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J. F. Henderson
OHN F. HENDERSON,
superintendent of the
Southwestern T e I egraph
Company with headquarters
in Fort Worth, with a jurisdiction
covering a wide range of the
Southwest, is as well known as any
man in Fort Worth, public or otherwise.
He served in a public capacity,
as an alderman, many years
ago and made such a good alderman
that he was forced to remain in
office ten successive years. No
wonder he couldn't escape office,
though, for Mr. Henderson admits
that his hobby in life is to please.
He was born in Clinton, Tennessee,
descendant of the sturdy Scotch-Irish
stock that reclaimed the State from
the savages and moved the American
frontier outposts further west.
His father was William Henderson
and his mother Martha Henderson,
both of whom were born in the
town of Clinton. Young Henderson
came to Fort Worth many years
ago as a representative of the telephone
company and has steadily advanced
in his chosen work since
coming here. He has been manager
of the local exchange and by successive
stages has advanced to the
important post of division commercial
superintendent in the reorganization
plan of six years ago. Mr.
Henderson and Miss Martha Anderson
were married in 1895. They
have no children. He is a member
of the Knights of Pythias, the Chamber
of Commerce and Elks, and is a
prominent Rotarian and Ad Man. No
Fort Worth Trade Excursion misses
him in its list of travelers.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/69/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.