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E. T. Ambler
R. E. T. AMBLER, associate
of the late John
W. Gates in his early
business ventures, is
one of the prominent
u figures in the Southwestern
investment world. At various
times interested in saddlery, hardware
and ranching, he has accumulated
a fortune and is now devoting
his endeavors to Texas land investments
and handling of land
paper. Mr. Ambler was born in
Danbury, Connecticut, February 27,
1850 He first came to Texas in
18 , traveling over the state selling
saddlery and hardware, and became
connected with the Glidden Wire
Company when the Glidden fortune
was built upon the fencing of the
western ranges. He was associated
with the Oliver and Roberts Wire _
Company as their Western Manager
for ten years, beginning in 1886. He
became associated with Mr. Gates
and through the accumulation of
Consolidated Steel stock acquired a
substantial financial start. He sold
out his steel stock and bought a
large ranch in Lynn and Garza
counties in connection with C. O.
Edwards and Johi Lofton. Western
lands advanced rapidly shortly after
and he finally disposed of his land
and cattle holdings to C. W. Post
in 1906. He then established himself
in Fort Worth and began handling
land paper. Mr. Ambler is a
well-known figure in commercial life ' \
in the Central States. He takes a
wide interest in church affairs and
is head of the finance committee of
St. Andrew's Parish, which has just
completed its handsome new church
building. Mr. Ambler married Miss
Wynne of Dallas. Their daughter,
Miss Grace Ambler, married Sam
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