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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Dallas

Pioneer Families

Cities and Towns

Texas

Confederacy

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Florrie Wade Collection

Dallas Area Research



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wade, Florrie
Title: Florrie Wade Dallas Area Reseach Collection
Accession No.: MA87.26
Quantity: 48 Boxes cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

Research notes, clippings, and other items relating to the history of Dallas and the surrounding area. The materials were arranged in four categories by Florrie Wade.

Category 1: Dallas - arranged chronologically with some subject categories.

Category 2: Pioneer Families - arranged roughly in alphabetical order.

Category 3: cities and Towns - arranged alphabetically, contains information regarding smaller cities and towns in Dallas County.

Category 4: Texas and Miscellaneous - contains items used for research by Florrie Wade that were not specifically categorized.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Wade, Florrie
Family Names:
Wade
Places:
Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects:
Texas History
Titles:
Florrie Wade Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA87.26 Florrie Wade Dallas Area Research Collection Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Cindy Smolovik, Archivist

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Dallas

Box Folder
1 1 Prehistoric items
2 Indian Era
3 Indian Era
4 Indian Era
5 Indian Era, Military Road
6 Indians and Roads 1837
7 1840's
8 1840-1849
9 1840-1849
10 1841-1849
11 1841-1849
Box Folder
2 1 1841-1850
2 1840's-Bird's Fort
3 Dallas History - Early
4 1841-1849
5 Early Dallas 1847
6 Cotton Gin and Other Business 1850-56
7 1850-1859
8 1850-1859
Box Folder
3 1 1850-1859
2 1856-1867
3 1850-1859
4 1850-1859
5 1860's -1869
6 1860-1879
7 1860-1879
8 1870-1879
9 1870-1879
10 1870-1879
Box Folder
4 1 1870-1879
2 1870's
3 1880-1889
4 1880-1889
Box Folder
5 1 1880-1889
2 1885
3 1880-1889 (1886)
4 1887
5 1888
6 1889
7 1880-1889
8 1880-1889
9 1880-1889
10 1880-1889
11 1891
12 1892
13 1893
14 1894
15 1895
16 1896
17 1897
18 Summary, 1890-1899
Box Folder
6 1 1900-1909
2 1900-1909
3 1910
4 1911
5 1912
6 1913
7 1914
8 1915
9 1916
10 1917
11 1918
12 1910-1919
13 1920-1923
14 1924
15 1925
16 1926
17 1927
18 1928
19 1920-1929
20 1920-1929
21 1920-1929
Box Folder
7 1 1929-1935
2 1930-1949
3 1930-1949
4 1940-1945
5 1941
6 1941
7 1940-1949
8 1950's
9 1950-1965
10 Space Age 1965
11 Warren Report June 25, 1967
Box Folder
8 1 Dallas Times Herald Centennial 1856-1956
2 Dallas Morning News Centennial 1856-1956
3 Dallas Times Herald 1872
4 Dallas Times Herald 1873
5 Mayors of Dallas 1856
6 Mayors of Dallas 1856-1864
7 Mayors and City Managers 1856-1939
8 Mayors of Dallas
9 Mayors of Dallas
Box Folder
9 1 Old Cemeteries
2 Old Cemeteries
3 Old Cemeteries
4 Old Cemeteries
5 Buckner's Orphans Home 1880
6 Buckner's Orphans Home 1881
7 Camp Meetings 1845
8 Belle Starr
9 Sam Bass
10 Dallas Firsts 1841-
11 First Events 1847-1927
12 Firsts
13 Firsts 1860-1879
14 First Dallas Births
15 Dallas County Births - 1843
16 Marriage Records - 1846
Box Folder
10 1 1st Dallas Electric Power Plant, 1883
2 1st Library - 1871
3 1st Street Car - 1873
4 Street Cars, 1873
5 1st Hotel Crutchfield House 1850-1860
6 1st Air Mail Service Love Field May 12, 1926
7 1st Gaslights, 1870
8 1st Street Lights, 1870
9 Radio - 1st Newscasts 1922
10 1st Tax Collector 1846, Bejamin Merrell
11 1st Railroads, 1872
12 1st Railroads, July1, 1872
13 1st Train Arriving
14 Railroads
15 Railroads 1870-79
16 Schools - Plans 1836
17 First Schools - 1880s
18 First High School and Female College
Box Folder
11 1 Schools - 1882
2 Hockaday School - opened 1913
3 Ministers
4 Dallas Early Churches
5 Cochran Chapel, 1852
6 Thomas Chapel on White Rock Creek
7 First Baptist Church
8 Baptist Churches
9 First Baptist Church - Pleasant View 1847
10 First Catholic Church 1869 Sacred Heart Parish, Jesuit High School, and Ursuline Acadamy
11 Central Christian Church, 1867
12 First Congregational Church, 1875
13 Episcopal Church 1878 - St. Matthew's
14 Methodism - 1844 - 1st service in Cochran Chapel
15 First Methodist Church
Box Folder
12 1 Original Union Church
2 Presbyterian Church
3 Synagogues
4 City Hall
5 4 Home Owned City Halls
6 Dallas First City Hall 1873-1880
7 Dallas Second City Hall
8 Dallas Fire Department
9 Dallas Fire Department 1871
10 Dallas Fire Department 1871
11 Early Fire and Water Depts.
12 Dallas Early Water Depts. 1873
13 Dallas Water Depts. 1874
14 Dallas Water Depts. 1880's
Box Folder
13 1 Dallas Water Works, 1891
2 Dallas Water Supply
3 Police Dept. 1880's
4 First Park Board 1886
5 City Parks
6 Parks - Monument Park 1884
7 Opera - Theatre 1870-79
8 Dallas Industrial Center of the Southwest, 1928
9 Early Business, 1842
10 Business Index
11 First Banks
12 Early Banking
13 Early Banking 1868
14 Banks
15 Dallas Banks, DMN Report 2/24/68
16 History of Texas Banking
Box Folder
14 1 Health
2 Early Medical Doctors
3 1850 Census - Doctors
4 Pioneer Doctors 1840-1869
5 Pioneer Doctors 1843-
6 Pioneer Doctors 1850-1860 - Druggist, Hospitals, etc.
7 Doctors, 1866
8 Pioneer Doctors 1868-1879
9 Pioneer Doctors 1870-79
10 Pioneer Doctors 1870-1900
11 Pioneer Doctors 1890-1900
12 Hospitals
13 Opening of Parkland Hospital, 1900
Box Folder
15 1 First Hospital 1775 - Parkland 1894
2 Pioneer Doctors 1870-1879, St. Paul, 1895
3 Medical Remedies
4 Dallas County Early Undertakers
5 Undertakers
6 Undertakers, 1873
7 Drug Stores
8 Pioneer Druggist
9 Drug Stores
10 First Dentist, 1846 or 1847
11 Civil War Doctors
12 Dallas County Medical Associations, 1870
13 Astronauts
14 Dallas Baptist College
15 Dallas Bar Association
16 Board of Trade, 1880's
17 Civil War
18 Dallas name - Pro and con
19 Highway/Freeway
20 Central National Road and Early Surveys
Box Folder
16 1 Masonic Lodge
2 Masonic Lodges, 1850
3 Tannehill Masonic Lodge, 1848-1850
4 Clubs for Men and Girl Scouts
5 Lions Club
6 Kiwanis Club, 1917
7 Dallas Archaeological Society, 1942
8 Some Dallas Historical Records
9 Some Dallas Historical Records
10 Some Dallas Historical Records
11 Maps - City of Dallas
12 Old Maps of Dallas
13 Misc. Data
14 City Directory, 1873-1882
15 City Directory, 1886-1890
16 1880 Census - 1880-1900 City Directory
17 1850 Census - Dallas County
18 U.S. Census - 1850-1860
19 U.S. Census - 1870
Box Folder
17 1 State and County Fairs, 1859-1886
2 State and County Fairs, 1879-1883
3 Trinity River, 1833
4 Trinity River
5 Trinity River
6 Trinity River Bridge
7 Telegraph
8 Windsor Hotel, 1874-1885
9 Hotels
10 Fence Cutters - Barbed Wire War
11 Lavon Dam
12 Postoffices - Postmasters
13 First Postmaster - John Neely Bryan, 1843
14 Postoffices - Postmasters, 1850
15 Local History Bulletin 1840-1850
16 DeGolyer's Original Local Survey Map and Early Surveys
17 Dallas County Land Surveys
Box Folder
18 1 Dallas County - General Data
2 Dallas County - General Data
3 Dallas County 1841-1849
4 Dallas County 1841-1849
5 Dallas County 1841-1849
6 Dallas County 1841-1860
7 Dallas County 1850-1859
8 Dallas County 1850-1867
9 Dallas County 1860-1869
10 Dallas County 1870-1879
11 Dallas County 1870-1879
12 Dallas County 1880-1899
13 Dallas County 1890-1899
14 Dallas County 1900-1909
15 Dallas County 1900-1959
Box Folder
19 1 Dallas County Future
1a Courthouses
2 Research Courthouses
3 Courthouses - First 1850 Log Cabin
4 Courthouses - Old Red, et al.
5 Courthouses Burned 1880-1890
6 Courthouse Records, 1841
7 Misc. Courthouse Records 1855
8 Lindsey Book Notes - 1909
9 Lewis Publishing Co. Biog. 1892
10 Books on History of Dallas County
11 Giles Thesis
12 Ideas for Books
13 Panics and Depressions in Dallas
14 Future Dallas 1946
15 Dallas Today - Chapter I
16 City of Dallas Today 1950-1959
Box Folder
20 1 City of Dallas Today
2 City of Dallas Today
3 City of Dallas Today

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Pioneer Families

Box Folder
20 4 La Reunion, 1856
5 La Reunion, 1856
6 La Reunion, 1856
7 La Reunion, 1856
8 La Reunion - Victor Considerant, 1856
9 La Reunion, 1856
10 La Reunion - Goetsell Family. 1856
Box Folder
21 1 La Reunion, 1856
2 La Reunion, 1856
3 La Reunion, 1856
4 La Reunion History
5 La Reunion History
6 La Reunion and Peters Colony Families
7 Peters Colony, 1841
8 Peters Colony, 1841
9 Peters Colonist, 1841
10 Pioneers
11 Pioneers
12 Pioneers Society 1884 - Dallas Historical Society 1922
13 Early Dallas People
Box Folder
22 1 Adams, Abrams, Adoue, Aldridge, Allen
2 Andersonm Ardrey, Armstrong, Ayrs, Austin, Andrewsm Atwekk, Aunspaugh, Apperson
3 John B. Billingsley, 1842
4 Bennett Family, 1845
5 Bledsoe Family, 1896
6 Bowles, Elkins, Patterson Family
7 Brandenburg Family
8 Bryan, Dealy, Wright, Beeman, Knight, Merrifield
9 Bryan-Beeman-Gilbert Family
10 John N. and James Bryan-Beeman Families
11 Bryan-Beeman Family
Box Folder
23 1 Ralph W. Barksdale
2 Mrs. Lillie C. Block
3 Bower
4 Cabell
5 Caldwell-Colwell
6 Camp, Childress, Callaway, Carlisle, Carroll, Carpenter, Carder, Cary, Clark, Cline, Carlton, Carson, Cabell, Carter, Chappell, Charninsky, Nash, Naylor, Norton, Nelms
7 Caruth Family
8 Dr. Cary, 1890
9 Coats Family, 1844
10 Caruth-Hughes-Cockrell Family
11 Alex and Sarah Cockrell
12 Frank Cockrell
13 Monroe Cockrell
14 Dr. John Cole and Col. Wm. G. Cooke
15 Conner-Mays-Crowdus Families
16 Cooke [Cook]
17 Coombs-Bumpus-Fisher
18 Cox
19 John M. Crockett, Mayor
Box Folder
24 1 J.W. Crowdus
2 Crutchfield
3 Daniel Family
4 James Thomas DeShields
5 Eagon, Eakins, Edmondson, Eisenlorh, Elliot, Elkins, Edwards Families
6 Ervay Brothers
7 Henry Exall, John Armstrong, J.T. Trezevant, Munger
8 W.A. Ferris
9 John Fields and Obadiah W. Knight
10 Fishers-Myers
11 Florence-Murphree
12 Floyd
13 Gannon
14 Bishop Glen C. Garrett
15 W.H. Gaston
16 Capt. Mabel Gilbert
17 Judge John Good
18 Maxime Gullot
19 John Grigsby
20 Haught
21 Trevevant C. Hawpe
22 Harwood
23 Hart
24 Dr. J.W. Haynes
25 Karl Hoblitzelle
26 Horton
Box Folder
25 1 Houston, Hobby, Holland, Holley, Hord, Hood, Holt, Hubbard, Huey, Hunt, Huvelle, Hughes, Huffines, Holmes, Homan, Huley, Hunnicutt, Hunter
2 Dr. F.E. Hughes
3 John Huitt
4 Keen Family
5 Keen, Keller, Knepfly, Knott, Knowles, Kramer, Keating, Keist, Kerfoot, King, Kahn, Kendall, Kimball, Kindelberger, Kirby
6 Thomas Keenan
7 Lagows
8 Ledbetter
9 Leonards-Wrights, Robertsons-Dooley
10 Clarence Lovejoy, W.A. Ferris, Warren Ferris
11 McCommas
12 John C. McCoy
13 Wm. McDermett
14 McAdams, McCraw, McIntire, Throckmorton, Tisinger, Terry, Taylor, McDermett, McGinnis, McKenzie, McLain, Tate, Tenison, Thurman, Thermond, Tillman, Terrill, Thompson, Thomas, Tompkins, Thornton, Tatum
15 Maffet, Mangold, Martin, Mahler, Mahoney, Maillot, Marcus, Marvin, Mathis, Meeks, Metzger, Meyer, Millikin, Mills, Mitchell, Young, Zang, Zachary, Zumwalt Families
Box Folder
26 1 Moore, Moroney, Mudge, Murray, Murphy, Mosely, Moss, Muse, Murphee, Myers, Morgan
2 Munger, Moon, McCommas, Miller, Mays, Murchison, McGregor, McIntyre, Marsalis, Mathis, Mellersh, Mallory, Moroney, Martiniere, Meriwether, Mangold, Murphy, Master, Meyer, Marcus, McGarrah, Murrah, Martin, Maher, McCoy
3 Merrell
4 Merrifields
5 Wm. Brown Miller
6 Nance
7 Oats, O'Guinn, Oram, Owens, Russell, Runyon, Rueppel, Rodgers, Rowley, Roberts, Rowe, Rowan, Ross
8 Overton
9 Patrick
10 Patrick - Pioneer Indian Fighter
11 Patterson, Padgett, Parker, Peak, Pearlstone, Pease, Peavt, Phelps, Philip, Pierson, Peeler, Preston
Box Folder
27 1 Parkinson Diary - 1843 Trip to the Wilderness
2 Peak Family
3 Prather
4 Samuel B. Pryor
5 Poe, Preston, Polly, Pondren, Post, Proctor, Pullium, Pryor
6 Ramsey
7 Ray, Rafferty, Ragland, Randall, Rauch, Rawlins, Reed, Read, Rhodes, Record, Reichman, Reiger, Rosser, Reinhardt, Reverchon, Rice
8 Routh/Coit
9 Samson, Seay, Scales, Scott, Schepps, Schoellkopf, Scruggs, Sheppard, Skillman, Simson, Slaughter, Sammons, Sablosky, Saunders
10 Samuells/Washington
11 Sanger
12 Santerre, Sayers, Savage, Saville, Scales, Schepps, Scollard, Scott
13 Roy Scott Family
14 Sewel/Cullum
15 Shahan, Sharp, Sheppard, Sherwood, Shivers, Simpson, Slaughter, Sizer, Simmons, Singleton, Slack, Slayon, Skillern, Skiles, Spangburg, Spence, Sprague
16 C.C. Slaughter
17 Smith
18 James A. Smith
Box Folder
28 1 Stemmons
2 Stone, Storey, Stevenson, Sudderth, Swindell, Sloan, Stemmons
3 E.O. Tenison
4 James Pinckney Thomas, Mike Thomas
5 Judge John S. Thomas
6 W.H. Thomas
7 Robert L. Thornton
8 J.W. Thurmond
9 Trees
10 John T. Trezevant
11 Trezevant, Trees, Truett, Turner, Thurmond, Todd, Tompkins, Travis, Traylor, Trouchber, Tucker, Tosch
12 Dr. George W. Truett
13 Walker, Wadley, Wolff, Wagner, Uhl, Valentine, Victor, Venable, Veal, Volk, Vollmer
14 Warner, Weaver, Weiss, Wellborn, Wandelkin, Welsh, Wheat, Wheeles, White, Winn, Wade, Wadel, Wagner, Wiggins, Walker, Wallis, Walsh, Warren, Weatherford, Weiland, Wells, Wilcox, Wilkenson, Williams, Wilson, Witner, Wharton
15 J.B. Wilson
16 Witt
17 Wolf, Wolff, Wohl, Wooten, Worsham, Wynne, Wood, Worley, Works, Wozencraft, Wylie
18 Wright
19 Wynne

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Cities and Towns

Box Folder
29 1 Alpha
2 Arcadia Park
3 Addison
4 Audelia
5 Balch Springs
6 Balch Springs
7 Bois D'Arc Island, Bug Eye, Caruth Switch, Cain
8 Buckingham, Breckinridge
9 Bug Eye, Calhoun
10 Camp Meeting Grounds, Calhoun
11 Carrollton
12 Carrollton
13 Carrollton
14 Carrollton
Box Folder
30 1 Carrollton Chronicle
2 Cedar Hill
3 Cedar Hill
4 Cedar Hill
5 Cedar Hill
6 Cedar Hill
7 Cedar Hill
8 Cedar Hill
9 Cedar Springs
10 Cedar Springs
11 Cedar Springs
12 Cement City
13 Chiesa
14 Chiesa, Cement City
15 Cockrell Hill
16 Cockrell Hill
17 Cochran Chapel Community
Box Folder
31 1 Coppell
2 Coppell
3 Dalworth Park
4 Desoto
5 Desoto
6 Desoto
7 Duncanville
8 Duncanville
9 Duncanville
10 Eagle Ford
11 East Dallas
12 East Dallas
Box Folder
32 1 Elam
2 Elam, Estelle
3 Farmers Branch
4 Farmers Branch
5 Farmers Branch
6 Farmers Branch
7 Farmers Branch
8 Farmers Branch
9 Farmers Branch
10 Five Mile Village
11 Five Mile Creek Settlement
12 Florence Hill
13 Forest Valley, Cemetery Hill
14 Fruitsdale Acres
15 Fruitsdale Acres
Box Folder
33 1 Garland and Mesquite
2 Garland
3 Garland
4 Garland
5 Garland
6 Garland
7 Garland
8 Garland
9 Grand Prairie
Box Folder
34 1 Grand Prairie
2 Grand Prairie
3 Grand Prairie
4 Grand Prairie
5 Grand Prairie
6 Hale Switch
7 Highland Park
8 Honey Springs
9 Honey Springs
Box Folder
35 1 Irving
2 Irving
3 Irving
4 Jimtown
5 KA
6 Kleberg-Rylie
7 Kleberg
8 Lancaster
9 Lancaster
10 Lancaster
Box Folder
36 1 Lancaster
2 Lancaster
3 Lancaster
4 Lancaster
5 Lawson
6 Letot
7 Letot
8 Lake June
9 Lisbon
10 Lisbon
11 Lisbon
12 Long Creek Tripp
13 Long Creek Tripp
Box Folder
37 1 Mesquite
2 Mesquite
3 Mesquite
4 Mesquite
5 Mesquite
6 Mesquite
7 Mesquite
8 Mesquite
9 Oak Cliff - Hord's Ridge
Box Folder
38 1 Oak Cliff
2 Oak Cliff
3 Oak Cliff
4 Oak Cliff
5 Oak Cliff
6 Oak Cliff
7 Oak Cliff
8 Oak Cliff
9 Oak Cliff
10 Opportunity
11 Palace Hill
12 Pleasant Grove
13 Pleasant Grove
Box Folder
39 1 Pleasant Mound
2 Pleasant Mound
3 Pleasant Run
4 Pleasant Valley
5 Pleasant Valley
6 Preston Hollow
7 Reinhardt
8 Renner
9 Richardson
10 Richardson
11 Richardson
12 Richardson
13 Richardson
14 Richardson
15 Richardson
Box Folder
40 1 Richardson
2 Rose Hill
3 Rose Hill
4 Rowlett
5 Rowlett
6 Rowlett
7 Roxbury Park
8 Rylie
9 Sachse
10 Sachse
11 Scott Mills
12 Scyene
13 Scyene
14 Seagoville
Box Folder
41 1 Seagoville
2 Shady Grove
3 Simonds
4 Sunnyvale - New Hope - Tripp - Bug Eye
5 Trinity Mills
6 Truman
7 Union Bower
8 University Park
9 Vickery Park
10 West Dallas
Box Folder
42 1 West Dallas
2 Wheatland
3 Wheatland
4 Wheatland
5 Wilmer/Hutchins
6 Woodland Hills

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Texas

Box Folder
43 Misc. Notes and Newsclips - Dallas
Box Folder
44 1 Historical Photographs - Texas Capital
2 Texas 1860-1870
3 Pioneer Living - 1845
4 John Ireland 17th Governor
5 Smith County
6 Scalping of Josiah Wilbarger
7 Wilbarger Story
8 Bessie Diamond Murder - 1876
9 Indian Era
10 Piney Woods
11 Flags
12 Bonnie Blue Flag
13 State Capital Museum and Misc. Items
14 Confederate Soldiers who became Governors of Texas
15 Governor Hubbard 1876-78
16 Governors of Texas 1846-1879
17 Heroes of the Alamo
Box Folder
45-48 Misc. Notes

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Confederacy

Box Folder
49 1 General P.G.T. Beauregard. The Great Creole
2 Unusual Services of Women in the Confederacy
3 Texas Women Writers 1861-1865
4 Joseph LeConte Confederate Scientist
5 Walker's Greyhounds - A Texas Division
6 Confederate History of My Dallas County
7 Colonel John Pelham Lee's Artillerist
8 The United Daughters of the Confederacy. Their Service to our County in Times of War and Peace
9 The Five Civilized Tribes in the Confederate Cause
10 General William Dorsey Pender
11 John C. Calhoun Stressing his Views on States Rights
12 Bonnie Blue Flag and the Confederacy

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