McEnery, Red River Dave

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McEnery, Red River Dave Gender: M
McEnery, David
born on 15 December 1914
Place San Antonio, Texas, 29n25, 98w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°56' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif or s_scocol.18.gif


American cowboy singer and writer of thousands of country-western songs. Many of his topics came from the headlines of current news, such as Watergate, the sitting president and scientific breakthroughs such as Barney Clark with a mechanical heart. With his group, The Swift Cowboys, he recorded for Decca, Savoy and other labels.

Singing pro on the radio from the time he was 16, Dave worked as a migrant worker and rode the freight trains, singing for food at restaurants until he had his first success at 21. He served in WW II as an infantryman for two years and went to Hollywood to play in a couple B movie westerns. He hosted a TV show for seven years and sold real estate for a steady job. After his wife of nearly 35 years was killed in a fire, Dave moved to Nashville, then for California.

McEnery died of a kidney ailment on 1/15/2002 in San Antonio, age 87.


  • Death by Disease 15 January 2002 at 12:00 noon in San Antonio, TX (Kidney ailment, age 87)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

David Dozier quotes his obituary; time unknown


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Kidney (Ailment, terminal)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer