Kinsearching January 21, 2007




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     Some information about locating material concerning druggists in the Lone Star State appeared in the November 26, 2006 "Kinsearching" column. Another publication that may be useful is the state society's proceedings, which often contained facts about deceased druggists or their families.

     Data pertaining to the deaths of Henry F. LACKEY, James D. MORGAN, and Mrs. Carrie LEWYN in 1915 can be found on pages 69 and 70 of the OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE TEXAS PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION HELD IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, JUNE 15, 16, 17, 1915 (Dallas: Johnston Printing & Adv. Co., 1915). The information, duplicated below, is verbatim; however, surnames are bolded or capitalized for emphasis.

     "Henry F. Lackey, one of the best known druggists of Fort Worth, died February 7th after several years of ill health. He was born in Kentucky in 1872, and came to Texas with his parents when a youth.

     After attending the Louisville College of Pharmacy, Mr. Lackey engaged in the drug business in Bridgeport, Texas. Later, in conjunction with his brother, Dr. W. C. LACKEY, he established Lackey's Pharmacy, and, still later, Lackey's Hemphill Pharmacy in Fort Worth. In 1911 ill health forced him to change climate, and he spent the last four years of his life in the country around El Paso.

     While in Fort Worth, Mr. Lackey was active in all civic affairs. He was a member of the Ad Club, Chamber of Commerce, Secretary and later President of the Tarrant County Retail Druggists' Association. He was an active member of the Broadway Baptist Church, church clerk, deacon and President of the B. Y. P. U.

     Mr. Lackey was one of the first to inaugurate the movement of Sunday closing of drug stores and was a strong supporter of same. He was just in all his dealings and a true gentleman and a true friend. His death brought sorrow to a large circle of friends.

     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hattie LACKEY, his mother, three brothers, and five sisters."

     (Editor's note: B. Y. P. U. are the initials for Baptist Young People's Union.)


     "James D. Morgan was drowned in Elm Creek, near Ballinger, Texas, April 28, 1915. Mr. Morgan owned a part interest in the Walker Drug Company of Ballinger. He was one of the most popular young men in the business and social circles of that town. He had a smile for every one, and it has been said of him that he had no enemy.

     Mr. Morgan is survived by his father and five sisters.


     Mrs. Carrie Lewyn, aged 46 years, the wife of I. LEWYN, a well known druggist of Houston, died at her home, 609 Elgin Avenue, Wednesday, June 16, after an illness of about two months. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Miss Helena; one son, Louis; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. LASKI of Dallas, and Mrs. SHIFF of Cincinnati, and one brother, Adolph IEREMIAS of Germany.

     The funeral was held from the residence Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, with Rabbi Henry BARNSTEIN officiating, and interment was made in Beth Israel Cemetery. The following acted as pallbearers: Jules HIRSCH, R. S. ROSENFIELD, Richard NORSWORTHY, Dr. Gustav GERSON, Price BOONE, John T. MONROE, Ellis COLLINS and J. C. ALBERTSON."

     Bonnie Bright Johannes, 5594 North 10th, Apt. 103, Fresno, CA 93710-6586 (e-mail: is seeking information about the parents of Elizabeth WEBB. She married James KIDD, born about 1716, who lived in Middlesex Co., VA. After marriage, they resided in the Virginia counties of Middlesex, King and Queen, and Caroline.