Romulo was born on the Jim Oâ€™Connor Ranch. His father, Camillo Ramirez, was born in Mexico and made his way up to the Coastal Bend working for the Oâ€™Connor Brothers Cattle Company where he eventually becoming ranch foreman. Romulo and his brother Camillo Jr., grew up on the ranches and briefly went to school before getting on a horse. They both were cowhands their entire lives. Romulo worked for Lawrence Oâ€™Connor until he had a â€śrun-inâ€ť with his own father. He then went to work for foreman, Jim Coward, at the O'Connor-Tatton Salt Creek Ranch. After that, he worked at a refinery for eight years before coming back in 1949 to work under E. D. "Rusty" Coward at the O'Connor Melon Creek Ranch. He stayed there until he was retired in 1978. Romulo was a large man, renowned for being an expert brush rider and tophand like his brother and father. He had a wry sense of humor that carried a lot of knowledge about cattle and ranching.
“You gotta be able to read a cows mind. That’s the most important thing.”