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Title Henry Castro, Pioneer and Colonist
Author Cohen, Henry (1863-1952)
Date n.d.
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 3M326, Box 1
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Collection Name Cohen (Henry) Papers, 1850, 1881-1951
Description Biographical notes recording the life and achievements of Henry Castro, pioneer and colonist in San Antonio, Texas following the Texas Revolution.
Series Description Papers concern Cohen's career and those of members of his family; his social welfare activities, especially in the fields of prison reform, hospitals, schools and immigration.
Biographical Note / History Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) France
Country (to) United States of America
Places Providence, Rhode Island, New Orleans, Louisiana, Quihi, Castroville, Medina County, Vandenburg, San Antonio, Texas, United States; Dunkirk, Harve, France; Antwerp, Belgium; Sierra Medre, Coahulia, Monterrey, Rio Grande, Nuevo León, Mexico; Algiers, Algeria
Ports New Orleans, United States
Nationality American; French; Portuguese; American Indian; Jewish
Ships Louis Phillippe; Lyon; Heane Key; Jeanette Marie; RMS Ebro
People Cohen, Henry (1863-1952); Castro, Henry; Castro, Lorenzo; Brown, John Henry; de Cordova, Phineas
Keywords emigrant, colony, family, history, citizenship, self-government, land grant, contract, Texas Revolution, law, legislation, politics, border, land, employment, labour, militia, free passage, skilled emigration, Catholicism, settlement, infrastructure, road, conflict, emigration scheme, democracy, surveying, reference, literature, empresario
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin