Irving

SOWERS CEMETERY, Irving Texas

11 May 2018

The Sowers Cemetery in Irving is located on Pioneer Road near the intersection with Grauwyler. The land for the cemetery is a portion of the Peters Colony 320 acre G.W. Parson Survey. When Illinois native Edmund (1826-1909) and Freelove Thompson Sowers (1833-1901) came to Texas in 1856 they found that this land on the west […]

DANIEL WEBSTER GILBERT, Pioneer Irving Dr.

12 March 2018

 Dr. Daniel Webster Gilbert (1854-1930) was born in Okibbeha, Mississippi, one of eleven children of Georgia native John (1800-1881) and Sarah Broughton (1810-1877) Gilbert. Of these eight sons and three daughters, four of the boys became physicians. When Daniel Webster was twenty years old, he came to Grapevine in Tarrant County with a friend and […]

NICOLAS FARINE, 1823-1902

24 January 2018

Mills Lane in Irving was named in honor of this family.  Nicolas was born April 17, 1823, in France to Francis Joseph and Charlotte Gertrude (Figurey) Farine. In 1858 he came to the La Reunion Colony settlement near Dallas, via New Orleans. He had a wife and a child; both were lost shortly after their […]