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Collection Number RG0891.AM
Collection Name RG0891 Coad Brothers
Identifier Business records
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Coad Brothers Collection
Date or Date Span 1810-1938; mostly 1850s-1910s
Dates of Accumulation 1938, 1993
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1938
Admin/Biographical History For additional biographical information, see the Find-A-Grave records for John Francis Coad and Mark M. Coad. See also the article by A.B. Woods, entitled, "Coad Brothers (The): Panhandle Cattle Kings," Nebraska History, vol. 19, no. 1, 1938; and see the NSHS Library for the title, "Descendants of John & Ellen Leahy Coad," by Laura Silk, 1987 [929 C651d].
Scope & Content The collection consists of one folder containing papers relating to Mark M. Coad, John F. Coad, and the Coad Brothers cattle company. There is an original and typescript copy of a contract between Bay State Livestock Company and the Coad Brothers in which the former would purchase the Coad ranches in 1883. There are also several accounts by witnesses to an Indian attack of Wisconsin Ranche, Weld County, Colorado, in 1865. The Wisonsin Ranche was owned by the Coad Brothers. Miscellaneous other items include copies of two speeches given by Ralph Coad, "History of Irish Americans settling in Nebraska," and one about his father's and uncle's cattle and freighting business; a list of Nebraska millionaires for 1902; and Coad family history/genealogical information.
Creator Coad, Ralph G., 1888-1943
Other Creators Coad, Mark M., 1830-1911
Coad, John Francis, 1842-1910
Finding Aids This is the only finding aid available for the collection.
Subjects Indians of North America
Cattle ranches
Livestock
Ranchers
Ranches
Bankers
People Coad, Ellen Marie (Leahy), 1847-1923
Coad, John Francis, 1842-1910
Coad, Mark M., 1830-1911
Coad, Ralph George, 1888-1943
Danielson, Benjamin
Hines, James
Knight, Erwin P.
Newkirk, William R.
Rushmore, Charles E.
Smith, Edward P.
Search Terms Freight and freightage
Indians of North America -- Wars
Cattle trade -- Nebraska
Irish Americans -- Nebraska -- History
Livestock -- Nebraska
Bankers -- Nebraska -- Omaha