Manuscripts/Mixed Material [O. M. Ratliff]
O. M. Ratliff was born at Gideon, Lee County, Texas, in 1880. He lived there until he was 9 years old, when his parents moved to Coleman County. Mr. Ratliff moved to Coke County in 1907, where he has made his home ever since.
He says: “My father was a rancher in Coleman County for many years, also in Reagan County for awhile. I always helped on his ranch as long as I stayed at home. I helped with many round-ups and drives although I never made any long ones. I heard my father tell about going up the trail once. He was driving north and had camped one night near the Ford crossing on the Red River. Some Indians kept prowling around and trying to steal their horses.