I have 5/6ths of your answer and I wanted to ask if it was okay for me
to change Ike Clanton to either Doc Holliday or Bat Masterson. Below
are five of the six (also, see additional photos near the bottom).
I'll be happy to stick with Clanton if you want, but Masterson or
Holliday are better recognized. Please advise.
Myra Maybelle "Belle" Shirley Reed Starr (1848-1889) was known as "The
Bandit Queen." No evidence proves she participated in direct crime,
but Belle was a cohort of known outlaws throughout her life, and
rumored to have been a one-time brothel keeper and to have dressed as
a man to commit felonies. Married to outlaw Jim Reed until his death,
she later wed Cherokee desperado Sam Starr and, after his demise,
married Starr's brother, Jim July. Both July and Belle's children
were suspected of her 1889 murder.
Born and "Bandit Queen"
Paragraph 1, begins "Belle Starr, also known as the "Bandit Queen?"
Paragraph 2, begins " Belle Starr, according to the legend, was the
Paragraph 8, begins "This time, because of her legal skills, she was acquitted?"
Cause of death
Paragraph 3, begins "Belle ate and chatted with her friends.."
Married to Jim Reed
Paragraph 1, begins " Jim Reed (Belle's first husband) undoubtedly
participated in some of the Starr gang's looting excursions?"
Married to Sam
Paragraph 7, begins " Belle was never married to Cole Younger?"
Married to Jim July Starr
Paragraph 8, begins " Sam's allotment just north of the Canadian River?"
Dressed like a man
Paragraph 11, begins " On November 19, 1873, in the Choctaw Nation,
Reed and two others robbed the Watt Grayson family?"
Children, husband suspects in her death
Paragraph 5, begins "July accused Watson of the slaying, as did Eddie?"
Paragraph 6, begins "Belle's children have also been mentioned as suspects?"
NOTE: The links from About.com are a reprint of an article was written
by Richard D. Arnott and originally published in Wild West Magazine in
ROBERT LEROY "BUTCH CASSIDY" PARKER
The exact death of Butch Cassidy, born Robert LeRoy Parker
(1866-1908?1937) to Mormon parents, remains a mystery. After joining
rustler Mike Cassidy's gang, Parker borrowed Cassidy's surname, and by
1896 he had formed the "Wild Bunch" that robbed banks, trains, and
mine payrolls. To escape capture, he and gang member Harry "Sundance
Kid" Longabaugh headed to South America where they continued their
crime spree. Rumored to have died in a shoot out with Bolivian
police, Parker may have cheated death until 1937 by assuming a false
Mike Cassidy Gang, and born
Paragraph 2, begins " Butch, born Robert Leroy Parker on 13 April 1866
in Beaver Utah "
Cassidy name adopted
Paragraph 2, begins " Before long Roy was working on another farm?"
Suspicions Cassidy lived long life
Paragraph 8, begins " There has been controversy for nearly a century?"
Paragraph 6, begins " Many have claimed to be Butch?"
Paragraph 4, begins " What happened afterwards?"
Wild Bunch and activities
Paragraph 2, begins " For the first several years after leaving home?"
Mystery of death date
Paragraph 12, begins " The story of their deaths has long been disputed?"
Paragraph 3, begins " Despite the lack of any proof?"
HARRY ALONZO "SUNDANCE KID" LONGABAUGH
A key member of Butch Cassidy's gang, Harry Longabaugh
(1867/1870-1908?1957) was first arrested for horse theft in Sundance,
Wyoming. His long liaison with girlfriend, Etta Place, made him one
the Wild West's most romanticized outlaws. Escaping to Bolivia to
avoid capture by the Pinkerton Agency (America's first detective
agency and model for the FBI), Longabaugh and Cassidy continued their
robberies until 1908 in San Vincente where they reportedly died,
possibly in a mutual suicide. However, Longabaugh's exact date of
death remains a highly speculated topic.
Born, died (only 1 paragraph, both sites)
Paragraph 5, begins "In South America, the trio robbed banks and trains?"
Paragraph 12, begins "Remote agency offices opened across the sagebrush trails?"
Pinkerton FBI model
Paragraph 5, begins "Adds Time-Life Books' anthological The Wild West?"
Death date controversy
Paragraph 19 (second from bottom) begins "It was never really proved
that the two gringo's were in fact Butch and Cassidy?"
Paragraph 3, begins "How she came to be at Sundance's side?"
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" 1867
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" 1870
NOTE: Both 1867 and 1870 were cited as birth dates for Longabaugh.
I'll leave the choice to you.
JESSE WOODSON JAMES
The son of a minister, Jesse Woodson James (1847-1882) was both an
upstanding family man and a notorious outlaw. Riding with the
Quantrill's Raiders during his youth, James is reputed to have turned
to crime because he hated the North and all it represented. With his
brother, Frank, he formed the James gang to rob banks and railroad
cars. Allegedly murdered in his home in 1862 by Bob Ford, speculation
is that James was misidentified and went on to enjoy a long life.
Born, died (dates top of page, boxed), son of minister, paragraph 1
Quantrill (see Jesse James in alphabetical headings)
Paragraph 5, begins "A Missourian caught up in the split emotions?"
Paragraph 2, begins "He never fought in the Civil War?"
Paragraph 5, begins "For the next 15 years?"
2nd paragraph from bottom
Paragraph 2, begins "In the annals of western lore?"
HENRY "BILLY THE KID" McCARTY
Known by a variety of aliases throughout his life, Henry "Billy the
Kid" McCarty (1860-1881) was a notorious gunslinger reputed to have
slain 21 men ? one for each year of his life. Beginning his career in
crime with simple theft, he graduated to cattle rustling and then
moved on to cold-blooded murder. Eventually hunted down and killed by
famed sheriff, Pat Garrett, McCarty died before he saw his 22nd
1st paragraph, begins "Little is known about Billy the Kid's genesis?"
Birth 1859 and aliases
Paragraph 2, begins "Billy the Kid - 1859-1881 - a.k.a. Henry McCarty,
William H. Bonney, William Antrim, Henry Antrim and Kid Antrim?"
NOTE: many sites give one of the two dates.
reputed to have killed 21 men
1st paragraph, begins "Billy the Kid was one of the most notorious
outlaws of the American West?"
1st paragraph, begins "Henry McCarty (November 23, 1860 - July 14,
1881) better known as Billy the Kid?"
Paragraph 4, begins "In Silver City, Kid Antrim, as he was then called?"
Paragraph 5, begins "The family then moved to Silver City?"
killed by Pat Garrett
Paragraph 11, begins "Quien es? Quien es?" -- "Who is it? Who is it?"
Paragraph 11, begins "This would be, however, McCarty's last escape?"
Paragraph 24, begins "Somehow his digits found the strength?"
"Belle Starr" outlaw
"Belle Starr" born died
"Belle Starr" brothel
"Butch Cassidy" born died
"Butch Cassidy" nickname
"Butch Cassidy" Wild Bunch
"Butch Cassidy" death 1937
"Robert LeRoy Parker"
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" born died
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" death mystery
"Sundance Kid" Longabaugh
"Jesse James" born died
"Jesse James" outlaw
"Jesse James" James gang
"Jesse James" family man
"Billy the Kid" McCarty
"Billy the kid" born died
"Henry McCarty" 1859
"Henry McCarty" 1860
Sundance Kid and Etta Place
Seated left to right- Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben
Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch
Cassidy; Standing- Will Carver & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Photo
taken in Fort Worth, Texas, 1901.
Belle Starr on horseback (big photo)
Jesse James photo page