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W. H. Harris
F W. HOLT HARRIS
were not so busy making
business for the
Burton Dry Goods
Company the fraternal
and civic organizations
to which he belongs would keep him
fifty-seven varieties of such organizations
and he is a loyal, active
booster in each. Here are just a
few of them: Fort Worth Lodge
124 Benevolent, Protective Order of
Elks; Masons, (both routes, 32nd
degree and Shriner); Ancient Order
United Workmen; Knights of the
Maccabees; Chamber of Commerce;
Advertising Men's Club, Rivercrest
Country Club and Bovinians. In
the Elks, Mr. Harris is a member of
the finance committee. He is a
past master of Spring Palace lodge, il it
A. O. U. W.; past conductor Worth
Tent, Knights of the Maccabees;
director in the Chamber of Commerce;
first vice-president of the
Ad Club and a member of the Bovinians'
finance committee. Warren
Holt Harris-to give him his full
name-was born in Tarrant County,
May 23, 1873, the son of Stephen
L. and Elizabeth Holt Harris. His
parents were early settlers in Texas,
his father having come to the State
when but two years of age. His ,
early education was secured in the f!
public schools of this county and
practically all of his life has been
spent here and in North Texas
where he has always been prominently
identified with business enterpris- s
es. Mr. Harris was formerly manager R
of the North and Northwest Texas
division of the Pierce-Fordyce Oil
Association. In 1894 Mr. Harris
married Miss Mattie Hurdleston of
Fort Worth. They have one child,
Annie Maud, aged fifteen. He has 1 b
recently become a resident of Dal- / A
las, being chosen general manager i
of the large wholesale department of }11
the Burton Company.
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