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 Commodore Thomas Perry

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Commodore Thomas Perry

  • Birth 5 Jul 1866
  • Death 10 Sep 1962
  • Burial Salty, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 21067554

PERRY, C. T. "Commodore" of Thorndale. Age 96. Died 9/10/1962 (Monday) when he became ill unexpectedly, 3 hrs. later, in a Taylor hospital. Services held (Wed.) at Condra Memorial Chapel, Taylor. Burial in Salty Cemetery. Rev. R.J. Cooper, First Baptist Church, Thorndale, officiated.

BORN 7/5/1866 at Lake Charles, LA. He was a farmer, but retired several years ago. Made his home in Thorndale for the past 2 yrs. He lived a colorful life and had the distinction of being the first man to cross the old Brushy Creek bridge, south of town, horseback, back in 1886 after its completion. He could relate the history of Milam County back for 70 yrs. Preceded in death by his wife, 2 sons, and a daughter.

SURVIVORS: Son, George Perry, Thorndale; 3 daughters, Mrs. Annie Brock of Palestine, Mrs. Ivy Dawson of Quanah and Mrs. Bessie Lee Sefcik of Taylor; half-sister, Mrs. Julia Butterfield of Smackover, AR.; 2 half-brothers, William Montfort and Robert Montfort of Louisiana; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great- grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 21 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21067554
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Commodore Thomas Perry (5 Jul 1866–10 Sep 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21067554, citing Salty Cemetery, Salty, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .