Early and Recent History and Genealogical Records
of Many of the Representative Citizens
BRIGHT AND SALTS. Bright and Salts are today among the enterprising and well known business men of Bois D'Are, where they are engaged in the livery business, their barn being one of the best patronized in the west part of Greene county. They have a modernly equipped barn, which they keep in as neat a manner as possible and their horses are always well groomed and give good service. Their vehicles are also well kept and the firm tries to give prompt and honest service at all times, consequently it is popular with the traveling public
John C. Bright was born in Benton county, Arkansas, February 10, 1881. He is a son of Alfred W. and Kate (Maberry) Bright, both long since deceased.
John C. Bright grew to manhood in his native state and worked on a farm when a boy, and he received his education in the common schools. He continued farming in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, until 1913, having removed to the last named state in 1905. He is at this writing successfully engaged in the livery business at Bois D'Arc with Robert A. Salts.
Mr. Bright was married February 22, 1908, to Maud Salts, who was born in Center township, Greene county, Missouri, in December, 1885, and here she grew to womanhood and received her education in the public schools. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bright, namely: Harley A., born June 19, 1909; James A., born July 28, 1912.
Robert Allen Salts was born in Center township, Greene county, Missouri, February 19, 1893. He is a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Walker) Salts, for years popular and well known farmers of Center township.
Robert A. Salts grew to manhood on the home farm, where he worked when a boy, and he received his education in the district schools of his community. He engaged in general farming until 1914, when he went in business with his brother-in-law, John C. Bright, at Bois D'Arc, a member of the livery firm of Bright & Salts.
Mr. Salts married on January 13, 1912, Zula Shumate, who was born, September 3, 1895.
Politically Mr. Salts is a Progressive, and religiously he is a Baptist. He is a young man of much energy and is straight-forward in his dealings with the public.
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