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George Ratliff "Rat" Jowell, Jr
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The Emporia [KS] Gazette, 13 Feb 1939, Monday--NOTED CATTLEMAN, WHO STARTED WITH EMPORIA HERD, IS DEAD--Hereford, Texas, Feb. 13 (AP)--G. R. Jowell, 63, whose name was scattered through the pages of the histories of American Hereford cattle as an authority on registered Anxiety 4th Herefords, died here Saturday. In 1897, he formed a partnership with L. R. Bradley, purchasing 18 foundation cows of registered Anxiety 4th Hereford from C. S. Cross, of Emporia, Kan., and brought the first Herefords to the Texas panhandle. The herd prospered and a year later railway engineers suggested changing the name of the town Bluegrass to Hereford, the name now borne. Bradley bought the partnership and in 1915 Jowell formed a concern with his cousin, Spencer Jowell, as Hereford breeders. From their famous herd the foundation of many herds over the country was furnished. The Jowell and Jowell herd was sold in 1924. Jowell, much in demand as an authority on Herefords, could recite from memory five generations of pedigrees and registry numbers on scores of cattle.
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