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Near Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Capt. Gully Cowsert

(June 12, 1896 - June 11, 1958)

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 21, 2019
1. Capt. Gully Cowsert Marker
Inscription.  Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, World War I.

Became Texas Ranger in 1942. Promoted to Captain in 1943. He served in that rank for 14 years. Commanded Company E and West Texas District 14 years. Gained fame solving cattle and sheep theft cases.

First wife was Mamie Keesee; had two sons, K. and Gully, Jr., and daughter, Mary Katherine. Second wife was Edna van der Smissen.
Recorded - 1968

 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 604.)
 
Location. 30° 30.021′ N, 99° 58.637′ W. Marker is near Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker can be reached from I-10 Frontage Road half a mile north of Interstate 10. Marker is located at the eastern end of Copperas Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Copperas Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coalson-Pullen Colony (approx. 3 miles away); Ft. McKavett – Ft. Clark Military Road (approx.
Capt. Gully Cowsert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 21, 2019
2. Capt. Gully Cowsert Marker
4 miles away); Roosevelt (approx. 4.8 miles away); Brambletye (approx. 8 miles away); Bear Creek Settlement (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Murr Ranch (approx. 9 miles away); Campsite of Marques de Rubi, 1767 (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
More about this marker. Marker is missing its medallion, only the text plate remains.
 
Categories. Law EnforcementWar, World I
 
Capt. Gully Cowsert Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 21, 2019
3. Capt. Gully Cowsert Gravesite
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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