West Hill Cemetery
September 13, 1938
A practicing attorney here for many years, Hamp Parton Abney, 60, died suddenly at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence, 918 South Travis.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Travis Street Methodist church, with Dr. V. A. Godbey of Henderson, a brother-in-law, officiating, assisted by Dr. H. G. Ryan, Pastor. Interment will be in the mausoleum at the West Hill cemetery, directed by Dannel-Scott. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.
Surviving are his widow: two daughters; Mrs. William S. Bradley and Mrs. Ike P. Robinson, both of Dallas; three brothers, Dr. J. A. Abney of Brownwood, P. C. Abney of Dallas and Frank Abney of Perrytown; one sister, Mrs. Addie Moore of Tyler and four grandchildren. A son, Hamp Abney Jr. died in 1935.
Mr. Abney was born Feb. 3, 1869, at Lufkin, the son of P. C. and Margaret Abney who moved to Texas in 1852 from Mississippi. His father was a Confederate soldier. Mr. Abney came to Grayson county Jan. 30, 1895, residing for several years at Whitesboro where he married Miss Jeannette Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Marshall of Whitesboro. With his family he had resided continuously in Sherman since 1903.
Mr. Abney was an alumnus of Southwestern university at Georgetown. He studied law in a private office and was examined and licensed to practice at Rusk. His first law partnership was with Judge Joseph I. Perkins at Rusk under the firm name of Perkins and Abney. After coming to Sherman he was associated with the late Judge B. L. Jones, formerly judge of the court of civil appeals at Dallas who died last year, under the name of Abney and Jones.
His next law connection was with the late Judge W. W. Wilkins and Jeff W. Hassell, now a practicing attorney of Dallas, the firm name being Wilkins, Abney and Hassell. At the death of Judge Wilkins the firm was known as Abney and Hassell. For the past several years Mr. Abney has conducted a private law office in Sherman.
A democrat, Mr. Abney in 1916 was an elector at large and served on the staff of Ex-Governor W. P. Hobby of Texas. He served the city of Sherman as attorney from 1916 to 1926.
Before coming to Grayson County Mr. Abney was associated with W. M. Imboden in publishing the Rusk Herald.
Mr. Abney was a member of the Travis Street church and had served as a member of the board of stewards for many years.
Mr. Abney in February, 1934, was presented by Rep. Sam Rayburn of Bonham before the supreme court of the United States and had the privilege of practicing before that body.
September 11, 1963
WIDOW OF SHERMAN ATTORNEY DIES
Funeral services for Mrs. Hamp P. Abney of Houston will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hopkins Chapel of First Methodist Church.
Mrs. Abney was the wife of the late Hamp P. Abney, a prominent attorney for many years in Sherman. She died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in Houston where she has made her home since leaving Sherman nine years ago.
Dr. Edward R. Barcus, pastor of Austin Ave. Methodist Church of Waco, formerly of Sherman, will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. J. Daniel Barron, pastor of First Methodist Church. Entombment will be in the Sherman Mausoleum, directed by John C. Dannel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Abney was honored on her 90th birthday by members of the Ladies in Lavender at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Houston. She would have been 93 years old Oct. 17.
She was the former Miss Jeannette Marshall, daughter of W. H. and Martha Bolton Marshall of Jacksonville. She was educated at Southwestern University,Georgetown, and Kidd-Key College in Sherman.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, the College Hill Club, the Bomar Cramer Music Club and the Kidd-Key College Alumnae Association.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Ike P. Robinson, Wimberly route 1, and Mrs. William S. Bradley, 3315 Los Palmos, Houston; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. A. B. Martin of Amarillo; a brother, R. Bart Marshall of Dallas, formerly of Sherman and a number of nieces and nephews. A son, Hampton P. Abney Jr., died a number of years ago.
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