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My name is Cordelia McLeod. My father was Tex McLeod. My mother was his fourth and last wife, Margaret Gregory, who was a very talented musician and dancer with Tex from about 1949 onwards. My father was a fantastic man, and my only regret is that when I was the age of 16 he died. However, I know he is still alive in my heart as there is rarely a day when I don't think about him.
I still have over 60 photos of him which he sent to me and my sisters while we were living abroad during the period 1968 to 1972. I was the last one of his children to visit him in Brighton. Mind you, as I was only 15 at the time and had just hitch-hiked nearly 200 miles to see him, he was one hell of an angry bear. I spent two weeks with him over his last birthday period, before he put me on the train home again.
I was the one who answered the door to the policeman who came to tell us that Tex had died.
Despite many differing stories about his death, the truth is that one of the homeless people that my father had been putting up was extremely drunk. Although Tex was then 83 years of age, albeit still 6ft 2ins tall, the chap was being very unruly and my father ended up having a full blown fight with the man. My father was able to throw the man out, but, as it had upset him badly, and he wasnt sure whether he would still be able to stand for another argument if the man came back, Tex went down the road to the telephone box (about 1/4 mile away) to phone the police for assistance. However, the exertion was too much for him, and he had a heart attack while in the telephone box talking to the emergency services. They managed to get an ambulance to Tex within about 3 minutes as they realised he was in deep trouble, but he was dead by the time the ambulance got there.
This might be considered a rather sad end, but I always draw comfort from the fact that he was totally independent to the end, and went out how he had lived, fighting! Who could ever ask that he come back again, if it would mean a long drawn out, painful death. He was a very proud man, and I still love him, and miss him. Yes, sir.
I am looking for proof that my grandfather Carl K. (Curly) Myers worked on the 101 or was in their shows. When I was little we always attended the 101 Rodeo and I remember in passing grandpa saying that the above was why we came every year that he could. If anyone has any information to help it will be greatly appreciated.
I have gr gr grandparents who lived in Marlin. Julian Homer Morris (wfe Cora Gotcher) worked in the comissary and was on a wagon in the background of the panoramic photo. His son Julian Gotcher Morris was raised in Marlin or on the ranch. His son, my grandfather, Julian Gotcher Morris married Aliene Cummins probably in same area. My grandmother kept several. Photos from there, Her sister posed as an Indian Princess in the Wild west shows for a short period of time.
Through her sisters grandaughter I have an old Newspaper copy of a write up and photo of the old school house in Marlin which I understand is in the Ranch area. The photo had my grandmother & her sister as elementary school students. The write up said the first school house wsa a dirt dugout. My grandmothers first home ws a dirt dugout there. I would like to see this photo and write up posted here with the residents I would like my grandparents names to be addes to redsidents
My Grandfather, Demont C.(Shorty) Mohler, road with the 101 Wild West Show. I am not sure of the year or what exactly his part was in the show but my Uncle has pictures of him on his horse and I can remember my Grandfather talking about it. I sure would love more information if anyone has any.
I'm looking for information on the 101 Ranch from late 1800-1905. My Greatgrandfather worked on the ranch in the late 1800, and my grandmother was born on the same ranch in 1901 I believe. The family name is Metcalf, (Bill). My Grandmothers maiden name was Norris, Lucy Ofelia. The story told by her to me was left with her family (Brothers, Charlie, Luther, Mother and Father, around 1904).
Any information will help.
Linda Tolleson Couk
Hi, I am looking for information on Joseph Carson Miller, Sr, Specifically on his sons Zack T. Miller and George W. Miller. Is there any way to find out when Joseph C. Miller's wife, Elizabeth Trosper Miller died? I know it was before 1925, but that is all I have. Thank you. I would appreciate any of the available information on Zack T. Miller and George Miller.
He was my uncle, my father's brother. He performed with the 101. I know he was a bronc rider. His wife's name was Billie Tiger. Anyone have any information about him?
Information for Archie and Bill Majors from the 101 Wild West Show, 1925, Archie Majors was my grandfather.
Laura Majors LKMAJORS@aol.com
HI: Ambrose was my dad, and I see that he was in the 101 WW 1913. My mother had said that he was in the 101, but I have not been able to find anything on his appearance in the 101WW until now.
Where did you find this info.? I would also like to join your club and receive your newsletters.
Eagle M. Jones
Hc. 30, Box 53
Cuchillo, N.M. 87901-9604
WHERE IS CACHE CREEK INDIAN CEMETERY. REPORTEDLY PAT WAS BURIED THERE IN 190? TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE CEMETERY AND/OR BURIAL SITE. THE LINK IS BROKEN ON THE HOME SIGHT.
Jessie H. Mills
I have Step grandparents that it was always told that they worked on the 101 Ranch. Their names are Jessie H. Mills and his wife Minnie E. I have found them on the 1910 Census in Miller twp. in Kay County. Any help would be appreciated.
Kay Bensuk in Houston, Texas
I am researching the Miller family who lived in Goliad, TX in the 1840s and 1850s. According to family legend they were related to the Millers who owned the 101 Ranch in the Ponca City area. William Miller and his wife, Martha Chance were born in VA about 1790. They had a daughter, Joanna. Possibly sons: Robert, Richard, Sam, George, Ed, Will, Tom, and Zack. The 1840 census shows William and George and others in Crawford Co., AR in the same household. Does anyone have knowledge of these Millers and/or their relationship to the Millers who owned the 101 Ranch?
Mose McQuitty was one of the best musicians of his era. Played with all the top black shows, beginning 1897. He died 1937 in Fayetteville, NC. I've got little bios on most of his bandmates when he was on 101. Would love to know more about what he & they would have been doing. I have a couple of nice pieces, including a 4th of July menu.
A&E Albright firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm doing research regarding Jim Minnick and whether or not he worked at the 101. Jim later went on to help found the AQHA. He had a large ranch near Foard City, TX in the late 20's and 30's. My grandfather, George Eavenson was ranch foreman on the Minnick Ranch in the early 30's, and my grandmother, Ethel, was ranch cook. My mom was a child at the time. Will Rogers and Wiley Post were frequent visitors, and there was an airfield on the lower ranch property where they'd fly in to play polo on the ranch quarter horses, swap stories, and raise a little heck. "Uncle Jim" (Jim's sisters married into the Eavenson family) would tell stories that referred to the 101 and the time he spent there in his younger days, but I've not been able to find any written or photographic confirmation.
CAPTAIN JIM MOORE
I am looking for any information on a Capt. Jim Moore who may have been associated with the 101 Ranch and/or Wild West Show.
Thanks in advance, (submitted 1/31/06)
Marshall K. Robinson
937 Prospect Road
Charhie, CT 06410