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John Naylor Papers

Identifier: P-0084

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This collection consists of materials relating to Maj. Gen. John W. Naylor (1896-1958). Naylor was born in Fort Worth in 1896. He was the oil editor with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from 1923 until 1944. He then became an independent oil operator. He started his military career at the age of 14 when he joined the 4th Texas Infantry. He served in World War I with the 90th division. He served on staff in Washington D.C. during World War II. After the war, he became assistant division commander of the Texas National Guard's 49th Armored Division. He was interested in Genealogy and History. He was elected as the first president of the Friends of the Fort Worth Library and was also president of the Tarrant County Historical Society. He died on January 31, 1958.


  • undated


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Archives: 1B5
John Naylor Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102