Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 1,109 of 1,110
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__ _H S O Y F D L A C U T .1 1
widow of Alexander Harwood, of Live Oak
and Peak, East Dallas; Florence, wife of
Thomas Field, corner of Peak street and
Gaston avenue; G. B., residing in Dallas,
engaged in real estate; Worth, the subject of
this sketch; M. L., unmarried and employed
on the Mexican Central railroad in Mexico.
The gentleman whose name heads this
sketch was born in Gallatin county, Kentucky,
in 1848; at the age of six years he
first came to Dallas county, but he was educated
at Lexington, Kentucky. In 1865 he
enlisted in Company B, Sixth Texas Cavalry,
and was assigned to Ross' brigade in the
Army of the Tennessee; was on garrison
duty, and at the close of. service returned to
He engaged in the live-stock business in
Western Texas until 1871; next, took a
course in the university at Lexington, Kentucky;
and finally, returning to Dallas, he
engaged in real-estate, opening upl and improving
property, of which he has done a
large amount in East Dallas. In December,
1890, he purchased eighteen acres in Oak
Cliff, on which he has erected a fine residence;
he has sold off all this tract, however,
excepting one acre.
He was married in Navarro county, Texas,
in 1881, to Miss May Fox, a native of Michigan,
and a daughter of Robert and M. C.
(Richmond) Fox, natives of the State of New
York, who settled in Michigan in an early
day and moved to Navarro county in 1876,
where they now reside. Mr. and Mrs. Peak
have had four children: Jefferson; Roy, who
died at the age of two and a half years; Gordon,
who died in'infancy; and Worth.
Mr. Peak, although not active in personal
politics, votes the Democratic ticket. Having
arrived here in the early time he has witnessed
the growth of this wonderful city,
and is acquainted with its needs, and is well
and favorably known as a worthy citizen.
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