Gunfighter List

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Joseph Nash (18??-1901) – A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. He was dragged to death by a roped bronco in Denver, Colorado in July 1901.

John S. Neel – A gunman, he shot J.N. New on June 19, 1883 in Penasco, New Mexico.

Mart Nelson – A gunman, he killed seven people in Bonito, New Mexico on May 4 1885.

J. Frank Norfleet – A gunman and rancher in Gonzales County, Texas, he tracked, captured, and was instrumental in sending to prison a gang that swindled him out of more than $100,000.

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Bill O’Dell – A gunman, he was killed with his brother Tom by lawmen in Texas in December, 1880.

Tom O’Dell – A gunman, he and his brother, Bill, were killed by lawmen in Texas in December, 1880.

Lon Oden – A Texas Rangers and gunfighter, Oden, along with Ranger John Hughes, participated in a number of gunfights along the Mexican border in the late 1800s.

John Wallace Olinger (18??-1940) – A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. He and brother, Bob, were both deputized by Sheriff George Peppin to fight against Alexander McSween’sRegulators.” A month after the final four-day shootout in Lincoln, John participated in a gunfight on behalf of his ranch partner. After that he ed a quiet existence. He died of broncho-pneumonia at Van Nuys, California on February 25, 1940.

Robert “Bob” A. Olinger, aka: Big Indian, Pecos Bob (1841?-1881) – A crooked lawman and member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. He was killed by Billy the Kid when he broke out of jail in Lincoln, New Mexico.

Joe Olney; aka: Joe Hill – A gunman, he was friends with Jim Hughes, Johnny Ringo, and Curly Bill Brocious. He died when a horse fell on him.

John B. Omohundro, aka: Texas Jack – A scout and gunman, he tracked horse thieves and led massacres of Indian tribes in the 1850s-60s in Texas, Kansas, Arizona, and New Mexico. He later was a member of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. He died in 1888.

Thomas O’Neill – A gunman, he killed Walter Byers in Dawson, New Mexico.

John O’Rourke, aka: Michael O’ Rourke, Johnny Behind the Deuce – (1862-1882) – O’Rourke began his life as a gunman and gambler when he worked as a hotel porter. In 1878, at the age of 16, he turned up in Tucson, Arizona, and by 1880 he had earned a reputation as an expert card player. At the same time he was also suspected of stealing, most often from the many drunks he encountered in the gambling halls. However, few were willing to challenge the young man, as he had sharpened his shooting skills to the same degree as he had his card playing skills. In 1881, when he was caught by a miner stealing his pack, the miner challenged him and received a bullet between his eyes. Taken to jail in Tombstone, a miners’ mob intended to lynch him until Wyatt Earp held them off. O’Rourke was then moved to the Tucson jail but soon escaped. The following year, when O’Rourke was gambling in Sulphur Springs Valley, he was accused of being a card cheat and a murderer. In the ultimate gunfight that occurred, Johnny Behind the Deuce was to slow that time, and was killed.

Bass (Baz) L. Outlaw (18??-1894) – A lawman and gunfighter, Outlaw served as a Texas Ranger, Bass was dismissed in 1894 after shooting up the town of Alpine, Texas. Later he was appointed as a U.S. Deputy Marshal and was killed by John Selman on April 5, 1894.

Commodore Perry Owens

Commodore Perry Owens

Commodore Perry Owens (1852-1919) – Born in Tennessee on the anniversary of the great naval commander, Commodore Perry’s victory over British naval forces in 1813, he was named for the naval officer, whom his mother admired. Later his family moved to Indiana, but he ran away from home when he was just 13 years old and was soon working as a cowboy in Oklahoma and New Mexico. By 1881, Owens had moved on to Arizona where he homesteaded near Navajo Springs. In 1886, he was elected sheriff of Apache County and is credited with taming the lawless town of Holbrook. In September, 1887, while trying to subdue a one of the factions involved in the Pleasant Valley War, a gunfight ensued. Referred to as the Owens-Blevins Shootout, Owens took on several men and came out unscraped. However, rather than seeing Owens as a hero he was relieved of his commission. He moved on and was later in Seligman, Arizona where he ran a saloon. In 1902 he married and in 1919 he died at the age of 66. He is buried in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Bass (Baz) L. Outlaw (18??-1894 ) – A lawman and gunfighter, Outlaw served as a Texas Ranger, Bass was dismissed in 1894 after shooting up the town of Alpine, Texas. Later he was appointed as a U.S. Deputy Marshal and was killed by John Selman on April 5, 1894. See Article HERE.

 

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John Paine – A Texas gunfighter, he fought for the Grahams Pleasant Valley War of Arizona in the 1880s.

Page Palmeter – A gunman, he shot and killed Harry Walters on October 27, 1883. in Raton, New Mexico.

Jim Patterson – A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. He was killed in Lincoln, New Mexico on April30, 1878, probably by the Regulators.

Louis Paxton – A gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, he was indicted in 1879 for his participation.

Henry Pell, aka: Henry Thompson, Long Henry – A gunman who lived in Missouri, Texas, and Montana, he killed seven men before he was gunned down in 1902.

Samuel “Sam” R. Perry – A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. He died in a wagon accident at Perry Canyon in November, 1901.

Lyon Phillipowski – A lawman and gunfighter who was involved in a shoot-out with a store clerk in Lincoln County, New Mexico on October 21, 1874.

Milo L. Pierce – A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. He died of natural causes at Roswell, New Mexico on October 20, 1919.

Pablo Pino y Pino – A gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, he was indicted in 1879 for his participation.

Joe Pitman – A gunman, he shot and killed Dick Blain on February 18, 1888, in Luna Valley, New Mexico

John W. Poe – A gunman and deputy to Pat Garrett, he was with Garrett when he killed Billy the Kid on July 14, 1881.

Thomas B. “Buck” Powell – A member of the Seven Rivers Warriors who fought in New Mexico’s. He died of natural causes in Texas on August 31, 1906.

Doc Powers – A New Mexico gunman, he killed a man in Council Springs on June 27, 1888.

____ Prince – A member of the John Kinney Gang during New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. Nothing is known of life following the conflict.

Nicholas Provencio – A member of Jesse Evans Gang during New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. Afterwards, he disappeared.

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