William Furneaux, of Devonshire, England, was the third son of John
and Maria Furneaux, of Devonshire, England, and in 1857, when seventeen
years old, emigrated to Dallas County, Texas.
Furneaux is a French name. William Furneaux is a descendant of a very
old family. The Furneaux trace their ancestry back near the time of
William the Conqueror, that invaded and conquered England in 1066.
On September 19, 1861, he married Miss Fanny Jackson. They had four
children born to them - William
Furneaux, Joseph H. Furneaux,
J. L. Furneaux, and Mary N.
Furneaux. He inherited and accumulated a magnificent estate, that he was
possessed of at the time of his death. He departed this life very
suddenly and unexpectedly, May 6, 1884. His widow, Mrs. Fanny Furneaux,
now lives at 299 Worth Street, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Mary McFarland,
her daughter and husband, the druggist, are living with her.
From Sixty Years in Texas
by George Jackson
Submitted by Edward Lynn