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Massie, Robert (ca. 1867–1931)

Amanda Oren Biography

Robert Massie, rancher and banker, was born in Scotland about 1867. He immigrated to Canada when he was around sixteen years old and in 1883 moved to Colorado, Texas, to work on a sheep ranch. He later acquired a ranch in Crockett County and began raising sheep. He was one of the leaders that established the Wool Growers Central Storage Company of San Angelo in 1909 and was the president of that company until his death. He was also appointed as the director of the Central National Bank in San Angelo and the Ozona National Bank in Ozona. He had a seventy-section ranch between Ozona and Barnhart that was one of the model ranches of its time. Massie died on June 10, 1931, and was survived by his wife.

Cattleman, August 1931.


  • Peoples
  • Scots
  • Business
  • Ranching and Cowboys
  • Sheep and Goat Ranchers

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Amanda Oren, “Massie, Robert,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 26, 2020,

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