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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
Germany, whose parents settled in Galveston about
the time Mr. Schumacher settled there. This lady
died at Anderson, Grimes County, in 1856. He
subsequently married Miss Berryman, a daughter
of William Berryman, who settled in Grimes County
in 1834 and a grand-daughter of Francis Holland,
who was the first settler in the country, taking up
his residence here in 1824. This lady lived but a
few years after marriage.
For his third wife Mr. Schumacher married Miss
Emma Horlock, a native of Pennsylvania, of German
Mr. Schumacher is a prominent member of the
Young blood counts for a great deal in the
affairs of this world, and nowhere for more than
in a new and rapidly developing State like Texas.
There is healthy stimulus to activity in a growing
community, and fortunate, indeed, is the young
man, who, brought up in such a community, has,
coupled with the advantage of years, the mental
grasp and force of character to enable him to
understand and make the best possible use of his
surroundings. Ycuth, energy, brains and ambition
are qualities that win, and the degree of success
attained is, as a rule, directly proportioned to
the degree in which these qualities are possessed.
Henry Bascom Easterwood, son of William C.
and Martha G. Easterwood, was born in Lowndes
County, Miss., in 1856. Two years later his
parents came to Texas and, after a brief residence
in Bell County, settled on a farm near Port Sullivan,
in Milan County, where the subject of this
notice was chiefly reared. His educational advantages
were restricted to local schools. At about
the age of eighteen he began clerking for his elder
brother, William E. Easterwood, in a store at
Port Sullivan, and later opened two stores for his
brother at different points in Milan County. He
continued clerking until 1880, when in March of
that year he went to Hearne, where, on a borrowed
capital of $2,200, he engaged in a grocery business
on his own account. He soon secured a good
trade, and with the growing prosperity of that
place has, from time to time, extended his line of
Operation until at this writing he conducts the
largest general mercantile establishment in Hearne,
and one of the largest on the Houston has purchased and improved a number
of lots in that place, owns and runs a gin there; is
vice-president of the Hearne Building is president of the Brazos Valley
Lumber Company; subscribed stock to and is secretary
and treasurer of the Hearne helped to organize and is a member of
the Board of Directors of the Hearne National
Bank, and, in fact, has had some sort of interest
in every public enterprise that has been started in
the community where he lives during his fifteen
years residence there. He is open-handed and
liberal-minded, assisting with his means and personal
effort whatever is calculated to stimulate
industry, or in any way add to the prosperity of
the community. He has never been in public life
and wisely keeps aloof from the entanglements of
politics. He has served as a member of the Board
of Aldermen of his town, and stands ready at all
times to honor sight drafts on his time and services
in behalf of good government, the building up of
local schools, and the promotion of all those things
that tend to elevate, adorn or improve the society
in which he moves.
Reminded of the fact that he had met with more
than ordinary success, and asked to what he attributed
it, Mr. Easterwood said he supposed to his
strict attention to business. He has made it a rule
to give his business close and undivided attention :
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas, book, 1880~; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/495/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .