| Jack Abernathy|
| 1941, Long Beach, California, United States|
"Catch 'em Alive Jack": The Life and Adventures of an American Pioneer
John Reeves "Catch-'em-alive Jack" Abernathy (January 28, 1876 – January 11, 1941) was a Texas cowboy and the youngest U.S. Marshal in history. He was appointed by Theodore Roosevelt.
He was born in 1876 in Bosque County, Texas. In 1882 his family moved to Nolan County, Texas and entered the cattle business. In 1887 at age 11 he worked as a cowboy for the A-K-X Ranch and helped drive a large herd of cattle 500 miles to market at Englewood, Kansas. His children included Louis Abernathy and Temple Abernathy, who rode their horses from Oklahoma to New York City to visit their father and meet Theodore Roosevelt.
In 1910 he was a United States Marshal for Oklahoma.
He died in 1941 in Long Beach, California and was buried in Wichita Falls, Texas.
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