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A. F. Crowley
RCHIBALD F R A N K
CROWLEY, vice president
of the National
Live Stock Commission
Company, is known all
over the Southwest for
the plucky uphill fight he made in
the cattle business into which he
was plunged as a mere boy
of fifteen by the death of his
father. His mother was Mrs. Seselia
Leonard Crowley, daughter of Col.
A. F. Leonard, one of Tarrant County's
first settlers, and an early representative
from the county. His
father, Hiram Crowley, organized a
company at the outbreak of the war
and was chosen to head it. He was
killed at Yellow Bayou in 1864. With
his brother, a boy of thirteen, Frank
shouldered the responsibility of
caring for himself and took the
active management of the little Palo
Pinto County ranch the boys stocked.
He handled the selling of the cattle
with all the judgment of an old
cattleman and the youngsters were
soon recognized as factors in the
cattle business. Their relationship
in cattle dealing and ranches continued
until Hiram E. entered the mercantile
business at Midland, when
Frank bought him out and continued
in the cattle business alone. He has
had cattle interests at various times
in Palo Pinto, Fisher, Gaines, and
other counties of the State, and his
acquaintance among the cattlemen is
probably more extensive than that of
any other one man. He has resided in
Fort Worth for a number of years,
this being but a short distance from
the old family home at Crowley.
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