Pictured here are some of the most famous (and/or "infamous") people of the late 1800's... Wyatt Earp, Teddy Roosevelt, Doc Holliday (John Henry), Morgan Earp, "Liver Eating" Johnson, Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker), The Sundance Kid (Harry Alonzo Longabaugh), Bat Masterson, Harry Britton, Judge Roy Bean, Ben Greenough.
This photo of Louisa Houston, Morgan Earp’s wife, has never been published before appearing in Sherry Monahan’s new book, Mrs. Earp: Wives and Lovers of the Earp Brothers. The Dedicated Women Behind the Earp Men:
Morgan Seth Earp (April 24, 1851 – March 18, 1882) was the younger brother of Deputy U.S. Marshals Virgil and Wyatt Earp. Morgan was a deputy of Virgil's and all three men were the target of repeated death threats made by outlaw Cowboys who were upset by the Earps' interference in their illegal activities. This conflict eventually led to the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, during which Morgan was wounded. All three lawmen along with Doc Holliday were charged by Ike Clanton, who fled the…
James Earp left, Morgan Earp right, this is an albumen print that was never mounted. Of the many Morgans I have, this is probably my favorite, and id say of all the Earp boys Morgan was the most jocular. Original image from the collection of P. W. Butler.
Frank C. Stilwell (1856 - March 20, 1882) was an outlaw Cowboy who murdered at least two men in Cochise County during 1877-1882. He was closely involved in the events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881, and was suspected in the murder of Morgan Earp on March 18, 1882. Two days after Morgan's death, Frank Stilwell was killed in retribution by Deputy U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp in a Tucson train yard.
Warren Baxter Earp (1855-1900) – The youngest of the Earp brothers, he joined the others in Tombstone in 1880, but was not in the settlement when brothers Virgil, Morgan and Wyatt had the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Warren later joined Wyatt in tracking down the killers of Morgan Earp in the infamous Earp Vendetta Ride. Wilcox Cemetery, Wilcox, Arizona
Frank McLaury (March 3, 1848 - October 26, 1881) was a ranch hand of the Old West. He is best known for being a member of group of outlaw Cowboys that faced off against lawmen Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona Territory during which he was killed. Although he has been dubbed a gunfighter by some accounts, he was not. Frank stood at 5'4" . Brother Tom at 5' 3". The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is believed to have been his…
Joseph Isaac (Ike) Clanton (1847 – June 1, 1887) He is best known for being a member of group of outlaw Cowboys that had ongoing conflicts with lawmen Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan Earp and Wyatt's friend Doc Holliday. The Clantons repeatedly threatened the Earps because they interfered with the Cowboys' illegal activities. On October 26, 1881, Ike was present at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, but was unarmed and ran from the gunfight.
Dr. George E. Goodfellow treated Virgil Earp and Morgan Earp after they were wounded in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. His testimony later helped absolve the Earps and Doc Holliday of murder charges when they shot and killed three outlaw Cowboys and supported their contention that they acted lawfully. He treated Virgil again when he was maimed in an ambush and rushed to Morgan's side when he was mortally wounded by an assassin.
Louisa Earp, Morgan Earp's Wife. Her sister-in-law Adelia Earp described Lou as ". . . a stunning looker . . . a fine person . . . and a clever young lady . . ." who was well-educated and ". . . had been to good schools . . ."
Frank Stilwell, involved in the events regarding the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, 10/26/1881, and was suspected in the murder of Morgan Earp on 3/18/1882. Two days after Morgan's death, Frank Stilwell was killed by Wyatt Earp in a Tucson train yard. Murder indictments were issued for Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Warren Earp, Sherman McMaster and John Johnson. Earp fled the Arizona Territory for Colorado. Wyatt Earp admitted late in his life to killing Stilwell at close range with a shotgun.
Tom McLaury. On October 26, 1881, during the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Tom McLaury shot Morgan Earp in the shoulder. Doc Holliday instantly countered, blowing McLaury away with blasts from both barrels of his shotgun. His brother, Frank, was also killed in the gunfight. Both are buried at Tombstone's Boothill.