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 Hampton Parton “Hamp” Abney

Hampton Parton “Hamp” Abney

Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Sep 1938 (aged 69)
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Burial Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 32564623 · View Source
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Husband: Hampton Parton (Hamp) Abney
Birth: 3 FEB 1869 Lufkin, Angelina county, Texas
Religion: 1895 Sherman, Grayson county, Texas
Census: 8 JUN 1900 Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas
Census: 15 APR 1910 Grayson County, Texas
Census: 13 JAN 1920 Grayson County, Texas
Census: 3 APR 1930 Grayson County, Texas
Death: 13 SEP 1938 of coronary occlusion; Sherman, Grayson county, Texas
Burial: 14 SEP 1938 West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
Occupation: lawyer; Sherman, Grayson county, Texas
Marriage: 9 MAY 1894 Cherokee County, Texas
Father: Paul Collins Abney (1829-1894)
Mother: Margaret Elvira Fullerton (1829-1918)
Wife: Julia Jeannette (Nettie) Marshall
Birth: OCT 1871 Texas
1 F Evelyn Abney
Birth: JAN 1895 Texas
2 M Hampton Parton Abney Jr.
Birth: 1904 Grayson County, Texas
Census: 18 APR 1930 Dallas County, Texas
Death: 26 FEB 1935 Pecos county, Texas
Spouse: Dorothy Nelle McKee (1904- )
Marriage: 1928 Texas
3 F Jeanette M. Abney
Birth: 1909 Grayson County, Texas
The following is paraphrased from the obituary that appeared in the local newspaper, Sherman Democrat, Sherman, Texas, on 13 September 1938, Page 1.

A practicing attorney here for many years, Hamp Parton Abney, 69, died suddenly at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence, 918 South Travis, Sherman, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Travis Street Methodist church, with Dr. V. A. Godbey of Henderson, a brother-in-law, officiating, assisted by Dr. H. G. Ryan, pastor. Interment will be in the mausoleum at the West Hill Cemetery, directed by Dannel-Scott. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.

Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. William S. Bradley and Mrs. Ike P. Robinson, both of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Dr. J. A. Abney of Brownwood, Texas. P. C. Abney of Dallas and Frank Abney, of Perrytown, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Addie Moore of Tyler, Texas and four grandchildren. A son, Hamp Abney Jr., died in 1935.

Mr. Abney was born Feb. 3, 1869, in Lufkin, Texas, the son of P.C. and Margaret Abney, who moved to Texas in 1852 from Mississippi. His father was a Confederate Soldier. Mr. Abney came to Grayson county June 30, 1895, residing for several years at Whitesboro, Texas, where he married Miss Jeanette Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Marshall of Whitesboro. With his family he had resided continuously in Sherman since 1903.

Mr. Abney was an alumnus of Southwestern University at Georgetown. He studied law in a private office and was examined and licensed to practice at Rusk. His first law partnership was with Judge Joseph I. Perkins at Rusk, under the firm name of Perkins and Abney. After coming to Sherman he was associated with the late Judge B. L. Jones, formerly judge of the court of civil appeals in Dallas, under' the name of Abney and Jones.

His next law connection was with the late Judge W. W. Wilkins' and Jeff. W. Hassell, now a practicing attorney of Dallas, the firm name being Wilkins, Abney and Hassell. At the death of Judge Wilkins the firm was known as Abney and. Hassell. For the past several years Mr. Abney, has conducted a private law office in Sherman.

A democrat, Mr. Abney in 1916 was an elector at large and served on the staff of Ex-Governor W.P. Hobby of Texas. He served the city of Sherman as attorney from 1916 to 1926.

Before coming to Grayson county Mr. Abney was associated with W. M. Imboden in publishing the Rusk Herald.

Mr. Abney was a member of the Travis Street church and had served as a member of the board of stewards for many years.

Mr. Abney in February 1934, was presented by Rep. Sam Rayburn of Bonham, Texas before the Supreme Court of the United States, and had the privilege of practicing before that body.




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