July 27 in San Antonio history…
The San Antonio Express publishes an obituary for Robert W. Whitworth, a Boerne resident who passed away three days earlier (right). Mr. Whitworth was a veteran of the U.S. war with Mexico and a member of the Mormon Battalion, who marched from Iowa to California. He also served in the 20th Texas Infantry C.S.A. during the Civil War. Mr. Whitworth is the only member of the Mormon Battalion buried in Texas.
The Corpus Christi Times newspaper announces that local car salesman, Billy J. “Red” McCombs, 29, has been appointed by the sales manager of the Houston district of the Ford Motor Company to be the local Edsel dealer in that city. The new Edsel automobiles will arrive on September 4 at his dealership located at 334 South Chaparral Street.
San Antonio has the “inside track” for the proposed $15 million Veterans Administration Hospital that will serve South Texas.