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W. C. Forbess
FORBESS, f o r m e r
agent and now assistant
manager of the
_ _ee F Northern Texas Traction
Company, which operates the
Dallas and Cleburne interurbans as
well as the Fort Worth and Oak
Cliff city street railways, has farming
as his hobby and devotes much
time to the advocacy of truck farming
and the possibility of bringing
such gardens in direct touch with
the tables of the city by means of 1
electric line transportation. Born
in Huntington, Tennessee, September
26, 1869, he is a son of native
Tennesseans, both his father, Seborn
A. Forbess, and his mother, Miss
America Wilkes, having been born
in the same State. He married Miss
Jennie May Davis, October 19,
1890, and has two daughters, Miss
Ella Mae Forbess and Miss Nona
Lee Forbess. In politics Mr. Forbess
sticks to the Republican doctrines, a
bit of unorthodoxy that does not interfere
with his great popularity.
He is a member of the Elks, Knights
of Pythias, the Country Club, the
Chamber of Commerce and various
business and railway organizations.
With the completion of the Fort
Worth-Denton Interurban, the electric
railway systems with which he
is connected will reach all of the
leading North Texas cities, forming
a chain of interurbans that puts Fort
Worth in close touch with all that
vast and rich territory. Operation
of the most modern lines is his professional
hobby, and the city and
interurban lines in the related systems
are models of convenient and
comfortable rapid transit. Besides
his transportation interests, Mr. Forbess
has considerable real estate
holdings in Fort Worth, and is one
of the city's active boosters and
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