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Alfred G. Packer – Prospector and guide in the Rocky Mountains during the 1870s, Alfred Packer confessed to cannibalism during the winter of 1874.
Pablo Padilla – A horse thief and cattle rustler around Valencia County, New Mexico, he was lynched in January 1872.
Geronimo Para – A bandit leader and murderer, Para was hanged on January 6, 1900, in El Paso, County, Texas.
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. Afterward, 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. November 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 on December 27, 1892. Parmer died on October 25, 1927, in Texas.
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.
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.
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.
Charles “Charley” Pierce (18??-1895) – After unsuccessfully racing horses in Pawnee, Oklahoma, Pierce became a member of the Dalton Gang during the 1890s. 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.
Henry Plummer (1837-1864) – A Montana lawman, he was supposedly the outlaw leader of a gang called the Innocents and was lynched by vigilantes in 1864. However, historians now believe it was the vigilantes themselves who carried out the many crimes and Plummer was not guilty.
Johnny Pointer (1873?-1894) – While traveling from Texas to Arkansas in December 1891, Pointer killed his traveling companions, William Bolding and Ed Vandever, by bludgeoning them with an ax. When he tried to dispose of the victims’ wagon and team, he was arrested by U.S. Deputy Marshals. He was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 24, 1894.
Frank Porter – A New Mexico outlaw, he was killed eighty miles west of Albuquerque, in April 1888 by a posse.
William “Bill” Power, aka: William St. Power, Tom Evans (18??-1892) – Not much is known about Bill Power other than he drifted into Indian Territory with a trail herd from the Pecos. His name was actually William St. Power and in addition to using the name “Bill Power,” he also used the alias of Tom Evans. While working at the Bar X Bar Ranch, he became acquainted with Emmett Dalton and other cowboys who would soon become part of the infamous Dalton Gang. In the two years the Dalton Gang operated, the outlaws were involved in a number of train and bank robberies before they schemed to a double bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas on October 5, 1892. Spotted by locals, a shootout followed the attempted robbery which claimed the lives of power, along with Grat and Bob Dalton, and Dick Broadwell; as well as four Coffeyville residents. Emmett Dalton, though seriously wounded, was the only one to survive and wound up serving 14 years in prison. Power was buried, along with the Dalton brothers at the Coffeyville, Kansas Cemetery.
Elmer Price – An outlaw who was sent to prison, he refused two pardons on February 6, 1909, and again on April 27, 1912.
Aaron Purdy – An Oklahoma outlaw, accused of whiskey running, robbing trains, and plans to kill a federal officer, he was pursued by Heck Thomas and a posse and was badly wounded.
Tom Purdy – Oklahoma outlaw and brother of Aaron, he was accused of whiskey running and robbing trains
Kep Queen – An outlaw in Texas and Oklahoma, he robbed a bank at Cisco, Texas in 1887. He was killed by Sheriff Bud Sanders and a posse.
Vic Queen – An outlaw who rode with Martin McRose in New Mexico.
Tom “Tex” Quinlan – An outlaw who escaped from the Las Vegas, New Mexico jail with J.J. Webb and Dave Rudabaugh on December 3, 1881.
By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated February 2020.
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