The Brady Standard
4 October 1968
Andrew Jackson (Uncle Jack) Dragoo, pioneer cowboy and law enforcement
officer celebrated his 99th birthday Thursday. He is a resident of
the Fireside Nursing Home.
Born Oct. 3, 1869, in Round Rock, the veteran lawman has lived in numerous places in Texas and has helpedto drive herds of cattle up the Chisholm Trail. He left home when he was 17 to make his first trip up the historic trail.
He began his life as an officer when he ws about 30 years old, and lists many names of lawmen he has worked with that are familiar to Texas history and McCulloch Countians alike.
Though he has been blind since the early 50's, he is still quick with a quip and his memory is remarkable. He is able to get about and only a year or so ago, was visiting around the country.
Friends and attendants at the Fireside honored Mr. Dragoo with a birthday cake and punch.
Jack Dragoo celebrated his 100th birthday in October 1969 at Brady Hills
Nursing Center by dancing a waltz with the center administrator, Mrs. Frances
McCulloch County History, Vol. I
Submitted by: Louann Hall