"Monument Dedicated to Dick Dowling While 800 Brave Threats of Rain" newsclipping
This Houston Chronicle article, which appeared on the front page of the Sunday, November 3, 1935 edition of the Chronicle and was continued on page 6 of section one, describes the dedication of a monument placed in St. Vincent’s Cemetery to honor Dick Dowling’s final resting place. The event was held on Saturday, November 2, which is All Souls' Day, a Roman Catholic Holy Day that honors the dead. The date was chosen specifically for the event so as to honor Dowling’s strong Catholic faith. Many of Houston and Texas’s elites attended and participated in the event, including the Mayor of Houston, Mayor Oscar F. Holcombe, Texas Attorney General William McCraw, and the bishop of Galveston, Bishop C. E. Byrne. Page one of the article gives the basics of the event, while page 6 goes into further detail about the event and Dowling in general. Bishop Byrne in particular was quoted many times on page 6, as his speech celebrated the life and faith of Dowling. The Max Autrey Post of the American Legion was responsible for the monument, and it is not to be confused with the statue of Dowling, which was dedicated in 1905. The two photos are from the dedication ceremony at St. Vincent’s Cemetery on Saturday, November 2, 1935. The top photo is Texas Attorney General William McCraw speaking, seated along side H. J. Bernard, Judge and Mrs. W. F. Robertson, Norman York, Houston Mayor Oliver Holcombe and Bishop C. E. Byrne. The bottom photo is the monument itself, photographed with Bernard, McCraw, Holcombe, York, Mrs. Robertson, Byrne and Judge Robertson.
“Monument Dedicated to Dick Dowling While 800 Brave Threats of Rain,” Houston Chronicle, November 3, 1935, pg 1, 6
Digital version published by Rice University
November 3, 1935
Is Referenced By
Blog post: http://dowlingmovie.blogs.rice.edu/2011/02/24/dowlings-movement-from-page-1-all-the-way-back-to-section-z7/
St. Vincent's Cemetery, Houston, Texas; Sabine Pass, Texas