Austin Founder Lions Club

  • 30 Apr 2015
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 700 Dawson Rd, Austin TX, 78704


Batter Up!
Rogers Hornsby and Hornsby Family History in Travis County
April 30, 2015

Speaker: Hugh Hornsby
Introduction by: Lion Scott Hendrix

Hugh Hornsby 

Hugh Hornsby is a proud member of one of Austin’s founding families.  His ancestors, Reuben and Sarah Hornsby settled the area now known as Hornsby Bend in 1832 with a land grant directly from Stephen F. Austin.  One of the most infamous events in the history of the settlement of Travis County directly involved the Hornsby clan.  A later family member, Rogers, took up baseball during the Golden Age of America’s Pastime.  Rogers Hornsby swung the bat like few others before or since and remains the greatest right-handed hitter the sport has ever known.  He now rests in peace with his ancestors and descendants in the Hornsby Family Cemetery in East Austin.

Hugh graduated from Austin High School in 1951 and went on to earn a B.B.A. in Personnel Management and Accounting from the University of Texas in 1955.  As an entrepreneur and professional, Hugh has helped scores of businesses and clients in Austin and across Texas thrive in fields ranging from insurance, flooring and real estate, to investing.  He has been active in Kiwanis serving as District Governor for Texas and Oklahoma.  Hugh is a 6th generation Texan and member of the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas.  He currently is President of Hugh Hornsby & Associates, a financial planning firm based near Lakeway, and serves as family historian arranging periodic reunions.

Featured Lunch Menu:
Baked potato casserole
Key Lime Poke Cake
Iced Tea, Coffee & Water

Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday   

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

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