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L. H. McKee
YPICAL of the younger .
set of merchants and
Inhelping Fort Worth
to become the commereial
capital of the
Southwest is Lloyd Hawley McKee,
partner in the Waples-Platter Grocer
company, one of the biggest grocery
jobbing houses in the South. Mr. McKee
was born in Chillicothe, Missouri
in 1876, of sturdy Scotch-Irish
stock. His father was Edwin McKee
and his mother was Fran cis
McKee. Prior to settling at Chillicothe,
the McKee family had lived
in New York state, where both Mr.
McKee's parents were born. Since
coming to Texas Mr. McKee's success
has been rapid. Now he is the
manager of the Fort Worth house,
the biggest in the firm's chain of
stores. He is also an officer in the
board which controls all the others.
In April, 1906, Mr. McKee
married Miss Helen Waples, the only
daughter of the late John G. Waples.
To them have been born three children,
Edward, Helen and Lloyd H. Jr.
The young merchant has been helped
along in his advancement by no college
education, his schooling consisting
of a rudimentary course in the
Chillicothe public schools. Mr. McKee's
political leanings are Republican;
his clubs in Fort Worth are
the Country Club and Fort Worth
Club. Hunting is his hobby and his
principal outdoor sport. He is also
noted among his friends as a billiard
player of ability and is very fond of
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