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Tom O'Day

Tom O’Day

Tom O’Day, aka: Peep, Court Jester, Joe Chancellor (18??-1930?) – A skilled safecracker and poker player, O’Day hooked up with the Wild Bunch and was one of the bank robbers who held up the bank in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, along with Kid Curry, George Currie and the Sundance Kid. On November 23, 1903, O’Day found himself on the wrong side of the law again when he was arrested with a herd of stolen horses near Casper, Wyoming. Convicted and sent to prison for horse theft, he was released on June 1, 1908. Afterwards he settled down, got married and served as a celebrity of sorts at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. While an exact date of death is unknown, it is believed that O’Day died in South Dakota sometime in 1930. He is buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap, Iowa in the O’Day plot, but there is no marker.

Albert O’Dell (1861?-1887) – Oklahoma outlaw, O’Dell, along with James Lamb, murdered Edward Pollard and George Brassfield. These men happened to be the husbands of Lamb and O’Dell’s mistresses, both of whom were pregnant by them. Both men were hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on January 14, 1887.

Alvin Odle – A Texas outlaw, he escaped from the Burnet jail with his brother William in 1889 and the pair fled to Mexico. He was later killed by Texas Rangers, Bass Outlaw and John Hughes in Edwards County, Texas.

William Odle – A Texas outlaw, he escaped from the Burnet jail with his brother Alvin in 1889 and the pair fled to Mexico. He was later killed by Texas Rangers, Bass Outlaw and John Hughes in Edwards County, Texas.

Thomas “Big Foot” O’Folliard (1858-1880) – An outlaw cattle rustler and friend to Billy the Kid, he was second-in-command in Billy the Kid’s Gang.

Ike Ogg – Oklahoma outlaw who rode with Al Spencer and Jelly Nash.

Edward O’Kelley (1858-1904) – On June 8, 1892, he shot and killed Robert Ford, the murderer of Jesse James, in Ford’s saloon in Creede, Colorado. He was sent to prison and after eight years, was released. He was killed in Oklahoma City by a lawman in 1904.

Jimmy O’Laughlin – An outlaw, he broke out of jail on June 1885.

Jake Owens – A former Murphy-Dolan employee, he fought in New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. Afterwards, he joined Selman’s Scouts, a vicious gang who terrorized the county. He died of natural causes in Carlsbad, New Mexico on December 24, 1935.

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 on April 28, 1881.

Morris O’Malley – Oklahoma outlaw member of the Jennings Gang and Little Dick West Gang, he was captured by U.S. Deputy Marshal Bud Ledbetter.

Pat O’Malley – Oklahoma outlaw member of the Jennings Gang and Little Dick West Gang, he was captured by U.S. Deputy Marshal Bud Ledbetter.

John Orr, aka: Donaldson – Outlaw member of Wild Bill Martin’s Gang, he was killed by a rival gang led by John Perry in June, 1877.

George Owens – Outlaw member of the Alvord-Stiles Gang of Arizona, he was imprisoned for a train robbery committed in 1899.

Louis (Lewis) Owens – An outlaw and brother of George Owens, he robbed trains with the Alvord-Stiles Gang of Arizona. He was captured and imprisoned in 1900.

 

By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, August, 2017.

 

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