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Tombstone Tuesday: John G. O’Grady

11 Oct

John G. O’Grady

While visiting the Boerne Cemetery a few weeks ago, I came across John G. O’Grady tombstone. I like saying his name. It just flows off the tongue. He served as the second Post Master in Boerne from 1861-1869. In 1862, he was elected the first District Clerk of the newly formed Kendall County. J. G. O’Grady owned and operated the O’Grady Inn which was located on the south side of the Cibolo Creek. There is still a house on the site and I was told by Mrs. Edith Gray that the house and several of the houses on Evergreen Street were built from the lumber of the O’Grady Inn when it was torn down. In 1879, he donated one acre of land so a school could be built for the Balcones Community.  Both he and his wife, Katherine, were born in Ireland.

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). John G. O’Grady marker; personally read, 2011.

Kendall County Deed Record 4, p. 589.

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