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S. B. Burnett
PTAIN S. B. BURNETT,
as a man of
affairs, can't be claimed
by Fort Worth alone.
The entire State, the
Southwest and the
whole West knows and likes the genial
cattle king of the plains. He has
been entertained by President Roosevelt
in the White House and has entertained
President Roosevelt on his
ranches. Even the fast disappearing
Redmen revere the big-hearted cowman.
Old Geronimo came to him for
advice and consultation and always
received him with especial honor on
the occasion of Captain Burnett's
trips into the Indian country. Samuel
Burke Burnett is a Missourian. He
was born in Base County, Missouri,
January 1, 1849, of parents who had
previously moved there from Virginia.
If you ask Captain Burnett
his business, he will tell you simply
cattleman. That he is on a grand
scale. His herds, famous in all the
stock shows the world over, roam
over thousands upon thousands of
acres in Central West Texas and
Oklahoma. But he is interested also
in banks and other enterprises. He
is a director in the First National
Bank of Fort Worth, a director in the
Benjamin, Texas, Bank, and vicepresident
of the State Bank at Burkburnett,
Texas. Besides that he is
treasurer of the Cassidy-Southwestern
Commission Company and
treasurer of the Cattle Raisers Association
of Texas, and interested in
prosperous oil mill properties in the
Southwest. Captain Burnett is a
member of the Elks, Knights of Pythias
and River Crest Club. His
hobby is cattle, first, last and all the
time. Wherever cattle graze, Burk
Burnett, as he is familiarly called,
is known by the stockmen.
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