History of Fannin County Texas

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This collection represents the 24 biographies from the History of Fannin County, Texas – History, Statistics and Biographies. Business Cards, and a Complete Directory of the County.



Biographical Sketch of William A. Bramlette

Mr. Bramlette, of this city, is from the “Blue Grass” state, though, raised in Lamar County, Texas. He began the study of law in the office of Hon J. C. Hodges, of Paris, and was admitted to the bar in 1876, twenty-one years old. He moved to Bonham in 1880, and opened his law and



Biographical Sketch of J. H. Ardinger

The dry goods merchant prince of Bonham, is a native of Berkely County, Virginia, and has been a merchant all his life. He left Virginia at the age of fourteen, for Elizabethtown, Ky., from this place a little later, he moved to Greensboro of the same state, and from there to Missouri. In 1869-70, he



Biographical Sketch of Jerry L. Fryar

Is a native of Tennessee. He came to Texas in 1870, and like many other young men who came west to grow up with the country, followed various avocations, until early in 1885, when he settled down in business as the local and permanent agent for the “New Home Sewing Machine” Co. His office is



Biographical Sketch of T. U. Cole

In the life of this man, up to date, is afforded an example to the youth of this country. Of course all of them cannot be bank cashiers, as is the case with him, but in whatever position in life, fate or circumstances may place them, by an observance of the traits of character which



Biographical Sketch of Will S. Thompson

The Artist of Bonham, is from the “buckeye” state, originally, but latterly from Shell City, Mo. -Mr. Thompson east his lot with the people of Fannin County, in July 1885, having just married one of Illinois daughters to share his fortunes in the south-west.. While his life may be said to have just begun in



Biographical Sketch of O. A. Reich

Mr. Reich is an American of German decent, and not a German as his name would indicate. He. was born in North Carolina in 1828, came to Texas in 1850. He is a brick mason, and out of his trade has acquired a nice little sum in money and lands. Like most of men who



Biographical Sketch of George A. Dailey

Is a native of Kentucky, born in 1844. He pitched his tent’ in the “lone star” state in the year 1857, a lad of thirteen years. He went into the mercantile business with a capital of $3000.00, in 1866, when about 21 years of age. His business was that of general merchandise, which he followed



Biographical Sketch of John P. Nelson

President of the Fannin College, was born in Virginia in 1860, and educated at the university of that state. He came to this state and county in 1883, just after the college of which he is` president was incorporated. He was at once chosen by the board of directors as principal and entered upon his



Biographical Sketch of Lake Wilson

Proprietor of the “Palace Livery Stables,” of Bonham, was born and raised to the age of 14 years, in the state of Arkansas, in 1839. He came to Texas in 1863, penniless, and went to work on a farm at six dollars per month, and followed that occupation for six or eight years. His wages



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