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B. W. Couch :::
Eighth Avenue, was l
born near Italy, Ellis
o t County. Texas, July I
s. l. 14, 1869, the son of
e reigne J. C. and Laura Morris
Couch. He received his early edu- if l
cation in Hope Institute, a select
boarding school located at Italy. He ll _
married Miss Myrtle Adkisson, Sep- 9
tember 9, 1890. Mr. and Mrs.
Couch have one daughter, Vivienne
Couch, a girl in her teens. For a
number of years Mr. Couch was
associated with his father in general
mercantile business at Italy. In
1900 he became principal owner and
general manager of the Italy Cotton
Oil Company, subsequently becoming
interested in a number of oil
mills of the State. He became later HI
one of the principal stockholders and
a director in the First National Bank
of Italy, and in April, 1909, was
elected Mayor of that city. He
served until February, 1910, when
he resigned and came to Fort Worth,
associating himself with the late
Winfield Scott in buying the mill of
the Mutual Cotton Oil Company, of
which he became vice-president and
general manager. Following the
death of Mr. Scott, he became president
of the company. Upon coming
to Fort Worth Mr. Couch also became
a stockholder and director in
the Fort Worth State Bank. In
politics Mr. Couch is a Democrat.
He is a 32d degree Mason and a
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