Tag: Mesquite TX

ANDREW J. PORTER Family, Mesquite TX

27 March 2018

Andrew Jackson Porter, adventurer, veteran, pioneer and family man, came to Dallas County in 1876 and settled with his extended family in the Mesquite area. Porter was born in Fayette County, Indiana, on 25 December 1820, one of seven children born to Silas, 1781-1852, and Nancy (Buchanan) Porter, born 1786. The elder Porters were married […]


19 February 2018

Among Major Dallas thoroughfares bearing the names of individuals, none is better known than Gus Thomasson Road, for it is proclaimed day and night by large, reflectorized road signs at junctions with Interstate Highways 20 and 30 and is one of the most heavily traveled crosstown routes between Mesquite on the east and White Rock […]


24 January 2018

FRANK and FLORENCE SCHULZ Frank “Buddy” Schulz, Jr. was born February 10, 1904 at the family home, 4400 East Side, Dallas. He was the youngest son of Frank Schulz, Sr. and Anna (Zahl) Schulz, immigrants from Nordenburg, Prussia. He had one brother, Carl, and three sisters, Gertrude, Margaret and Frances. Buddy grew up in Dallas […]