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Judge Elmer Lee Covey

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Judge Elmer Lee Covey

Birth
Collin County, Texas, USA
Death
22 Apr 1977 (aged 89)
Bowie, Montague County, Texas, USA
Burial
Goree, Knox County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Services for Judge E.L. Covey were held in the Bowie Church of Christ. he was a real estate broker and insurance man of Boiwe. He moved to Knox County in his early years, where he became a school teacher and principal. He had lived in Bowie since 1942. He had served in the Texas House of Representatives in the 1920s, while living in Knox County, and again in the 1940s as a representative from Montague County. He served as Knox County Judge for three terms, from 1935 to 1941, moving to Bowie after that. He operated the Goree Advocate, Goree's only newspaper in the 1920s and 1930s, and at one time served as president of the West Texas Press Association. The Advocate was later published by Covey's brother, Houston Covey, and was purchased by Grady Roberts of the Munday Times in December of 1940. Mr. Covey was a former president and board member of the Montague County Hereford Breeders Association and served on the Board of the Texas Hereford Association. He held ranching interests near Bowie. Survivors include his wife; one son; two daughters; two brothers; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Services for Judge E.L. Covey were held in the Bowie Church of Christ. he was a real estate broker and insurance man of Boiwe. He moved to Knox County in his early years, where he became a school teacher and principal. He had lived in Bowie since 1942. He had served in the Texas House of Representatives in the 1920s, while living in Knox County, and again in the 1940s as a representative from Montague County. He served as Knox County Judge for three terms, from 1935 to 1941, moving to Bowie after that. He operated the Goree Advocate, Goree's only newspaper in the 1920s and 1930s, and at one time served as president of the West Texas Press Association. The Advocate was later published by Covey's brother, Houston Covey, and was purchased by Grady Roberts of the Munday Times in December of 1940. Mr. Covey was a former president and board member of the Montague County Hereford Breeders Association and served on the Board of the Texas Hereford Association. He held ranching interests near Bowie. Survivors include his wife; one son; two daughters; two brothers; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.


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