Folder 13, Audit of C. C. Slaughter Company, 1921.

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1921

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Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas, C. C. established frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857 with his father, George Webb Slaughter, and his brothers. During the civil war, C. C. served in the frontier militia and in the Texas Rangers. Afterwards, he drove cattle over Chisholm Trail and later moved operations to West Texas where, by 1905, he owned 40,000 cattle and controlled over one million acres.
He married twice, first to Cynthia Anna Jowell in 1861, with whom he had five children, and then to Carrie Averill in 1877, with whom he had four children. Before his death in 1919, he had founded the American National Bank of Dallas (1884) and cofounded the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1877), the Texas Baptist Education Commission (1897) and the Baylor Hospital of Dallas, Texas (1904).
The collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal material, photographs, and printed material pertaining to Slaughter and his family. A large portion of the materials deaf with legal materials pertaining to Slaughter's death and the division of his estate (1921).
Box 1, Folder 13

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Handley, W. B., Slaughter, Alexander Averill, 1881-1931, Slaughter, Dorothy L., Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919, Slaughter, Carrie Averill, 1852-1928, Slaughter, Robert Lee, 1870-1938, C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company, Castro County (Tex.)--History, Cochran County (Tex.)--History, Grayson County (Tex.)--History, Hockley County (Tex.)--History, Howard County (Tex.)--History, Lamb County (Tex.)--History, Levelland (Tex.)--History, Palo Pinto County (Tex.)--History, Roswell (N.M.)--History, Slaughter Ranch (Tex.), Agriculture--Texas--History, Businesswomen--Texas, Cattle breeders--Texas--History, Cattle trade--Texas--History, Livestock--Breeding, Oil well drilling--Texas, West, Petroleum industry and trade, Ranches, Ranchers--Texas, Women ranchers--Texas

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The images in this collection are for study purposes, teaching, classroom projection and research only. Permission to publish these digital files in any form must be obtained from the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, 806-742-9070 or email reference.swco@ttu.edu.

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