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G. S. Pentecost
ORGE S. PENTECOST,
general passenger agent
of the Chicago, Rock
Island & Gulf Railroad,
is deeply interested in
affairs0 o the development of the
Southwest. He first came to Fort :
Worth in 1902 as traveling passenger : l si
agent of the Rock Island, remaining r
until 1904, when he went to El Paso,
and then to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City, i e
Missouri, returning to Fort Worth as
general passenger agent. He is the iS
originator of the Firefly, the famous iI
Rock Island train to the North, and
its service is one of his particular
business hobbies. Practically his entire
life has been devoted to railroad
work. A Democrat politically, he has
never sought official positions. Mr. ii~:f!
Pentecost is the son of Fielding
Archer Pentecost and Margaret Virginia
Pentecost, both of Mount Vernon,
Indiana. He, too, was born at
that place in 1872. He married Miss
Cora M. Nelson of Chicago in 1902.
In fraternal circles Mr. Pentecost
is almost as prominent as in railway
affairs, in which he occupies such an
important position. He is an active
member of the Fort Worth Lodge of
Elks, taking a keen interest in the
affairs of the order, and is one of
the prime movers in the successful EX
Elks Minstrels, which have come to
be an important Fort Worth event.
Mr. Pentecost also is an enthusiastic
Mason and has received the Scottish
Rite and Shrine degrees. He has
taken an active part in bringing settlers
to Texas and is a steady and 't
consistent advocate of the state's development.
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