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S. B. Hovey
MITci B. HOVEY,
known as the man who
a prominent stockman,
g.en,, l t adjuster and I a t e l y
receiver of the Orient, is a member
of an old York State family and has
the blood of empire builders in his
veins. He himself was born in
Newark, Tioga County, New York. L
His father, Calvin Hovey, was a
native of the same State as also was
his mother, Mary S. Hovey. Both
were born in Broom County. As a
youth, he was sent to Homer Academy
at Homer, New York, from
which institution he was graduated
in 1863. He entered railroad service
in 1871 as a switchman and
clerk for the Chicago and Northwestern
since which time he had
been consecutively train baggage
master, freight brakeman, freight
and passenger conductor, claim
agent, trainmaster and division superintendent
of the Rock Island and
Pacific, division superintendent of
the Western Division of the same
road and division superintendent of
the Southwestern division. From
1892 to 1906 he was vice president
and general superintendent of the
Chicago, Rock Island and Texas and
the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf
into which the former was merged in
1903. Mr. Hovey and Miss E. J. -
Onderdonk were married in 1869.
Mrs. W. A. Duringer of Fort Worth I
is their only daughter. The raising
of blooded stock has always been
a hobby with Colonel Hovey and
upon leaving the vice-presidency of
the Rock Island he devoted much
time to this and is now a successful
breeder. Prize stock is his hobby.
If there was such a party as "For
the Good of Fort Worth," Colonel
Hovey would be a charter member.
But there's not, so he votes the ticket
which he thinks the best for his
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/72/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.