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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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Hunnicutt School, became Bayles Elementary, DISD

Kathy Ann Reid’s article on the history of the school that is thought to be the oldest school in the Dallas ISD, Bayles Elementary:

Dallas, 100 Years Ago

The Jewish monitor. (Fort Worth-Dallas, Tex.), 26 Nov. 1920. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89070104/1920-11-26/ed-1/seq-49/>

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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Churches: Timeline for Church of the Incarnation

Church of the Incarnation, transcribed from its brochure: 1878 – The great missionary bishop Alexander Garrett founds Incarnation as a chapel of St. Matthew’s Cathedral, using money given to him to England and Ireland. 1886 – The chapel becomes a mission of the Diocese of Dallas. 1897 – The Rev. Edwin Wickens, as vicar, nurtures…
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Horton and Crestview Cemeteries

by Kathy Ann Reid – Interest is stirring in another two of the cemeteries that were on the DCPA Spring 2018Endangered List! Years ago Frances James (deceased) and a Horton descendant, Susanna Clark, worked on the cemeteries together. Susanna continues her interest, and a local descendant has enlisted with enthusiasm and energy. At this time…
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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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Durrett Cemetery

DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS NANCY C. STRONG RE-INTERMENT AND MEMORIAL by Kathy Ann Reid On September 16, 2019 we had quite a long, hot, interesting day as witnesses of the dis- interments and re-interments of George and Elizabeth Durrett, and the Strong baby girl, Nancy C. Strong. After the memorial service for the Durretts, our journey…
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December Meeting, 12/14/19

Marla Fields “Presenting Frank Reaugh” Charles Franklin Reaugh (December 29, 1860 – May 6, 1945), known as Frank Reaugh, was an artist, photographer, inventor, patron of the arts and teacher, who was called the “Dean of Texas Painters”. He devoted his career to the visual documentation in pastel and paint, portraying the vast, still unsettled…
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September Meeting, 9/5/19

Dallas City Archivist John Slate: “Lesser Known Dallas Pioneers” This presentation is expected to be a lively discussion about Dallas County Pioneers who may not be quite as well known as the ones we usually hear about. We expect it to be interesting and enlightening! About John Slate John Slate is city archivist for the…
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