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 William Cowper Brann

William Cowper Brann

Birth
Humboldt, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Death 2 Apr 1898 (aged 43)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 9 Lot 19
Memorial ID 4671 · View Source
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Writer, Publisher. He wrote and published 'The Iconoclast' magazine out of Waco, Texas in the 1890s. Circulation was in every state and 20 foreign countries. He was shot in the back by an irate Baptist on a downtown Waco street. He turned, pulled his pistol and killed his assassin. Baptists disliked Brann because he ridiculed their preachers in his writings. His marker has no name or dates, only the single word "Truth". Two bullets were fired into the headstone the night it was erected (still visible).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4671
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Cowper Brann (4 Jan 1855–2 Apr 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4671, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .