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RG0891.AM:  Coad Brothers

Records:  1810-1938; mostly 1850s-1910s

Size:  One folder


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 HN Library for the title, “Descendants of John & Ellen Leahy Coad,” by Laura Silk, 1987 [929 C651d].


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 Wisconsin 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.


Subject headings:

Bankers — Nebraska — Omaha

Cattle trade — Nebraska

Coad, Ellen Marie (Leahy), 1847-1923

Coad, John Francis, 1842-1910

Coad, Mark M., 1830-1911

Coad, Ralph George, 1888-1943

Danielson, Benjamin

Freight and freightage

Hines, James

Indians of North America — Wars

Irish Americans — Nebraska — History

Knight, Erwin P.

Livestock — Nebraska

Newkirk, William R.

Ranchers — Nebraska

Rushmore, Charles E.

Smith, Edward P.


Revised TMM         09-30-2016