Date 1909
Place San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, USA

Source References

  1. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
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        Residence date: 1909
        Residence place: San Angelo, Texas, USA</line><line />

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  2. Salt Lake Herald, The
      • Date: 18 October 1908
      • Page: October 18, 1908, p.2,c.4., “Texas Oil Operator Promises to Fight Standard Oil Co. in Utah”
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        [Mostly from computer OCR —DN]
        The grip of the Standard Oil company on the oil trade of Utah which has been absolute and uncontested for years past is soon to be fought by an independent Texas oil concern which has been secretly making arrangements for ten days past to come into Utah
        and battle with the octopus.
        Fisher G Jones of San Angelo Tex., one of the officials of the Texas company, is the representative who has been interviewing the merchants and railroad officials here in regard to en entering entering entering ¬
        tering the field In competition with the theStandard thet1ndard theStandard
        Standard Oil company He has re received reColved received ¬
        ceived all kinds of encouragement and andpromises andt andpromtses
        promises t &gt; n &gt; mlacs of t support here he states statesand statesand statcoand
        and it is s his hi &gt; prediction that t at the big bigtrust bigtrust bigtrust
        trust will nrr ntfIOnger longer have the monopoly monopolyof
        of Utahs oil trade tradeMr tradeMr tradeMr
        Mr Jones told the t e plans of the theTexas theTex1s theTexas
        Texas oil capitalists to fight the theStandard theStandard
        Standard Oil trust tru t In an Interview Interviewwith Interviewwith InterviewWith
        with a Herald reporter last evening eveningHe
        He said saidT
        T have been here In Salt Lake for forthe forthe forthe
        the past ten days in the Interest of a abig abig abig
        big Texas Texasoit oil company which doe an anextensive anxt anextensive
        extensive xt nsIve oil business In several states statesIn
        in the southwest We havo been beenplanning beenplanning beenplanning
        planning to enter Utah and fight the theStandard theStandard theStandard
        Standard Oil trust for a share of tho thooil theoil
        oil trade here and I have been look lookIng tookIng looking
        Ing the ground and prospects over overI
        I have been treated with the utmost utmostcourtesy utmostcourtesy utmostcourtesy
        courtesy and given the greatest en encouragement encouragement encouragement ¬
        couragement everywhere Merchants Merchantsnot r rchal1t rchal1tnot
        not alone in Salt Lake but in Utahs Utahsother Utahsother Utahsother
        other cities and towns want us to grat gratIn gatIn gtin
        In the field here They Thf want qpmpeti qpmpetition ompetltior ornpetiior
        tion tiorhT ior
        tionThe hT The e Standard Oil trust now holds holdsundisputed holdundlsplted holdsundisputed
        undisputed tway In Utah It may maycharge maycharge maycharge
        charge whatever price bests suits the tlutrust thtrust thetrust
        trust magnates and furnish whatever whateverQuality whateverlUaIlty whateverquality
        Quality of oil It wishes wishesI i iI
        I am convinced from my Inquiries Inquiriesand
        and examinations that Utah Is rIpe rlppfor rIpefor ripefor
        for competition In the oil business businessbelieve I Ibelieve Ihell
        believe hell ve that an Independent oil com company company cornpany ¬
        pany entirely free from trust control controlcould controlcould controlcould
        could do a tremendous business It is ispractically ispracticallY ispractically
        practically all decided that we snail snailcome s shallcome lall lallcome
        come come Into Utah UtahJust UtahJust UtahJust
        Just now I do not desire to give out outthe outthe outthe
        the name of the company its officials officialsbackers officIalbackers officialsbackers
        backers or any an Information in regard regardto
        to tl It That would only benefit tho thoStandard th th8tapdard thtStandard
        Standard people who might want to tothwart tQthwart tothwart
        thwart us In our plans pI am All informa information Infonnatlon Intormation ¬
        tion will be given out to the public In
        time timeI
        I have made arrangements with
        oil dealers to take our oil
        I have made arrangements for fortank fortank fortank
        tank reight cars to ship it here I
        made ma tnadearrang &lt; e arrangements IU13ng ments with the Rio
        and an other railroads to lease
        near their tracks In Utahs pnn
        centers of population so that we
        put up stations there thereWe tbereVe thereWe
        We have refineries in Texas and
        and will have stations all
        Utah Once we get a firm foot ¬
        here and are doing good business
        will Invade the entire Intermoun
        region and fight the Standard peo ¬
        for the oil trade in Nevada Idaho Idahoand IdalIaYyrmlnt
        and Colordo Ctor do Our penernl
        headquarters for the territory will re 1elocated lelocated relocated
        located here in Salt Lake LakeTexas LakeTexas LakeTexas
        Texas has four independent oil oilcompanies oUcompanies oilcompanies
        companies and Utah has none and andthat andthat andthat
        that tells why you have to take what whatever whatever whatever ¬
        ever oil you ou get Utah people cannot cannottake cannottake cannottake
        take their choice between various variousgrades variousgrades variousgrades
        grades of oil They simply must take takewhat takewhat takewhat
        what the Standard OH trust gives givesthem givesthem givesthem
        them themMr themrr
        Mr rr r Jones will have the oil business businessof &gt;
        of the Texas company Incorporated Incorporatedhere
        here if the company enters It will be beknown beknfwn beknown
        known as the Utah Oil company and andhe anI anI11e andlie
        he will have charge of the headquar headquarters ¬</line><line />

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        To frame this in a larger context, Standard Oil was divested three years later. Fisher was hired by a former S.O.C. affiliate, Pierce Oil, then later by a non-affiliate, Sinclair Oil, run by another precocious man who could talk a good game, Harry Ford Sinclair.

  3. San Antonio Gazette
      • Date: 9 May 1908
      • Page: May 9, 1908, p. 11, c. 1-3, “News by wire from all over the world”
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        TEXAS…AUSTIN—Charters of corporations have been filed at the state capitol as follows: …Booker-Jones Oil company of San Angelo, capital stock $15,000; incorporators: S. W. Booker, Fisher G. Jones and C. W. Weller, all of San Angelo.

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