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W. G. Newby
ILLIAM G. NEWBY,
president of the former
Bank, was born in St.
Charles, Mo., March
l -i t- 11, 1859, the son of
John H. and Mary A. Newby,
nee Broadhead. Both his father
and mother were natives of Virginia.
The elder Mr. Newby came
to Texas in 1871, while his son was
still attending St. Charles College.
He came to Texas in 1873 and started
ranching with C. L. Carter on his
Young County ranch. About a year
and a half later he became associated
with the Joseph H. Brown
Company, the pioneer wholesale grocery
house of Fort Worth. In 1890
he became cashier of the Traders'
National Bank and remained in that
position until he became president of
the American National. His father,
who had settled in Parker County
upon coming to Texas, came to Fort
Worth, also, in 1887, and made his
home here until his death about a
year later. At the instance 'of civic
improvement forces, Mr. Newby consented
at one time to 'enter city politics,
and served as a member of the
Council, resigning when his new
home was built taking him from the
ward which he represented, ward
lines then governing the selection of
representatives in Council. He has
also served the city in many unofficial
capacities. He is treasurer of ri
the Star-Telegram and connected with
other successful business enterprises.
Mr. Newby married Miss Etta O.
Price, December 14, 1883. He is a
Mason and has filled all offices in
the Commandery. Following i 1
health in 1914 he resigned the presidency
of the American National
Bank, but retains his interest in that
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