Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 379 of 1,110
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EFISTORY OF DALLAS dOU.NTYI 869
August, 1861, as a private soldier in Company
A, Sixteenth Mississippi Regiment, and
served through the war in the Army of
Northern Virginia, being first under "Stonewall"
Jackson, then under Longstreet, and
latterly in A. P. Hill's corps. During the
war he received several slight wounds, at
one time being disabled for about twenty
days, but on the whole he stood the service
The war over, he came to Livingston and
began anew the practice of law. In 1872
he was elected to a seat in the lower house
of the State Legislature, and served in the
session of 1873. He was instrumental in
the passage of an election law, and also in
securing a compromise with the Texas Samuel,
a stenographer and typist in his father's
office, reading law at intervals; and Arthur
and Rosa, attending school.
The Judge is a member of the Episcopal
Church and of the Masonic fraternity.
ILLIAM J. OWEN was born near
the city of Rochester, New York,
and inherited from his father the
genius of handling stock. He was educated
in the high school of Rochester and in that
State learned the trade of a butcher, mnastering
all its details-practical and theoretical
-with great aptness. After some years
spent in business on his own account he remnoved
to Hot Springs, Arkansas, then to
Waco, Texas, and finally drifted to Dallas in
1883, and at once began business at his present
location on Elm street, his establishment
being in a very flourishing condition, owing
to his upright and honorable business methods.
Although he began in a modest way
his business has increased very rapidly, and
at his market the largest business in the city
is done. Two thousand beeves are disposed
of each year and other meats in proportion.
He is one of the organizers of the Texas
Butchers and Drovers' Association and is
vice-president of the National Association
and president of the local branch. He is an
enthusiastic and influential member and attends
all the national associations. He also
belongs to the order of Red Men and the
Fat Men's Association. His present position
is due to his own industry and integrity and
he is probably one of the most universally
popular men among all classes in the city
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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/m1/379/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.