Folks, sooner or later - Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealer's dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, - its worth all the time I spend.
On all multiple items after the first, you will receive a 10% discount.
Postage will be combined and refund granted if saved.
COWBOYS FROM VOCA
by Stella Gipson Polk
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COWBOYS FROM VOCA
“Texas’ famed Prison Rodeo stars”
“are tame compared to the”
“old-time cowboys from Voca”
Here is an old Rodeo Piece. It is a little yellowed with age but in good condition. The story entitled “Cowboys from Voca,” by Stella Gipson Polk with photos furnished by Wayne Spiller, Voca, Texas. The author says this is a story of Ed Spiller and other cowboys who rode horses when they went places, who rode horses when they stayed home, and who always rode on the lookout for deviltry. Stories of the days of the old Rodeo that the author says was much tougher than even the Texas Prison Rodeos. Tells of the days when the 101 Ranch Wild West Show came to Brady, Texas in 1910,
OLD RODEO MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY
Here’s one of ‘em.
Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.
Humbly, I am trying to keep our old rodeo history alive.
I hope you appreciate the effort.
FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY WEBSITE AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES.
COWBOYS FROM VOCA
BY STELLA GIPSON POLK
ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA 1900s – 1920s
ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: TEXAS
GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
ARMSTRONG, Jerry, writer for “Western Horseman”
BANTA, Ace *
BANTA, Jim *
BANTA, Von *
BOGARD, Will *
CARLISLE, Hank, Rodeo Announcer *
DEANS, Charles *
DOLITTLE, Otis *
ELLIS, D. A. *
ELLIS, furnished the roping stock *
FEELINGS (or Fieldings), Dee *
HAYES, Sam *
HENDERSON, E. O.
JACKSON, Smokey *
JONES, Tex, Rodeo Director *
LOCKLEAR, Mose *
LOCKLEAR, Sud *
McBRIDE, John Robert *
McBRIDE, Nance *
MILLER, Charley *
MILLER, George, Polo Player
MILLER, John, owner of Little Wild West Show
MILLS, Charlie *
MULLINS, Johnnie *
POLK, Pascal “Jack”
POLK, Stella Gipson, Author
ROGERS, Bill “Wildcat” *
SMITH, Cecil, Polo Player
SPENCE, Doc *
SPILLER, Bud, cousin of “Ed Spiller *
SPILLER, George, Jr., cousin of “Ed” Spiller
SPILLER, Thomas Edward “Ed” *
SPILLER, Wade, father of “Ed” Spiller
SPILLER, Wayne, supplied Photos, son of “Ed” Spiller
UNDERWOOD, Jack *
UNDERWOOD, Max *
UTLEY, Dan *
WILLIAMS, Rube, Polo Player
WORRELL, Newton “Cuter” *
PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:
Pict. 1: The 1924 “Tex” Jones Rodeo at Belton, Texas. Those identified are: Dee Feelings (Fieldings), D. A. Ellis, Otis Dolittle, Smokey Jackson, Nance McBride, Will Bogard, John Robert McBride, Tex Jones, Johnnie Mullins, Max Underwood, Hank Carlisle, Doc Spence, Dan Utley, Ira Locklear, Ed Spiller, Sud Locklear, Jack Underwood, McBride, Ellis and “Wildcat” Bill Rogers. *
Pict. 2: Charley Miller and Mose Locklear. *
Pict. 3: Ace Banta and his brother Von. *
Pict. 4: Cuter Worrell roped a big one here. *
Pict. 5: Charlie Mills, Sam Hayes and Mose Locklear. *
Pict. 6: Charles Deans mounted in center, in front of the blacksmith shop in Voca back in the early 1900s. *
Pict. 7: Ed Spiller and “Yellow Cat” on the job. *
Pict. 8: Mose Locklear and Bud Spiller. *
Pict. 9: Jim Banta, Von Banta and Ed Spiller. Picture was taken the morning after a ride to a dance 35 miles away in Mayfield, New Mexico. *
PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
101 Wild West Show
Bryson Ranch, McCulloch County