Ellwood, Isaac Leonard, 1833-1910

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1833
Death 1910

Biographical notes:

Co-inventor and manufacturer of barbed wire, businessman, land owner. Born in 1833 in New York. With his sons, William L. and Erwin P., he began purchasing Texas ranch lands in 1889, including the Spade and Renderbrook ranches. After his death in 1910, his sons, along with A.W. Fisk, managed the estate. Beginning in 1924, portions of the Spade Ranch were sold for farming and colonization.

From the description of Isaac L. Ellwood - William L. Ellwood Papers, 1878-1935, 1878-1919. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 24189213

Co-inventor and manufacturer of barbed wire, businessman, and land owner, Isaac L. Ellwood was born in 1833 in New York. With his sons, William L. and Erwin P., he began purchasing Texas ranch lands in 1889, including the Spade and Renderbrook ranches. After his death in 1910, his sons, along with A. W. Fisk, managed the estate. Beginning in 1924, portions of the Spade Ranch were sold for farming and colonization.

The Handbook of Texas has published a more in-depth online biography of Isaac L. Ellwood at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/search.html

From the guide to the Isaac L. Ellwood Papers, S 309. 1., 1878-1938, (Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University)

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Subjects:

  • Barbed wire
  • Ranchers
  • Cattle trade--History
  • Land settlement--History
  • Ranches--Texas
  • Ranch life--Texas--History
  • Real estate developers--History
  • Land settlement--Texas, West

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Texas (as recorded)
  • Spade Ranch (Tex.) (as recorded)
  • Renderbrook Ranch (Tex.) (as recorded)