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Firsts of Parker County

First white person born in Parker County - B.F. Reynolds born June 11,1854 near the Tarrant County Line
First Birth in Weatherford, TX - R.J. Norton born March 18, 1858
First known Grave Maggie Lee, an orphan who came to Parker Co. with Rev. Pleasant Tackett and his family was bitten by a rattlesnake and died the next day. October 1858
First Mayor of Weatherford    John W. Curtis
First Aldermen of Weatherford Joshua Baker, J. W. Kearby, D.O. Norton and B. L. Richey.
First Recorder on Weatherford city council  J.P. Layne
First Treasurer on Weatherford City Council  Joseph Tucker
First Weatherford City Council Meeting  March 13, 1858
First Constable  P.H. Hall
First Sheriff  Joshua Barker
First Judge Robert Scott Porter (1795-1877)
First signer of the Petition to form Parker County Daniel Waggoner
First County Election Held March 2, 1856, with approximately 400 settlers voting
First Church Goshen Methodist Church. founded by Reverend Tackett and family and others.
First legal Execution  Joe Williams was hanged in the spring of 1869 for killing a peddler.
First Medical Board The Commissioners Court of 1874 appointed a board of medical examiners for Parker County. The following were named to the board: Drs. P.G. LaGrand, W.C. Milliken, J.R. Mackenzie and J.B. Blanton.
First Motorized Mail Carrier Irl Lowry was the son of George W. Lowry and Armilda Lewis Lowry and was born in 1890.  He took the postal exam at age 17 and received the highest grade at that time.  He bought a Ford Model T to deliver the mail.  It was the 1st mail delivery by motorized vehicle.  I do not know the date he bought the car but did have it when he married in 1914.  He later transferred to working as a mail clerk for the railroad.



County of Month Award January 2001 

10 year County Coordinator Award

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