Denison Hotel Building
500 West Main Street
Carter's Music Store and Pace's Furniture Store on First Floor
Robinson, Frank M., comp. Industrial
Denison. [N.p.]: Means-Moore Co., [ca. 1909]. Page 7
1896 Denison City
Pace, Alford S. Conductor, Katy Railway. Residence 800
West Gandy Street.
1901 Denison City
Pace, Alfred S.,
furniture, carpets, house furnishing goods, 502-504 West Main, phone 152-3,
residence at 1130 West Gandy. Phone 98-3.
1903 Denison City
Pace, Alfred S. (Katie
R.), furniture 403 W Main; residence 1130 W Gandy.
Residence of A. S. Pace
1130 West Gandy Street.
Robinson, Frank M., comp. Industrial Denison.
[N.p.]: Means-Moore Co., [ca. 1909]. Page 30
31 Dec 1915
There was a
large assemblage of sympathizing friends at the funeral of Mr. A. S.
Pace held at the home, 404 North Kickapoo, at 3 o'clock this afternoon,
thus attesting the popularity of the deceased and the high esteem in
which the family is held in this community. Mr. Pace passed away on
marked the service, as it is thought the departed would have wished it.
Two hymns were sung by the choir and congregation – "Come Ye
Disconsolate" and "Lead Kindly Light." There were a number of beautiful
was conducted by the Rev. S. H. Babcock, pastor of the First Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, who used the beautiful ritual of the church,
reading the Nineteenth Psalm and an abridgement of the fifteenth
chapter of 1 Corinthians. The text which he chose as the basis of the
eulogy was Ecclesiastes 7:1: "A good name is better than precious
ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth."
which followed the remains to the graveside at Fairview was one of
imposing proportions. The following friends of the departed acted as
pallbearers: S. C. Vinson, J. L. Roebuck, J. S. McIntyre, Edwin Moore,
W. L. Chapman and W. Q. Adams.
Gallatin Pace [1825 - 1899], the father of A. S. Pace, was one of the
early settlers in North Texas. [His mother was Mary Lodusky Hardaway
Pace (1830 - 1865).] The son was born in Greenville on March 4, 1862,
growing to manhood in North Texas.
For a number
of years, Mr. A. S. Pace was in the railroad service for the M.K.
& T., retiring after a lengthy service as conductor. Though he
retired a good many years ago, he continued to affiliate with the
trainmen's organization, serving at the time of his death as secretary
of the Shawnee Division of the C.R.C. which has a membership of more
than sixty conductors.
retiring from the railroad, he engaged in the furniture business in
Denison. Selling out there twelve years ago , he located in
Shawnee where ever since he has been one of the city's leading
furniture merchants. Until last May  his business was conducted
under the name of Pace Furniture Company. At that time, a consolidation
was effected with the Moore Bros. Furniture Company, the business being
incorporated under the name of the Moore-Pace
A. S. Pace, Furniture and
502 & 504 Main Street
Robinson, Frank M., comp. Industrial
Denison. [N.p.]: Means-Moore Co., [ca. 1909]. Page 83.
The official address was 502-504 West Main Street, Denison, Texas
Mr. Pace was
an honored member of the Masonic order, a zealous member of the First
M.E. Church, South, in which he was a steward and teacher in the Sunday
School. For three years he was treasurer of the City Board of Education.
years ago, Mr. Pace was married to Miss Katie Roberta Sampson [1872 -
1927], and they reared a charming family consisting of one daughter,
Miss Lucile, and four sons, Rolla, Bryan, Burford, and Clark.
business relations he was notably painstaking, safe and conscientious.
In all the heat of the intense commercial rivalry that has prevailed in
Shawnee's commercial history, no competitor has ever been heard to
utter a word of detraction against Mr. A. S. Pace. Throughout all his
dealings in all his daily life, Mr. Pace was the modest, quiet,
thoughtful, well-poised gentlemen at all times, patient and charitable
but firm and unswerving on the side of right. Despite his innate
modesty, the force of Mr. Pace's fine personality made him a place
among the leading citizens of Shawnee.
Mr. Pace, one brother, and two sisters: Mr. J. E. Pace of Mangum, Okla;
Mrs. Mattie Pace Perkins of Greenville, Tex., and Mrs. Eppie Pace
Hutchings of Mt. Pleasant, Tex. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pace and Mrs.
Perkins are here with the family in the hour of bereavement.
attending the funeral from out-of-town are: Mr. J. C. Pace of Mangum;
Mr. Fred Sampson and Mrs. J. L. Guest of Duncan, Okla.; Mr. W. R.
Johnson of Greenville, Tex. and Mrs. D. B. Bradshaw of Bokchito, Okla.