Jess Tenknight [JJ] no one appears to know much about him - worked for JJ a while.
Jake Vanderpool [DD] worked for JJ & DD: was quiet and honest - had lots of friends. Married and settled on Carrizo Creek: Harley Sholden bought him out In 1918. Lives in Meade, Kansas.
Kit Nelson[JJ] born at Higbee - worked for JJ a long time - was killed in gun fight in Arizona.
John Nelson [JJ] a brother of Kit Nelson and some kin to Kit Carson family. Worked for JJ a long time: got married and left for southern Missouri - may be living.
Billy Cutter Madden [JJ] was one of the top hands for the JJ: was accused of being a Regulator for the Prairie Cattle Company. Billy Wilson said he died in Texas -.years ago
Jim Wiggins [DD] was wagon boss for the old Doss outfit of Trinidad DD: he was a fine man and was liked by everyone that knew him. Born in Texas, buried In Kenton, Okla. Cemetery.
Fred Hollister [TH] was working for Tom Godwin at the time this picture was taken: Fred was an old timer: came to the 101 Ranch east of Kenton In 1882: worked for most all the cattle companies; trailed cattle to Montana for the OX: married and settled down on a ranch near Vilas, Colo. Was loved by everyone; is buried at Boston Cemetery: by the side of his wife and son.
Bill Waters [DD] now deceased.
John Dacy [DD] grew up around Kenton and worked for the DD at the time of this picture: was brother-In-law of Henry Labrier - a good cowboy: buried at Kenton, Okla.
Bill Thompson the JJ Regulator and all around killer for the Prairie Cattle Company: He killed Henry (Frenchie) Savoy at Boston in 1887: Phillips in Squaw Canyon the same year. He shot Savoy in the back - killed Phillips after dark when he was dipping his bucket in spring to get some water to start supper. Bill drank a lot: in summer of l890 he was In Stanley's Saloon three doors north of the First National Bank, Springfield, twirling his 45 colts on his finger when the gun slipped off his finger, hit the bar, fired, went up through the bar. Stanley had his hand on the bar and the bullet took off his middle finger and went through the top of his left ear. There was a lot of excitement around there at the time as they thought Stanley was killed. They always joked about Stanley carrying the JJ ear mark crop the left ear: Bill was one of the men that shot Boston off the map in 1890. The managers name of the Prairie Cattle Co. at that time was Johnston. The settler's called Bill Johnstons body guard. Bill was wagon boss for one of the JJ wagons at the time this picture was taken. He lived by the gun and died by the gun at Higbee In January 1892.
Ben Darnell [Bar 7L] had a homestead near Vilas at one time: worked for Bar 7L at this time: moved to New Mexico. May be living.
Charles Wagner[WJ] was born in Illinois. Came west In the early 80s and worked for the Prairie Cattle Company several years: They black-balled him for having too many sleeper cattle, approximately 300 head. (Continued)
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