Mexia in Limestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Albert R. Mace
(April 30, 1872 - Oct.18, 1938)
A peace officer 45 years, Mace joined Texas Rangers at age 21. He became Deputy Sheriff in Lampasas County in 1903; later served 12 years as Sheriff. He was President of the Texas Sheriffs' Association, 1920: Chief of Police in oil boom towns of Mexia and Borger (1921-1930) and in Corpus Christi (1933-1934). Was Captain of Ranger Co."D" (1931-1933) when the East Texas Oil fields were under martial law. He died in service.
Recorded - 1968
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 102.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Law Enforcement.
Location. 31° 41.619′ N, 96° 28.761′ W. Marker is in Mexia, Texas, in Limestone County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Kaufman Street and East Evelyn Street. The marker is located in the northeast section of the Mexia City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mexia TX 76667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miss Rogers' Music Room (about 700 feet away, measured First Baptist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Origin of the Texas State Teachers Association (approx. ¾ mile away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Town Named for Gen. Jose Antonio Mexia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mexia Oil Boom (approx. 2½ miles away); William Rees (approx. 5.2 miles away); Tehuacana (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mexia.
Regarding Albert R. Mace.
Albert Mace Obituary- Early Texas Ranger, Dies, Escorted First Railway to Lower Texas Valley, Mexia, Texas, Oct. 18. - Texas Ranger Albert R. Mace, 68, who started an exciting law enforcement career as one of famed Captain John Hughes' Texas-Mexican border bosses, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke of apoplexy Sunday. Mace, hard-riding young officer whose career carried him to all corners of the state, escorted the first railroad that led into the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and patrolled the border in the days when there was scarcely a town between Alice and Brownsville. A good many years later, Gov. Dan Moody sent him to the then turbulent oil
Mace, born at Lampasas in 1872, entered the ranger force at Alice at the age of 21. He resigned to become deputy sheriff of Lampasas County, and was Sheriff for twelve years. He left there to become chief of police at Mexia during the oil boom days of the east-central Texas city.
Mace was appointed ranger captain at Falfurrias by Gov. Ross Sterling in 1930, serving as chief of Company D. Subsequently, he was chief of police at Corpus Christi and was reappointed to the ranger force, serving two years at Houston and here a year prior to his death.
Funeral services will be held here Wednesday afternoon with Ranger Chaplain P. B. Hill officiating. Six fellow officers will be pallbearers. He is survived by two sons, A. R. Mace Jr. and Robert D. Mace of Houston, and a daughter, Mrs. Alton Berger of San Antonio.
- Source "Dallas Morning News", October 19, 1938
Also see . . .
1. Texas Rangers. Wikipedia (Submitted on October 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Albert Ramon Mace. Findagrave.com (Submitted on October 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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