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Charlie Moore – A member of Selman’s Scouts following the turmoil of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. He was robbed and killed by unknown persons in the White Sands, New Mexico Territory in December 1878.

Jim Moore (18??-1875) –  A hardened killer, Moore had allegedly killed seven people before he murdered Officer William Spivey. He was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 3, 1875.

William Moore, aka: Outlaw Bill (18??-1881?) – An outlaw, Moore rode with John Casey in New Mexico stealing horses and committing murder. He later fled to Alaska.

William “Gad” Moore – A road agent in Montana and thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes.

Frank Morgan –  An outlaw, he held up the San Marcial, New Mexico stage on May 15, 1881, and was killed.

Ed Morrell – An outlaw, he aided the escape of Chris Evans from a California jail in 1893.

George Morris –  Along with his son, George murdered a man named Ed Davis in Oklahoma. Both killers were arrested by Heck Thomas. George was sentenced to life in prison, and his son, a long prison term as an accessory.

Harvey Morris – A gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, he was killed during the McSween gunfight on July 19, 1878.

W.C. Morris – A gunman, Morris dueled with “Editor Shannan” and killed him at Visalia, California in 1860.

Peter Morrissey – A New Mexico outlaw, was killed in June 1877 by a posse.

William Morton – A gunman in the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, he rode with the posse that killed John Tunstall in February. He was killed by Billy the Kid in March 1878.

“Scar Face” Mosely – An outlaw, he was killed by the Montana Stranglers near Glendive, Montana in 1884.

Henry Mosier – A gunman who participated in the killing of Jock Harriman in Wallace, New Mexico on December 10, 1883.

George Moss (18??-1888) – A black outlaw, he killed a rancher named George Taff on the Red River of Oklahoma after stealing his cattle. He was hanged in Fort Smith, Arkansas on April 27, 1888.

Ace Moyer – A gunman and founder of Laramie, Wyoming, he was hanged with his brother Con in 1868.

Con Moyer – A gunman and founder of Laramie, Wyoming, he was hanged with his brother Ace in 1868.

Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896)See H.H. Holmes

Redmond “Red” Munkirs (or Munkers) (1845-1867) – Born in Missouri on March 26, 1845, he was the son of Solomon Munkirs and Sarah Ferril from Tennessee. He was thought to have ridden with Quantrill’s Raiders during the Civil War and afterward joined the James-Younger Gang. He was with the gang in their first robbery of the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri on February 13, 1866. After marrying Martha Elizabeth “Mattie” Marton, he got into a conflict with the Missouri State Militia in Clay County, Missouri and at the age of 21, was shot and killed by them on his front porch on May 18, 1867. His only child, daughter Lorene Redmond Munkirs, was born five weeks later on June 22, 1867.

Joaquin Murrieta

Joaquin Murrieta

Joaquin Murrieta (1830-1853) – The half-mythical “King of the California Outlaws”, he reportedly killed former Texas Ranger Harry Love before he was killed in 1853 by a posse.

Procopio Murietta – An outlaw and nephew of Joaquin Murrieta, he terrorized Santa Cruz, California and rode with Timbucio Vasquez in the late 1860s.

Zeke Murillo – An outlaw, he led a gang of rustlers headquartered in Shakespeare, New Mexico.

Jim Murphy (1861-1879) – A member of the Sam Bass Gang in Texas, Murphy turned informer causing the deaths of Sam Bass and Seaborn Barnes. When another gang member threatened to kill him, he mysteriously died of poisoning.

John A. Murrell, aka: The Great Western Land Pirate – Murrell was lionized in fictional tales that described him as The Great Western Land Pirate. However, he was nothing more than a vicious cutthroat and robber who operated along the Natchez Trace.

George West Musgrave, aka: Jeff Davis, Jesse Miller, Jesse Johnson, Jesse Williams (1874-1947) – An outlaw member of the High Fives Gang, Musgrave, a cheerful and soft-spoken man, was also a cattle rustler, robber, and killer.

Lee H. Musgrove (?-1868) – An outlaw who operated in the American West, he was charged with several murders and the theft of horses. He was hanged by a vigilante mob.


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By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated December 2018

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