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COOKE, WILLIAM GORDON

... but soon returned to Texas to serve as chief clerk of the War Department. In October 1836 he was appointed stock commissioner in ... organizing the expedition and was to have been the chief civil authority in Santa Fe. On September 17, 1841, he was deceived by the ...

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POPE, LAWRENCE CHALMOUS

... Bank of Dallas. Except for an interval during World War II , Pope remained with the bank until 1948. From 1944 to 1946 he served ... or writs that asked federal courts to protect the civil rights of prison inmates. Pope won a major victory when Solicitor General ...

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SANTANGELO, ORAZIO DE ATTELLIS

... annexation . Annexation, in his opinion, would lead to a war with Mexico and to an expansion of slavery that ultimately would foment a civil war and the dissolution of the Union. In 1847 he left the United States ...

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GERMANY, EUGENE BENJAMIN

... the Texas Manufacturers Association qv . During World War II he was an organizer of the first air unit of the Texas Defense Guard ( ... appointed intelligence officer on the wing staff of the Civil Air Patrol and group commander of the Dallas CAP. Germany was a Mason ...

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CANNAN, WILLIAM JARVIS

... the parents of three sons and a daughter. Throughout the Civil War and Reconstruction qqv era, the Cannan family figured prominently in the ...

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CALHOUN, TX (GREGG COUNTY)

... a post office operated there from 1853 to 1855. After the Civil War qv Calhoun disappeared, and no trace remains. ...

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TEXAS SOCIETY COLONIAL DAMES XVII CENTURY

... 1701 as colonists or descendents of one, and who rendered civil or military service. Membership is by invitation. The national society ... with 163 charter members. Early projects centered on war work, including volunteer nursing and providing reading materials to ...

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RECTOR, RAY

... Gap, Texas, on November 23, 1884. His father, a Tennessee Civil War veteran, moved to Texas in 1872 and settled in Johnson County. In 1886 the ...

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NECESSITY, TX

... determined viewpoint of ranchers who settled during the Civil War and Reconstruction qqv and then faced the 1886 drought before gaining a ...

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BALLI TIJERINA, CARLOS MANUEL

... 1889, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. He studied in the Colegio civil in Monterrey, Nuevo León. His father was a poor shoemaker in Reynosa. ... sleep, constant closing of schools, and interruptions by war, he was able to finish medical school and obtain his M.D. degree on ...

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