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 axe. 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 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, August, 2017.
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