Dorsey B. Hardeman
Nicholas Brodie Hardeman and his wife Joanna Kendall Tabler Hardeman had three chilken. They were: Dorsey B. Harieman; Mary Nelle Hardeman 'owers; and Carrie Neal Harieman Foy. I wrote stories about )oth the daughters after their leaths and published them in The World Evangelist. They were loth friends of mine. They were 30th active in the work of Freed-Hardeman College (now University) in Henderson, Tennessee when I attended there 1946-1949, while their father was president of the school. He was co-founder in 1908 of the school which was sventually named for him and A. G. Freed the other co-founder.
N. B. Hardeman had a brother named Dorsey who was three years older than he. Dorsey died at age 22 of pneumonia. N. B. mourned greatly the loss of his beloved older brother. About eight years after Dorsey's death, N. B.'s son was born and he named him Dorsey.
Dorsey moved to Texas in 1932 and became very active in government, business and legal affairs. He served as mayor of San Angelo, and was also a Texas State Senator for 22 years. N. B, Hardeman told me that Dorsey was over the largest state senatorial district in the United States. I remember seeing Dorsey me time when he was visiting at Freed-Hardeman.
N. B. Hardeman's granddaughter, Joanne Powers Bradshaw of Atlanta, Georgia was graduated from Freed-Hardeman when I was in 1949. She called me when she got home from her uncle Dorsey's funeral to tell me about his passing. He died August 11, 1992 in Austin, Texas at age 89. He was educated at Freed- Hardeman, the University of Florida, and Vanderbilt University.
Dorsey was a member of the church of Christ in Austin.
Dorsey is survived by his widow, Geneva; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Francine of Sonora, Texas and Bryan and Rebecca of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, William Bryan Hardeman and Genny and Joy Hardeman of Austin; a niece, Joanne Bradshaw of Atlanta, Georgia; nephews, Nicholas Powers of Memphis, Tennessee and Joe Hardeman Foy of Houston, Texas.
-- Basil Overton, The World Evangelist, Vol. 21 #4; November, 1992, page 12.
Directions To The
Grave Of Dorsey B.
D.B. Hardeman is buried in
the Texas State Cemetery at Austin Texas. The
cemetery is located at 909 Navasota Street, Austin, Texas 78702.
Phone:512-463-0605. In downtown Austin, take I-35 to Exit 234C from
the south or Exit 234B from the North. Converge on E. 7th St. On E.
7th go to the fourth street on the left Navasota. You will see the
office on the right. It is best to enter the 11th Street entrance
and travel in. The road through the center of the cemetery is called
State Highway 165. Travel until you see the Civil War Cemetery on
your left. In front of it is the beautiful above ground sarcophagus
Sidney Johnson. Just across the street is Republic Hill Section
2. This is the burial plot of some of Texas' greatest heroes
Stephen S. Austin, Governor
Connally, and Dallas Cowboys Football coach
At the front of the section closest to the street is the grave of
D.B. Hardeman. Also behind him further up in the cemetery is the
grave of a restoration preacher by the name of
30° 15' 919" N x 97° 43' 602" W
15 Ft. Acc. / Grave Faces East
Republic Hill/Section 2/Row B/Number 8
Dorsey B. Hardeman
Born December 11, 1902
Died August 11, 1992
Geneva Moore Hardeman
Born September 30, 1918
Note Stephen F. Austin Grave & Monument In Background
Dorsey B. Hardeman
Patriot - Soldier - Statesman
Assistant Attorney General Of Tennessee - 1929-1930
Mayor Of San Angelo, Texas - 1936-1938
Texas House Of Representatives - 1938-1942
United States Army Air Force-Captain JADG - 1942-1946
Texas State Senate - 1947-1969
Executive Director Of Texas Water Commission - 1969-1970
Commissioner, Texas Water Commission - 1971-1982
Hardeman Monument With Albert Sydney Johnston
Monument In Background
See More Below
Austin State Cemetery
Offices Of The Texas State Cemetery
at 909 Navasota St. Austin, Texas
Main Entrance From 11th Street Into
The Texas State Cemetery
State Highway 165
State Highway 165 Back Toward The
11th Street Entrance, Civil War Cem. On Right
Sarcophagus Of Albert Sydney Johnston
Grave Of Stephen F. Austin