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office of County Surveyor,--and later was
elected Public Cotton Weigher.
Mr. Smith was married in Dallas county,
February 22, 1859, to Miss Hannah C. Huffman,
a native of Kentucky, but reared in
Sumner county, Tennessee, and daughter of
M. L. and Mildred (Glouver) Huffman, natives
of Kentucky. The parents settled in
Tennessee in an early day, and in 1838
moved to Richardson, Dallas county, where
the father died, in 1861; the mother still resides
in Dallas. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had
three children: Ida, now Mrs. John Bosley,
of Dallas; Lily C., wife of Philip Jones, also
of Dallas, and Katie. Mr. Smith lost his
excellent wife in 1882.
OHN GRAUWYLER, a farmer and gardener
of Dallas county, was born in
Switzerland, in 1837, the youngest of
seven children born to Jerome and Verona
(Balmer) Grauwyler, also natives of Switzerland.
The father was a mason by occupation,
and remained in his native country until his
death, which occurred in 1865; the mother
also died in Switzerland, in 1849.
John, our subject, was reared in the city
of Basle, Switzerland, where he was engaged
for a time as bookkeeper for a large silk-ribbon
factory. At the age of seventeen years,
in 1854, he left his native country and came
to Rochester, New York, where he remained
until coming to Texas. In April, 1861, in
Rochester, he enlisted in Company E, Twentyeighth
New York Infantry, for three months,
and was in the battle of Bull Run, seven days
before Richmond, Antietam, Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg, Wilderness and Petersburg. Mr.
Grauwyler received a gunshot wound at Antietam
and was confined in the hospital at
Frederick, Maryland. He took part in the
review at Washington, District of Columbia,
and in 1865 returned to Ontario county,
where he followed his trade until coming to
Dallas county, in 1883. He has a fine farm
of 365 acres, all of which is under a fine state
of cultivation. Politically, Mr. Grauwyler
affiliates with the Democratic party, and has
held the office of Road Overseer for five years.
Socially, he is a member of the G. A. R.
Post of Rochester. Mrs. Grauwyler is a
member of the Episcopal Church.
He was married at Rochester, New York,
in 1859, to E. H. Thomas, a native of Ontario
county, and daughter of Marcus and
Abigail (Graham) Thomas, natives of New
York. Grandfather Thomas was an early
pioneer of Ontario county, New York, and
the family still have a sabre, plume and coat
of arms, relics of the war of 1812. Marcus
Thomas remained in New York until his
death, which occurred in 1880, and the
mother survived until 1882.
T. BOREN, book-keeper and salesman
for a grocery firm on McKinney avenue,
was born in Washington county, Tennessee,
in 1835, the third of eight children
born to William and Phoebe (Proffett) Boren,
also natives of Tennessee. The parents were
married in that State, and in 1843 removed
to Polk county, Missouri, where the father
engaged in the mercantile business, and later
in life settled on a farm. He made Missouri
his home until death, which occurred in 1863,
and the mother survived until 1885.
I. T. Boren, the subject of this sketch, was
reared and educated in the city of Bolivar,
Missouri, where he was also connected with
the mercantile business. He afterward took
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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/m1/437/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.