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Robert Lincoln Causey
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1868
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1937
Graham County
Arizona, USA

CAUSEY, R. L. (?-1937). R. L. (Bob) Causey, brother of John V. and Thomas L. Causey, learned the blacksmith trade from his father, G. W. Causey, in Missouri, then became the first blacksmith on the Llano Estacado after moving to Thomas's ranch in New Mexico in the 1880s. Shortly thereafter he moved to Odessa, Texas, where he also served as town constable. Among horsemen with a taste for splendor he achieved great fame with his "gal-leg" spurs and bridle bits; the shanks of the spurs and side bars of the bits were forged and filed into the shape of a woman's legs and decorated with Mexican silver coins. In 1895 Causey moved to Eddy, New Mexico, where he later married Agnes Bogle. In 1905 he moved to Stafford, Arizona, where he operated a blacksmith shop until his death in 1937.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Vivian H. Whitlock, Cowboy Life on the Llano Estacado (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970).


Robert's brothers, John V. Causey and Thomas L. (George) Causey were Buffalo Hunters on the Llano Estacado. Thomas died on 18 May 1903 in Roswell, New Mexico of a self inflicted gunshot, and is buried at South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves County New Mexico, USA
Plot: Block 8, Plot 275.
Find A Grave Memorial# 69338960
John V. died in 1935 in Inglewood, California. John's burial site is not yet known. 
Family links: 
  George Washington Causey (1823 - 1907)
  Mary Adeline Crowder Causey (1830 - 1895)
  Martha Agnes Bogle Causey (1882 - 1961)*
  Thomas Leander Causey (1849 - 1903)*
  Mark Causey (1853 - 1939)*
  Eliza Jane Causey Corwin (1857 - 1939)*
  John Vancleve Causey (1857 - 1935)*
  Mary Adeline "Addie" Causey Fees (1861 - 1960)*
  Charles Grant Causey (1864 - 1866)*
  Nellie Grant Causey Palmer (1865 - 1927)*
  Robert Lincoln Causey (1868 - 1937)
  George Washington Causey (1871 - 1871)*
  Rose Evelyn Causey Harkness (1873 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Safford City Cemetery
Graham County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Allison Bevans
Record added: Jan 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84295871
Robert Lincoln Causey
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Robert Lincoln Causey
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