The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 40
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The writer will give data concerning only a few of these old
range riders, as they were the only ones the old-time cowboys knew
anything definite about. Frank Mitchell is a retired capitalist,
living in Amarillo. W. L. Underwood, retired capitalist, lives in
Childress, Texas. Will Murphy is in the banking business in
Sherman, Texas. Charlie, his brother, is a retired cattleman of
Clarendon. Allen Gentry, who was second sheriff of Donley
County, died in 1906. Frank Scott, who was first sheriff of
Swisher County, is in the hardware business in Tulia, Texas.
"Doc" and George Perkins are said to have a naval supply store
in Atlanta, Georgia. Charlie Derrick is manager of the Word
Ranch south of Clarendon. Bill Case is in Wyoming engaged in
the cattle business, as is his brother, George Case. Charles Heisler
owns a farm near Wayside. Leigh Campbell owns a farm near
Rocky Ford, Colorado. Charles Taul is in the cattle business in
El Paso. Charles Ray is farming in Erath County. Henry
Lovett has a ranch near Lefors. Samp Davis, known as "Hell
Roaring" Davis and brother of "Cyclone" Davis, went to Alaska
after leaving the ranch, made a fortune, and is now in business in
Oakland, California. Max Scott is a stock farmer living near
Higgins. Bill Scott is stock farming near Gainesville. Charlie
Scott is in the cattle business in El Paso. Charlie Ray is farming
in Erath County. John and Frank Griffin are well-to-do stock
farmers, living near Mineral Wells, Texas. Wint Bairfield owns
a ranch just south of Clarendon. M. T. (Doc) Howard is a rather
unique character. He took up some school land within the J A
holdings and added to it until he now has eight sections of land.
It is near the center of the J A Ranch. He has steadfastly refused
to sell his land to the J A Ranch or to trade it for other land out-
side the range of the J A Ranch. He says, "My land is just where
I want it." He is the only nester left within the J A Ranch, or in
other words, if the J A people could have bought or traded him
out, then the J A Ranch would be consolidated.
J. W. (Johnnie) Martin worked on the F and J A Ranches
several years. He was one of the best bronc riders of his day.
After leaving the ranch, he was manager of the Goodnight-Thacher
Cattle Company for eleven years. In 1902 he went into the dry
goods business with his brother in Claude. When their store
burned, he put in a Ford agency in Claude and Clarendon. Two
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929, periodical, 1929; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101089/m1/44/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.