fly has been at his bedside several days. Colonel E. M. Fly resided for many years in Gonzales, raising his family here. He afterwards moved to Rockport and edited the Aransas Pass Beacon for a number of years and put in the best efforts of his life in trying to get deep water for that port. He was a scholarly, honorable, Christian gentleman and true in every walk of life. In disposition he was genial and kind hearted and to know him was to be a friend.
Mr. Fly had been in feeble health for a number of years and his death was not unexpected when it was learned he was quiet I'll.

Obit-Gonzales Inquirer July 28, 1899


E. M. Fly Sr.

Short Biography of the Distinguish Lawyer Who Died at Rockport

Rock port, Tex., died here yesterday at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Deceased was so well known notice of his demise would be welcome. Deceased was born in Murray county Tenn., May 17, 1823. Ten years later his father, Co. William Fly, settled in Yalobusha county, Miss. He finished his education at Centenary College. He located at Brandon that. He then settled in Sharon Miss., where he married, Dec. 20, 1848, Miss Nannie E. McKie. Although a practicing lawyer, he preferred the more quiet avocation of farming, and followed this life with pleasure and profit until the emancipation of his slav s. In the fall of 1855 he moved to Gonzales county, Texas, where he remained until 1883, when he came to Rockport, where he has since resided, devoting his time and energies as editor of the Aransas Pass Beacon, to the development and improvement of Rockport and surrounding country through the procuring of deep water.
He leaves, in his immediate family, his wife, two sons, Judge W. S. Fly, of the San Antonio Court of Civil Appeals, and E.M. Fly Jr., of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. A. G. Bardwell, of Bee county, Mrs. M. A. Bardwell, of Nolan county and Mrs. S. Z. Beetley, of Rockport, with thirty grandchildren. He was for sixty years a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South. For fifty-one years he was a Mason in good standing. In politics he was a democrat of the Jeffersonian school.


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  • Created by: Cindy S Munson
  • Added: 2 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169213796
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Maddin Fly (17 May 1823–24 Jul 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169213796, citing Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Aransas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cindy S Munson (contributor 47210136) .