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Louis Curl Penry
Full Name: Louis Curl Penry
Date of birth: October 1864
Date of death: November 5, 1935

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 123 Jul 21, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Canyon / Randall   Armstrong, Bailey, Castro, Deaf Smith, Hale, Lamb, Parmer, Randall, Smith, Swisher

(1) "L.C. Penry of Plainview, a new member of the house, also is here." "Storm Brews at Capital as State Lawmakers Gather for Special Session of Legislature," 7/21/1913, p. 1. "L.C. Penry, successor to the late J.C. Hunt, from the Canyon City district . . . " "Second Inning of Legislative Game Opens at State Capital," 7/22/1913, pp. 1-2. Fort Worth Record.
(2) "Questions and Answers," 9/28/1913, p. 13, list of names of original members of the 33rd Legislature who died or resigned since their election, and names of successors. District 123 successor L.C. Penry, Plainview; District 125 successor Hilton R. Greer, Amarillo. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Oath of office administered, 7/21/1913, p. 2. No city/county listed. House Journal.
(4) Canyon, Randall County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) L.C. Penry, sworn 7/21/1913, succeeded J.C. Hunt, died 3/22/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) L.C. Penry of Plainview, Hale County, formerly district attorney at Plainview, lived in Waco for many years, special election on Tuesday, 5/6/1913. "Penry Announces for Legislature: Plainview Man Has Open Field in 123rd District," Amarillo Daily News, 4/13/1913, p. 1. "Election for Representative," Hereford Brand, 5/2/1913, p. 8. "Penry Elected," Hereford Brand, 5/16/1913, p. 4. "Extra Session of Legislature," Amarillo Daily News, 7/22/1913, p. 1. "Baylor Men in Legislature," Waco Morning News, 8/3/1913, p. 12. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
(7) "L.C. Penry of Plainview is being urged to become a candidate for state senator . . . Senator W.A. Johnson of Memphis is serving his first term, and is a candidate for re-election." "May Run for Senate," 5/8/1914, p. 4. Wichita Daily Times.
 
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Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Louis C. Penry, Waco, McLennan County, age 36, born October 1864 in Mississippi, lawyer, spouse Eva [Ena], daughters Allene and Lucile.
    Census of 1910 - Louis C. Penry, Plainview, Hale County, age 44, born circa 1866 in Mississippi, lawyer - general practice, spouse Ema M., daughters Allen, Mildred P., and Dorothy. Census of 1930 - Louis C. Penry, Floydad, Floyd County, age 65, born circa 1865 in Mississippi, lawyer - general practice, spouse Ena.
    Marriage to Ena Montgomery 10/25/1885 in McLennan County, Texas; death date 11/5/1935, age 71, in Los Angeles, California, spouse Ena Montgomery Penry, removal to Encino, New Mexico. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1930 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • Louis C. Penry (1864-1935), burial with Ena M. Penry (1868-1935) in Encino Cemetery, Encino, Torrance County, New Mexico. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Louis Curl Penry, "Judge Penry Will Be Buried in Fort Worth," 11/7/1935, p. 17. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • L.C. Penry ran for re-election as District Attorney against Reuben M. Ellerd in 1910. "L.C. Penry Announces," 1/20/1910, p. 1. "Announcements," For District Attorney 64th Judicial District, 3/31/1910, p. 4. Lubbock Avalanche.
  • Louis Curl Penry, Obituary, "Former Panhandle Lawyer Dies in Los Angeles Nov. Fifth," Tulia Herald, 11/14/1935, p. 1, crediting Swisher County Library. "Judge Penry was at one time a Judge in Fort Worth and practice law in Plainview in the early 1900's, and in 1909 was a candidate for District Attorney in this district against the late Attorney Ellerd, who established the Tulia Herald here in 1909 . . . After this race Judge Penry left Plainview, but returned and practiced law there for sometime after 1923." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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