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 Abner Pickins Blocker

Abner Pickins Blocker

Birth
Travis County, Texas, USA
Death 9 Aug 1943 (aged 87)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section B, Row 19
Memorial ID 9833 · View Source
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Cattleman. Born the youngest of three sons of Abner Pickens and Cornelia Randolph Murphy Blocker on the family ranch near Austin, Texas. He and his brothers, John and William, ran cattle in Blanco County, driving herds numbering in the thousands across trails to destinations such as Wyoming, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Montana. In 1885 he delivered 2,500 head to the newly established XIT Ranch for whom he devised the XIT brand. In 1890 he became range boss at his brother's Chupadero Ranch. His last overland trail drive was to Deadwood, South Dakota in 1893. After a brief and abortive attempt at cotton farming, he returned to cattle, finally working for the Texas Cattle Raisers Association beginning in 1912. When he died in San Antonio at age 87 he had never driven a car nor flown in a plane

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  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abner Pickins Blocker (30 Jan 1856–9 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9833, citing Dignowity Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .