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John Nelms (#46571345)
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Born November 16, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. Graduate of Highland Park High, Dallas, 1952; Texas A&M, 1956; and University of Texas School of Law, 1963. Licensed as attorney by State of Texas on April 30, 1963. Served 6 years as Dallas County Assistant District Attorney (1963-65 & 1988-92). In private practice in Dallas 1965-1988. Elected Judge of 195th Judicial District Court, Dallas; elected four terms; served November 18, 1992 to December 31, 2006. On Senior Judge status since, sitting by assignment. Licensed real estate broker in Texas and Colorado.
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Thomas Halsell

Per your request I have transferred Thomas Halsell to you.

Added by Michael on Feb 26, 2012 12:06 PM
J.M. Lucas
George Cornwell
Hi John,

I went ahead and transferred management or ownership -- whatever term they use on the site -- to you. If nothing else, being in charge of the memorial is a great way to keep track of all your own relatives and ancestors that are on the site. The "virtual cemetery" I created on the site (so much morbid terminology!) has all the kin I've managed to track down through this site or other genealogical records.

James Lucas
Added by J.M. Lucas on Jan 06, 2012 12:37 PM
J.M. Lucas
George Edwin Cornwell
Thank you so much for providing me with Mr. Cornwell's correct name. I came upon his headstone while looking for a distant relative of mine (sadly, she's lost in the oldest and most run-down section of the cemetery). Anyway, I thought the headstone was rather unique, and the epitaph is clever, not surprising given the outsize role he clearly played in Dallas's early days.

I have no family connection to him, so if you would like to manage hissite, feel free. Otherwise I'll be glad to do the best I can putting up all the accurate and available info.

Mr. Cornwell is definitely someone worth remembering, but there was nothing to indicate his service as police chief. I'm very glad I found the grave.

James Lucas
Added by J.M. Lucas on Jan 05, 2012 9:34 PM
Bob Johnston
RE: Pinky Higgins
Thanks for the information. We were aware of his "problems" but felt they were outweighed by his career.

We'll keep searching for descendants.

Added by Bob Johnston on Apr 02, 2011 3:30 PM
Bob Johnston
Pinky Higgins
Judge, I notice that you posted the Find A Grave information on Pinky Higgins. We of the Adamson High School Alumni Association are trying to find some of his descendants as we honor him by induction into our Hall of Honor of graduates at the end of April, 2011.

Would you happen to know of any contacts for his family?

Bob Johnston
Added by Bob Johnston on Apr 01, 2011 10:19 AM

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