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G. B. Johnson
ORGE B. JOHNSON,
superintendent of the
joint track of the Katy
and Texas & Pacific
Railways, is one of the i
railroad men of Fort ,.
Worth who have become interested iI
in the city's various institutions in a
financial way. Mr. Johnson was born
at Bonaparte, Iowa, July 14, 1865.
He attended the public schools in
Bonaparte and learned telegraphy
there. He began railroading with
the Rock Island going then to the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and l
coming to Fort Worth in 1883
as an operator in the dispatcher's
office of the Missouri Pacific. In
1884 he became train dispatcher. At
that time he was the youngest train
dispatcher in the State. He went
that time and 1891 he became dis1892
became chief dispatcher. He
remained chief dispatcher until 1909,
when he was made superintendent
upon the resignation of W. S Pol-by
heatus, after having been chief dispatcher
of this same division for
pract1892 bcallyme seventeen years. Mr.He
Johnson is a prominent member of
the Knights co Pythias and has
served as chairman of the financescommittee
of the Grand Lodge for
thirteen years. Mr.is home was one
of those destroyed in the fire which
swept the South Side in 1909, and
he started the rebuilding activity
with a two-story brick apartment
house. He is a stockholder in sev- .
eral of the city and out-of-town r.Z
banks and a director in the Continental
Bank and Trust Company and /m 'c
of the First Guaranty State Bank of
Collinsville. He married Miss Allie
M. Hanback of Bonaparte, Iowa, in
1887. They have two sons, George
A. and William A. Johnson.
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