Tag: Pleasant Valley


27 October 2018

Wanda Smith, of Garland, tells about her mother’s early life:  My mother, Rosa (Willeford) Pelton, was a legend in her own right and I didn’t have to look beyond her to know who my hero in life was. She died just two months prior to her 104th birthday, but left a legacy ordinarily unobtainable by […]


25 January 2018

SHOOT OUT AT PLEASANT VALLEY CHURCH June, 1897- An unusually large congregation assembled at the Pleasant Valley church, five miles east of Garland, yesterday forenoon to hear the Rev. Dr. Patterson, of Ellis county, preach.  The preliminary service of song and prayer was over, and the preacher was about to announce his text, and the […]


25 January 2018

Maurice Leslie (Jack) McClain was born at Lampasas, Texas on January 11, 1915. His dad was born at Pleasant Valley and his mother came to Texas at the age of nine. Jack was still an infant when his mother returned to Pleasant Valley.  Jack is the son of Major Leslie and Amy Lou Pierson McClain. […]

M. RAY COMPTON, 1897-1915 Garland High School Honor Student Taken…

17 January 2018

M. RAY COMPTON, 1897-1915 Garland High School Honor Student Taken by Typhoid Boyhood Friends Serve As Pall Bearers Ray Compton son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Compton of the Pleasant Valley (now Sachse, TX) community, died Sunday night after suffering for several weeks from a severe case of typhoid fever. Funeral services were held […]