Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 438 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
a stock of groceries to Montana, where he remained
six or eight months, and then returned
to Missouri. He was engaged in
mercantile business there until coming to
Dallas, Texas, in 1876, where, in company
with his father-in-law, Mr. Bowen, he commenced
fruit and vegetable raising. They
first bought thirteen acres, which they planted
to small fruits, but have since sold all but
one acre, where they raise abundance of fruit
Mr. Boren was married in Polk county,
Missouri, in 1861, to Miss Jennie Bowen, a
native of that State and a daughter of Ahab
and Mary L. (Easley) Bowen, natives of
Granger county, East Tennessee. At an early
day they removed to Missouri, where the
father was a merchant and farmer, and in
1863 they came to Dallas, Texas, and engaged
in fruit raising. The mother died in this
city, in 1889, and the father is still living.
Mr. and Mrs. Boren have had seven children:
Fred, who died in 1888, at the age of nineteen
months; Lulu E., wife of Arthur L. Ledbetter;
William A., at home; Edgar, a clerk
in the National Exchange Bank; Benjamin
E. and Arthur L. Mr. Boren takes an active
part in politics, voting with the Democratic
party, and his wife is a member of the Methodist
OSES D. GARLINGTON, prominent
among the men whose enterprise
and business sagacity have made
Dallas an important railroad center, and one
of the largest and most flourishing cities of
Texas, was born in Franklin county, Mississippi,
January 15, 1835. He is the senior
member of the firm of M. D. Garlington Benjamin, the second son, was
a Baptist minister; Christopher was the
youngest brother; the eldest sister, Sarah,
was the wife of James H. Parsons, who owned
a mlill on Ammit river, Mississippi; Elizabeth
was the wife of William Pate, and they
lived on a farm in the same locality; and
Lavina, the youngest living sister, married
Winston Clark, a Baptist minister. These
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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/m1/438/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.