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Oral Histories of Gila County Ranchers
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    • Mann Family History

    • Mann Family History
    • Thomas Mann
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service
    • Tom first tells of his mother's Zacharie family coming from Denmark to America, working their way west to Gila County, Arizona in the cattle business. Tom's grandfather, young Fred Zacharie, came from New Mexico to the Pleasant Valley area in...
    • Peace Family History

    • Peace Family History
    • Jayne Peace Pyle
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Homesteaders...
    • Seven generations ago, Jayne's great-great grandparents Cornelius and Parmelia Jackson and her great grandparents, Texas Ranger Will and Ellen Jackson Neal, and her father Neely Jackson and family left Texas in the late 1880s looking for good...
    • Holder, Mitch, Part 1

    • Holder, Mitch, Part 1
    • Holder, Mitchell
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River...
    • Mitch Holder, is the adopted son of Kendrick Holder and the son of Frank and Laura Mae Clark Haught. Frank Haught died of horse accident when Mitch was a baby and when he was 4 years old Kendrick and Laura Mae married. Great grandparents and...
    • Griffin, John, Part 1

    • Griffin, John, Part 1
    • John, Minnie and Therese Hicks Griffin
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Salt River...
    • John Griffin was Gila County Rancher of the Year in 2006. His family's earliest ancestors, the Romeros, came to America in the 1700s, settling on a Spanish Land Grant. They brought some of the first sheep into Arizona Territory. Maria Concepcion...
    • Reece Family History

    • Reece Family History
    • Duane Reece
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; Cowboy poets of Arizona
    • Duane Reece is a cattleman, and also a gifted cowboy poet. He begins with a poem skillfully describing his life as a young cowhand. Duane grew up in the Great Depression on ranches along the Gila River that bordered the San Carlos Indian...
    • Bohme Family History

    • Bohme Family History
    • Eula Belle Bohme
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service
    • Eula Belle tells of her husband's grandmother Laura Neal and son Lewis William Bohme, emigrating from Texas after divorcing her husband. She settled in Gila County near other Neals and raised goats on a mining claim in Webster Gulch, in the...
    • Bryne Family History

    • Bryne Family History
    • Bill and Dot Byrne
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Horse...
    • Bill and Dot remember their families' histories of migrating to Arizona before the days of Statehood. Dot's family eventually came to Claypool and retailed lumber. Bill's family came from Texas during the Great Depression and ranched. He tells...
    • Ellison Family History

    • Ellison Family History
    • Nathan Ellison and Lynna Deal
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Lion...
    • Following the Civil War, Colonel Jess Ellison moved to Texas. Feeling crowded there, he then drove a huge herd of cattle to the open spaces of the Tonto Basin and Rim Country of Arizona in the mid 1880s. He later established the enormous "Q"...
    • Hicks Family History, Part 1

    • Hicks Family History, Part 1
    • Roy Hicks
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service
    • B.C. Hicks and his wife came to Texas from Tennessee and settled for awhile before moving on to Arizona Territory in an emigrant train. They first stayed in Casa Grande. Then they moved to Gila County crossing over Pioneer Pass. They first...
    • Jones Family History

    • Jones Family History
    • Beno Jones
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Pinal Mountain...
    • Beno's grandmother was Louzora Neal, whose family of women came from Texas and settled in Globe, Pleasant Valley and the Tonto Basin. She had several husbands, and Bud Jones was one of them. Bud Jones also a Texan, came driving a large herd of...
    • Sheppard Family History, Part 1

    • Sheppard Family History, Part 1
    • Lynn and Nancy Sheppard
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; Rodeo Hall of Fame;...
    • Lynn tells of his family's fleeing Texas with a posse chasing them, and coming to Pleasant Valley. They then moved to Roosevelt to work on the construction of the dam. Lynn grew up, his father punching cows and breaking horses for Zee Hayes and...
    • Sheppard Family History, Part 2

    • Sheppard Family History, Part 2
    • Nancy Sheppard
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Ranching History of Gila County; Rodeo Hall of Fame; Trick riding; Trick roping
    • Nancy tells her own story of being a trick rider in rodeos that earned her a place in the Rodeo Hall of Fame. Her grandfather, Gus Kelly, had a ranch and her father, Cleve, was a Texas cowboy, a trick roper and a calf roper. Nancy's mother's...
    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 3

    • Armer and Griffin Family History, Part 3
    • Armer, Edgar A.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Arizona Highway Patrol; Constables--Arizona;
    • Part 3: Edgar A. Armer now tells us about his mother's side of the family before sharing his own life. Frank Greer was Ed's mother, Cynthia Day's grandfather. He came from Texas in 1937 and bought all the ranches in Gisela from the Mormons...
    • Haught Family History, Part 1

    • Haught Family History, Part 1
    • Austin Haught
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Homesteading -- Arizona; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S....
    • Austin tells of his uncle Fred, his father, Samuel Ache Haught, and grandfather coming from Texas to Tonto Basin in the mid-1880s, bringing two large herds of cattle with them. They settled in Rye originally, then later moved to Walnut Creek in...
    • Haught Family History, Part 2

    • Haught Family History, Part 2
    • Linda Haught-Ortega
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Homesteading -- Arizona; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S....
    • Linda Haught Ortega tells more of the Haught family migrating from Texas to Arizona in the mid-1880s through the eyes of woman and a historical researcher. Linda's father Alfred was the oldest of Samuel A. and Carrie Haught's children and she...

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