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Duncanville in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John C. Pelt

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, August 9, 2020
1. John C. Pelt Marker
Inscription.  

John C. Pelt (1877-1948) was born in Ellis County. After his father's death in 1880, his mother, Sarah (Seymour) remarried. He moved to Duncanville to live with his paternal aunt Anna and her husband, Charles Barker. In 1896, he wed Lee Olah Grounds (1879-1964) with whom he had several children. He worked as the county road overseers commissioner and became a carpenter and builder, constructing numerous homes and buildings in Duncanville, including what is now Central Elementary School. Pelt built his family home at this site in 1927. He led an active life, participating in local politics, the Christian Church, the Lion's Club, and the Masonic lodge, named for him after his death.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14435.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 39.332′ N, 96° 54.517′ W. Marker is in Duncanville, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Hustead Street, on the left when traveling
John C. Pelt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, August 9, 2020
2. John C. Pelt Marker
north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Hustead Street, Duncanville TX 75116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duncanville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Christian Church of Duncanville (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Duncanville (approx. half a mile away); Penn Springs (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Shelby Wisdom (approx. 2 miles away); Trees Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); The Daniel Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Little Bethel Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncanville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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