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Miss Jack McDonough

Miss Jack McDonough

Birth
Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Oct 1886 (aged 30–31)
Sabine Pass, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Burial Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 38196304 · View Source
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Appointed Postmistress of Sabine Pass on Aug. 17, 1885.

On October 12, 1886, a tremendous hurricane hurled high waters and fierce winds through Sabine Pass, and more than fifty residents were drowned. Benjamin and Adalissa, Benjamin Jr., and the small grandchild, (son of the deceased Jesse) went to the post office to rescue Jack; she would not leave until she had counted up the postal funds and put them in a bag to take with her. By then the two Benjamins were pushing a boat with the two women and the child in it. The boat overturned, and in the darkness, wind, and the confusion the three occupants were lost. The bodies of Adalissa, and of Benjamin Foley, were recovered by rescue workers two days later, but that of Jack was never found.

Some of the citizens of Beaumont and Sabine Pass erected a monument to Jack in Magnolia Cemetery, in Beaumont, where it still stands in a prominent place.



Inscription

"Good-bye sweet Jack! nevermore
On earth we'll hear thy loving voice
But on that ever blooming shore
Where dear ones meet but to rejoice."


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  • Maintained by: MacBean
  • Originally Created by: JLH
  • Added: 11 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38196304
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Miss Jack McDonough (1855–12 Oct 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38196304, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by MacBean (contributor 47060372) .