Dallas, Texas
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Category: locations named for individuals

William E. Parry

William E. Parry (Parry Avenue) was born in Dearborn City, Indiana in 1846 and grew up in Kentucky. Parry came to Dallas in 1873, around the time that the railroads reached the area, and began working in the lumber business as a clerk. He married the former Mary Louise Bowing. Parry served the city in…
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Horatio Nelson Haskell and Jefferson Peak

Horatio Nelson Haskell (Haskell Avenue) was born in Kentucky in 1825 and moved to Texas in 1844 after the death of both his parents. He first resided in far south Texas near the mouth of the Rio Grande. He joined the United States Army during the Mexican-American War, taking part in battles from Cerro Gordo to…
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Marvin D. Love

Marvin Dan Love (Marvin D. Love Freeway – Highway 67 from the I-35 split to I-20) was a native Texan, born July 16, 1894 in Bell County.  His father died when he was five years old and he lived with his mother for a number of years.  Marvin served in the United States Navy in World War…
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William Henry Gaston

William Henry Gaston (Gaston Avenue, W. H. Gaston Junior High School) was born in Alabama in 1840. Prior to the Civil War, his family moved to Anderson County in Texas. W. H. Gaston joined the Confederate Army at the beginning of the war and was elected captain the First Texas Infantry Regiment of Hood’s Texas…
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