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F. T. Crittenden
RANK TOLL CRITTEN- ,
DEN is a noted figure
in the merchants and
of both the State and
Spem Nation. Among the important
posts he has held in business
organizations are the following:
President Associated Advertising
Clubs of Texas; president Fort Worth
Ad Men's Club (1909); president
Southwestern Division Associated
Advertising Clubs of America (1910)
and third vice-president of the Associated
Advertising Clubs of America
(1910). He is prominently connected
also with other organizations.
He was vice-president of the United
Charities in 1910 and director general
of the Elks' great charity fair,
which raised over $4,000. He is a
Mason, Past Esteemed Leading
Knight of the Fort Worth Elks, Past
Supreme Orator of the Royal League,
Past Regent of the Northwestern
Council, Royal Arcanum, and Past
Sachem of Minnehaha Tribe, Red
Men, the last two offices having been
held in Chicago. He has served,
also, as secretary of the State Association
of Elks. His business rise
has been rapid. His first work was
as a messenger boy for the Atlantic
& Pacific Telegraph Company in
1871. He was later with Willoughby
Hill & Co., H. W. King & Co. and
Henry Turner of Chicago, coming to / -
Washer Brothers in 1899. He is now
a stockholder and general manager
of that company. He was born in
Bureau County, Illinois, February
17, 1861, His father, Franklin Crit- _
tenden, was born in Ontario, Canada,
in 1818, as was also his mother,
Sarah Toll Crittenden. He married A
Miss Minnette R. Turner of Chicago, / 5
November 27, 1883. They have one
daughter, Mrs. John B. Tewksbury
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