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Obituary of William T. Hart
The Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, OK
"Illness Fatal For W. T. Hart, Ranch Pioneer of West"
"... A son of the old west - one who knew the hardships and happiness in the heyday of the cattlemen, died early Thursday morning.
He was W. T. Hart, 86 years old, 1431 Northwest Forty-first street. The pioneer Texas and Oklahoma cowboy and cattleman had been in poor health for a year. Hart went from Indiana to Missouri, not long after the Civil war, then to the plains of west Texas. As a youth he was employed by the famous Hearn ranch, later becoming foreman. He also owned a small interest in the ranch.
Hart knew the hardships of the Chisholm trail as he guided herds of Texas cattle to Dodge City, and Hunnewell, Kansas.
In 1886, three years before Oklahoma Territory was opened, Hart settled at decatur, Texas....."
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