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T. K. Rea  --1897

T. K. Rea, farmer-stockman of the Indian Gap community, was born in Norway and later lived in Wisconsin, and came to Hamilton County in 1885, according to the 1897 paper. He owned 1,170 acres of land and raised stock, wheat, oats, corn, millet, and sorghum. Quoting from the old newspaper:

"Mr. Rea is agent for Clark’s Cutaway revolving plow, a new and superior style of pulverizer. He also sells for the manufacturer and inventor at Clifton the Cotton Stalk Breaker, that is said to be a valuable addition to our farm machinery. Mr. Rea also owns and keeps for the improvement of stock the pure blooded Hambletonian stallion, Centaur, that has probably as fine a pedigree as any horse in this section. Though a foreigner by birth, Mr. Rea is thorough American in his feelings and interests."

Among survivors of T. K. Rea in 1938 are his widow, three sons, Clarence, Elmer Norman and  Alvin Milton, of Hamilton County, and another son, Dr. Milvin Rea of Dallas.

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PIONEER EDITION

HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS, Vol. VIII, No. 7

THE CARLTON CITIZEN, Vol. 30, No. 23

Friday, June 24, 1938

W. F. Billingslea, Publisher, Hamilton County, TX

 ]T. K. Rea was born September 29, 1856 in Valders, Norway.  He married Helen Ellen Mattson on November 1, 1882, at Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  Elsie Galena (Rea) (Tenney) Dickey  and Clara (Rea) Anderson were also  daughters of T. K. and Helen Rea.]

 

 
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