Richardson

ROBERT and MARY HOFFER CAMPBELL

15 March 2018

The Routh and Campbell families each observed a century of residence on their two farms in North Richardson, Dallas County, at the Robert Fleming Campbell home in August of 1951. The two families came to Texas from Dandridge, Tennessee, after they had been there more than 50 years. R. F. Campbell was the Justice of […]

MARSHALL M. and FANNIE BUTLER SKILES

12 March 2018

Marshall Moore Skiles, called Marsh, was born born 26 June 1870 in Dallas County, Texas, son of Charles William and Martha Alice (Rowland) Skiles. In 1895, in Dallas County, he married Mary Frances (Fannie) Laurence Butler, the daughter of Robert Fabius and Mary Ann (Moss) Butler. Marsh and Fannie lived in a tenant house on […]

CHARLES F. & MAUD CHRISTIAN STRATTON

10 March 2018

Charles Francis Benjamin Ely Witt White Stratton was born 18 September 1861 in Breckenridge, Texas (now Richardson). He was the sixth child of James Davidson and Mary Ann E. (Butler) Stratton (The family has always laughed about “Papa’s” name. We said he must have been named for everyone in Breckridge!  He disliked the extended name […]

J. W. BONE Tells of Early Life in Dallas County

9 March 2018

“My people were among the pioneers,” said J. W. Bone, of Grand Prairie. “I am not informed as to when they settled in Tennessee, but it was in that State my father, J. J. Bone, was born and grew up and became a civil engineer. He migrated to Texas in 1852, and secured work with […]

DONALD F. HUFFHINES, 1929-2000

20 February 2018

Donald F. Huffhines was born December 9, 1929, and died November 18, 2000. During World War II his father, J.C., worked as a government inspector for Guiberson Motors, the company holding the contract for installing motors in tanks for the U.S. Army. With his parents, Don spent time living on army bases in Texas, including […]

WILLIAM & EVA LANE SHARP

17 February 2018

William Thomas Sharp was  born April 11, 1868.  He came from Blount County, Tennessee.  He was the fifth of thirteen children born to Boyd Alexander Sharp and Mary Ann Rule Sharp. At age twenty three, he left his parent’s apple growing land for the rich, black dirt of Dallas, County, Texas. Will arrived at Richardson, […]

ROUTH, RICHARDSON AREA PIONEER

15 February 2018

JACOB ROUTH, Baptist minister for whom Routh Street in lower North Dallas was named, arrived in the North Texas area in 1851, settling on Spring Creek in what is today the city of Richardson. He came from East Tennessee and promptly bought one thousand acres of land straddling the Dallas—Collin County line between present Richardson […]

ROBERT & MARY FRANCES GANT RIPPY

6 February 2018

Robert Rippy was born in Sumner County, Tennessee on 14 March 1866. He married Mary Frances (Fannie) Gant 1 August 1888. Mary was born 1 January 1868.  Before they were married, Robert (with the help of his friends and brothers) built a two-room log house in Tennessee for them to start their life together. Most […]