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G. H. Mulkey
in church, financial, il
educational, official and
lodge circles, has had
a life filled with activity
from the time, as a mere
boy, he carried the mail through Tarrant
County while the grown men
were away at the front until he was
big enough to shoulder a rifle and join
them, down to the present, when,
after filling a series of important official
positions, he has taken active
charge of extensive building operations
in the city he once knew as a
mere village. The son of Rev.
William Mulkey of Georgia and Miss
Annis Pinkerton Reid of Kentucky,
he was born in Arkansas, July 1,
1847. A resident of Ellis and Johnson
County in the early part of his
career he later came to Tarrant
County where he has at various
times been engaged as miller, wholesale
piano dealer and as a banker
and real estate operator. A life-long
Democrat he became district clerk
of Tarrant County in 1875, after
stumping much of the County on
foot. Later he served as a city councilman
three terms and was unanimously
chosen as one of the first
board of commissioners. He was reelected
and retired at the end of the
second term, declining to run again.
He was one of the early chiefs of -
the volunteer fire department. A "I
student of McKenzie College he has _ --
taken a deep interest in educational
affairs and for many years was a
College. The son of a Methodist
preacher he has been an untiring
religious worker and one of the
founders of Mulkey Memorial . A1
church, named in honor of his father. fj/ - i
He was a delegate to the Ecumenical / -
Conference held in London in 1900.
Since retiring from the city commission
he has devoted his time to
his duties as vice-president of the
Traders' National Bank, secretary of A
the Bankers Mutual Insurance Company,
and president of the Fort
Worth Real Estate and Development
Company. He is a member of the
Chamber of Commerce, Ad Club,
Elks, Knights of Pythias, and U.
B. A. He has been twice married,
his first wife being the daughter of
J. W. Graves, of Cleburne. His
present wife was Miss Frances Anderson.
They have five sons and two
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Newspaper Artists' Association, Forth Worth. Makers of Fort Worth, book, 1914; Fort Worth. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41334/m1/91/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Amon Carter Museum.