BOB HOUSTON, Page #0925
knew it thoroughly.
During the trail days Mr. Houston drove many herds to different northern markets
became well and favorably known from the Rio Grande to the Canadian
line. He owned large cattle ranches in Gonzales and other counties in Texas. For
many years he owned and operated a large ranch on the Pecos River. At the time
of his death he was a large stockholder in the Lockwood National Bank of San
Antonio. It would require volumes to describe Mr.. Houston's extensive
operations and great achievements. No one man has done more for the development
of Texas than Dunn Houston.
R. A. (Bob) Houston was
born April 25, 1849, in Dewitt county, Texas, and died February 1,
1895. He was raised on a cattle ranch and followed the cattle business all of
his life, becoming one of the large trail drivers and sending many herds to
northern markets, during the time maintaining large c a, t h e ranches in this
state, mostly in Gonzales county. All who knew Bob Houston liked him, for he was
of a mirthful nature and could pull off more stunts purely for fun than any man
in the country.