Summary: Morgan M. McGregor of Scotland donated photographs of
Fort Worth in the 1880s and early 1890s. Her grandfather, William Fife
Sommerville (1848-1890), moved from Scotland to Fort Worth in 1882 as
Assistant Manager of the Scotts-owned Matador Land and Cattle Company.
He helped form the first mortgage company in Fort Worth, served on the
Board of Directors of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway as well
as President of the Fort Worth Musical Union and 1890 Governor General
of the Texas Spring Palace in Fort Worth. He resided on Penn Street
where it intersects Texas just off Summit. Here, he died untimely in
an accident involving a fall from a windmill platform onto the picket
fence while his wife, Mary, and children were visiting in England. To
honor him, the Chamber of Commerce building was cloaked in mourning
for thirty days.
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