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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hampson Boren Gary

1873 - 1952

 

—Tyler Honors · Half Mile of History —

 
Hampson Boren Gary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Hampson Boren Gary Marker
Inscription. Born in Tyler, Gary was responsible for organizing the Smith County Rifles. He was also a soldier, public servant, diplomat to Egypt and minister to Switzerland.
 
Erected by Main Street Tyler Texas.
 
Location. 32° 21.105′ N, 95° 18.091′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker can be reached from West Ferguson Street east of North College Avenue. Touch for map. Part of the Tyler Half Mile of History Heritage Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 West Ferguson Street, Tyler TX 75702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brady P. Gentry (here, next to this marker); Tyler Public Library (here, next to this marker); Thomas R. Bonner (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Tyler (within shouting distance of this marker); The First County Agricultural Extension Agent (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith County C.S.A. / Tyler-Smith County C.S.A. Men and Units (about 300 feet away); Tyler Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away); Tyler Commercial College (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
Regarding Hampson Boren Gary. The Smith County Rifles, which
View east on Ferguson Street of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. View east on Ferguson Street of marker.
became part of the Fourth Texas Volunteer Infantry, never saw combat as the four-month war ended before they could serve.
 
Also see . . .  Unofficial Arlington National Cemetery website story of Hampson Boren Gary. Hampson Boren Gary buried in Arlington National Cemetery - United States Minister to Switzerland from 1920 to 1921. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, Spanish-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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