Creed Mathias Click

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Creed Mathias Click

  • Birth 8 Dec 1856 Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Death 4 Dec 1942 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Cem #1
  • Memorial ID 7307185

Excerpt From: "A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas", Volumn 1, written in 1907, published by The Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles:

CREED MATHIAS CLICK, a stockman and a real estate operator living in San Antonio, was born in Paris, Lamar county. Texas, in 1856, his parents being John D. and Mary (Wortham) Click. He comes of a family of historic prominence in Texas, different generations having lived under the four flags which have floated over this state, representing different national supremacy. His grandfather Mathias Click came from Bristol, Tennessee, to northern Texas in 1830 when it was a part of Mexican territory. He afterward returned to Tennessee and brought his family to this state in 1833. The father of our subject (Creed Mathis Click)was born, probably in Arkansas, while the family were en route here in an oxwagon. Mathias Click and three of his sons were in the battle of San Jacinto, which won Texan independence in 1836. John D. Click, who was a Confederate soldier, is still living, his home now being at Mill Creek, Indian Territory. He is better known as Davy Crockett Click, from the fact that for several years he owned a "lizard" or tree fork that had long been used by Davy Crockett in his camp outfit. This relic of the noted frontiersman was lost in a fire at Mr. Click's home in Paris, Texas, in 1876. Mrs. Click died during the period of the Civil War. Creed Mathias was reared in his native city and in 1876, when twenty years of age, left Trinity University at Tehuacana, Limestone county, where he had been studying and went to the west as a buffalo hunter. Previous to this time, However, in 1874 he had gone to west Texas and remained with a company of rangers at their camp in Coleman county known as Mud Springs camp. He helped to fight the Indians from that camp in 1874 and again in 1875. On returning from the buffalo range in 1877 he bought a bunch of cattle and located them in Callahan county, but the water became scarce there and he drove his stock to Palo Pinto county, where he followed ranching for nine years. He was one of the founders of Mineral Wells, in that county, a place which has since become famous as a health resort. He established the first post office there, was appointed the first postmaster and in other ways was connected with its public interests and development.
Leaving Mineral Wells, Creed Mathias Click went to Gainesville, where he was postmaster for three years, from which position he was appointed to the railway mail service. In 1888 he was crippled in a wreck on the road and then took a position as bookkeeper and cashier for the Tennessee store at Gainsville, where he remained for two years. In December, 1890, during the administration of Governor Hogg, he was appointed to the position of patenting clerk in the general land office at Austin. Resigning he went to Abilene, Texas, where he represented the Security Mortgage and Trust Company, a Dallas financial institution, for which he loaned money. Later he became a cotton buyer at Abilene and exported the first bale of cotton from Abilene to Liverpool. On account of his daughter's delicate health he took his family to Boise, Idaho, and lived there for four years, after which he returned to Abilene, where he remained for a year. He next went to the Creek Nation in the Indian Territory and engaged in the cattle business, his headquarters being at Broken Arrow. In December 1905 he bought a fine ranch in Bandera county, Texas, established a home and removed his family thither. While maintaining his home in Bandera county he makes his business in San Antonio, his office being at 133 1/2 Soledad Street, from which point he conducts a general land and live stock business.

Mr. Click was married in Palo Pinto county, in 1879 to Miss Sarah S. Taylor, a daughter of Dr. Sylvester S. Taylor, a well known citizen of that section of the state. They have eight children: Mrs. Sue Ina Querry; Creed Mathias, William B., Val W., Zachary T., Mary Eleanor, Norma Beatrice and Jack Julian Jerome Click. There is also one grandson, William Creed Querry.

The history of Mr. Click, if given in detail, would present a correct and interesting picture of the frontier experiences of Texas, for he was upon the open plains when there were large herds of buffalo in this country. He has had, too, close connection with business interests in various parts of the state and his labors have been effective factors in advancing general improvement and progress. In his own business career he has displayed energy, keen foresight and unfaltering perseverance-----qualities which have resulted in winning him a gratifying measure of success.

Bio Contributed by: Debra Ann Click Shouhed FAG# 48576588
Published: San Antonio Light 6 Dec 1942
PIONEER HERE DIES SUDDENLY
Funeral services for Creed Mathias Click, 80. found dead of natural causes in his room at the Manor hotel Friday, will be held at the McCollum-Murray funeral Home Sunday at 9 a. m., the Rev. Floyd Allen Bash officiating. Interment will be in the Helotes cemetery, where his wife, the former Sarah Susan Taylor, is buried, Born in Lamar county, near Paris, Click came to San Antonio in 1906, and until his retirement a few years ago, was active In real estate and livestock trading. He was a charter member of the Old Trail Drivers association and belonged to local chapters of Sons of the Republic of Texas, Pioneer Association of Texas and the Pioneer Lancers club. Surviving are his daughters, Mrs. Ina C. Queery of San Antonio, Mrs. Mary Blalock of Utopia, and Mrs. Norma Barton of Houston; sons, Creed and Val W. Click of San Antonio, W B. Click of Brady, Z. T. Click of Houston and Jack Click of Galveston; 29 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Obit Contributed by: Debra Ann Click Shouhed FAG # 48576588



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  • Maintained by: Martha
  • Originally Created by: Cemetery Walker
  • Added: 29 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7307185
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Creed Mathias Click (8 Dec 1856–4 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7307185, citing Zion Lutheran Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Martha (contributor 46981928) .