Makers of Fort Worth Page: 93
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P. B. O'Connell
HILIP BERT O'CONNELL,
head cattle buyer
for Swift & Company, is
one of the prominent
men in the stockyards
district. His important
position with Swift & Company is
held after nearly twenty years' connection
with the firm, over ten years :
of which has been given to the cat- .
tle business. Six years of this time ~
has been spent in Fort Worth. He
came to Fort Worth from St. Joseph, ./ V
Mo., where he was with the same M X
company. He was born in Kansas i
City, February 19, 1880. His father,
J. D. O'Connell, was a native of Ire- !
land. His mother, Mrs. Mary O'Connell,
was born at Washington, D. C.
Mr. O'Connell married Miss Katherine
Calahan, only daughter of M. M.
Calahan owner of Meadow Vale
Stock Farm near Marysville, Arkansas.
They have one son and daughter,
Jack Burton and Mary Margaret.
Mr. O'Connell is a member of the
Fort Worth Club and the Saddle and
Sirloin Club. His favorite hobby
is farming. He is accounted one of
the best judges of cattle in the Southwest,
the land of cattle raisers and
cattle judges. The position he holds
is one of the most important in the
cattle and packing industries and has
been filled in a way that adds to it
additional prestige. Highly successful
in his chosen line of activity, Mr.
O'Connell is also extremely popular
among his business associates and
acquaintances and one of the best
known young men in Fort Worth.
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