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Biographical Sketch of Harry Hollister Bell

Harry Hollister Bell, farmer, stock raiser and oil man, living in Muskogee, is now controlling interests that make him a prominent representative of the agricultural and business life of Oklahoma. He was born in Montague county, Texas, January 20, 1881, and is a son of Elvin Golladay and Margaret (Finch) Bell. The father devoted his life to farming and stock raising, thus providing for his family. The early educational opportunities of Harry Hollister Bell were those afforded by the public schools of his native state. He afterward attended Bacone College of Muskogee and also Henry Kendall College, now at Tulsa, and in early manhood devoted three years to teaching in the Creek Indian schools. As opportunity offered and his financial resources permitted, he purchased land which he began to develop and improve and today he and his associates in business own and control eight thousand acres. Upon his farm he has a herd of two hundred and fifty head of Hereford cattle and is today one of the leading farmers of the state, employing the most progressive and scientific methods in the care of his fields while coiled judgment and marked executive ability are manifest in the marketing of products. He has become interested in oil development in the southwest and his holdings of that character are gratifying. He is likewise well known as a director of the Commercial National Bank of Muskogee. On the 10th of September, 1913, Mr. Bell was married to Miss Ermine McLoud of Little Rock, Arkansas, and they have become the parents of three children: Elizabeth Clark, Margaret Finch and Harry Hollister, Jr. Mr....

Biography of Charles W. Vowell, M. D.

Dr. Charles W. Vowell, a leading representative of the medical fraternity of Washington County, has followed his profession in Porum since 1906 and his pronounced ability has won for him an extensive practice. He was born in Collinsville, Grayson County, Texas, in January, 1870, and is a son of James J. and Josephine (Choate) Vowell, both of whom were natives of Missouri. The father was a veteran of the Civil war, serving for three years with a Missouri regiment as a member of the Confederate army under General Robert E. Lee. He devoted his life to the occupation of farming and in 1865, following the close of the war, he went to Texas, where he purchased land, on which he engaged in the raising of cattle until 1916, when he retired from active business pursuits and is now residing at Temple, Oklahoma. The mother passed away in December, 1874. Dr. Vowell obtained his preliminary education in the public schools of Collinsville, Texas, and then became a student in the Memphis Hospital Medical College at Memphis, Tennessee, from which he was graduated with the class of 1892. He at once entered upon the work of his profession, going to Belcher, Texas, where for two years he maintained an office, and then came to Oklahoma, first locating at Wynne Wood, near Oklahoma City, there residing for four years, or until 1898. He next went to Webbers Falls, Muskogee County, where he remained until 1906, and then came to Porum, which had been founded the previous year. He has since remained a resident of the town and in the intervening period has...

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