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Oliver Loving
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 45.806 W 097° 47.579
14S E 613058 N 3625705
Quick Description: This post-mounted marker stands between Oliver Loving's grave and his wife's grave in Old City Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 7:57:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM55W5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member clayj
Views: 21

Long Description:
Texas Historical Commission Atlas data:
Index Entry: Loving, Oliver
Address: Front St. in Greenwood Cemetery
City: Weatherford
County: Parker
Subject Codes: pioneers; cattle, cattle industry topics; cowboys
Year Marker Erected: 1977
Marker Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Front Street, Weatherford
Marker Size: 18" x 28"
Related Waymark:
Old City Greenwood Cemetery: WM5242
Marker Number: 3850

Marker Text:
The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers (1812-1867) Founder of three major cattle trails, Oliver Loving came from Kentucky to Texas in 1845 and to Parker County about 1855. During the Civil War (1861-65), he supplied beef to Confederate forces. With Charles Goodnight as partner on a drive to New Mexico, Loving scouted ahead of the cattle, was badly wounded by Indians, lay five days without food before his rescue, and died of gangrene on September 25, 1867. His dying wish was fulfilled when his son Joseph joined Goodnight to bring the body 600 miles by wagon for burial in this county. Recorded, 1977.

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