COL William H. Getzendaner

COL William H. Getzendaner

Birth
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death 3 May 1909 (aged 74)
Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Burial Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 26690135 · View Source
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Hi, Frank & Shirley,


First let me thank you for how nicely you have developed William H.'s memorial page. I have a biography written by his sister, Fannie, on Aug. 24, 1928. In it she has the following two paragraphs about her brother William that I was wondering if you could place in the bio.


"My oldest brother, William, was drafted into the Army. He fought in the Texas Confederate Army. Before going to war, he also graduated in law (Dickinson College), studying under Lawyer Ross of Frederick, Maryland.


My oldest brother, William, located in Waxahachie, Texas and became very prosperous. This brother died in Texas. He was a banker, President of the Citizens National Bank of that City, President of the Katy Flier Railroad and was a State senator. He was first to introduce a cotton gin into Texas and the people for miles around used it. Sometimes the seeds were piled as high as a house. This seed was burned as there was no use for it. Later the cotton seed industry was introduced. He had holdings in thousands of acres of cotton land in in ranches. He married twice, his first wife being the widow of his partner, Mr. Neel. Mrs. Neel had one daughter, Mattie. My brother had five children, two of which grew up. Willia, the daughter, married Mr. Sidney Skinner, a lawyer and a State senator. She had no children, but adopted one, Walter. This adopted boy married and has four sons. Ralph Getzendaner, the only grown son of William, married a lady from Indianapolis, Indiana. They have two chidren, William and Mary. After the death of my brother's first wife, he married for his second wife, Quincy Davis, of Waxahachie, Texas. There were no children. My brother died at the age of seventy four (1907). The wife was still living July 31, 1928."



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  • Maintained by: Linda Cancilla
  • Originally Created by: Frank & Shirley Hankins
  • Added: 8 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26690135
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL William H. Getzendaner (14 May 1834–3 May 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26690135, citing Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Linda Cancilla (contributor 47250781) .