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Judge William Columbus Veale

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Judge William Columbus Veale

Birth
USA
Death
3 Nov 1899 (aged 66)
Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
Burial
Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
Plot
Memorial ID
13561119 View Source

son of John Veale - Susan Rayfield

In early 1852, he moved with his family to what is now Hill County, Texas. In 1863, William Veale reached Palo Pinto County. The Veale family lived in a large stone building which was used for a fort during the frontier period. They built a double log cabin to live in 1874. William Veale was an early teacher. He became a lawyer, judge and Texas Legislator. In 1877, William Veale moved his family to Breckenridge.

Judge William Veale delivered the 1897 Old Settlers Reunion address. "Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, less than 50 years ago all of this fair land from the Sabine to the Rio Grande, from New Mexico to the gulf, was dominated by Mexicans and savages. What wonderful changes have taken place in Texas within the last 50 or even 25 years. In just 25 years, Palo Pinto County was inhabited only by a few stockmen, infested with predatory bands of hostile Indians who roamed over the country for the purposes of pillage and murder. Just 40 years ago, there was not a stalk of cotton, a grain of wheat, oats or barley produced in the county. Children born and raised here never saw an apple, peach, never saw a railroad track or heard a church or school bell."

William Veale invited his son, Warren Cresswell Veale to join his law practice at Breckenridge in 1889. William Veale & Son were pioneer lawyers of Stephens and Palo Pinto Counties.

William Veale had eight children who survived him after his death:

John W. Veale
Milton Veale
A.S. Veale
W.C. Veale
Nettie Crudgington
Alliene Crudgington
Fannie Beck
Susie McAlpine

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Palo Pinto, Tex., Nov. 4,- Capt Wm Veale died very suddenly at his place yesterday at 3:30 o'clock p.m.

Deceased was an old settler of this county having moved sometime before the late war.

He represented the Parker and Johnson counties in the state legislature in 1873.

Since then he sought no office, but has been engaged in the practice of law, in which he was imminently successful.

11 June 1899
Dallas Morning News

son of John Veale - Susan Rayfield

In early 1852, he moved with his family to what is now Hill County, Texas. In 1863, William Veale reached Palo Pinto County. The Veale family lived in a large stone building which was used for a fort during the frontier period. They built a double log cabin to live in 1874. William Veale was an early teacher. He became a lawyer, judge and Texas Legislator. In 1877, William Veale moved his family to Breckenridge.

Judge William Veale delivered the 1897 Old Settlers Reunion address. "Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, less than 50 years ago all of this fair land from the Sabine to the Rio Grande, from New Mexico to the gulf, was dominated by Mexicans and savages. What wonderful changes have taken place in Texas within the last 50 or even 25 years. In just 25 years, Palo Pinto County was inhabited only by a few stockmen, infested with predatory bands of hostile Indians who roamed over the country for the purposes of pillage and murder. Just 40 years ago, there was not a stalk of cotton, a grain of wheat, oats or barley produced in the county. Children born and raised here never saw an apple, peach, never saw a railroad track or heard a church or school bell."

William Veale invited his son, Warren Cresswell Veale to join his law practice at Breckenridge in 1889. William Veale & Son were pioneer lawyers of Stephens and Palo Pinto Counties.

William Veale had eight children who survived him after his death:

John W. Veale
Milton Veale
A.S. Veale
W.C. Veale
Nettie Crudgington
Alliene Crudgington
Fannie Beck
Susie McAlpine

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Palo Pinto, Tex., Nov. 4,- Capt Wm Veale died very suddenly at his place yesterday at 3:30 o'clock p.m.

Deceased was an old settler of this county having moved sometime before the late war.

He represented the Parker and Johnson counties in the state legislature in 1873.

Since then he sought no office, but has been engaged in the practice of law, in which he was imminently successful.

11 June 1899
Dallas Morning News


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