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|Last Name||First Name||Birth||Death||Comments|
|Pierson||G.G.||March 1876||Jan 30, 1929||The Rains County Leader, February 15, 1929|
Fernando Gayoso (my great granfather)Son of Fernando Gayoso de Lemos and the great grandson of Manuel Gayoso de Lemos- Spanish Governor of The Louisiana Province 1789-1799
Obituaries by Elaine Nall Bay
The Rains County Leader, February 15, 1929
G.G. Pierson, Attorney, Died
Funeral services for George G. Pierson, 53, prosecuting attorney of The Corporation Court, who died at noon Friday at a local hospital, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gaston Avenue Baptist Church. The cortege will leave his home, 4627 Columbia Avenue at 3:45 p.m. Dr. W. Marshall Craig, pastor of the Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Pierson died of a heart attack, with which he was stricken shortly after the afternoon session of the Corporation Court Wednesday, January 30. His condition grew worse and death…suddenly.
Mr. Pierson was born in Emory, Rains County, March --, 1876, the son of the…who later became clerk of the City Court. He served that capacity for ten years, until the time of his death. He was appointed by Mayor S.J. Hay.
Begins Law Practice
Mr. Pierson first practiced at Waxahachie with Bowd Farrer. He moved to Dallas 20 years ago and became a member of the firm of Pierson, O’Donnell & Pierson. J. Willis Pierson, a brother and Judge Charles F. O’Donnell were the other members. When Judge O’Donnell became City Attorney, the firm continued under the name of Pierson & Pierson. In 1918, when J. Willis Pierson was elected District Attorney, George G. Pierson continued his practice alone in Dallas.
He then became the first Assistant District Attorney under Shelby Cox. When Mr. Cox’s term expired, he became City Prosecutor under the present administration of Dallas. Mr. Pierson was a member of the Gaston Avenue Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge at Waxahachie, the Knights of Pythias of Dallas, Odd Fellows, Elks, Moose Maccabees Security Benefit Association, the Praetorians, the Brotherhood of America Yeomen, Rebeccas, the Dramatic Order of the Knights of Khorassan and the Woodmen of the World.
Surviving are his wife; a son, J.W. Pierson, both of Dallas; two brothers, J. Willis Pierson of Mosse Heart, Ill., former District Attorney of Dallas; and F.H. Pierson of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. C.K. Bailey of Dallas.
Active pallbearers at the funeral will be Judge Charles F. O’Donnell, Judge Walter Branan, former District Attorney Shelby Cox, Judge W.H. Ried, James W. Morgan and Huling P. Robertson. ---From Saturday’s Dallas News ~ ~ ~ The Rains County Leader, February 15, 1929