Details for Dougherty, F. M. (Atlas Number 5507015277)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015277

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Marker Number 15277
Atlas Number 5507015277
Marker Title Dougherty, F. M.
Index Entry Dougherty, F. M.
Address 710 Fair Avenue
City Gainesville
County Cooke
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes banks, bankers, banking topics; state official; business topics, general
Marker Year 2003
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (February 13, 1826-December 27, 1895) Alabama native Francis Marion Dougherty came to Texas in the 1840s, moving to Gainesville in 1858. Following service in the Civil War, where he saw action in the Red River Campaign of western Louisiana, he returned to Cooke County and worked as a merchant. Elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1879 and again in 1881, he worked on a number of important issues, including fence law, county boundaries, agriculture and railroad development. He was also a Gainesville banker and businessman, leading the board of trade, which helped develop the county fair. Recorded – 2003