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Henry Livingston Thompson

Commodore of the Texian Navy

Founders Memorial Cemetery

Houston, Texas

 

 1836 Centennial Monument 

Gravesite of Henry Livingston Thompson

Gravesite of Henry Livingston Thompson

 

 HENRY LIVINGSTON

THOMPSON

 

COMMODORE OF THE

TEXIAN NAVY

 

DIED IN HOUSTON, NOV. 1 1837

"THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE

COMMODORE THOMPSON TOOK

PLACE ON THE MORNING OF

THURSDAY LAST.  HIS REMAINS

WERE FOLLOWED TO THE GRAVE

BY THE LARGEST AND MOST

RESPECTABLE ASSEMBLAGE OF

CITIZENS WHICH HAS EVER

ATTENDED A SIMILAR OCCASION

IN THIS CITY.  AN ORATION

WAS DELIVERED AT THE GRAVE

 BY GENERAL RUSK"

TEXAS TELEGRAPH

 

Erected by the State of Texas

1936


Obituary of Henry Livingston Thompson

Obituary of Henry Livingston Thompson

DIED

  In this city, Nov. 1, after a lingering illness, H. L. Thompson, late Commodore of the Texian Navy. His loss will be long deplored by our citizens as a national calamity. The important services which he has rendered to the republic will ever endear his memory to his grateful countrymen, and cause his name to be associated with the noblest martyrs of freedom. He has displayed in the cause of Texas a devotedness, a zeal, and a daring courage which have shed a glowing lustre upon the flag which he delighted to honor. Like Themistocles of Athens, his achievements have pointed out to his admiring countrymen the true path to victory: would, that like this noble Athenian, while sinking under the keen shaft of ingratitude, he could have died with the proud reflection upon his mind, that the fleet he had led to victory, remained an impregnable rampart to his country.

See Saturday, November 4, 1837 edition of Telelgraph and Texas Register newspaper, Houston, Texas, Vol. 2, No. 46, p. 3, c. 1.


Funeral of Henry Livingston Thompson

Funeral of Henry Livingston Thompson

  The funeral of the late commodore Thompson took place on the morning of Thursday last. His remains were followed to the grave by the largest and most respectable assemblage of citizens which has ever attended on a similar occasion in this city. An oration was delivered at the grave by general Rusk.

See Saturday, November 4, 1837 edition of Telelgraph and Texas Register newspaper, Houston, Texas, Vol. 2, No. 46, p. 2, c. 4.

On September 19, 2009, the Sons of the Republic of Texas in conjunction with the Texas Navy Association and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas honored the memory of Commodore Henry Livingston Thompson, the second Commodore of the Texas navy.  Click here for photographs.

 

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