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Famous People from Motley County, Texas.

Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird

Born October 31, 1866 as Charles David Bird. As a boy Charlie ran away from his home in Erath County to work for the Pitchfork Ranch in Dickens County. In 1885 he hired on with the Matador Ranch as a line rider in Motley County and remained with that operation for fifteen years. He helped drive 2,000 steers through Indian territory to the railhead in Kiowa, Kansas.


Bird and his family lived in a half-dugout on the Tongue River south of present-day Roaring Springs until 1900. He befriended famed Comanche Chief Quanah Parker and Quanah's band camped near his home once a year. Bird would often supply Quanah's Comanches with gifts of cattle as an act of friendship. After helping to organize Motley County, he voted in his first election of in 1891 and served as Motley County Commissioner until 1901.


Bird died on February 22, 1961 at the age of ninety-four.


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