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was employed as foreman of the company's
yards eleven months. When he first came
to Taylor it contained only about 500 inhabitants.
and three stores, two saloons, one
livery stable, and two boarding-houses comprised
the business portion of the place. IIe
erected a one-story dwelling, which was
burned in 1886, and 'in the following spring
he built a good, two-story frame residence.
January 3, 1870, Mr. Garrett was united
in marriage with Miss Julia Thrailkill, a native
of Golconda, Illinois, and a daughter of
Daniel and Elizabeth (Crumpton) Thrailkill.
Our subject and wife have had five children:
Cora, wife of James Renaud, of Knoxville,
Tennessee; Emery, deceased; Harry; Claud
and Annie. Socially, Mr. Garrett is a inember
of the B. of L. E., Gabriel Division, No.
307. He has always taken a active interest
in the affairs of the city of Taylor, and in
1892 was elected to the position of School
Director, for a term of two years.
D EMPSEY C. PACE, of Travis county,
Texas, is a son of Demsey C. Pace,
Sr., who was born in Tennessee. He
afterward moved to Colorado county, Texas,
where he died in 1851. He was a stockman
by occupation, was an active, energetic
business man, was a soldier in the
Mexican war, served as Sheriff of Colorado
county, and was a Democrat in his political
views. His father, Gideon Pace, was born
in Tennessee or Mississippi. The Pace
family are of Scotch-Irish descent. The
mother of our subject, nee Elizabeth Dabney,
was a native of Kentucky, but afterward
moved to Tennessee, where she was married
in 18 . They had four children,-Wayne
W., who died at Houston, Texas, in the Con
federate army; Robert J., of Luling, this
State: Laura, wife of AI. G. Keylich; and
Dempsey C., the subject of this sketch.
The latter was born December 3, 1351,
and remained with his mother until twentyone
years of age, engaged in farm work and
driving cattle, having made several trips to
Kansas. At that age he embarked in the
hide business, in company with his brotherin-law,
M. G. Keylich, which lie continued
two years. He then resumed agricultural
pursuits, but afterward was employed omn the
police force in the city, and since that time
has served as Superintendent of the poor
farm. In 1879, Mr. Pace was appointed
Deputy Marshal in which capacity he served
eight years, and, in 1880, was elected to the
office of County Commissioner.
In 1873 lie was married to Alice J. Moore,
who was born in Tennessee, in 1853, a
daughter of Thomas W. and Lucy E. Moore,
natives of Tennessee and Virginia, respectively.
Mr. and Mrs. Pace have five children,
-Edgar F., Laura E., Clara L., Cora A. and
Dempsey C. Mr. Pace is independent in his
political views, but on national (questions
votes with the Republican party, and is a
member of the United Workmen and the
I. 0. 0. F. Mrs. Pace is a member of the
Christian Church, of which our subject is a
CHARLES BURNSIDE STODDARD.
-Before the landing of the Mayflower,
early in the history of the
Colonies, three brothers, named Stoddard,
and of Scotch ancestry, entered into the fortunes
of the New World, in 1619. During
the Revolutionary war five brothers of this
historic family participated in the struggle
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/771/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .