Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 382 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
leans, France, at the age of twenty-three
years, unmarried: he served a year in the
French army; Henry, the subject of this
sketch; Jule J., unmarried, a resident of
Dallas since 1871, and a successful carpenter,
having been an employe of the firm of
and Anna, the wife of J. F. Mlartine of Dallas:
she died in 1877, at the age of twentythree
Mr. Moulard, our subject, was brought to
the United States in 1871, by his parents,
with three brothers and a sister, arriving at
Dallas December 24. He has a brother
unmarried, living here in Dallas, Jule J. by
name. Henry began learning his trade in 1876,
in Dallas, and completed it in Orleans,
France, spending two and a half years there,
where they both, Henry and Jule J., completed
their trade. Not withstanding he has suffered
in any privations and encountered many obstacles,
he has been an industrious laborer
ever since he was eleven years of age, and his
present prosperity is proof of his wisdom.
He has taken great interest in the material
welfare of the city of Dallas and has seen
many changes in its phenomenal growth.
ARNETT GIBBS, attorney at law and
capitalist, Dallas, was born in Yazoo,
Mississippi, a son of Q. D. Gibbs,French
and Irish on the paternal side: his
father was also a lawyer. His paternal grandfather,
General George W. Gibbs, was a well
known lawyer and politician in the early days
of Tennessee. For a time he was Attorney
General of the State. Mr. Gibbs, our subject,
completed his school days at Cumberland
University, and in 1873 settled in Dallas,
for the practice of law, and since then he
has also taken an active part in politics.
Was City Attorney six years, from 1876 to
1882; State Senator from 1882 to 1884, from
the district composed of Dallas, Kaufman and
Rockwell counties, and after serving two
years was elected Lieutenant Governor of
Texas. His popularity is shown by the fact
that he ran far ahead of his ticket. For a
time he was acting Governor. Since the
close of his official career, he has been engaged
in the practice of his chosen profession
and in looking after his large landed interests
in Texas and New Mexico. He is a leading
Odd Fellow, in which order he was once the
youngest Grand Master the State ever had;
and he is also a Knight of Pythias. It is
probably as a public speaker that he is best
known. His services on the rostrum are in
constant demand, whether there is a campaign
on hand or not. His views on prohibition
and finance are clear and sound. Probably
no man in the State has had more to do
with molding public sentiment than he.
In addressing his fellow citizens his chief delight
is to find them cool and calm, so that
they will follow reason only.
Mr. Gibbs has erected many buildings and
spent much money in improving the city of
Dallas. He has also a large farm in this
county, and is developing Arkansas Pass, on
Quesney Dibrelle Gibbs, the father of the
subject of the foregoing sketch, was a native of
Tennessee, who became a leading lawyer in
Mississippi, to which State he moved in the
'30s, and finally died in the Confederate service,
in which he was Captain, in the Thirtieth
Mississippi Regiment. He had held the
office of Judge of Probate, although he never
took kindly to politics. He married Miss
Sallie Dorsey, a native of Kentucky and a devout
member of the Methodist Episcopal
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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/m1/382/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.