Lynn Boyd Cranfill

    During 1871, Lynn B. Cranfill, a son of Isom Cranfill, who lived about twelve miles northwest of Weatherford, went out a few hundred yards from the house to lead his pony to water. It was about noon, and he was afoot. When this frontier boy failed to return, somebody went out to ascertain what had happened. Young Cranfill, who was fourteen or fifteen years of age, was found scalped near a tank of water.

    Note: Author interviewed Sam and James Newberry; Joe Moore; Dole Miller; and other early citizens of Parker County.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.

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