Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 371 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
Wheeler was a farmer who came to America
with his family, ii6 1841, settling in Waukesha,
Wisconsin, on a farm and removed
from there to Iowa, dying at Eddyville, Iowa,
.in 1874, after a residence of four years. His
age was seventy-one, and both he and his
wife were members of the Baptist Church.
His wife survived him two years and then
died at the same age as her lamented husband.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin have had five children,
namely: Frank, died at the age of eighteen
months, October 18, 1858; Benjamin
W., married Miss Fannie Swindells, daughter
of the publisher of the Dallas Herald,
_at that time, resides at Oak Cliff and is
bookkeeper at the Waters-Pierce Oil Company,
and Florence Marie is their only living
child; Jacob B. and Salina Jane (twins): the
former married Miss Ida L. Hickman, resident
of Hico, Texas, engaged in the jewelry
Mrs. Austin is a member of the Baptist
Church of Dallas, and Mr. Austin is a member
of the Masonic fraternity. He is a
highly esteemed and valued citizen, who,
with his wife, a very intelligent, Christian
woman, are such people as give character to
a community and of whom Dallas is proud.
Their blameless lives and many sterling
qualities of head and heart have endeared
them to a host of friends, both here and in
other localities where they have lived.
We clip the following from one of the
leading papers of the day: "Said Major
Henry Brown to Round About Town: ' Five
years ago at a birthday dinner given by
Henry Boll, a solemn league and covenant
was formed by six friends present, which was
that annually at the birthday of each they
should all meet and break bread together in
the bonds of personal friendship. Since then
one of their number, William Werden, died
and was buried amid their tears. On the sec.
ond of this month the reunion was on Frank
Austin's sixty-sixth birthday, and all but
Judge Burford were present. Mrs. Austin
officiated at the dinner, assisted by her
daughter-in-law, Fannie Swindells, now the
wife of Mr. Benjamin Austin. To these
old citizens, some of whom knew lier
parents before Fannie Swindells was born, it
was a sweet souvenir. Each of the old friends,
Frank Austin, Dr. A. A. Johnston, Henry
Boll, and by inference Nat. M. Burford,
left the scene a happier and better man.'"
ERIBERT PRICE, Vice-President and
General Manager of the Texas Mortgage
and Agency Company, Dallas,
Texas, is a man of marked business ability,
wide awake to the interests of whatever
enterprise with which he identifies himself.
He was elected to his present position January
1, 1892, and with his characteristic push
and energy is conducting the business of the
company. The above company represents
some of the strongest English and Scotch
Mr. Price was born in Cheshire, England,
October 19, 1864:, being the youngest son of
John and Emily (Marsh) Price, natives of
England. His father, a ship merchant, left
Liverpool, bound for New York, about December,
1865, and as the vessel on which he
sailed was never heard from or sighted after
leaving Queenstown, it is supposed that he
was .lost with the balance of the crew and
passengers. Mr. Price was at that time
thirty-eight years of age. He and his family
were members of the Established Church of
England. At the time he was lost his wife
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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/m1/371/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.