Harrison P. Babbit
18 July 1813 (New York) - 13 Mar 1891 (Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas)
Dallas Morning News
24 Oct 1926
H. R. Babbitt is Found Dead
Discover Sherman Business Man's Body with Pistol Near By.
Special to the News -
Sherman, Texas - Oct 23 - "H. R. Bobbitt, 62, former wealthy Sherman
business man, was found death in his room on South Crockett street
Saturday afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock. Three bullet holes in his
left breast and a small automatic pistol was found near him.
of the Peace W. M. Blaylock held an inquest and rendered a decision
that he came to his death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.
left a note giving instructions for his burial. In the note he said
that when he returned to Sherman from Louisiana in 1918 he was worth
more than $500,000, but had met with financial reverses.
Bobbitt left Grayson County at the age of 22 years and went to
Louisiana, where he engaged in railroad construction work, and amassed
quite a fortune. In the meantime he had made numerous investments in
Sherman and Grayson County and returned to this city eight years ago.
brother Gus Bobbitt, who had been a Deputy United States Marshal in the
old Indian Territory and later in Oklahoma, was killed near his farm in
Southern Oklahoma about seven years ago. Four men charged in connection
with the slaying were taken from the jail at Ada, Ok, and hanged."
Dallas Morning News
25 Oct 1926
Special to the News, Sherman, Texas Oct 24 - "Funeral
services for the H. R. Bobbitt, 62 years old, former wealthy Sherman
business man who was found dead in his room later Saturday with three
bullet holes in his breast, were held Sunday afternoon. He was buried
in West Hill Cemetery. Dr. T. A. Wharton, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, conducted the services.
His death certificate is Grayson County, No. 34963
He died at his home 1102 S. Crockett St.
He was divorced
His birthdate is not on the certificate; b Kentucky
Death : 23 Oct 1926
Occupation : Grain Dealer
Father - unknown Bobbit (b AL)
Mother - Mary E. Collins (b KY)
Informant was Will Collins of Howe, Texas
Gun shot wounds, self inflicted