Maj. Joseph Edward Dwyer

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Maj. Joseph Edward Dwyer

Birthplace: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Republic
Death: September 14, 1884 (43)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States (malaria/heart complications)
Place of Burial: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Edward Dwyer and Mariana de Paula Dwyer
Husband of Annette Dwyer
Father of Edward Dwyer, 1863-1921; Joseph E Dwyer; Annette Marie Schmitt; James Magoffin Dwyer; Gertrude Josephine Dwyer Leighton (1880 - 1954) and 2 others
Brother of Anita Leal Withers; Thomas Anthony Dwyer; José Edward Dwyer and María Dwyer
Half brother of Concepción Ramón; Josefa Manuela Ramón and María del Rosario Ramón

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About Maj. Joseph Edward Dwyer

Obituary in the Galveston Daily News read,


A Distinguished Citizen of Texas Passes Away at San Antonio.

[Special To The News]

SAN ANTONIO, September 14. — Gloom was cast over the city this evening by the announcement of the death of Major Joseph E. Dwyer, a native of the city; and one of the most prominent citizens of West Texas. He was taken ill with, malaria Friday, and died this afternoon of heart complications. He entered the Confederate army in his eighteenth year, and served with distinction to the close of the war, attaining the rank of major on the staff of General Sibley. He served one term in the state senate during Governor Coke's administration and declined re-election. He represented the State in the last four National Democratic conventions, and was a member of the committees notifying Tilden, Hancock and Cleveland of their nomination as the standard-bearers of the party. At the time of his death he was chairman of the congressional executive committee and chairman of the county executive committee, a member of the board of city aldermen from the First ward and chairman of the finance committee.

Major Dwyer was a gentleman — gentle, courteous and knightly — and an entertaining conversationalist in English, French and Spanish, which he spoke with fluency. He leaves a mother, wife and seven children with a fortune estimated at $500,000.

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Maj. Joseph Edward Dwyer's Timeline

March 1, 1841
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Republic
June 29, 1873
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
September 14, 1884
Age 43
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States