Garland

SALLIE LOVING DAVIS, Early Pioneer

17 October 2018

Mrs. Sallie Loving Davis, 80, of 2303 Maders, whose family history is entwined with early history of Texas and Dallas County, died Friday at her home after an illness of many months. Mrs. Davis’ parents, Mr. And Mrs. James Loving, with an uncle, Oliver Loving, for whom Loving County was named, came to Texas from […]

GARLAND OWLS FOOTBALL, 1927 Facts Revealed

21 September 2018

For some reason, I was looking over the this photo of the “Fighting Garland Owls” this morning when I suddenly realized that the members of this football team represented some of the most deepest roots of the early pioneers of the Garland area. Before we get into family ties to these team members, it is […]

THOMAS & VIRGINIA PEAK NIX Family

17 September 2018

Both Thomas Edward Nix and Virginia Peak were born in South Carolina. Thomas was born in Barnwell County in 1829, while Virginia was born on 17 October 1837 in Lancaster County to John H. Peak and Mary Sylvester. On 20 August 1854, they were married by a Baptist preacher at the home of Virginia’s mother […]

TODD & BICKLE Family’s Garland Homestead

28 July 2018

It was on August 1, 1900 that Arch Bickle and Abner Todd, along with their families left Stone County, Arkansas and arrived 18 days later in Garland, Texas to make their home. These men were first cousins. Mr. Arch Bickle, his wife Roxie (Gaylor) Bickle, Allie, age 2, and Joe Bickle, the baby, had one […]

WILLIAM CONNER, Blind Naaman Area Merchant

13 July 2018

Will Conner was born on October,29, 1971 at Bickle’s Cove in Stone County, Arkansas. He was orphaned at age two and raised by the Joseph Walker Bickle family there. In 1892, Will and friends, Andrew and Ulysses “Liss” McIntire, with a wagon and two horses came to Texas. They settled at Garland, where Will later […]

LOU VELIA RANKIN, Best Christmas I Ever Had

9 April 2018

Janet Coyle was my third grade teacher. She was a good teacher and a wonderful person. We have been friends for many years and she had helped me in so many ways. She is also a cousin by marriage. I missed a lot of school growing up. I had the whooping cough and then I […]

JOHN W. DAVIS, Dallas County’s Oldest Mason

7 April 2018

John W. Davis (1826-1919) died at his home south of Garland Saturday evening at 8 o’clock. Immediate cause of his death was paralysis, which struck him on the preceding Thursday. Prior to that time he had been in his usual health for several months, though last year he had a serious illness from which he […]

MONK & ROXIE CONNER WILLEFORD, 1918

4 April 2018

Monk Willeford’s family can be traced back to his grandfather, William Willeford, a wagon maker in Coffee County, Tennessee before the Civil War.  William was born in 1824 and died at Pleasant Valley on Friday, December 11, 1891.  William was a trustee and long time member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Episcopal Church.  William and […]

WILL & JENNIE HAYNES CONNER, Naaman

1 April 2018

Jennie Haynes Conner wife of Will M. Conner of Naaman, died Monday, August 21, 1899 as a result of measles. Her husband is in bed with typhoid and unable to attend the funeral service. The former Miss Jennie Haynes was born in Stone County, Arkansas around 1871. Will M. Conner, also of Stone County, Arkansas, […]

MARVIN E. MYERS FAMILY, Garland Texas

30 March 2018

Marvin Elias Myers (born 1 January 1880, Dallas County, Texas, died 21 November 1952, Hopkins County, Texas) was born to Samuel Benjamin (born 6 March 1854, Dallas County, Texas, died 27 February 1922, Dallas County, Texas) and Orlena Tennessee (Ray) Myers (born 21 May 1859, Cherokee Indian Nation, died 2 August 1908, at Rose Hill […]

LEWIS MARTIN TAYLOR FLOOK, Garland

29 March 2018

Lewis Martin Taylor Flook increased his holdings to include commercial buildings on the Garland City Square, a hotel in Garland, and several lots and houses also in the city limits. Catherine wrote home to Maryland telling her family about life in Garland, Texas, especially about the ease in “plowing a straight row” versus the difficulty […]

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TUCKER

20 March 2018

The fourth son of Charles M. and Kibby Tucker was Christopher Columbus Tucker, better known to all as “Lum.” Lum was born on August 9, 1873 at the Tucker home place and from an early age learned farming and stock raising from his father and older brothers. At the age of 20 he married Dorothula […]

CHARLES MASTERS, KIBBY KIRBY TUCKER

20 March 2018

As we know it, Charles Masters Tucker grew up in the parish of Litton in Somerset County, England, and may have helped his father in his dairy business. According to parish church documents we have found, Charles was baptized in the Church of England on March 12, 1834. His sister, Jane, was baptized on April […]

HENRY & REBECCA THOMAS VALENTINE

19 March 2018

Henry King Valentine, oldest son of Solomon King and Mary Lee Valentine, was born March 3, 1817 in Gates County, North Carolina. The family moved to Tennessee about 1820, living for a time in Stewart, Sumner, Weakley and Obion Counties. Solomon owned a large plantation near Union City, Obion County. He and his wife, Mary […]

DEALER RECALLS FRANKLIN CAR ERA

15 March 2018

DR. W. G. LANGLEY, Farmers Branch native, born February 24, 1880, is a lifetime member of the Dallas Real Estate Board, who remains active in large-scale dealing in Dallas city and county property after forty-two years as a licensed broker. Yet the doctor’s years as a real estate dealer represent only one of three separate […]

JAMES A. & DELLA FLOOK PICKETT

4 March 2018

Andrew Thomas Pickett came to Dallas County in 1851, riding his horse , John which he had ridden from Kentucky. He was a school and singing teacher. He traded for 150 acres of land on the northwest corner of Shiloh and Loveless Grove Roads (now Belt Line Road) for the price of his horse and […]

JESSIE FITZGERALD TUCKER, 1870 – 1945

25 February 2018

Jessie Fitzgerald, the third son of Kibby Kirby and Charles Masters Tucker, was born on November 6, 1870 at the home place on the present-day site one block west from Centerville Road on Castle Drive (near the Rowlett & Garland city limits). Centerville used to head north through Mills Cemetery, cross Highway 66 (the old […]

NICHOLAS F. PACE, Garland Texas

21 February 2018

Nicholas Featherston Pace was born June 4, 1840 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. His parents were Nancy Burwell Inge and Nicholas Pleasant Pace. At age twenty-one he enlisted in the Confederate Army, Company L, 4th Virginia Infantry, and was detailed as a nurse by order of Stonewall Jackson because of his fragile health. Mr. Pace was […]

EDWARD C. MILLS, 1805-1871

20 February 2018

Edward C. Mills was born in Ohio on Christmas Day, 1805. At 21 years of age, he married Sarah Hunter. Their three sons were Hope, John and Jim Mills. Edward and Sarah relocated the family to Boone County, Kentucky and Sarah died there early in 1840. Edward and Elizabeth Collins were married about two years […]

JAMES & MARGARET NANCY MORGAN LOVING

19 February 2018

When James Loving decided to leave Kentucky for the Republic of Texas in 1843, he had in mind free rich land and great navigable rivers. At the time, James was 32 years old and his wife, Margaret Nancy Morgan Loving, was 23. He did not anticipate that he and his brother Oliver, (later called “The […]