Details for Wharton County Abstract Company (Atlas Number 5481005776)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5481005776

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Marker Number 5776
Atlas Number 5481005776
Marker Title Wharton County Abstract Company
Index Entry Wharton County Abstract Company
Address 212 N. Resident St.
City Wharton
County Wharton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 781953
UTM Northing 3246007
Subject Codes judges; Business topics, general; women, women's history topics
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Marker Location 212 N. Resident (on door of office behind home, moved from original location) Wharton
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Attorney William S. "Billie" Brooks founded this abstract firm in 1890. He was assisted by Daisy Speed, who made the original hand-written entries in the tract books. Brooks was joined in 1899 by his law partner Henry A. Cline. Other prominent associates of the firm include several member of the Cline family and L. Z. Moreland, who worked here from 1923 to 1974. A secretary, Ruth Brazzil, later served as a special justice of the Texas Supreme Court in a celebrated case involving the Woodmen of The World.