Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 419 of 1,110
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ness houses of Blankenship also the private
residences of Alderman Loeb on Wood
street, a fine brick residence at the corner of
Harwood street and Ross avenue, costing
about $15,000, one on Bryan street costing
about $7,000; also a few business houses and
residences at Waxahachie, a two-story residence
in the country, twenty or thirty cottages,
and three residences for himself on
south Harwood street-two of one-story each
and one of two stories.
Mr. Morrison was born in Scotland, June
22, 1854, the eldest of the three children of
John and Jane (Ralston) Morrison, natives of
Scotland. His mother, who was born in
Paisley, Scotland, died in the old country, in
1861; and his father came to America in
1865, settling in Hancock county, Illinois,
and engaging in farming there until his
death, occurring August 6, 1887. Mr. J.
W. Morrison was educated in the schools of
Glasgow, and served his apprenticeship there
at the carpenter and.joiner's trade. In 1871
he emigrated to the United States, landing at
New York, and going thence by way of Chicago
to Hancock county, Illinois. He commenced
work for himself in Keokuk, Iowa,
and in 1873 came to Dallas as first stated.
At that time the Texas Central and Pacific
railroads had just reached this point. Since
coming here he has earned a substantial reputation
and prospered in business. He takes
no active part in partisan politics, but votes
for the best man and measures independently.
He is a member of Dallas Lodge, No. 70, K.
In Dallas, March 14, 1877, he married Minnie
Emily Etta Tooth, a native of Manchester,
England, and a daughter of Richard and Ann
(Blears) Tooth, natives also of England. Her
father was a civil engineer and was sent out
by the Government to survey and construct
a railroad in Soutl America, and he died in
Peru, about 1873. Her mother, with two
daughters, came to Canada, and finally to
Dallas, about 1875. Her death occurred in
Mexico. about 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison
have three children, viz. John Richard,
Robert Samuel and Albert Arthur.
EORGE W. NEWMAN, M. D., was
born in Dallas county, Texas, February
18, 1861. HIe was reared on a farm in
his native county, where he remained with
his father until he was grown. He then
attended the Trinity University, and after
completing his college course, chose medicine
for his profession, beginning its study
under the instruction of Dr. D. C. Pardue.
Subsequently he entered the Tulane University
at New Orleans, and graduated in medicine,
in 1888. He then returned home
and commenced the practice of his profession
in his own neighborhood, Pleasant
valley, where he has since remained.
He was married to Miss Bettie Munday,
December 17, 1882, on her twentieth birthday,
she having been born in Mercer county,
IKentucky, in 1862. After his marriage the
Doctor bought a farm of 241 acres, on which
he built a nice residence. His farm is now
one of the finest in the county. He has two
tenant houses for his hired help. The farming
operations are all under his personal
supervision, and this, together with his extensive
professional duties, wholly occupies
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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/m1/419/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.