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  • David J. Cook (1842-1907) - Denver, Colorado Marshal, responsible for over 3,000 arrests.

  • Harry G. Cook (1869?-1848) - U.S. Deputy Marshal in Indian Territory, Marshal was born in California but migrated to Indian Territory in about 1883. He took part in several of the Oklahoma land runs and after servings as a deputy marshal, operated a real estate business. He published his autobiography Boomer-Sooner in 1939. He died in December, 1948 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

  • Matt Cook - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Southern District Court in Indian Territory at Paris, Texas.

  • Thalis T. Cook (1858-??) - A lawman, Cook served in Company D of the Texas Rangers for several years in the 1890s, during which he killed many outlaws including Fine Gilliland and the Friar brothers.

  • C.G. Cooke - Served as a Texas Ranger in 1894 as a private in Company F.

  • Corydon E. Cooley - A deputy marshal in Springerville, New Mexico.

  • Scott Cooley (1845-1876?) - A lawman and gunfighter, he killed Deputy Sheriff Worley during the Mason County War in Texas in 1875. When the Texas Rangers were brought in to settle the "war," Cooley disappeared, only to mysteriously die a short time later.

  • Harry Cooper  - A deputy marshal in New Mexico, who was accused of stealing courtroom evidence in 1899.

  • James A. Cooper - A U.S. Deputy Marshal under Evett Nix, Cooper was working in the Kingfisher District in 1893. In July, 1895, Cooper was with a posse that went into the Gloss Mountains west to try to capture the notorious Dick Yeager and Ike Black gang.

  • Thompson Cooper - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on April 11, 1886 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal John Carroll.

  • William G. Cooper - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on October 27, 1891 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Charles E. Copeland - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on February 3, 1892 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • John Cordel - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on June 26, 1898, Cordel worked out of the Muskogee Court.

  • B.F. Cornelius - U.S. Deputy Marshal serving in the Central District of Indian Territory in 1894.

  • McPherson Cornelius - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on October 23, 1894 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal George J. Crump.

  • Gus Cornelius - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Solon Costley - Served as a Texas Ranger in the early 1890s.

  • A.R. Cottle - Appointed Chief U.S. Deputy Marshal of the northern district of Oklahoma on July 1, 1903, and served several decades.

  • L. L. Cotton - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Mitch Cotton - Served on the Texas State Police and killed D.C. Applewhite on Sept. 30, 1871.

 

  • John Couch - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Eastern Judicial District Court at Paris, Texas under Marshal Needles. On March 8, 1892, he shot a Mr. Van Pendley in Bob Watkins Saloon in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He was arrested for the murder and taken to jail in Sherman, Texas, but was later released on $3000 bail. The rest of his history is unknown.

  • Richard "Dick” Couch - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned out of the Southern District of Indian Territory and assigned to Ada, Chickasaw Nation.

  • George L. Courtney - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on November 9, 1872, in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas, serving under Marshal Logan Roots.

  • Phoebe Couzins (1842-1913) - One of the first female lawyers in the United States, the first female appointed as a U.S. Marshal, and a well known suffragist, Phoebe Couzins was a trailblazer for women's rights and equality.

  • Joe Covington  - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Southern District Court Of Indian Territory at Paris, Texas. In June, 1899, Covington  killed John Ward, a former member of the Dalton Gang, when he resisted arrest.

  • C. L. Cowden - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas, under Marshal Jacob Yoes

  • William R. Cowden - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on January 9, 1890 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal Jacob Yoes.

  • John Grant Cowen - U.S. Deputy Marshal who served two terms in the Northern District, assigned to Okmulgee, Oklahoma. In September of 1905, he killed Tom Johnson when he tried to escape.  

  • Burrell F. Cox - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on August 23, 1890 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal Jacob Yoes. H

  • F. L. Cox - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on April 16, 1892 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal Jacob Yoes.

  • F. P. Cox - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith Arkansas.

  • George W. Cox - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in Oklahoma Territory in July,  1894 serving under Marshal Evett Nix. On November 28, 1892, Cox rode with Tom Hueston and Kansas Sheriff Beeson to arrest Ol Yantis of the Bill Doolin Gang, who had robbed a bank at Sprearville, Kansas. Yantis resisted arrest and began to fire on the officers and later died of his wounds.

  • J. Tucker Cox - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Robert "Bob" M. Cox (18??-1890) - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District of Arkansas. He was killed in the line of duty in April, 1890.

  • R. L. Cox - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned  during the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 under Marshal William Jones

  • Wiley A. Cox (1847-1891) - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was shot in the line of duty on October 10, 1890 by a man named James McNalley. The following year, he died of his wounds on April 13, 1891. The 43 year-old officer was buried at Fort Smith, Arkansas and at the time of his death, his killer was still at large.

  • Timothy Isaiah Courtright, aka: Long-Haired Jim (1848-1887) - A lawman and outlaw, Courtright was elected city marshal of Fort Worth, Texas in 1876. He became a U.S. Deputy Marshal in 1883, but became a fugitive after his posse killed two ranchers. He was later acquitted. He was killed by Luke Short in a gunfight in 1887.

  • Andrew Jackson Crabtree - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on October 26, 1894 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal George J. Crump.

  • Clay Crabtree - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • John Craddock - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas where he served as day guard.

  • W. H. Craig - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Charlie Craighead - Deputy sheriff of Val Verde County, Texas in 1909.

  • Will H. Cravens - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Richard K. Cravens - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on July 1m 1896 serving in Indian Territory at Muskogee.

  • Edward Crawford - Served on the Ellsworth, Kansas police force in the early 1870s, until he was discharged for killing suspected murderer Cad Pierce. Crawford was later killed by Pierce's brother.

  • Kranium F. Crawford - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on July 15, 1884, in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Ben Crawley  - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Kansas Court at Wichita, Kansas, working the northern part of Indian Territory.

  • Everett Milo Creekmore (1870-1931) - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District of Arkansas in May, 1889.

  • Randolph Brown Creekmore - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on December 4, 1889 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas, serving under Marshal Jacob Yoes.

  • Renfro D. Creekmore - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on May 29, 1889 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal Jacob Yoes.

  • Dick Crittenden - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Zeke Crittenden - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District of Arkansas and brother to Dick Crittendon. Both brothers were killed by U.S. Deputy Ed Reed.

  • Lee Crockett - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Charles C. Crosby (1873-??) - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in Oklahoma Territory in 1895 serving under Marshal Evett Nix. He was working the Pond Creek area when the Pond Creek sheriff would not uphold his duties as lawman to make an arrest. Crosby used his authority as deputy marshal to make the arrest.

  • J. E. Crow - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • John W. Crowder - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in 1889 in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas serving under Marshal Jacob Yoes.

  • Martin Crowder - U.S. Deputy Marshal who served in the Central District in 1894.

  • William H. Crowder  - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • W. R. Crowder - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • William R. Cruger (1840-1882) - Deputy to John M. Larn in Shackleford County, Texas. Later became sheriff and arrested former boss, Larn, who had turned to outlawry. Moved to Tennessee where he served as marshal in Princeton and was killed by a drunken prisoner.

  • Arch M. Crump - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned on March 12, 1895, in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas, serving under Marshal George J. Crump.

  • George J. Crump (1841-1928) - A lawyer and Confederate veteran of the Civil War, Crump was involved in politics, and in the Brooks-Baxter War and later became an Arkansas legislator in the House and Senate. From 1893-1897, he served as a U.S. Marshal in Fort Smith, Arkansas for the Western District.

  • Sam Cudgo (18??-1885) - A member of the Seminole Lighthorse Police, Cudgo was killed in the line of duty on March 29, 1885.

  • John A. Culp - U.S. Deputy Marshal in Indian Territory. In 1885, Culp along with Deputy Marshal Rush Meadows, overtook outlaw Dick Glass near the Arbuckle Mountains where gunplay erupted. After critically wounding the outlaw, and thinking him dead, they approached his body. But Glass was still alive and fired at Meadows, killing him instantly and wounding Culp. Three years later, in January, 1888, John Culp was riding with a friend in the Chickasaw Nation when he was killed by a man named Wooford. Culp’s friend returned the fire and killed the shooter.

  • Martin S. Culver - A member of Major Tobin's Texas Rangers, who fought numerous battles along the Rio Grande.

  • D. W.  Cummings - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Orange Scott Cummins - U.S. Deputy Marshal in the Wichita, Kansas court under Marshal Charles Miller.

  • Samuel M. "Doc" Cummings (18??-1882) - Cummings worked as a Deputy Marshal in EI Paso, Texas, in 1881 under Dallas Stoudenmire. He was killed by Jim Manning on February 14, 1882.

  • William Anthony Cummins - U.S. Deputy Marshal on October 15, 1890 in the Western District of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Dee Cunningham - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • J. T. Cunningham - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Northern Judicial District in 1894.

  • William P. Cunningham - A lawman in the New Mexico Territory during the 1890s.

  • W. A. Cunnus - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • Ada Curnutt - A District Clerk and U.S. Deputy Marshal in the Norman, Oklahoma area. In March, 1893, when the office received a telegraph that there were two wanted men who had fled to Oklahoma City, she could not find a male deputy marshal to go after them. She then donned her bonnet and caught the first train to Oklahoma City. 

  • G. I. Currin - The first Afridan American U.S. Deputy Marshal to serve in Oklahoma Territory.

  • George H. Curry - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

  • John Curtis - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District at Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was killed in the line of duty, probably by Ned Christie.

  • W.S. Cury - Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona from 1873 to 1877.

  • Abraham Cutler - Brought from Kansas to serve as marshal of the New Mexico Territory, beginning in August, 1862.

  • J.O. Cutler (1872-1950) - U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Western District of Arkansas. He also served as a Latimer County, Oklahoma Deputy Sheriff.

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