Seago/Seagoville, Dallas County, Texas

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(Updated July 8, 2004)



Political and Crop News--A
Bear Chase to be Arranged.

Special to the Times-Herald.
EAGOVILLE, June 12.--The Trunk now runs on schedule time and the people are showing their appreciation of its regularity by patronizing it liberally.
     This is the largest town on the Trunk between Dallas and Kaufman. The town has three large stores and one blacksmith shop. The volume of business done here annually is very large.
     Mr. Sewell, with his son-in-law, Cullum of the Garland News, will leave in a few days for Abilene to visit relatives.
     There is a move on foot to organize a Democratic club at this place to instruct the wayward on the leading issues and their solution. One prominent Democrat says that there is a regular nest of followers of the sub-treasury idea in this precinct.
     Mr. J. R. Johnson, a ginner at Seago, requested your correspondent to call the attention of the ginners to the fact that they are about the only manufacturers who are unorganized, and that they need organization is shown by the fact that a number of gins shut down last season on account of not getting a sufficient price for their seed to pay them to run. The co-operation of the gin manufacturers is promised and it is to be hoped that in view of the large crop that will, in all probability, be ginned this fall, steps will be taken immediately with that object in view. The gin men spoken to by your correspondent are all in favor of organization and say they are willing to meet in Dallas any day which may be set to perfect arrangements.
     There is very little wheat sown in this section. Corn is all in the tassel and silk and the recent rain insures a heavy crop.
     Game such as deer and bear is reported plentiful in the forks of the river and a big bear chase is in prospect.

- June 12, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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New Church Dedication--Serious
Accident to Ollie Parke.

Special to the Times-Herald.
EAGOVILLE, Texas, June 26.--The Methodist denomination held services in their new church building, Sunday and Sunday night, for the first time. A large audience attended the 11 o'clock preaching by the Rev. J. B. Adair of the Mesquite circuit. The new church is quite an improvement to our town.
     Mr. Ollie Parke happened to an accident Monday night, while returned home from a singing school. His horse stumbled and fell on him, and it was thought that his injuries would prove fatal, but he is now improving, and he will be able to go about soon.
     Quite a number of fishermen and hunters pass through our town every week. This appears to be the favorite location for such sport.
     Seagoville is like Dallas in one respect and that is we need artesian wells.

- June 26, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 1.
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     SEAGOVILLE, Oct. 29.--The only cotton gin at this town, the property of J. L. Ballard, burned last night at 10 o'clock. Loss $2500. No insurance.

- October 29, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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     T. K. Seago and wife to M. E. church south, a lot in Seagoville, $1.
     J. L. Ballard and wife to T. A. Andrews and sons, 2 acres in Seagoville, $500.

- December 11, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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Commissioners' Court.

     Commissioners E. M. Halsell and W. A. Orr were placed on a committee to make all necessary arrangements to elevate the bridge across the Trinity river on the Wilmer and Seagoville road, providing that the Trinity River Navigation Company shall demonstrate that boats can be run, and that they do run boats, on said river.

- February 15, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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     J. Roll Johnson, of Seagoville, is in the city. "A few days ago," said he, "my neighbors went eight miles below Wilmer and saw the snagboat Dallas plowing its way through the snags. She made a successful passage and went through like a bird sails through the air. Trinity navigation is a big thing for this country and don't you forget it."

- March 20, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
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Added February 4, 2004:

Visited Seagoville and Vicinity Night Be-
fore Last.

     A TIMES-HERALD reporter met J. Roll Johnson of Seagoville last evening.
     "We are getting ready for Trinity navigation" said he, "and it is coming. A magnificent rain, accompanied by a small cyclone, visited our section of the country last night. The rain was a Godsend to the farmers and more than evened up the loss occasioned by the wind. The farmers were never in better spirits and all are prosperous."

- March 24, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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Real Estate Transfers.

     J. H. Mathis and wife to J. M. Mathis, sr., a lot in Seagoville, $150.
     The Methodist Episcopal church to J. H. Mathis, a lot in Seagoville, $135.

- April 15, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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     J. Roll Johnson of Seagoville is in the city. Mr. Johnson says he has his saw mill under way and is confident of building up a big business. The Elm fork is out of its banks and the Trinity has risen two feet in the last ten days.

- April 20, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 2.
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Added February 14, 2004:

     Every Saturday and Sunday. Train leaves Union depot at 8:50 a. m. You can picnic at Seago grounds, fish at East Fork of the Trinity, or visit Kaufman or Kemp, 50 cents round trip; children under 10 years, 25 cents.

- May 28, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4.
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     W. J. Harris was appointed public weigher at Seagoville.

- August 18, 1893, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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Added March 12, 2004:

     J. L. Ballard and wife to E. A. Thompson, December 6, 1894, lot 4, block 4, Seagoville, $75.
     W. T. Fenley and wife to E. A. Thompson, December 5, 1894, lot 1, block 4, Seagoville, $100.
     T. K. Seago to W. T. Fenley, November 26, 1894, lot 1, block 4, Seagoville, $35.
     E. A. Thompson and wife to J. J. Cutts, November 30, 1894, 1 acre near Seagoville, out of H. D. Bohanon survey, $100.

- December 10, 1894, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 1-2.
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Added May 5, 2004:

     T. A. Andrews to J. J. Cutts, February 24, 1892, lots 1 and 2, block 8 of Seagoville, $50.
     J. J. Cutts and wife to W. T. Tinsley, November 30, 1894, lots 1 and 2, block 8 of Seagoville, $100.
     W. T. Tinsley to G. D. Burris, February 26, 1895, lots 1 and 2, block 8 of Seagoville, $400.

- April 13, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2-3.
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Added May 31, 2004:


A Good Old-time Railroad Blowout at

     Switchmen's Union, No. 23, of Dallas, will give a picnic at Seago Grove, on the Texas Trunk railroad, on the 28th instant.
     The fare will be 50 cents for the round trip, and the switchmen guarantee a good old-fashioned railroad men's time. A first-class band of music has been engaged. Several eminent speakers will address the assembly, and a great base ball game will be played. At night, a grand ball will take place.

- June 12, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 2.
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     C. W. Rothrock and wife to D. L. McClendon, 166x320 feet, C. E. McWhorter's addition to Seagoville, $150.
     D. T. McLendon and wife to E. E. Toal, same land, $150.

- November 5, 1911, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 7, col. 5.
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Added July 8, 2004:

George Bailey Painfully Hurt When
Team Shies at Crossing.

     Falling over the railing of the Prairie Creek bridge on the Seagoville road to the rock bottom of the creek below, George Bailey received serious injuries on the head and a severe wrench of the back Thursday night as he was returning home with his employer, Mr. Horton, and his wife.
     A report of the accident was made to County Engineer J. F. Witt, indicating that the horses had shied in going onto the bridge, and one of them knocked down the railing on the side of the bridge, and Bailey, in getting out of the wagon, fell over the edge of the bridge. He was picked up and carried to a tent near by, where he was cared for until an ambulance came from Dallas and took him to the City Hospital. He was given treatment there and is expected to recover, according to City Health Officer Dr. A. W. Nash.
     A new bridge is in course of erection at Prairie Creek, and the old bridge had been moved slightly to one side to permit building of the new one on a line with the road. It is thought that the horse shied at the concrete mixing machine.

- January 11, 1913, The Dallas Morning News, p. 18, col. 4.
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First Cotton Bale
Received in Dallas

     John Shepard, an aged negro, gets the honor of bringing to this city, the first bale of cotton raised in Dallas county. Monday, about noon, he arrived at the plant of the Murray Gin Company, and had the staple ginned. The cotton was then taken to the Chamber of Commerce building, where it is held on exhibition.
     John Shepard and his brother, Frank, are making a crop on the farm of J. W. Slaughter, north of Dallas. They marketed the first bale of cotton last year and received a handsome premium. They have lived here for many years.
     The second bale of cotton was received in Dallas later in the afternoon of Monday. It was marketed at the Murray Gin Company by A. Rubles[?] Rublee[?], a farmer residing near Seagoville.

- August 11, 1914, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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Malloy Bridge Taken Down.

     The old Malloy bridge between Patrick and Seagoville has been torn down and the new bridge is now in use. This bridge was ordered taken down by the government several weeks ago.

- September 23, 1914, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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     The season's first bale of cotton to be ginned in Dallas County reposed on the Dallas Cotton Exchange floor Tuesday, and will be auctioned to the highest bidder Wednesday.
     The bale was produced by J. F. Atwood on his farm near Seagoville, and was ginned by the North Texas Gin Company of that town. Its weight was 533 pounds. Its owner brought it to the Dallas exchange Monday afternoon.

- July 27, 1937, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. I, p. 4, col. 4.
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