Old West Outlaw List – P-Q

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Pablo Padilla – A horse thief and cattle rustler around Valencia County, New Mexico, he was lynched in January 1872.

George W. Padgett – Though Padgett claimed self defense in the killing of a man in Oklahoma, he was found guilty of murder and hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 9, 1881.

Billy Page – 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.

Manfred Paine – An outlaw and son of a suspected killer, he shot and killed his father in Washington, as well as the lawman who arrested him.

Geronimo Para – A bandit leader and murderer, Para was hanged on January 6, 1900 in El Paso, County, Texas.

William Parchmeal – A murderer operating in Indian Territory, Parchmeal was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 26, 1885.

Frank Parish Grave

Frank Parish Grave

Frank Parish (or Parrish) (18??-1864) – An alleged road agent and horse thief in Montana, he was thought to have been a member of Henry Plummer’s gang of Innocents. He was hanged by Montana Vigilantes in January, 1864.

George Leroy Parker – See Butch Cassidy

Allen H. Parmer (1848-1927) –  Born and raised in Missouri, Parmer rode with William Quantrill during the Civil War and was paroled with Frank James in Kentucky at war’s end. Afterwards, he joined with the James-Younger Gang and was allegedly present during their first robbery of the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri on February 13, 1866. He then attended Bryant and Stratton’s Business College in St. Louis, Missouri in 1867-68. A warrant was issued for his arrest for participating in the robbery of the Hughes and Wasson Bank in Richmond, Missouri in May, 1867; however, when he produced an alibi that he was working in St. Louis at the time, all charges were dropped. OnNovember 24, 1870, he married Susan Lavinia James, sister of Frank and Jesse James and the couple would have six children. He moved his family to Archer City, Texas somewhere along the line, where he worked as a manager for the Stone land and Cattle Company. During this time, his brother-in-law, Jesse James, often utilized his home as a hide-out. His wife, Susan, died in 1889 and he remarried Sarah Katherine Ogden December 27, 1892. Parmer died October 25, 1927 in Texas.

John Parris (or Parish) – An Indian outlaw and bootlegger, he was one of two men accused of killing U.S. Deputy Marshal Dan Maples and was arrested by U.S. Deputy Marshal John Curtis.

George Parrot, aka George Francis Warden, George Manuse, George Curry, Big Nose George (18??-1881) – Running with a gang in Wyoming, they robbed pay wagons and stages, Parrot was arrested and convicted to be hanged. However, he was lynched before the execution could be carried out.

Emanuel Patterson – Killed U.S. Deputy Marshal Willard Ayers on August 11, 1880. For the next six years he was a fugitive until tracked down and arrested by Heck Thomas. He sentenced to life in prison, where he died.

C. C. “Champ” Patterson – Wanted for murder and bank robbery in Oklahoma, he killed a Shawnee Police Officer. He was later shot in a bank robbery in Boley, Oklahoma.

William S. Pearl – A gunman, he killed a soldier in Fort Stanton, New Mexico and was lynched on January 23, 1883 by other soldiers.

Alexander Doniphan “Donnie” Pence (1847-1896) – Rode with William Quantrill during the Civil War and allegedly participated in the Liberty, Missouri Bank Robbery in 1866. He later became a respected sheriff in Nelson County, Kentucky and died of typhoid fever in 1896.

Thomas Edward “Bud” Pence (1842-1880) – Rode with William Quantrill during the Civil War and allegedly participated in the Liberty, Missouri Bank Robbery in 1866. He died in 1880.

Louis Perkins – An outlaw, he was captured with Charlie Allison in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 1881.

Gabriel Petal – Outlaw member Vicente Silva’s White Caps Gang in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Samuel Peters – After being accused of theft by James Hanson in Indian Territory, Samuel Peters visited Hanson’s home and stabbed his wife, Charity, to death. He was convicted of murder and was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 8, 1876.

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.

Tom Pickett (1858-1934) – An outlaw and lawman, Pickett rustled cattle with Billy the Kid and was captured with the more famous outlaw on December 23, 1880. He later served as a U.S. Deputy Marshal and died on May 14, 1934, in Arizona.

Charlie Pierce and George "Bitter Creek" Newcomb killed on May 1, 1895

Charlie Pierce and George “Bitter Creek” Newcomb killed on May 1, 1895

Charles “Charley” Pierce (18??-1895) – After unsuccessfully racing horses in Pawnee, Oklahoma, Pierce became a member of the Dalton Gang during the 1890’s. After most of the gang’s members were killed during the Coffeyville, Kansas raid on October 5, 1892, Pierce joined Bill Doolin’s Oklahombres. He participated in several holdups, but his final battle occurred on May 2, 1895. After the Doolin Gang split up, Pierce and George “Bitter Creek” Newcomb rode to the Dunn Ranch on the Cimarron River to visit Newcomb’s lover, the famous “Rose of Cimarron.” They also planned to collect some $900 owed to Newcomb by Rose’s brothers. However, as they approached the house the pair of outlaws were ambushed, shot out of their saddles by Rose’s brothers who wanted to collect the large bounty on their heads. Both bodies were then taken to Guthrie, but Newcomb was still alive. When he sat up and begged for water, he received another bullet for his efforts.

George Pierce (18??-1896) – George and brother, John, robbed and murdered their traveling companion, William Vandever, as they rode through the Cherokee Nation in November, 1894. Found with Vandever’s horses, mules and wagon, they were arrested. Tried and convicted at Fort Smith, Arkansas, both were hanged on April 30, 1896.

John Pierce (18??-1896) – John and brother, George, robbed and murdered their traveling companion, William Vandever, as they rode through the Cherokee Nation in November, 1894. Found with Vandever’s horses, mules and wagon, they were arrested. Tried and convicted at Fort Smith, Arkansas, both were hanged on April 30, 1896.

Red Pipkin – An outlaw, he rode with Bronco Bill Walters.

Charles Pitts – On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger Gang attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota. Among the outlaws were the James Brothers, the three Younger Brothers, and two more Quantrill veterans, including Clell Miller and Charlie Pitts. The attempted robbery was to be the demise of the infamous James-Younger Gang and the death of Charley Pitts. When ordered to open the safe, bank cashier, Heyman, refused to do so and ducked down. Angered, Jesse put a pistol to his head and shot him. The shot was heard beyond the bank and when the bank alarm began to go off the Northfield citizens opened fire upon the gang. Charley Pitts and Bill Chadwell were killed. Cole, Jim and Bob Younger were badly wounded but managed to escape. However, they were captured just one week later, just east of Mankato. The Younger Brothers were sentenced to life terms in prison. Frank and Jesse escaped back to Missouri, unharmed.

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