The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 50, July 1946 - April, 1947 Page: 330
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
civil war. His first encounter with Richardson came a few days
after his employment. Noting the new office boy for the first
time, Richardson spoke to him and asked how much he was
being paid. When the youngster replied that he was to receive
$3.00 a week, the older man paused thoughtfully, then patted
him on the shoulder and remarked, "Well, maybe some day
you'll get more."
The prophecy of more pay was borne out shortly as young
Dealey was advanced to the mailing room, later becoming fore-
man of that department. In the early eighties he was named a
traveling agent and staff correspondent. This new assignment
sent him into all the then settled parts of Texas and began his
long and intimate familiarity with the various sections and
regions of the state. From Dallas, Waco, Austin, and other
points he sent news stories to the paper at Galveston, as well
as business and circulation reports to the business office. He
was soon named head of the Houston office, then the most im-
portant branch office of the company. A special leased train to
bring papers to Houston each morning had been put into service
sometime before on his suggestion.
It was in this period that Dealey met his life partner. In
the summer of 1882, while still working at Galveston, he was
delegated by his employers to help entertain a group of visitors
from Missouri. Among the excursionists to the seaside was Miss
Olivia Allen, daughter of the copublisher of the Intelligencer
of Lexington, Missouri. Dealey and Miss Allen were married at
the home of the bride's parents in Lexington in 1884. He was
ever first to acknowledge the key part which his wife had in his
subsequent success. She bore him two sons and three daughters.
As he repeatedly said, she was an ever faithful and inspiring
companion in times of discouragement and misfortune as well
as in the brighter, triumphal days of their long life together.
The establishment of the Dallas Morning News had a pro-
found effect on the career of Dealey. In the early eighties the
owners of the Galveston News became acutely aware of the
rapid settlement of the northern half of Texas, notably the
area from Waco north to the Red River. The difficulty of de-
livering daily papers into this more distant area led to a solu-
tion designed to maintain the state-wide circulation of the
newspaper. Dealey had a significant if small part in the decision
to duplicate the News by telegraph, establishing an edition
printed at Dallas but fed by special leased wire from Galveston.
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