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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tom T. McGee

(Sept. 13, 1849 - Nov. 24, 1894)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Tom T. McGee Marker
Inscription.  Came to Canadian about 1884. Was foreman on Po Ranch prior to election as first sheriff of Hemphill County, 1887 - year city of Canadian was founded.

Nov. 23, 1894, in gun fight with 6 men attacking large shipment of money at Wells, Fargo & Co., he was mortally wounded, and he died the next day.

His widow went to England as a volunteer civilian worker in World War I; died there. Ashes were returned here for burial.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5505.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is October 23, 1894.
 
Location. 35° 54.83′ N, 100° 22.29′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 9th Street and Houston Avenue. Marker is in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery, section M6 block 19. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 0.4
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miles away); First Baptist Church of Canadian (approx. half a mile away); Jones Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Church Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); W.C.T.U. Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); R. Dick Bussell (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Hemphill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Tom T. McGee Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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