Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 440 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
of M. D. Garlington and
Charles Frank, Maurice Mioore, Anna Emma
and Henry Lee, attending school. The parents
and all but one child are members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South, in which
the father is a Steward. The latter has served
as Alderman of this city; he is a member of
the Masonic order, and was Secretary of the
same while in Louisiana; is a Democrat in
his political views, and takes an active interest
in the success and welfare of his party.
He is a well respected Christian gentleman,
such as any community may feel proud
to claim as a citizen.
8OHN W. DIXON.-The pages of this
historical review would be quite incomplete
without giving accurate reference
to an agent and broker who has contributed
materially to the activity and development
of Dallas' real-estate market, and so directly to
the prosperity of the community at large. lie
has been established in business here since
1889, with office at 539 Elm street; and although
this has covered only a short space of
time he has built up an extensive and influential
patronage, numbering among lis customers
many wealthy investors and active operators.
He came to Dallas in 1876, engagingat
once in his profession, and until 1889 was
teaching in the public schools of this city.
He was born in East Feliciana parish, Louisiana,
in 1847, the third of fourteen children
born to Rev. Thomas F. and Sarah A. (Sims)
Dixon, native Louisianians. The father is a
minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
and since 1878 he and his wife have been
residents of the city of Dallas. The family were
among the early settlers of Louisiana. During
the last year of the great Civil war he
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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/m1/440/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.