Makers of Fort Worth Page: 76
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S. L. Johnson N
of the Texas Bitulithic
Company came to Fort
Worth, the Panther
City has earned
abil its fame as the best
paved and most rapidly paving city
in the Southwest. Whether Mr.
Johnson's arrival had anything to
do with this sudden and substantial
start in municipal progress and beauty
is a matter that can't be determined
either way. But this much is i
certain, Mr. Johnson has suddenly
become one of the best known and g
best liked young business men in
Fort Worth. He was born in Topsham,
Maine, July 9, 1878. His 1/ ?
father was Samuel E. Johnson and
his mother Johanna P. Johnson. The
Johnsons were of revolutionary
stock, for their forefathers fought ...........
with Washington, Putnam and other
heroes of 1776-81. Coming from
such a sturdy family, it was no wonder
the young Johnson, who came to
Texas in 1906 with the Texas Bitulithic
Company, succeeded. He is
now manager of the important Fort
Worth company and has earned a
splendid reputation for integrity and
ability in the business world of the
Southwest. In politics, Sam Johnson
is a Democrat and though never a
seeker after or a holder of public
office, his influence in Fort Worth
has always been thrown to the party
"demanding a square deal and honest
administration." He is a member
of the Elks, the Chamber of
Commerce, Rotary Club, and is without
a hobby. He married Miss Ada
Darter, daughter of W. A. Darter,
September 10, 1912. They have one,
daughter, Ada Darter Johnson, born
August 31, 1913.
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/77/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.