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Robert Woodson Hite (1848-1881) – The first cousin of Frank and Jesse James, Wood rode for “Bloody Bill” Anderson during the violent Kansas-Missouri border war. Later, both he and his brother, Clarence, joined the James Gang, where he was thought to have participated in the Blue Cut, Missouri train robbery on October 8, 1879, the hold up of the Riverton, Iowa bank on July 10, 1881, the Glendale, Missouri train robbery on September 7, 1881. Just months later, in December, Wood, who had a romantic attachment to Bob Ford’s widowed sister, Martha Bolton, argued with Dick Liddel over her affections.  When the disagreement escalated, Robert Ford sided with Liddel and Hite was shot and killed. Liddel turned himself in for the killing and Ford was arrested. The entire affair would lead to Jesse James death, when Ford made a deal with Governor Thomas T. Crittendon that he would be pardoned for the murder of Hite if he were to capture or kill James.

Joseph Hlavaty – An accomplice to Pretty Boy Floyd and Fred Hildebrand.

Thomas J. Hodges, aka: Tom Bell, The Outlaw Doc (1825-1856) – Raised in an upstanding family in Tenessee, Hodges received a good education and became a surgeon after finishing medical school. He served in the Mexican-American War and afterwards traveled to California to seek his fortune in the Gold Rush. Failing as a prospector, he turned to robbery and in 1855 served a year in Angel Island Prison. While there he met Bill Gristy and when the pair were released they formed an outlaw gang of five men and began robbing stages for several months. After killing a woman and two men in an unsuccessful robbery attempt, the gang was doggedly pursued by posses and vigilantes. Tom was finally tracked down by a vigilante group near the Merced River on October 4, 1856. By the time the Stockton Sheriff arrived, he found Bell hanged from a tree outside Nevada City, California.

Foster “The Kid” Holbrook – Outlaw member of the Christian Gang, he was captured in 1895 a short time after the killing of Deputy Sheriff W.C. Turner.

Lewis Holder (18??-1894) – An Oklahoma outlaw, Holder was convicted of robbing and killing George Bickford and was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 25, 1894.

H.H. Holmes – Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896), better known by the name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or more commonly, H. H. Holmes,  was a prolific serial killer who operated in the late 19th century. Read More

Russ Holloway – An outlaw, he killed a man in 1879 in Earth County, Texas and fled. He returned in 1927 and surrendered himself but was released as no indictment was standing.

Reimund Holzhay, aka: Black Bart – A German immigrant and outlaw, was captured in 1889 while robbing a train single handedly. He received a life sentence.

Joe Horner – See Frank M. Canton

Tom Horn

Tom Horn

Thomas Horn, aka: James Hicks (1860-1903) – A gunfighter and lawman, he turned outlaw when he began to offer his “services” for hire and was hanged on November 20, 1903.

Eddie House – New Mexico outlaw charged with the murder of a Lincoln County sheepherder but was acquitted in 1881.

Thomas Jefferson House, aka: Tom Henry – An outlaw and horse thief, he killed Joe Carson, constable of Las Vegas, New Mexico, on January 22, 1880 (or 1884). He was lynched on February 7.

Walter Hovey, aka: Fatly Ryan – Outlaw member of the Black Jack Ketchum Gang.

Charles Howard – Outlaw member of the Robert McKemie Gang, he was captured in 1878 along with McKemie.

James “Tex” Howard, aka: Tex Willis, Jack Howard – An outlaw, he was the scout for a Bisbee, Arizona, robbery in 1883 during which, several people were killed. Howard was arrested and hanged in 1884.

Joe Howard – An alleged outlaw and horse thief, he was lynched in 1873 at Franklin, Missouri.

“Big Dan” Howland – An outlaw, Howland murdered J.W. Lacy, a relative of Ike Stockton in May, 1881 at the insistence of the vigilantes in Farmington, New Mexico.

Joe Hubert, aka: Joe Roberts – An outlaw, rustled cattle in 1877 near Hillsboro, New Mexico, and was convicted of mail robbery.

Jim Hughes – An Arizona and New Mexico outlaw, he died on November 2, 1899.

Wilson “Texas Jack” Hughes – Outlaw member of the Ike Stockton Gang.

Della Humby – A black outlaw in Indian Territory, he was wanted for murdering his wife and killed Sergeant James Guy of the Chickasaw Mounted Police. Arrested, he was tried at Fort Smith, Arkansas. In the first trial he was found guilty, but on appeal, he was acquitted.

O.V. Humphreys – After killing a man named John Allen, he then wounded his wife and committed suicide in Apache, Oklahoma.

“Humpy Jack” – An alleged outlaw, was shot and killed in his cabin in 1884 by the vigilante Montana Stranglers.

Richard “Zwing” Hunt (1858-1882) – An outlaw, he robbed the Tombstone Mining and Milling Co. with Billy “the Kid” Grounds and killed M.C. Peel. U.S. Deputy Marshal William Breakenridge killed Grounds and wounded Hunt. Hunt escaped later only to be killed by Apache Indians a short time later.

Bill “Tex” Hunter – Outlaw, was a member of Ike Stockton’s Gang.

Bill Hunter (18??-1864) – An outlaw and member of the Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents in the 1860s. He was the last of the gang to be lynched by the Montana Vigilantes.


By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, August, 2017.


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