A Cattleman’s Will

When Henry S. Record died, he left most of his estate to the New Mexico Baptist Orphanage in Portales. The bequest was in honor and memory of his late wife, Nettie Harris Record who predeceased him. Mr. Record had been a founder of the orphanage and was actively involved in it as he got older.

At the time of his death, Mr. Record was a member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, a trustee of Hardin-Simmons University, a trustee of the Baptist Orphanage and president of the Open Range Cowboys Association.

He also provided for his two bay horses and his dog, Queenie. Queenie disappeared in the years after his death, but the two horses lived on for a time. Dynamite died on New Year’s Day, 1966, but the bay gelding named Trusty was still living at the time of the article below from the Hobbs Daily News-Sun on February 4, 1968 at the remarkable age of 33.

Hobbs Daily News-Sun – 4 Feb 1968

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