Walton Elan Bass, who came to Muskogee in April, 1916, and is here a prominent figure in connection with loan interests, holding the office of loan examiner in connection with the Farm & Home Savings & Loan Association of Missouri, was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, July 10, 1878. His parents were William Ambrose and Usa Dissa (Anderson) Bass, the former a dry goods merchant. Walton E. Bass pursued his early education in the public schools and afterward attended the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, from which he was graduated with the class of 1899, having pursued a mechanical and
Location: Grayson County TX
Warner E. Williams. While now one of the great trunk railway systems of the country, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad was largely developed as a Kansas corporation. The main offices of the company at Kansas are at Parsons, where 2,200 of its employes reside. The different lines of the road converge and diverge from that point in six directions: To Hannibal and St. Louis, Missouri; to Kansas City, Missouri; to Junction City, Kansas; to Joplin, Missouri, to Denison, Texas; and to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For several years the general manager of the system with headquarters at Parsons was Warner
Peter J. Broll. Of the successful business men of Kansas City, Kansas, perhaps none began life with fewer opportunities and under more unpromising circumstances than Peter J. Broll. The education which most boys secure while living in comfortable homes and attending schools with nothing else to divert their minds was denied him and he obtained his education largely by direct contact with the world and those processes of intelligent thought which are quickened by a live mind and a fundamental interest in the life about him. A humble clerkship was his first opportunity of experience, and gradually, being of a
One of the representative business men of Coweta, Wagoner County, is Albert H. Burgess, manager of the Minnetonka Lumber Company here. He was born in Pottsboro, Grayson County, Texas, on the 15th of July, 1880, a son of Connor and Sallie (Reeves) Burgess, also natives of that county. For many years the father engaged in agricultural pursuits but he is now living retired in Pottsboro. The mother died in 1918. Albert H. Burgess was reared in Pottsboro and attended the public schools of that community. At the age of twenty-one years he made his initial step into the lumber business
Dr. Charles W. Vowell, a leading representative of the medical fraternity of Washington County, has followed his profession in Porum since 1906 and his pronounced ability has won for him an extensive practice. He was born in Collinsville, Grayson County, Texas, in January, 1870, and is a son of James J. and Josephine (Choate) Vowell, both of whom were natives of Missouri. The father was a veteran of the Civil war, serving for three years with a Missouri regiment as a member of the Confederate army under General Robert E. Lee. He devoted his life to the occupation of farming
Thomas Watson Roach, for twenty-one years president of Kansas Wesleyan Business College, and a former president of Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina, had not merely found but had made for himself a distinctive place in educational history of the Sunflower State. He came to Kansas more than forty years ago. His name is closely associated with several progressive movements in Kansas educational affairs. He was the pioneer worker for the consolidation of country school districts. He also did the first practical work toward procuring uniformity of text books throughout the state. But even more important than all this he will
A cemetery transcription of the Hollingsworth Cemetery in Grayson County, Texas. The specific location is not noted. HOLLINGSWORTH W. V., b. 26 Sept. 1837, d. 7 Feb. 1905. E. J., b. 18 Aug. 1843, no death date. Wife of W. V. DOUGLAS Katie, b. 20 Dec. 1848, d. 4 Oct. 1863. Dau. of W. C. & L. A. Stone down & broken.
A cemetery transcription of the Shaw Cemetery in Grayson County, Texas. Specific location not noted. SHAW Lucy, died ae. 6 mos. Dau. of E. & Nancy. Bettie, died ae. 3 yrs. Dau. of E. & Nancy. A. T., died ae. 17 yrs. Son of E. & Nancy. Elijah, b. 10 Dec. 1819, d. 7 Feb. 1891. Nancy, b. 3 Jan. 1830, d. 21 July 1900. Wife of Elijah. VOWELL Cora M., d. 4 Nov. 1879, ae. 2 yrs., 8 mos., 3 days.
A cemetery transcription of the Bombarger Cemetery in Grayson County, Texas. Specific location not noted. BOMBARGER A. L. J., b. 28 Jan. 1941, d. 14 Feb. 1914. Wife of C. D. BROOKS H. O., b. 1 Mar. 1845. M. A., b. 9 Dec. 1846, d. 10 Apr. 1910. Married 30 Dec. 1864.
A cemetery transcription of the Thompson Cemetery in Grayson County, Texas. This cemetery is located about ¾ mile west of Dixie Cemetery and 2 or 3 blocks on right side of road in brush and briar. All stones were overturned and on the ground. THOMPSON Infant, b. & d. 10 Apr. 1884. Son of T. J. & L. A. Harvey, b. 7 May 1811, d. 5 Dec. 1878. M. B. H., b. 15 Apr. 1810, d. 22 Dec. 1876. PERRY James, b. 19 Feb. 1838, d. 21 Dec. 1881.