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Ike T. Pryor

Ike T. Pryor, American cattle raiser, banker. Member Texas Cattle Raisers’ Association (president 3 years), Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress (president 1 year, chairman of the executive committee 1 year).

Background

  • Pryor, Ike T. was born on June 22, 1852 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of David Christopher and Emma Elmira (McKissack) Pryor.

  • Education

    • At age of 6 had lost both parents, and at 9 became self-supporting. Educated country schools, Tennessee and Alabama, 3 years.

    Career

    • Followed Union Army, selling newspapers, 1861-1864, and was at battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga. Removed to Texas in 1870, and became a cowboy, rancher, and large land and cattle owner. Delivered first shipload of cattle at Havana, Cuba, at close of Spanish-American War and continued in business there until had disposed of 7,000 head at high prices.

      President Mascott Land & Cattle Company, Zavala Land & Water Company, Stafford Land & Cattle Company, Texas and Colorado Land & Cattle Company, Texas Surety & Insurance Сompany. Vice president Evans-Snyder-Buel Company, livestock commission merchants. Vice president R. E. Stafford & Company, bankers, Columbus, Texas.

    Membership

    Member Texas Cattle Raisers’ Association (president 3 years), Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress (president 1 year, chairman of the executive committee 1 year).

    Connections

    • Married Sarah H. Rapp, October 1, 1878 (deceased). Married second, Mistress.
    • father: David Christopher Pryor
    • mother: Emma Elmira (McKissack) Pryor
    • spouses: Sarah H. Rapp
    • Mistress
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    Born June 22, 1852
    Died September 24, 1937
    (aged 85)
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