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 Thomas Atlee “Tom” Coleman

Thomas Atlee “Tom” Coleman

Birth
Goliad, Goliad County, Texas, USA
Death 30 Mar 1923 (aged 61)
Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15768751 · View Source
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University of Texas Press
Trail Drivers of Texas
1923

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.
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SPECIAL RANGER

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
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Married
At the Thompson House, in this city Wednesday morning, June 16 by Rev. A.W. Burroughs, Mr. Thomas A. Coleman of Aransas county, and Miss Birdie Keeran, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Keeran, of this county.The wedding was a quiet affair, witnessed by a few friends. Besides the groom's parents, a gay party came overland from Corpus Christi to add their many wishes for the happiness of the young couple. A few of Miss Keeran's most intimate friends here were also present to witness the ceremony and tender their congratulations. After the wedding, the party partook of an elegant breakfast prepared for the occasion by the genial host and hostess, the bride's parents. The newly married couple than bid their friends farewell and left by the early train for Fort Worth, were Mr. Coleman will be detained for a week or two on business. That arranged, they will proceed to Colorado, where they are to remain for the summer probably returning to Victoria some time in the early fall.

THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE (Victoria, Texas)June 26, 1886, page 1/2


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  • Added: 16 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15768751
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Atlee “Tom” Coleman (5 Jun 1861–30 Mar 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15768751, citing Alamo Masonic Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .