18 February 1932
Contributed by Liza Kight
Etter, John W., was born July 2, 1867 in Warren County, Tenn.
He came to Texas in 1888 and settled west of Howe, later he purchased the
farm on which he resides east of town. He recalls the hardships following
the Civil War. In 1891, he married Mary Ann Swindle in Grayson County;
Rev. John Messick performed the ceremony. Mr. Etter has not let the
duties of farm work interfere with education of his four boys and one living
daughter. They are: Henry Etter, president of the Citizens, Bank,
Denison; Robert D. Etter, assistant comptroller, Dallas; Dr. E. F. Etter,
Sherman; Raymond Etter, Austin; and Mrs. Clara Fay Russell, wife of Dr.
B. F. Russell, Sherman.