William M. Ware (1855 – 1930)

” Ware, William M., Texas Ranger … B. at Uvalde, Texas, he became a Ranger under Lieutenant Pat Dolan.  He reported he had taken part in ‘numerous skirmishes’ with the Comanches.  In 1665 he was Deputy Sheriff in Pecos, Texas, ‘during the stormy days of a feud,’ the sheriff being killed.

In 1918 he was running a sheep ranch for James G. McNary.

During his career, he was reported to have killed five men ‘without counting’ Indians.

He suffered from cancer in his later years and shot himself at El Paso.

Ware was married and left his widow and a son, Robert, at San Angelo, Texas.

Frontier Times, Vol. 7, No. 12 (Sept 1930) 555-56″

Source:  Encyclopedia of  Frontier Biography, P-Z, by Dan L. Thrapp, CC 1988, page 1512


William M. Ware (1855 – 1930) — 1 Comment

  1. Our early Ware ancestors had a wide range of vocations. This one is very interesting.

    Thank you Vicki,


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