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W. S. Essex
INFIELD SCOTT ESSEX,
a capitalist, and
one of the best known
m members of the Fort
Worth bar, was born
mri M in Morgan County,
Ohio. His father was Nathan H.
Essex and his mother Elizabeth J.Morris.
Both were natives of Eastern
Ohio and were members of the
most respected families in that
State. Young Essex's ambition to
enter the legal profession led him to
study first in the law department of
the University of New York and
later that of the University of Michigan.
He won his degree from the
latter institution and came to the
Southwest in 1885, locating in Fort
Worth, where he has built up a lucrative
practice and a splendid reputation
as a citizen. Mr. Essex has
been married twice. In 1888 he
married Miss Virginia Tucker and
in 1909 Miss Esther Cowart. He
has two children, a son twenty-one
years of age, and an infant daughter.
In 1894 the Democratic voters
of the Fifth Ward elected Mr. Essex
Alderman and forced him to remain
in the City Council for four terms,
or until 1898. He declined to stand
for his fifth term. Mr. Essex is a
member of the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows and of the Knights
of Pythias. He is prominent in both '~,~g,
organizations. Besides his legal
practice, Mr. Essex has numerous
other connections in Fort Worth. He
is president of the Essex Land Com- '""\- I
pany and assisted in organizing the G oL. '
Germanic Building and Loan Association
and the Mutual Home Association.
He is also connected with
the Southern Land Company, the
American Manufacturing Company
and other business and manufacturing
enterprises in Fort Worth.
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