Escar Vaughn Hedgecoke

Escar Vaughn Hedgecoke

Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas, USA
Death 1949 (aged 70–71)
Stinnett, Hutchinson County, Texas, USA
Burial Canyon, Randall County, Texas, USA
Plot OA-22, Space 2
Memorial ID 73028302 · View Source
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In a two story, six-room country home on Cottonwood creek, five miles south of Stinnett, nestled against a hill, E. Vaughn Hedgecoke, 71, died at 6 a.m. this morning of a heart attack.

He was one of the last surviving pioneers of the Hutchinson county of the 1890's.

Hedgecoke came to the county in 1898. He had been raised at Pilot Point in Denton county, one of the haunts of the legendary Sam Bass, famed American outlaw.

This summer, while recollecting his entrance into the future site of Hutchinson county, he said. "There was nothing except ranches in the whole county."

When Hedgecoke arrived, only Billy Dixon, famed defender of Adobe Walls and one other, had filed claim to Hutchinson county land . . . land that later became the site of many oil derricks and untold wealth.

Hedgecoke in recent years had retired to his county home, built in 1940, and there with Mrs. Vaughn Hedgecoke, who survives him, lived in near retirement upon returns from their oil rendering lands.

Hedgecoke was married in the old Budgee post office, five miles north of Plemons in 1900, by Dixon, who then resided at Adobe Walls, scene of his historic battle. Hedgecoke's marriage was the fourth to be recorded in Hutchinson county.

As a county surveyor, he helped establish the Hutchinson county lines shortly after his marriage.

The Hedgecokes never lived in Borger. They moved in and out of the county several times. They moved out about 1910 and returned just before World War I to establish a homestead.

The street in Borger that bears the name Hedgecoke was laid out by John Weatherly who named it after the Hedgecoke family, rather than any particular Hedgecoke.

Other survivors besides his wife, Maria, are: three daughters, Mrs. Tom Groves, Stinnett, Mrs. Vernon White, Phillips; Miss Lucy Hedgecoke, San Diego; six sons,
Willis and Sid, Fort Summer, N.M.; Tom of Lafitte, Oregon; John of Los Animas, Colo.; Sam of Eugene, Oregon; Robert of Stinnett; and a brother, Sid of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Hedgecoke was a member of the First Baptist church of Stinnett, Plemons Masonic Lodge, and the IOOF, 94, of Borger.

Funeral services planned for Stinnett, are pending with the Minton Funeral home of Borger. Burial will be at Canyon.

(Published in Borger News Herald, December 2, 1949)

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