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Julius Lestlie "Les" Elmore
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1874
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1950
Hardtner
Barber County
Kansas, USA

The eldest son of Cyrus and Rebecca Elmore. At an early age he came with his parents to western Kansas. There he attended school in a sod house. In the spring of 1885 one of the worst blizzards in history came. The furniture had to be burned to keep the family from freezing. Everything lost, the family had a difficult time, but stayed for several more years.

Lestlie and his brothers came into the Oklahoma Strip and worked as cowboys for the different cattle ranches. Les did not make the run but shortly after in 1894 he purchased 160 acres from a man for a horse and saddle. He lived on this claim for nine years, built a small home on his homestead and on February 5, 1902 he married Mary Good, daughter of Abraham and Sarah Good. She had been living with her parents on a farm northwest of Hardtner Kansas.

Les helped initiate the cattle industry in Woods County, Oklahoma and his name appears on the Cimarron Cowboy monument at Freedom, Oklahoma.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Cyrus Elmore (1839 - 1894)
  Rebecca A Elmore (1842 - 1899)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elmore (1875 - 1938)
 
Burial:
Alva Municipal Cemetery
Alva
Woods County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Block 06, Lot 044, Lot 06
 
Created by: Debra Cochran Rozelle
Record added: Sep 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76170900
Julius Lestlie Les Elmore
Added by: Debra Cochran Rozelle
 
Julius Lestlie Les Elmore
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 Added: Sep. 8, 2011
 
 
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