John William Fugate

Tundra Community, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

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JOHN WILLIAM FUGATE
Farmer and Gin Man, Tundra, Texas
Information transcribed from The Southland Vol. XII. No 1
Waco, Texas; Established March, 1892

The Fugates are a family of farmers, and originaly (sic) lived in Virginia, but later moved to Kentucky, and in 1855 William, the father, came to Vanzandt (sic), and a few years later John M. came. They were the fathers of the present large family in this county. William is known as one ofthe successful farmers in his day in all this section. J. W. (Bud) was the third boy, and was born December 7, 1861, and has spent his entire life in Van Zandt. He loves his county, has scored a success in his line and enjoys an enviable record on many points. His education was such as the county afforded. March 20, 1884, he married Miss Callie Foster, a niece of Judge Foster, of Canton, so well and favorable known. Mr. And Mrs. Fugate heroicaly faced fortune's frowning face, but by dint of frugality and industry have in a good measure won her smiles. He farmed for eight years in his native community, but has been at Tundra eleven years. He now has 360 acres of this fine land, with good improvement. He says his land is easily worth $15. An acre. He is also a member of the firm of Fugate & Johnson, and they own and operate one of the best gin and mill outfits in the county. Mr. Fugate takes life easy in the labors of farmer and ginner. He is a Baptist, W. O. W. and a member of the Farmers' Union. He believes in his section, and thinks that with good roads and established markets the values in this section would be equal to the best to be found in the country anywhere.


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