Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 461 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY. 443
for himself. He --remained on his father's
farm until 1883, when he removed to Baylor
county, and in company with his brothers,
Robert and John, conducted a ranch, owning
one section of land. Thirty acres of this land
is improved, and part is sown in Johnson
grass and the remainder is in pasture. The
brothers also own about 4;200 head of cattle
of all ages.
Mr. Shawver was married in 1881, to Linnie
Rowe, a daughter of William and Emily
(McDaniel) Rowe, natives of Tennessee and
Illinois. TLe parents came to this State
about the same time, where they were married,
in 1845, and the next year settled on the
place now owned by our subject, consisting of
160 acres. Mr. Rowe first erected a log house,
not having built a frame dwelling till after the
war. Before the war he owned 550 acres of
land, one of the finest farms in the county,
where he erected good buildings, etc. He
died July 21, 1888, at the age of sixty years,
and his wife died in 1889. They were the
parents of three children: Linnie, wife of
Mr. Shawver; W. S., of Dallas; and Emma,
the wife of A. F. Cross, also of Dallas. Mr.
and Mrs. Shawver are the parents of three
children: Emma L., M. R. and Veda C.
UDOVIO C. LEEDS,,one of the most
enterprising and energetic of Dallas
city's business men, was born in New
York city, in 1842, and is a son of Alexander
and Susan E. Leeds. The father is a native
of Hartford, Connecticut, but was reared to
agricultural pursuits. He emigrated to Michigan,
and for many years held offices of honor
and trust in Berrien county. He still resides
there, and is one of its most highly respected
citizens. The mother of our subject was born
in the West Indies, and was the daughter of
a physician. She died in 1860. They reared
a family of three children, all of whom are
living at the present time.
Ludovic C. was educated in the common
schools and began life as a clerk in his father's
office. He remained there three years and
then enlisted in the Twenty-fifth Miichigan
Volunteer Infantry, Company C, August 8,
1862. He saw service in Kentucky, Tennessee,
Georgia and North Carolina, and was
with General Burnside on the Knoxville campaign,
and was with General Thomas at
Nashville, Tennessee. He was in many forced
marches, and participated in some of the most
noted battles of the war.
After the declaration of peace he returned
to Michigan, and went thence to Omaha,
Nebraska, where he secured employment with
the Union Pacific Railroad Company. In
1869 he came to Jefferson, Texas, and opened
a hotel, which he conducted until 1875. In
that year he came to Dallas and embarked in
the lumber business. He began at the bottom
of the ladder, and mastered every detail of
that industry, profiting by the experience of
older heads. After several years of service
under the direction of excellent business men
he formed a partnership with Mr. Conkling,
under the firm name of Leeds Ludovic; Mary, who died at the age of
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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/m1/461/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.