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W. R. Edrington
of the Traders National
Bank, comes of a family
noted in North
Texas financial and
social affairs. His father, Henry Clay
Edrington, still living in Fort Worth,
is known over the entire State for
his business ability as well as for
the help he has given the Texas
Agricultural and Mechanical College.
His son is following in the
father's footsteps in this latter
respect, for a short time ago he was
instrumental in financing the new
buildings at the big State school.
Mr. Edrington was born in Madison
Parish, Louisiana. It was there
his father was born before him.
His mother, Virginia Clarke Edrington,
came from Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The son was educated for
the profession of law. He is a
graduate of Fort Worth University
and of the University of Virginia.
He practiced law for several years,
but gave up the legal profession for
banking and became cashier of the
institution of which his father was
president and guiding spirit. Mr.
Edrington, and Miss Fannie Feild
were married October 24, 1903, and
have three children, Henry Clay,
nineteen years old; Florence, fourteen,
and Mary Olive, eleven. He
belongs to no political party and has
never held a public office except
as member of City Park Board.
Knights of Pythias and River Crest
Country Club. He took a prominent
part in the movement that led to the
establishment of Moslah Temple,
Order of the Mystic Shrine, and was
selected as its first treasurer. ot00
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/50/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.