Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 365 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
1873. Previous to his coming to this State
he had devoted himself earnestly to the study
of medicine, under the instruction of Dr.
Chlowing of Tennessee, had graduated at the
American Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio,
and had practiced one year in Tennessee.
After his arrival in Dallas county, he followed
his profession seven years, at the end
of whicli time he turned his attention to the
mercantile business in Garland, continuing
thus employed five years. Disposing of his
stock of goods, he then returned to the practice
of medicine and has since devoted himself
exclusively to his professional duties.
He has won the confidence and esteem of all
who know him, and has established an extensive
practice in this vicinity. Starting out a
poor boy, he has been successful in life, and
is now comfortably situated. He owns a nice
little home at the edge of Garland, and a
grove of twenty acres near by,-one of the
finest parks in the State. People come to it
from far and near to hold picnics and religious
Joshua Embree, the Doctor's father, was
born in Monroe county. Kentucky, and passed
most of his life in that county. He was married
April 1, 1845, to Miss Catherine B.
Kelley, who was born January 1, 1823, a
daughter of Mason and Sarah (Cowring) Kelley.
To them seven children were born, viz.:
Virginia, wife of Wesley Guthrey, is now
deceased; Kelley H.; Chlowring A.; Sarah
A., wife of Duncan A. Morgan; Venetia M.,
wife of Ranson Smith; Mary M., wife of N.
Thorp; Ida S., wife of Frank Clark. In later
life Mr. Einbree moved to Tennessee, where,
May 23, 1865, he was accidentally killed, at
the age of fifty-one years. The Doctor was
then only eighteen years of age, and he being
the oldest son his mother and her family
looked largely to him for support. In 1870
Mrs. Embree and her four daughters came
from Tennessee to Texas, making the journey
by teams and coming with another party, arriving
here in safety after being six weeks
Dr. Embnree was married, November 26,
1876, to Miss Mary E. Erwin, who was born
June 16, 1861. (For the history of Mrs.
Embree's parents, see the sketch of Matthew
Erwin.) He and his wife have five children,
namely: Emma, born September 24, 1878;
Earl, March 15, 1881; Edd, October 9, 1883;
Ernestine, December 12, 1886; Evon, December
11, 1889. Mrs. Embree is a member
of the Christian Church. The Doctor is
an Odd Fellow and belongs to the Duck
Creek Lodge. He is also a member of the
Knights of Honor, and has been a delegate
to the Grand Lodge at Galveston, Texas, on
J. LOGAN, proprietor of the Logan
Steam Laundry Manufacturing
Company, was born in Fayette
county, Indiana, May 30, 1860, the youngest
of five children born to John and Adaline
(Dean) Logan, natives of Ireland and Scotland.
At an early day the parents came to
Cincinnati, Ohio, where the father engaged
as a merchant tailor, and thence to Connorsville,
Indiana. In 1862, he enlisted in the
Sixteenth Indiana Regiment, and died at
Indianapolis, from wounds received in the
service. The mother survived him until
1864, her death occurring at Connersville,
The subject of this sketch was reared in
Indiana, and educated in the schools of Fayette
county, and also attended school at Valparaiso,
Indiana, from 1878 until 1880. After
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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/m1/365/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.