E. S. Seay Chaves County, New Mexico

E. S. Seay, closely associated with business interests in Roswell as proprietor of the Wool Scouring Mills, is also secretary of the Gill & Morrow hardware firm, which was organized in 1900. On the 1st of January, 1905, this was consolidated with the business of the firm of Stringfellow & Tannehill under the name of the Roswell Hardware Company, and is one of the leading commercial enterprises of Chaves County. Mr. Seay came to the Territory in the fall of 1894 and the following year embarked in the hardware business, since which time he has been identified with this line of trade. When he arrived there were about one thousand people in the town, which has grown with marvelous rapidity, yet with a substantiality that makes it one of the leading cities of this part of the territory, rendering investment safe and business enterprises profitable. He is now engaged in the wool scouring business as proprietor of the Wool Scouring Mills, there being about two million pounds of wool marketed here each year.

In community affairs he has also been interested, giving his co-operation to many plans and measures for the public good, and for throe terms he served mi the board of trustees.

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

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