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Private Thomas Carlyle Texas Rangers, Texas

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Thomas Carlyle "Carlie" Hyde

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 30, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

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Carlie Hyde joined Company L of the Texas Rangers stationed at Clint in El Paso County on March 25, 1918. Hyde, his wife, two daughters, and several rangers stationed at the Clint camp contracted amoebic dysentery from a contaminated well used by the rangers and their families. Hyde and one of his daughters died, but his wife and one daughter survived. Captain W. W. Davis requested that the State of Texas pay for his funeral expenses, and the state agreed to reasonable expenses. There was no medical insurance for the family, so the captain and the rangers used their own meager funds to bury his daughter, and send his wife and surviving daughter back to her family in Kerr County.

Hyde had been a Texas Ranger for only one month and six days. He would have been 29 years of age on May 26. He was buried in Marfa, Presidio County.

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Another Year has passed and once again I reflect on your sacrifice.

Rest in Peace Ranger Private Thomas Hyde. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent Retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX retired
April 30, 2017

 

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