Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 336 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
"WHEREAS, At said election seventy-one
qualified voters residing in said territory
voted 'corporation,' and one qualified voter
voted 'no corporation;' and whereas a majority
of the votes were cast in favor of incorporation
of said territory, to wit: Situated
in the county of Dallas, State of Texas, and
beginning at southwest corner of W. A.
Tinsley's farm; thence north with his line to
the southwest corner of J. H. Moss' lot;
thence east with said lot to the southeast
corner of same; thence north to the east line
of the Gulf, Colorado thence northeast with said right of way
to the north line of the right of way of the
Missouri, Kansas thence
west with the north line of said right of way
to a point due north of the northwest corner
of C. L. Brunton's lot; thence south to the
north line of the old town of Embree, as
shown on the town plat; thence west to a
point due north of northwest corner of the
Garland College block; thence south to the
northwest corner of A. J. Beaver's block;
thence west to the northwest corner of Dr.
K. H. Embree's lot; thence south to the
north side of the road rHnning between K. H.
Embree and H. Noetzli; thence west with
the north side of said road to the southwest
corner of G. W. James' pasture; thence north,
G. W. James' west line to the Dallas and
Greenville dirt road; thence north with east
line of said road to a point east of J. D.
Robinson's northeast corner; thence west
eighty-five (85) yards; thence south to the
east bank of Duck creek; thence south with
the east bank of Duck creek to the northwest
corner of James Capp's land; thence in an
easterly direction with the meanderings of
James Capp's line to the northeast corner of
James Capp's farm; thence north with Mrs.
H. E. Pace's west line to her northwest corner;
thence east with said Mirs. Pace's north
line to the place of beginning;"Now,
therefore I, E. G. Bower, county
judge of Dallas county, Texas, do hereby declare
the inhabitants of the above described
territory to be incorporated within the boundaries
thereof, under and by virtue of the
laws of the State of Texas, and under Title
17, Chapter 11, of the Revised Statutes of
the State of Texas: and by virtue of the authority
in me vested by law, I hereby order
an election to be held by the qualified voters
residing within said territory, on Monday,
the 4th day of May, 1891, for one mayor,
one marshal, and five aldermen. The polls
shall be opened at some suitable place within
said territory, and Sim Bethol is appointed
presiding officer of said election (he being
the regular presiding officer of said precinct,
appointed by the commissioners' court of
Dallas county at its February term, 1891).
"Given under my hand and the seal of the
county court of Dallas county, Texas, April
21, 1891. (Signed),
' [L. S] . E. G. BowER,
"County Judge Dallas County, Texas."
The first officers of the incorporated town
as above set out, according to the returns of
the election ordered in said articles of incorporation,
M. Davis Williams, mayor;
Tobe Ethridge, marshal; S. E Scott, J. N.
Floyd, J. R. Brown, S. A. Allen and J. D.
The feelings of animosity that once existed
between the two towns has disappeared, and
Garland's citizens are all proud of her and
are working together for the common good
of the town,-an evidence of which is a four
thousand dollar college building, completed
two years ago; and Garland is already be
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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/m1/336/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.