My Grandfather was more than a father to me. I was the only boy grandchild. From Fayette County, TX he went to California at age 18 (1884) and worked for a while. Back home attended a business school and later became a process server, seen on horse here. Note leather leggings and .41 Thunderer. I think the gun is tethered there only to show a gun. He didn't like the .41 and got a SAA .45 when he became a Deputy Sheriff, see commission copy dated 1890. Never talked about his Deputy work, saying once when on the lookout for someone and he found him dead in the woods. He carried his gun in his waistband with the loading gate open to keep it from fall thru. Telling me that, my Grandmother chimed in about always having to do extra washing where he carried 'that pistol'. Ca.1900 he became Justice of the Peace until 1908 when he moved to Oklahoma, in insurance business. His older brother a lawyer, had come to OK in 1889 and became a state Senator with Statehood in 1907.