Ellwood, Isaac Leonard, 1833-1910

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ellwood Estates. Records, 1860-1966, 1878-1966. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Isaac L. Ellwood Papers, S 309. 1., 1878-1938 Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn Earl W. Hayter Collection, 1866-1958 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Ellwood Estates Records, S 307. 1., 1860-1966 Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
creatorOf Ellwood Family. Elwood Family papers, 1863-1931. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Lawyer, Virgil H. Papers, 1960. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Hopping, R. C. (Richard Coke), b. 1875. Papers, ca. 1950. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Ellwood Farms Records, S 308. 1., 1900-1967 Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn Hayter, Earl W. Collection, 1866-1958. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. Letters, 1908 & 1912 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Ellwood, Isaac L., 1833-1910. Isaac L. Ellwood - William L. Ellwood Papers, 1878-1935, 1878-1919. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
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associatedWith Ellwood, Abram. person
associatedWith Ellwood Estates corporateBody
associatedWith Ellwood Family. family
associatedWith Ellwood Family. family
associatedWith Ellwood Farms corporateBody
associatedWith Ellwood, William L. person
associatedWith Ellwood, William L., 1859-1933 person
associatedWith Glidden, J. F. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Julian, 1846-1934. person
associatedWith Hayter, Earl W. person
associatedWith Hayter, Earl W. person
associatedWith Hopping, R. C. (Richard Coke), b. 1875. person
associatedWith I.L. Ellwood and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lawyer, Virgil H. person
associatedWith Renderbrook Ranch (Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sanborn, H. B. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Texas
Spade Ranch (Tex.)
Renderbrook Ranch (Tex.)
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Barbed wire
Ranchers
Cattle trade--History
Land settlement--History
Ranches--Texas
Ranch life--Texas--History
Real estate developers--History
Land settlement--Texas, West
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Birth 1833

Death 1910

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