Paterson And Foley
Cornelius Foley, the junior partner in the above firm, was born in Davenport, Iowa, in 1857. In 1881 he opened business in Eufaula with James A. Patterson, one of the largest and most successful merchants in the Indian Territory. The career of this firm, from the commencement until the present, has been exceptionally prosperous. Not only do they command a large retail custom, but their jobbing business th-roughout the nation is very extensive. Messrs. Patterson & Foley have a branch house at Hoyt, Choctaw Nation. At their headquarters in Eufaula they carry a stock of at least $40,000 worth of goods, and purchase annually from $70,000 to $80,000 worth of cotton. James A. Patterson, the senior member of this hrm, is generally looked upon as the wealthiest merchant in the Indian Territory, haying large business interests in Muskogee and Waggoner, while his junior partner is a director of the First National Bank in Muskogee and part owner of the Adams Hotel. Mr. Foley has also some good residence property in the States of Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Colorado, and is a considerable stockholder in the National Bank of the Republic, St. Louis. Mr. Foley is one of the most popular men in the nation, besides being a most successful merchant. He is unmarried.
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