Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 500 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
mandery, No. 6; of EHella Temple, and of the
Eastern Star lodge. Mrs. Huvelle is also a
member of the Eastern Star lodge.
Mr. Huvelle was married in this city, in
1881, to Amelia Antoine, a native of Louisiana,
and a daughter of Nicholas and Amelia
(Hnni) Antoine, natives of France and Switzerland.
The father came to America before
marriage, and settled in Chicago, where he
was married, and shortly afterward removed
to Galveston, Texas, thence to Corsicana, and
in 1871 to Dallas, where he was engaged in
the liquor business. The parents both died
in this city, the father December 25, 1887,
and the mother in 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Huvelle
have three children: Estelle, Leon and
* ONROE BENBROOK, of Dallas,
Texas, was born in southern Illinois,
and is a son of James M. and Martha
Ben brook (Metcalf) Benbrook, the father a native
of Indiana and the mother of Illinois. The
father served gallantly in the Federal army,
and in 1869 he and family came to the Lone
Star State. After a short residence here he
returned to his former home, but in 1873
again returned to Texas and resided one year
in Johnson county. From there he went to
Tarrant county, settling on a farm near which
the town of Benbrook was laid out, the latter
being in his honor. The mother is deceased,
but the father is still living. Monroe Benbrook
finished his education in the Sam
Houston Normal School, at Huntsville, Texas,
from which institution he graduated, and
then began teaching school, continuing this
for three years, one year of which time he
was in the Dallas High school. In 1885 he
embarked in the school-furniture business
and has been prosperous from the very first.
In 1891 he organized the Benbrook School
Furnishing Company, of which he is president.
He now has one of the largest establishments
of its kind in the South and is probably one
of the best known business men among the
educational people in the State. Careful,
conscientious and industrious, his present
prosperous business is the natural result.
Mr. Benbrook is a member of the First Baptist
Church. and in politics is independent,
with Republican proclivities. He selected as
his companion in life Miss Lily A. Draper,
a native of Canada, who was educated at
Sam Houston Normal School, and their
nuptials were celebrated in September, 1886.
The fruits of this union are two children, a
son and daughter. Personally, Mr. Benbrook
is held in-the highest esteem, and is honored
alike for his business qualifications and social
R. STEPHEN D. THRUSTON, physician
and surgeon, Dallas, Texas, was
born in Gloucester county, Virginia,
November 28, 1833. His parents were
Emanuel J. and Catherine P. (Cook) Thruston,
natives of Gloucester county, Virginia.
The father was a farmer by occupation. He
was well and favorably known throughout
the vicinity in which he lived, and for over
twenty years was Chief Magistrate of his
county. He was born and reared an Episcopalian.
He was a Democrat, and in political
affairs took a prominent part His death
occurred in June, 1842, aged forty-three
years. His wife, born in 1803, died in 1864.
She was a devoted Christian woman and a
member of the Baptist Church. They were
the parents of five children, as follows:
Frances Ann, wife of Robert C. Robins, died
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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/m1/500/: accessed June 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.