|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1861|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1923|
University of Texas Press
Trail Drivers of Texas
Thomas Atlee Coleman was born in Goliad County, Texas, in 1861. He spent his young manhood in trailing cattle to Montana and the Northwestern ranges. Owing to quarantine restrictions preventing the driving of cattle from South Texas to those ranges, Mr. Coleman secured ranch holdings on the line near the present location of Childress, where he wintered his cattle and then moved them north the following year. It is estimated that fully ten thousand cattle were trailed north annually on these drives.
At the present time Mr. Coleman is one of the most prominent stockmen in the state, controlling ranches in Dimmit and LaSalle Counties and other parts of the country. Some years ago he purchased the famous Milmo Ranch in the Republic of Mexico, containing more than a million acres, for which he paid $3,500,000. He is also prominent in the business and commercial circles of San Antonio, being identified with a number of enterprises in this city.
Thomas Coleman, #15768751, enlisted in the Texas Rangers as a SPECIAL RANGER on June 20, 1916 thru December 1917, attached to Co. C, stationed in Austin. He re-enlisted as a SPECIAL RANGER on February 7, 1918 thru January 14, 1919. In 1915 he was appointed lieutenant colonel in the Texas nationl Guard on Governor Ferguson's staff. In September 1917 was appointed Collector of Customs of the new San Antonio district. He was one of the biggest cattlemen in Texas.
By Nancy E. Brown
Birdie Keeran Coleman (1859 - 1937)*
Marguerite A. Coleman (1888 - 1969)*
Claude Coleman Hodges (1890 - 1981)*
Birdie Elizabeth Meigs Coleman (1899 - 1961)*
Thomas Atlee Coleman (1904 - 1955)*
Alamo Masonic Cemetery
Created by: Beth Sanders
Record added: Sep 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15768751
Thank you for your service to the Great State of Texas in the Texas National Guards, the Collector of Customs and two terms as a SPECIAL Texas RANGER. May you Rest in Peace.|
Nancy E Brown
Added: May. 23, 2014
Added: Sep. 6, 2011