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 Alfred Horatio Belo

Alfred Horatio Belo

Birth
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Feb 1906 (aged 32)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Section: 3 Lots: 86-87-88-89
Memorial ID 37050627 · View Source
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Obituary for Alfred H. Belo published in the "Dallas Morning News" on February 28, 1906 on page 6.

"Alfred H. Belo, president of A. H. Belo & Co., publishers of The Galveston-Dallas News, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home in this city. Mr. Belo was born in Galveston, Aug. 4, 1873. He was the son of the late Col. Alfred Horatio Belo and Jeanette Belo, who was Jeanette Ennis. Mr. Belo's preparatory education was gained in the Hill School at Pottstown, Pa., and he was graduated at Yale in 1896. In 1900 he married Miss Helen Ponder of Denton, who, with their two children, Helen and Jane, survive him. After his graduation he entered the newspaper field on The News, holding various positions until after his father's death, April 19, 1901, when he was made president of A. H. Belo & Co. His education in newspaper work had been very thorough. He had served in all departments of the paper, making a careful study of the workings of each. He daily displayed his intimate acquaintance with all the minute details of the work of publishing two newspapers every day of the year. Mr. Belo was seized with an attack of the grippe early in January. Recovering from this, he came to the office and resumed his duties as president. About this time occurred the death of Col. Robert G. Lowe, the vice president. Mr. Belo went to the funeral at Galveston and afterward attended the annual meeting of the compay, which was held in that city. Soon after his return to Dallas he suffered a relapse from the attack of grippe. This developed into cerebro meningitis. When the local physicians diagnosed the case eminent specialists were brought from St. Louis and New York and did all for him that is known to medical science. For twenty-three days the young man battled bravely for his life. Possessed of indomitable will power, having so much to live for and with ambition still strong in him, he fought with the strength and determination that he had inherited from his father that he might live to fulfill his duties. The physicians who stood by his bedside marveled at his grim determination and his wonderful recuperative powers. Time after time when they thought the end must surely come he rallied and gave them new hope. Not twelve hours before his death he made what seemed to all to be a superhuman effort and even the most despairing were led to hope for a time that his courage and patience would triumph. But the effort had been too great, the hold of the dread disease was too firm to be shaken off, and at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the end came. The funeral will take place Thursday morning. The services will be at St. Matthew's Cathedral at 11 o'clock and the interment will be in Oakland Cemetery."


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  • Created by: Mary Echols
  • Added: 13 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37050627
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Horatio Belo (4 Aug 1873–27 Feb 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37050627, citing Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Mary Echols (contributor 46590677) .