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G. M. Calvert was raised in Williamson County, Illinois. He came to the state of Texas when he was a young man, in the year 1854. Finally, after traveling almost across the American Continent, he returned to Illinois and married Miss Sophia Woodul in the year 1857. At the time of his marriage he was engaged in mercantile pursuits. Subsequently he sold his interests to other parties and migrated to Texas, and has, for a number of years, been a citizen of Hopkins County. He is well known as a practical-minded man, having introduced several important industries in the county. He believes in man’s capability, and is a substantial advocate of all undertakings for the betterment of his county.
He has been twice married, and has given his children every advantage possible, to assist them in becoming good and useful citizens. He is possessed of an ambitious spirit, has pride of character, and is careful in maintaining a good name. His example is good. Although an Agnostic, no man is more liberal, more generous or more hospitable than George M. Calvert. He is independent in thought, as open as day, and as honest and just as it is possible for mortal man to be. He enjoys the full confidence, respect and esteem, not only of the rank and file, but of the clergy as well.