October 29, 2022

Coad Brothers [RG0891.AM]


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 The Nebraska Land and Cattle 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; 01-31-2023

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