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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
dies of Honor; held the office of Deputy Grand
Dictator of the former, and at the time of his death
was active in these societies. He was also an active
member of the Ancient Order of Working Men, the
Good Fellows, Knights of Dixie, Select Knights,
and Lake City Camp, Woodmen of the World.
Provisional Head Sovereign Frost, of Atlanta, Ga.,
in a communication to Lake City Camp, at Austin,
said: " Woodcraft has lost a great sovereign and
Austin a good man."
The Texas Sanitarian, a medical periodical published
at Austin, his native city, refers to him in
a published sketch as strictly ethical in all of his
professional relations, and also paid him the most
graceful of all tributes in saying that " he was a
friend to the poor."
Dr. Cummings was, withal, a practical and successful
man of affairs. He eschewed politics as a
means of self-aggrandizement, or profit; but, as a
loyal Democrat and a patriotic citizen, his vote, his
good counsel, and wide influence could always be
obtained, and, when given, was found to be on the
side of good government. He was for a time
United States Pension Examiner, served several
terms as city and county physician, and was several
times Alderman (when very young), and in that
position was the promoter of nearly all of the early
sanitary means adopted by the city. Dr. Cummings
was a man of strong intellect, splendid physique and
presence, and great personal magnetism, and was
bound by ties of lasting endearment to his thousands
of loyal and admiring friends, embracing not
only members of his profession, but men in nearly
every other walk of life.
JOHN T. CRADDOCK,
John T. Craddock was born in Henry County,
Ala., December 14, 1855. His parents were Hinton
and Elizabeth Craddock. He was reared in
Wood County, Texas; received his preliminary
education in the common schools of that county
and for about two years attended Mansfield College,
in Tarrant County; six years was County
Clerk of Wood County; read law under Judge L.
W. Crow, of Quitman, Texas, where he was
licensed to practice; served in 1889 and 1890 as
assistant to Attorney-General Hogg in the AttorneyGeneral's
office; has resided at Greenville, Texas,
since April, 1891, since which date he has been
General Attorney of the East Line
married Miss Sarah Hart, daughter of V.
T. Hart, of Mineola, Texas, February 22, 1882;
is a lawyer of distinction and is widely known
to the members of his profession and men who
take an interest in public affairs throughout the
A. L. MATLOCK,
Hon. A. L. Matlock, one of the brightest ornaments
of the Texas bar and a political leader,
whose white plume has led the way in more than
one hotly-contested political campaign, was born
in Roane County, Tenn., on the 23d of April, 1852.
His parents were Col. A. and Mrs. Margaret (Russell)
Matlock, who were also born in East Tennessee,
The former was a son of Jason Matlock, of Welsh
and Scotch descent, a pioneer of that State. Representatives
of the family formed a -settlement in
America at an early day. The mother of Mr. Matlock
was a daughter of William Russell, of Irish
descent, also a decendant of a pioneer family of
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