Location: Sulphur Springs Texas

Biography of David M. Smith

David M. Smith, one of the best men the writer ever knew, a man almost without a fault, and absolutely incorruptible. He died at his home in Sulphur Springs, with that awful scourge, cancer of the jaw; married Miss Lu Cade, as pure a woman as ever breathed the breath of life, an affectionate wife, a devoted mother and a sacrificing neighbor. William M. married Sallie Hopkins, daughter of Dave Hopkins. He lost his companion and afterwards married Neely Hay, daughter of Rev. Wm. Hay, she lived only eight months and passed to her long home, subsequently he married Elizabeth McAfee, a daughter of Capt. Wm. Pickens. She was a widow and most excellent lady; they have one child, a son, Welcome, a bright, intelligent lad of nine years of age. Miss Emma married Dr. Robuck and lives in Italy, Ellis County. She is the mother of eleven children, she is dead now, so are eight of her children. Josiah married Miss Lou Rogers and lives in Waxahachie, Ellis County. Miss Sallie lived to be grown and passed away. Miss Susie died at an early age. William lives in the vicinity where he was born and raised, and is a useful citizen in his neighborhood. He has engaged in farming and stocking and has been reasonably successful, although he has suffered many serious losses ; added to the calamity...

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Directory of Sulphur Springs, Texas

The people whose names are listed in this directory are the substantial business men of the city, and merit the full confidence of the public. The professional men are those upon whom the people can rely with perfect safety. J. A. Stevenson Implement Company. Dealer in Moline Farm Implements, Peter Shuttler Wagons, Barb Wire and other staple hardware. Agent for McCormick Machinery, and J. I. Case Thresher. C. L. Murrie & Company. Dealers in Dry Goods, Millinery, Ladies’ Furnishings. The only up-to-date Store of this kind in the city. O. M. Pate. Dealer in Hardware, Stoves, Sash and Doors, Furniture, etc., in fact in everything to build and furnish a house. Geo. A. Wilson. Manufacturer of Compressed brick the most substantial Builder and Contractor in North East Texas. Jno. D. Williams. Dealer in Saddles, Harness, Buggies and Bicycles. Of twenty years standing. B. F. Ashcroft & Sons. Proprietors of Sulphur Springs Electric Light Plant and Big Four Gin. Thirty-two years standing. W. W. Williamson. Dealer in Fancy and Staple Groceries. The only up-to-date Grocery in the city. W. A. Smith. W. A. Smith, “The Land Man,” Buys and Sells More Land than any other man in Texas. He is Notary Public. H. E. Henderson. Dealer in Dry Goods and Fancy Groceries. Bargains in every line of Reliable Dry Goods, a first-class house for Planters’ Supplies. Frank E. Yantis. Dealer...

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Biography of John B. Campbell

John B. Campbell, a strong and forceful representative of the Muskogee bar and a former judge of the court of appeals of Oklahoma, belongs to that class of men whose standards of life are true and whose endorsement of every plan or measure means a consistent and continuous support thereof. John B. Campbell comes to the southwest from Wisconsin, his birth having occurred in Lafayette county, on a farm near Gratiot, March 12, 1868, his parents being Francis and Mary (Cole) Campbell. The father was born in the north of Ireland and was of Scotch descent, while the mother, who was of remote Irish ancestry, was born in Lafayette county, Wisconsin, where her parents had settled as frontier people. The ancestry in the Cole line is traced back to colonial days and the family gave several representatives to the American army in the Revolutionary war. John B. Campbell was a farm boy at the period when the farm did not offer the splendid advantages of the present day and his early experiences brought to him a knowledge concerning the value of industry, energy and determination. Ambitious to acquire a thorough education, he supplemented his course in the public schools of his native county by study in Ripon College of Wisconsin, and then matriculated in the State University, from which he was graduated in 1893 on the completion of a...

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Biography of Robert Britton Buford

The present mayor of Eufaula, Dr. Robert Britton Buford, was for ten years engaged in the practice of dentistry here and he is now, in connection with his official duties, active in the conduct of the Indian Journal, of which paper he is editor and proprietor. A native of Texas, he was born in Sulphur Springs, on the 23d of April, 1879, a son of John C. and Elizabeth (Askew) Buford, the former a native of Texas and the latter of Georgia. On attaining manhood the father engaged in farming on his own account in Texas and he was active in that connection until his demise in 1920. He was but eighteen years of age when he enlisted in the Texas infantry under his father, Captain W. R. Buford, for service in the Civil war, and he participated in many of the most important battles of that conflict, serving the entire four years. After receiving his honorable discharge he returned to his native state and resided there until his death at the age of seventy-eight years. Mrs. Buford is still living and makes her home in Texas. Robert Britton Buford was reared and educated in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and after completing his preliminary education, enrolled in the dental department of the University of Tennessee at Nashville, graduating from that institution in 1902 with the D. D. S. degree. He...

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