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Mineola in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Thomas Breen Family

 
 
The Thomas Breen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. The Thomas Breen Family Marker
Inscription.  Irish immigrant Thomas Breen came to Mineola working for the Texas & Pacific Railroad Company, which reached the town in May 1873. He stayed to be the first ticket agent. In the late 1870s, he wed Irish native Lucy Wilson. In the 1880s, he opened a hardware store. He served for many years as postmaster and later as city alderman. Of the Breens' twelve children, one also served as city postmaster, one served as city commissioner, one played on the 1912 baseball team, one helped establish the Mineola Canning Company, and three served during World War I. The Breen home, now razed, served for many years as a meeting place for early Catholic residents of the city.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13026.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersSportsWar, World I.
 
Location. 32° 39.853′ N, 95° 29.281′ 
The Thomas Breen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. The Thomas Breen Family Marker
W. Marker is in Mineola, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pacific Street (U.S. 69) and East Kilpatrick Street, on the left when traveling north on North Pacific Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 North Pacific Street, Mineola TX 75773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank of Mineola (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Rosalie Patten Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr Pepper Bottling Plant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Mineola (about 300 feet away); Site of Barney B. Hart House (about 400 feet away); First National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); The Dixie Overland Highway - The Jim Hogg Highway (about 400 feet away); Site of Public Mineral Water Well (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineola.
 
Also see . . .  The Thomas Breen Family (The Hawkins-Holly Lake Gazette). (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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