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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
other than that party. His religion was that of
the nineteenth century: an abiding faith in the
principles of morality. He was a man of good
general information. He had enjoyed very limited
educational advantages in his younger days, but
Possessed a well developed faculty of observation
and a retentive memory, and was a good talker, and
thus made an agreeable companion, and a ready
and forcible speaker on public occasion. He
always delighted to associate with his kind, and this
disposition led to his ever keeping himself in touch
ith the progress of things around him and to his
preserving an even temper to a serene old age. He
died June 16th, 1893, and was buried at Bellville,
in Austin County, where he had previously
purchased ground and made suitable preparation
for his last-resting place. His widow still survives
him, being now in her eighty-second year.
She makes her home with her son, Henry A.
Landes, at Galveston. Mr. Landes had three sons
and one daughter; Charles: who, went from Kentucky
to Louisiana and died there at about the age
of twenty-five; S. Kate, now Mrs. J. E. Wallis, of
Galveston; James E., residing now in Austin
County, this State; and Henry A., of Galveston.
H. A. LANDES,
Henry A. Landes, a representative business man
f Galveston, son of Daniel Landes, an old Texian
whose biography appears elsewhere in this work,
was born in Trigg County, Ky., on the 3d day of
June, 1844, He was reared mainly in Washington
County, Texas, where his parents settled in 1851,
receiving his education at Soule University, at
Chappel Hill, in that county. At the age of seventeen
he entered the Confederate army, enlisting in
E Companr commanded by Capt. John C. Wallis,
Eich mre Regirment, Twentieth Texas Infantry, with
Which he 8erved on Galveston Island and in that
icinity during the entire period of the war. He
participated in the battle of Galveston; but, with
the exception of this engagement, saw very little
active service. He was Orderly Sergeant of his
Ompany at the time of the surrender. After the
war Mr. Landes went to Austin County, but in the
fal of 865 was induced by his old friend and combroe
Capt. John C. Wallis, to join him and his
brother, Joseph E. Wallis, and engage in the mercantile
business at Galveston. The house of Wallis,
Landes and he is now
a director in the People's Loan and Homestead
Company, and in the Galveston Improvement and
Loan Company, and is vice-president of the Galveston
National Bank. He has been a member of
the Board of Education of the Galveston public
schools for the past eight years, but has never
filled any political office, having confined himself
strictly to business pursuits.
In 1872, Mr. Landes married Miss Mary Elizabeth
Lockhart, a native of Washington County,
Texas, and a daughter of Dr. John W. Lockhart,
an old settler of Washington County, now resident
in Galveston. The issue of this union has been a
daughter, Elmina, now Mrs. E. A. Hawkins, and
two sons, Daniel and Browning.
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