Paul Waples of Waples-Platter
By Pat May 11, 2005 at 06:58:09
In today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, writer Bill Fairley has written a column about Paul Waples.this link might work: http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/11618162.htmhttp://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/11618162.htm
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Waples was born in Chillicothe, MO. In 1872, a year after graduating from the University of Missouri, he married Minnie Hubbard of Columbia, MO.The couple moved to Texas in 1876, first to Denison and later to Sherman and joined a business started by his father, E.B.Waples, who suppplied groceries to railroad workers laying tracks across North Texas.
The company became known as Waples-Platter with the addition of Andrew Platter, who married Waples' sister Fannie.