Capt George F Daugherty

Capt George F Daugherty

West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Aug 1910 (aged 73)
Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA
Burial Jacksboro, Jack County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 39340912 · View Source
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The Jacksboro Gazette
Thursday, August 25, 1910

Hon. George F. Daugherty
Another of Jacksboro's Old Guard Gone

In the death of G.F. Daugherty, which occurred 18 August 1910, another of the old guard, one of the small band of men who in past years did so much for the development of Jack County and the building of Jacksboro has fallen.

Honorable George F. Daugherty came to Texas in 1876 with his wife. They were in their prime, bright and full of life. Coming, as they did, from the cultured circles of Terre Haute, Indiana, they were at once received in the brilliant society which then held sway here and which was led by the educated and cultured army officers and their elegant wives who were at that time at Fort Richardson. In every social function, Captain Daugherty and his young wife were always present and assisting, and advancing the higher interests of society. But for them this life was not to last. Fatal sickness laid its cold and cruel finger upon the beautiful and sweet wife. She rapidly paled and weakened and, losing interest in the things of life here, her fainting spirit longed for the beautiful trees and pleasant surroundings of her sweet home from whence she came; and at her request, the idolizing husband took her back to die. Those who were so fortunate as to know Mrs. Daugherty cherish her acquaintance as one of their most precious and delightful memories, as sweet in disposition, so elegant in her manners, so rich in those charms and qualities that mark the ideal womanhood. Capt. Daugherty, with crushed spirits, returned to his Jack County home; and with his indominatable will bent his energies in the upbuilding of his county.

He was always a Democrat and in his young manhood days in Indiana he belonged to that branch of Democracy which sympathized with the South, called "Copperheads".

His good friend was E.C. Gaskin.

It was the appreciation of this, his characteristic spirit, that prompted the Democracy of this representative district to send him to the legislature for two terms and that impelled Clay county to vote for him rather than for its own citizen for this honorable position. As our representative, during this period (1902-1906), he distinguished himself as an able debater and one watchful of the people's interests.

He was one of the founders of the Jacksboro Presbyterian church and served it as an elder for some time.

He lived to a ripe old age, (dying in his 73rd year), hale and hearty, full of vigor and energy, declaring he was as good a man as ever he was.

The pallbearers consisted of his old friends, Judge I. Stoddard, W.C. Kutch, Major J.M. Hughes, Prof. L.H. Bryant, Frank Specht, W.A. Shown.

Though it was rainy, and the clouds hung threateningly all day, an immense concourse followed the hearse to Oakwood cemetery where he was interred.

Captain George F. Daugherty, was born in Rock County, West Virginia, in 1837 - the coronation year of Queen Victoria. He moved to Vigo county, Indiana, where at the age of 26, he was happily married to Miss Mary Anne Tobey, a member of a distinguished Pilgrim family.

In the year 1876, Captain Daugherty came to Texas. He settled in Jack county and for six years there was undisturbed happiness in his new Texas home. On 28 August 1882, the bride of his young manhood and the mother of his two children was called to her home in that house of many mansions. The little daughter had preceded her in early infancy. The other child, our esteemed fellow townsman, Harry T. Daugherty alone survives.

Captain Daugherty was a lawyer by profession. He did not resume the practice of his profession before coming to Texas, preferring the outdoor life on the farm.

The citizens of Jack and Clay counties honored him twice with public trust as Representative in the Texas Legislature. After four years of yeoman service as Representative he voluntarily retired to quiet and peaceful life on the farm.

Capt. Daugherty was a deeply religious man. He was a charter member of the Jacksboro Presbyterian church.

The faithful son and devoted daughter-in-law, this young granddaughter are almost crushed with the weight of this severe affliction.


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