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B. W. Owens
OWENS is one of the
best known lumbermen
in Texas. For fortyfive
years he has been I
a resident of the State
and for twenty-five years of that
time he has been prominently identified
with the lumber industry
of the State. Together with his
brother, G. W. Owens of Dallas, he
operates one of the largest lumber
concerns in the State. Mr. Owens
has been in Fort Worth eleven years,
having come here to take charge
of the yards owned by the company.
He has five yards under his direct
management, three in Fort Worth,
one at Handley and one at Arlington.
He is a native of Alabama,
having been born in that State in
1863. His father, Samuel Owens,
and his mother, Martha Jordan -
Owens, were both natives of Alabama
also. Though a consistent
Democrat all his life, Mr. Owens
has never found time from his large
business interests to devote to politics
and never has sought public
office of any kind. Deer hunting
is his favorite diversion He is married
and the father of eight children,
George, Bryant, Shelby, Bessie, May,
Philip, William Howard and Mary
Elizabeth. Mr. Owens is a Mason
and a Shriner. While not a politician
in the sense of being a seeker -
of office or preferment, Mr. Owens
has been a prominent worker for
good government, and has devoted =,
much of his valuable time to such
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