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H- m N LEON GROSS, Fort
Ft i Worth has a progressive
citizen who is always
alive to the city's
needs and willing to
give his time and
money to any cause that has as its
object the town's good. In facttown
building as distinguished from
boosting is Mr. Gross' pet hobby.
Mr. Gross, as president of Washer
Brothers, has exemplified his spirit
of progressiveness in the conduct
of his establishment. Each year i
witnesses another step forward-an
enlargement or an improvement. In
1907 Mr. Gross was president of
the Board of Trade and his record I
in the office is attested to by the
municipal progress at that time. Mr.
Gross is a Tennessean, having been iT
born in Memphis, August 26, 1866. a..............
He moved to Texas early, settling
in Fort Worth where he has risen
from an employe of the Washer store
to be its president and controlling
factor. His parents were natives of
Bavaria, Germany. In politics he
is a Democrat, but he has never
taken much part in political affairs,
other than the kind that meant for , o
the upbuilding of the city. He is H. %~~
a member of the Elks, 320 Mason, ["O'\'' ;
and a Shriner, a member of the
Woodmen of the World, the Knights
of Pythias, the United Benevolent
Association, River Crest Country
Club, Chamber of Commerce and
various other clubs. Mr. Gross
married Miss Edith Mayer of this
city June 21, 1899. He is the son 'fi- _
of Henry Gross and Mrs. Jeannette
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/62/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.