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He married Zetta Thomas of Bowie in 1901. Their daughter, Bertice was born in San Francisco in 1904.

Back in Texas in 1905, Carter figured Fort Worth to be a burgeoning metropolis. He established the one-man-owned-and-operated Texas Advertising and Manufacturing Company that sold indexed telephone directories and advertising cards on streetcars.

When Carter went to buy a typewriter, the salesman was interested in a demonstration that day of a new fuel brick made of cow chips and crude oil. Two representatives of Dallas and Fort Worth newspapers were there to write about it. On this occasion, Carter met the two men with whom he would become partners in the publishing business.

Amon and his wife, Zetta, with her family.

 

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