[W. C. Haley]
W. C. (Bob) Haley was born in the state of Mississippi in 1874. He moved with his parents to Texas in 1878. The family settled on a cattle ranch near Novice, Coleman County. They lived there eleven years and in 1889 moved to Coke County. Mr. Haley's father bought a ranch near Hayrick, then the county seat, where he lived until his death.
Mr. Haley says: “My father was a pioneer stockman in West Texas. I began riding as soon as I was old enough to saddle a horse. My father always kept some gentle saddle horses for us kids and mother to ride. I began riding the range and helping work cattle for my father in my early teens.