Dr Augustus Maverick

Dr Augustus Maverick

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Aug 1913 (aged 27)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 49959628 View Source
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Dr Augustus Maverick M.D. was a son born to William H. Maverick and Emilie Chilton; and he was married to Elizabeth Baxter. Dr Maverick is a grandson of Samuel Augustus Maverick, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and former Mayor of San Antonio.

Dr. Maverick was a Belgian trained physician from San Antonio, Texas who was killed in a late night shootout with an armed burglar intent on raping the housekeeper, a Belgian immigrant, on August 18, 1913. His father William, also engaged in shooting it out with the burglar, in an upstairs hallway adjacent to the rooms where his wife and two small children were asleep and William managed to actually wound the burglar who was also an employee of the family. The evildoer fled the house, with young Doctor Maverick on the floor dying from his wound, and the family telephoning the Police that help was needed. San Antonio Police Officer Duke Carver, dispatched on horseback from a substation in San Pedro Park, encountered the suspect on Blanco Rd in a vacant lot, just a few blocks from the Beacon Hill neighborhood home, and arrested him. The suspect narrowly escaped a lynch mob at the Bexar County Jail, the next morning and lived to be hanged by the neck one month later. Ironically, the killer lies ignominiously in an unmarked grave in St Peter Claver Catholic Cemetery across the street from St Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Tombstone inscription reads Aug 18, 1913. Augustus Maverick's death certificate verifies this information as well as adding his date of birth as Nov 12 1885. His death certificate also indicates that Augustus Maverick was initially buried in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, TX. Later, his wife Elizabeth moved him to St Mary's where she would later be interred along with their daughters who lived into old age.

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