Terry Houston Cahal “THC” Peery

Terry Houston Cahal “THC” Peery

Birth
Death 13 Jan 1922 (aged 82)
Burial Seymour, Baylor County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 53839843 · View Source
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TEXAS STATE GOVERNMENT BIOGRAPHY
T. H. C. PEERY,
SEYMOUR, TEXAS

Representative from the One Hundred and Fourth district, composed of Baylor, Archer, Knox, Throckmorton, Stevens and Young counties, was born in Murray county, Tennessee, August 9, 1839, and is of Scotch-Irish descent.
He was reared on a farm. At the age of twenty Mr. Peery went to Obion county, Tenn., and in 1861 enlisted in the Confederate army as a private soldier in Company C., Twenty-seventh Infantry; was elected Captain of the company and as such participated with his command in every campaign and battle in which it was engaged until the end of the war- Upon returning home he opened a store at Willsonville, Tenn., and continued merchandising there until 1875.
In 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna S. Hornbeak, of Hickman county, Tenn. Four children have been born to them, viz: W. O., lawyer and editor of the Bridgeport Herald, at Bridgeport, Wise county, Texas; Helen; Terry Eli, deceased; and Ethel.
Mr. Peery came to Texas in 1875 and established himself as a farmer and merchant at Denton, where he remained until 1890, in which year he moved to Seymour, Baylor county, where he is now successfully engaged in those pursuits.
He is a member of the Christian church, Masonic, and Knights of Honor fraternities, and Democratic Party.
He has attended county, district and state conventions and been an active worker for the triumph of his party's principles and nominees, and in the campaign of 1896, after a gallant fight as the Democratic candidate for Representative, was elected by a handsome majority. He is a member of the following House committees: Judicial Districts, Irrigation, County Government and County Finances, Revenue and Taxation, Public Lands and Land Office, and the special joint committee to redistrict the state into judicial districts.
He favors the enactment of a law that will give debtors an opportunity to redeem property sold under execution; the repeal of the law allowing part of the permanent to be transferred to and be annually used as a part of the available school fund; the payment of fixed salaries instead of fees to county officers; and the carrying out, in letter and spirit, of the recommendations contained in the platform adopted by the Democratic state convention held at Fort Worth in 1896.


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  • Created by: r hudson
  • Added: 18 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53839843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Terry Houston Cahal “THC” Peery (9 Aug 1839–13 Jan 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53839843, citing Woodmen Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by r hudson (contributor 47278191) .