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Wharton Ewell Weems

Wharton Ewell Weems

Wharton Ewell Weems

Wharton Ewell Weems was named after General J. A. Wharton, the third commander of Terry’s Texas Rangers under whom his father had served in the Civil War.  He attended the University of Virginia, A.B.M.A. in 1911 and he received his law degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1912.  During World War I, he was commissioned a Captain in the Air Service.  He made his home in Houston and was a partner at Vinson, Elkins, Weems & Searls where he specialized in tax law and estate planning.  In addition to legal responsibilities with his firm, he served on several corporate Boards of Directors of large companies.

He married Mathilde (Tilly) Booth 11/2/1918 and they had three children:  Elizabeth Virginia, Benjamin Francis & Fontaine Carrington (shown below).

Besides the law, he enjoyed hunting & was reknown as a crack shot.  Two ducks
crossing were often brought down with one shell.  During the summers his family
enjoyed his 20 acre summer place named “Mildendo” after his grandfather’s home
place in Virginia.  This vacatio home was located on Galveston Bay at La Porte.  He got great pleasure in planting and cultivating many pecan, fig and other fruit trees on his property. Besides his many accomplishments he published a book of poems titled “Poems by Wharton E. Weems- 1889-1961”.

More about my Father written by me, F. Carrington Weems II on April 17, 1986 can be seen here.

Other in memoriam can be seen here.

From the Book of Distinguishable Men:


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Birth: Nov. 16, 1889 Houston Harris County Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1961 Harris County Texas, USA

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