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Quin, Charles K.

Judge C. K. Quin, 83, Buried Tuesday At San Antonio

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio for Judge C. K. Quin, veteran San Antonio jurist and former resident of Weimar.

A former San Antonio mayor and judge of the 57th District Court at San Antonio 18 years, he died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday in a San Antonio hospital, of post-operative shock.

He had undergone surgery in Houston the previous week. He was dead within five minutes after his relapse set in.

Born and reared here, he was a son of H. C. Quin Sr., a former Weimar mayor. Before going to San Antonio many years ago he had served as county superintendent of schools in Colorado County and as county judge. He was quite prominent in San Antonio politics. One of the papers there referred to him this week as “last leader of the city-county political combine, and one of Bexar County’s all-time political giants.”

His first wife, who died many years ago, was a Miss Townsend of here. A brother, H. C. Quin Jr., preceded him in death in 1952.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Janice Houston Brown Quin; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Fred Scheibe Jr.; a sister,Mrs. Carrie Quin; and two grandchildren; Charles K. Quin Scheibe and Janice Rowena Scheibe. All are of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, June 24, 1960, page 1

Quin, Cora Rosalie (Kennon)

Mrs. Cora Quin, the much-beloved wife of H. C. Quin, esq. of this city departed this life Wednesday afternoon at 4:30, after a short illness, of a perulcious[sic] form of malarial fever. She was a most excellent christian lady, possessing a character and sweetness of disposition that won for her a countless host of friends wherever known. She met her death calmly, and with that peaceful resignation that only a true christian possesses. She was a devoted wife and mother, and her death is indeed a sad blow to the bereaved husband, children and relatives. Her remains were laid to rest Thursday afternoon at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery, Rev. S. H. Morgan performing the impressive burial service. We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolence to the bereaved ones in their deep trouble.

Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1894, page 2

Quin, Elizabeth Rebecca (Townsend)

QUIN—Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca Townsend Quln of 1041 W. Mistletoe Ave. passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 1945, in her 71st year. Survived by husband.  Judge C. K. Quin; son Noble Marcus Marston of Fort Worth, Tex; grandson, Quin Howard Marston of San Antonio; sisters, Mrs. W. M. Stephenson of San Antonio, Mrs. P. R. Napier of Dallas. Tex.; Mrs. J. W. Stafford Sr. of Columbus. Tex.: brother, J. Light Townsend or San Antonio; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the Alamo Funeral Home, Tuesday at 10 a. m. Chaplain A. P. Vaughan and Rev. Baxter D. D. Greer will officiate.

Interment in the Mission Burial Park. Pallbearers will be King Kennon, Youngs Crook, Victor Keller, Sam Newton. Marshall Terrell, Louis Catalina. Arrangements by the Alamo Funeral Home.

San Antonio Express, December 4, 1945
Submited by Deborah Smith

Quin, Harry C.

Harry C. Quin, Former Weimar Resident, Dies

Funeral services for Harry Carter Quin of San Antonio, formerly of Weimar, were held Monday afternoon, Nov 17, from Alamo Funeral Home in San Antonio, with Rev. Strasburger officiating. Interment was in Mission Burial Park, San Antonio.

Mr. Quin expired at his home Saturday morning.

The son of H. C. Quin, Sr., a former Weimar mayor, he was associated with the Texas Railroad Commission for a number of years prior to his death.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Quin of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. George W. Berry of Waco; a son, Harry, a Temple newspaperman; a brother, Judge Charles K. Quin, former mayor of San Antonio and now Judge of the 57th District Court, San Antonio; and two sisters, Misses Alice and Carrie Quin, both of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, November 21, 1952, page 1

Quin, Henry Columbus


Sad indeed is the duty incumbent upon a newspaper man when he is called upon to record the death of a true and valued friend. This duty now devolves upon the writer. It is a duty he fain would shirk, realizing how incompetent he is to tell of the manifold virtues of the deceased, his unwavering friendship, his ever ready word of counsel or advice, the cheer his kindly presence ever lent to every scene and occasion--it would take a master hand and pen to record in fitting words the many, many good traits of this grand, noble citizen. The writer knew him intimately for many years, and at no time did his friendship ever falter, nor did he let an opportunity pass to extend toward us any courtesy possible. Deep and genuine is the regret we experience at this dispensation of Divine Providence.

Mayor Henry C. Quin was born in Mississippi, and was a scion of an old and distinguished family of that state. At an early age he look up the study of law and passed a most creditable examination at the Tulane university, New Orleans. During the civil war he was a gallant confederate soldier, and was never known to shirk any of the onerous duties which devolved upon him. Coming to Colorado county in 1874, he saw but little opportunity for advancement in law, and look up the calling of school teacher, for which profession he had those peculiar talents so necessary In the successful teacher. He came to this city in its early days, and conducted several schools with marked ability and success. He was elected city attorney for several consecutive terms, and at the municipal election was elected mayor, which position he filled ably and well up to the time of his death.

He was stricken with paralysis on Tuesday of last week, and grew worse rapidly. His death was hourly expected, and when the announcement of same was made last Tuesday morning expressions of deep and genuine regret were heard in every part of our city.

His remains were committed to mother earth [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery] Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the city council, fire department and a large number of sympathizing relatives and friends witnessing the last sad rites, conducted by Revs. Brinson and Muse.

To the bereaved sons and daughters and relatives and friends our deep and unfeigned sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, March 3, 1900, page 5

The Southern Herald, published at Liberty, Miss., has the following comment about our article regarding the death of Mayor Quin:

The subject of the above sketch (Columbus Quin) was the eldest son of the late Peter G. Quin of St. Helena parish, La., and was an uncle of the editor of the Herald. He was born in Pike county, Feb 22, 1838. He graduated at Centenary college, Jackson, La., before the war, with high honors. He enlisted in the 15th Louisiana regiment, and served through the war, afterwards teaching school in Louisiana and Pike county until his removal to Texas. Five children survive him. His brother, Prof. B. C. Quin of Chatawa, Miss., is now the only living member of the family of Peter G. Quin.

Weimar Mercury, April 7, 1900, page 4

Quin, Robert Mumford

It is with the deepest sorrow that we chronicle the death of the infant son of Prof. H. C. Quin who died last Monday evening and was interred Tuesday evening in the family lot at the Odd Fellows Rest. God in his wisdom doeth all things well. He has seen fit to pluck this little flower from its heaven of childhood only to transplant it in the heaven of love. We would say unto the parents look not upon this as your lost but as the reserected:[sic] the other loved ones may grow to man and womanhood but this one will be your baby always.

Weimar Gimlet, July 9, 1885


Died, at Weimar, July the 6th, 1885, after lingering and suffering for several weeks, Mumford Quin, the youngest child of Prof. and Mrs. H. C. Quin. Little Mumford was about six months old, too pure for earth, his stay was short. The little spirit has winged its flight to the shores of bliss, and ws there received by angels to welcome it to the Father’s fold. The little form was laid away in the Odd Fellows’ Rest Tuesday evening , to await the resurrection morn.

Colorado Citizen, July 9, 1885
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