Tag: Historian Frances James

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 […]

ROBERT & MATILDA JACOBY ARONS

7 May 2018

Robert Arons (1854-1933) was born in Lubz, Mecklenburg, Germany, and left the port of Hamburg in 1872 as an 18-year-old seaman aboard a freighter bound for Galveston. He was in Dallas by 1874 and appeared on deed records here in 1878. He was Postmaster at Ten Mile Creek on the Merrifield farm in Dallas County […]