Alfred Fred “Tobin” DeHymel

Alfred Fred “Tobin” DeHymel

Birth
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Nov 1910 (aged 20)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 22836537 · View Source
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On March 12, 1909 as Alfred DeHymel, he married Dixie B. Bryan at Comal County, Texas. His Texas Certificate of Death lists him as Married. However, on the 1910 [dated April 27, 1910] Federal Census for Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, his wife is listed as Dixie Bryan, age 21, Single.

San Antonio Light & Gazette
November 13, 1910
Last Rites Over Body of Tobin DeHymel Impressive
Remains of the Young Driver Followed to the Grave By Crepe Draped Autos
Slow and processional and not at all remindful of the speed that brought his young life to a tragic close was the transfer to their last resting place of the remains of Tobin DeHymel, the young auto racer whom speed on the auto track had made famous and whom speed claimed as its latest victim Saturday evening at the International Fair Grounds. Of speed and the noise of the race track there was not even a suggestion in the somber and dignified incident marking the final exit to the intrepid driver.

Many friends came to view for the last time the boy to whom speed was practically a creed. The chapel at the Sloan & Hagy undertaking establishment was crowded by his friends and admirers. Surrounding the purple plush covered casket were many splendid floral offerings notable among them a blanket of white rose and lilies, a large cross of the same flowers and a design showing a broken automobile wheel and gates ajar.

As the casket was taken to the hearse a band rendered a dirge and Nearer My God to Thee. From the undertaking establishment the body was taken to St. Mary's Church, where Rev. Father Carrier performed the last rites. From the church the body was accompanied by the family of the deceased.

The funeral cortege was a very large one, many of those assisting in the ceremony joining it with their crepe draped automobiles. Interment was made in St. Mary's Cemetery.

The honorary and active pallbearers chosen from among the friends of the dead driver were: Honorary: Carlos Bee, Judge P.H. Shook, Henry L. Haff, Dr. J.H. Bindley and Atlee B. Ayres. Active: Fritz Reuter, Herman Siebert, R.H. Bolster, James Naylor, James Geary and D.B. Pierson.



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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 11 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22836537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Fred “Tobin” DeHymel (17 Aug 1890–12 Nov 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22836537, citing Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .