Frederick Charles CHABOT 
- Born: 11 May 1891, San Antonio Texas USA
- Died: 19 Jan 1943, San Luis Potisi Mexico. aged 51
S.A. Histortian Dies in Mexico.
Frederick C Chabot 53, diplomat and historian of San Antonio, died Tuesday of uremic poisoning at a San Luis Potosi hospital in Mexico, friends learned Friday. Chabot became ill while visiting friends and had been in hospital eight days. His body was temporarily interred in that city. Chabot was born May 11, 1891 in San Antonio. His grandfather was George S Chabot of the British foreign service. His great-grandfather on his mother's side, John Bradley came to Texas in 1840 and was one of the famous Perote prisoners in Mexico.
Chabot graduated from the San Antonio high school in 1909 with the highest honours any graduate had received up to that time. He was educated for the piano concert stage studied in Paris and Berlin and attended the Sorbonne University and the University of Berlin. He learned French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Greek and Dutch.
In preparation for an appointment to the diplomatic corps, he returned to Washington, DC to study at the Emerson Institute at George Washington University.
Meanwhile, he worked in the library of Congress and was appointed special agent with the Department of Justice. He received his appointment as secretary of the embassy of legation class 4, in 1917 and was assigned to Paris, France.
To Many Nations.
Subsequently his diplomatic appointments took him to Athens, Greece, Sofia, Bulgaria, Rio de Janeiro, San Salvador, Costa Rica and Caracas, Venezuelan. Subsequently he returned to San Antonio, and settled down to write historical books. His first book, written in 1931, was "the Alamo, Altar of Texas Liberty". Others followed: "With the Makers of San Antonio". "Indian Excerpts" and "Perote Prisoners".
At the time of his death he was writing four books: "Spanish Governors and Presidents of Texas", "The Campaign of 1836", "Americans of Royal Descent" and "The Capitols of Texas". Many of his historical articles have appeared in The Light.
He was secretary and organiser of theYanaguana society for the publication of early Texas writings.
He is survived by his father, Charles J Chabot of this city; sisters, Miss Maria Chabot, of San Antonio and New Mexico and Mrs Edith Kilburn, Wife of General C S Kilburn of Leesville, La., and cousins. Mrs G H Kearney of San Antonio and Col C C Cresson of Washington DC.
Ref: 22 January 1943 The Light. San Antonio
Image Courtesy of The Light San Antonio 1943