Makers of Fort Worth Page: 40
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H. E. Crowley
IRAM EDWIN CROWLEY
is a native of Tarrant
County and one of
all lost, he has risen to a position
of wealth, influence and esteem. At
thirteen he engaged in the cattle
business with his brother, Frank, two
years older. They got together 100
head of cattle and started the Orphan
Boy ranch in Palo Pinto County.
They were successful, and in 1883 eI
merged their interests with the Liberty
Cattle Company. Mr. Crowley
went to Fisher County. Later he returned
to Palo Pinto and bought a
ranch at the head of Walnut Creek
and made a specialty of young steers.
In 1886 he went to Gaines County
and in 1889 sold out all his cattle
interests to his brother and engaged
in mercantile business at Midland.
Fire broke up his successful mercantile
business and he then studied law.
He was elected District Attorney for
three counties, with but four votes
cast against him and made a remarkable
success as an attorney. He
came to Fort Worth as secretary of
the Texas Cattle Raisers' Association,
and after serving three terms,
resigned and became live stock agent
of the Rock Island. He married Miss
Kate Moore, daughter of a prominent
Chattanooga contractor, in 1888.
They have four children, Hiram
Franklin, Mackey Ruth, Henry
Grady and Irene. Mr. Crowley is
an automobile enthusiast and was
one of the first men to make a trip
from Fort Worth into Mexico by car.
He is Recorder of Moslah Temple, A
Shriners. " .
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/41/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.