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Thomas Chesley Ivey
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1876
Shackelford County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1948
Lubbock County
Texas, USA

Tom Ivey Dies in Lubbock Home

T.C. "Tom" Ivey, picturesque cattleman and one of the most unusual personalities of the Panhandle and of West Texas, died Tuesday afternoon. at 4 o'clock at his home in Lubbock.

Mr. Ivey died of a heart attack. He was 72 years old.

He had been a resident of the Plains since 1905. He came here from the Indian Territory, where he lived during the 1890's. Mr. Ivey was born in Shackelford County (Texas), on Jan. 15, 1876.

His first cattle venture in the Plains area is believed to have been at the T-4 Ranch in Gaines County.

From the T-4 he went to the Running M Ranch, near Plains. He built a home in Lubbock in 1925. He was married in 1900 in Mobeetie. His wife, Nettie, who came from Vernon, preceded the cattleman in death, Jan. 28, of this year [sic].

About 1917 Mr. Ivey bought cattle interests near Hereford, and his fame as a breeder of fine cattle spread rapidly

He was a born rancher and horseman. He was a typical westerner, with the frontier spirit deep within him, his friends said.

A pioneer of the Hereford breed in the Panhandle, Mr. Ivey began the more important part of his career near Hereford when in 1917 he bought a part of the original Cudgell and Simpson cow heard from the firm of Jowell and Jowell. He started the ranch about 9 miles east of Hereford on Tierra Blanca Creek.

In 1920, the firm of Jones and Dameron bought the herd he had built, and leased the ranch on the Tierra Blanca. Mr. Ivey then moved to a ranch in Castro County, about 7 miles northwest of Dimmitt.

Expiration of the Jones and Dameron lease brought him back to Hereford in three years, however and he stayed there until the death of his wife.

In 1933, A.R. Brownfield, of Brownfield, bought an interest in the Ivey herd and the firm became Brownfield and Ivey.

He had maintained his home in Lubbock, and retired there in January after selling his interests in the ranch near Hereford.

Funeral services for the cattleman are pending with the Rix Funeral Home at Lubbock.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. J.M. Elliott, Memphis (Texas), Mrs. Ollie McKinney, Forth Worth, and Mrs. Elsie Honeycutt of Del Rio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thanks to contributor Tammy (#47663647) for providing the obit. 
Family links: 
  John Sadler Ivey (1838 - 1882)
  Sarah Elizabeth Dobbs Ivey (1844 - 1893)
  Nettie Hammond Ivey (1880 - 1947)
  Jessie Fay Ivey (1901 - 1902)*
  Holly Ivey (1866 - 1927)*
  Olive Ivey McKinney (1869 - 1949)*
  Carrie Mae Ivey Elliott (1874 - 1951)*
  Thomas Chesley Ivey (1876 - 1948)
  Elsie Dora Ivey Honeycutt (1878 - 1952)*
  John Roy Ivey (1880 - 1946)*
  Arthur S. Ivey (1882 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Interment on Aug. 26, 1948
Resthaven Memorial Park
Lubbock County
Texas, USA
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: May 14, 2010
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Thomas Chesley Ivey
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