The Dallas Journal, Volume 53, 2007 Page: 44
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Henry Pollack Trunk Company
Bohemia, Austria.8 The couple moved around a great deal, as their first child was born in Ohio, the next
one in Illinois, one in Missouri, two in Texas, and the remainder in the City of St. Louis, Missouri. They
were enumerated on the 1860 census in Harrison County, Texas, where Samuel was a merchant. The
1870 and 1880 census found them in the City of St. Louis where he was a clerk in a store and then a
salesman. They had moved to Dallas, Texas, before 1883.9 Samuel was a traveling trunk salesman
living in a boarding house at 702 Ross Avenue in 1884- 1885.Io At his death he was said to be the head
of the trunk manufacturing firm on Elm Street."
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Map of Trunk Manufacturing location from the 1885 Sanborn Map Collection 12
Samuel Pollack died under unusual circumstances on 14 October 1885 in Dallas, Texas.'3 A coroner's
inquest into his death revealed that morphine had been taken instead of quinine. The Dallas Morning
News covered the inquest. Justice Schuhls' court heard testimony from Mrs. Marie S. Pollack, S. S.
Chase, Mrs. Dora Freeman, Dr. Eagon, C. V. Waller, J. E. Waller, J. F. Buckingham, and Charles
S 1870 US Census, 11 Ward City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, page 50 (stamped) dwelling 659.
9 Dallas Morning News, Dogs Mourn as Henry Pollack, Blind Trunk Man, Passes Away, had Guarded Him Many
Years; February 10, 1940 issue.
10 City Directory, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, 1884-1885.
1 Dallas Morning News, The City.- Death of Mr. Samuel Pollock. - A horror in which morphine played the leading
part. 15 October 1885 issue.
12 Available on line through the TexShare databases.
13 Dallas Morning News, The City.- Death of Mr. Samuel Pollock.
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