Distant Relative a Texas Senator?

Distant Relative a Texas Senator?

In the halls of the Pink Dome, you can find pictures of each class of the Texas Legislature. Additionally, there is a tradition of including grandchildren in the collage. I’m not sure what the catalyst was for this tradition, but maybe someone can enlighten the rest of us?! Only a few generations ago was our family name changed from “Qu” to “Ke.” Emily Horne stumbled upon this picture of a Senator’s grandson, circa 1901. Perhaps he’s a relative of ours! My aunt and I are now on the genealogy journey to find out. Since there was no Senator by the name of Quebedeau, the Senator must be young Arnim’s maternal grandfather. The only information my aunt and I have been able to find so far is that Arnim’s parents were named Walter and Emma Quebedeaux. Emma Quebedeaux. How cool is that? For that reason alone, I hope we’re related πŸ˜€

Apparently, the compiler of the 1901 class’s collage misspelled Arnim’s last name. Even a century later, I’m impressed when one of my friends can spell our last name without asking or turning to Facebook!

Next step: To find out what Emma’s maiden name was!



June 20, 2013 · 9:25 am

4 responses to “Distant Relative a Texas Senator?

  1. Katherine

    Yep he looks just like dad…. Must be related…. Bahaha. No this is pretty neat. If this is true we know where your traits came from and mystery of if you are really one of us will forever be solved! Hahaha

  2. Juliette Kibodeaux

    This is so crazy! I was at a YCP Houston event last night were I met Emily Horne who sent me the link to this blog post. I’m a Kibodeaux from Houston (family is from SW Louisiana), and I just posted this on my family’s “Kibodeaux/Thibodeaux” facebook group where we have a couple of “family historians” who post cool things they find every now and then! I’ll let you know if they find anything on this πŸ™‚

  3. Emma’s maiden name was Emma Evelyn Burnham. Emma’s Dad was a very famous guy in Texas history, but he was dead by 1901. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbu45

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