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R. M. Kelso
OBERT M. KELSO,
general manager of the
Empire Grain company
of Fort Worth, is one
of the prominent figures
in this important
business in the Southwest. At the
head of a big concern, he wields an
immense commercial influence both
in Fort Worth and other parts of
the grain belt. Mr. Kelso was born
September 29, 1863, at Fayetteville,
Tennessee. His father, James C.
Kelso, was a native of the same
Tennessee town, while his mother,
Elizabeth Kelso, came from Huntsville,
Alabama. Mr. Kelso has always
been more or less prominent
in Texas affairs and at one time
was well known politically. He has
been a life-long Democrat and came
from an old Democratic family.
Former Governor Charles A. Culberson
appointed him Lieutenant-Colonel
on his staff, in which post of
honor he served for a number of
years. Mr. Kelso married Miss Henrietta
Hogg of Denton, Texas. They
have three daughters and a son. In
recent years he has taken no prominent
part in politics and never has
sought public office, confining his
energies to his extensive business
undertakings. He has, however,
taken an active interest in the
measures that tend to the upbuilding
of the city and State and is looked
upon as one of Fort Worth's most
progressive citizens. Mr. Kelso's residence
is at 2300 Lipscomb street,
one of the choice locations of the
South Side. His acquaintanceship
is one of the most extended in the
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