Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 176 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
Tho' dangers were great,
Tho' none knew the fate
In a country to Indians a prey,
Your strong frontier arm
Protected from harm
Your dear ones thro' perils each day.
Your labors are done;
The glorious sun
Of prosperity shines in its power;
And cities have -grown
From seeds you have sown,
And the country develops each hour.
Where little homes stood,
Made of stout forest wood,
There are mansions and churches with spires;
And carriages roll
On streets where of old
Patient oxen slow drove thro' the mires.
There is life everywhereSounds
of work in the air,
Of forges and factories full blast;
And lights brightly gleam
Where of old the stars beam
Thro' shadows of forests were cast.
The years have brought change;
Where wild cattle ranged
There are hamlets and picturesque towns;
And Dallas the queen
Of our county, serene
On her river enthrones, and is crowned.
With hopes brighter still,For
boat whistles shrill
Will re-echo her green shores along;
And factories grim
Will rise on the rim
Of the river, with hum and with song.
In every age
There's a brighter page
To each country and nation dear;
And historians write
With a pen of light
The deeds of the pioneer.
Hon. J. H. Cochran was elected secretary.
The president announced the deaths, since
the last meeting, as follows: Captain Middleton
Perry and his wife, Mrs. Ellen Perry,
one of the vice presidents; Mrs. Nancy P.,
widow of Pleasant Taylor; Mrs. Sarah H.
Cockrell, Mrs, Emily Beeman (the oldest female
resident of the county, having settled in
it in April, 1842);Ethiel S. Miller, Hamilton
McDowell, Colonel Charilaus (Orill) Miller,
Thomas M. Williams, Mrs
J. H. Holloway, I. C. Atterberry, Mrs. Mary
A. Martin, J. H. Moss, Mrs. Virgie Rawlins,
Mrs. Rosa Anderson and Mrs. W. P. Armstrong.
The event was celebrated by two weddings:
Mr. Jackson was united to Miss Amelia
Rainey and Mr. Mike C. Roupe to Mrs. F. P.
GARLAD), Texas, July 14.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon the eighteenth
annual reunion of Dallas county pioneers
closed its session, and the pioneers are leaving
for their homes singing the praises of
Garland and community for the unbounded
hospitality and good cheer that has been bestowed
upon the visitors. Yesterday there were
fully 2,500 people in attendance, and to-day's
attendance was estimated at 2,000. Dinner
was spread under the beautiful shade trees in
Garland park both days. Everybody was
fed, and there were taken up several basketfuls
of fragments. A vote of thanks was
passed by the association to the Garland people
for their hospitality.
Dr. Arch Cochran's memorial of the dead
was pronounced a touching and eloquent address,
and it brought tears to the eyes of many
of the old pioneers. He spoke nearly an hour
and a half. The remainder of the day was
spent in short talks by various members of the
association, including President John Henry
Brown, C. H. Patrick, Jack Cole, T. F. Nash
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/176/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.