A. Pruit Chaves County, New Mexico

In the history of the business interests of Chaves County the name of A. Pruit is indelibly inscribed, for through a number of years he has been one of its leading promoters, and is a member of one of the leading firms of the valley. In 1893 he became connected with the firm of Pierce & Walker, of Carlsbad, with whom he remained for three years, at which time that company was absorbed by that of Joyce. Pruit & Company, this being in 1895. The Joyce-Pruit Company was incorporated on the 1st of June, 1905, with the following officers: president, John R. Joyce; vice-president, J. F. Joyce; and secretary and treasurer, A. Pruit. Their first branch house was established at Roswell June 15, 1895, Mr. Joyce continuing in business here while Mr. Pruit was a member of the firm of Pierce & Walker at Carlsbad until the consolidation in 1895.

The branch house at Artesia was established in August, 1904, that at Hagerman July 1, 1906, and the branch at Pecos, Texas, was established in 1896. The capital stock of this company is valued at two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. In addition to all the above mentioned connections Mr. Pruit is also vice-president of the First National Bank of Roswell, and he occupies an enviable position in the business circles of Chaves County.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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