Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 490 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS OOJUNTY.
engaged in contracting, and in 1887 came to
Dallas, where he has since prospered in his
chosen calling. On national questions he is
an independent Democrat, taking an active
interest in the public welfare. He is a member
of the Board of Trade and president of
the Builders and Traders' Exchange; also a
member of Coeur de Lion Lodge, No. 8, K.
of P. Mrs. Knight is a member of the
In February, 1882, he married Anna Gillcoat,
a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and
a daughter of George W. and M. A. (McClung)
Gillcoat, who settled in Dallas in
1888, coring from Cleburne, Johnson
county, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Knight have
four children: Mabel, Myrtle, W. R., Jr.,
and an infant daughter.
J FW. AULICK, a merchant of Reinhardt,
Dallas county, Texas, was
born in Kentucky, in 1845, son of
C. E. and Parthenia D. (Adams) Aulick,
natives of Kentucky. His great-grandfather,
Aulick, came to this country from Germany,
and settled near Falmouth, Kentucky, where
he engaged in farming. C. E. Aulick was a
prominent and successful farmer. He and
his wife were the parents of nine children,
namely: N. D. and. James A., residents of
Kentucky; W. W., the subject of our sketch;
T. N., deceased; Nancy F., deceased; Albert
T., who resides in Kentucky; C. J., deceased;
M. L., a resident of Kentucky. Mr. Aulick
died in 1889, at the age of seventy-two
years. Mrs. Aulick died in 1871, aged sixtyseven.
By a former marriage she had two
children, Thomas and Robert Duley, residents
of Illinois and Kentucky respectively.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Aulick were members of
the Baptist Church, and for many years he
had been associated with the Masonic fraternity.
W. W. Aulick received his education in
the common schools of his native county,
and when he was twenty-two years of age
began farming on his own account. He was
engaged in agricultural pursuits in Kentucky
until 1871, when he came to Texas
and located in Dallas county. The first year
he worked by the month, and the second
year rented land near Dallas. In 1873 he
gardened and made considerable money,
chiefly on onions. He continued to rent
land, raising corn and cotton, until 1880,
when he bought a farm in partnership with
W. P. Peary. Three years later he disposed
of his interest to his partner, and bought the
farm he now owns, 193 acres, for which he
paid $26.50 per acre. It is now valued at
$40 an acre. In 1884 he erected a cottongin,
which he ran until 1889. That year he
sold the machinery in it and placed new and
improved works in the building. He continued
his farming operations until 1890,
when he engaged in the mercantile business
at Reinhardt, carrying a genera] stock of
goods and doing a business of some $10,000
annually. For a number of years he has
made a study of and given much attention to
bee culture, now having about fifty stands,
which are doing well.
Mr. Aulick has been twice married. In
1874 he wedded Miss Mildred S. Chitton,
daughter of A. G. Chitton, of Texas. Her
father, a native of Missouri, came to this
State soon after the war. By this union Mr.
Aulick had three children,-Arthena D.,
Rufus B. and Ella 0., the last two being deceased.
Mrs. Aulick died in 1878, at the
age of twenty-one years; In 1885 he was
united in marriage with Mrs. Lee Hart (nee
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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/m1/490/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.