Person:Wyatt Earp (1)

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp
m. 1840
  1. Newton J Jasper EarpABT 1841 - 1928
  2. James Cooksey Earp1841 - 1926
  3. Virgil Walter Earp1843 - 1905
  4. Martha Elizabeth Earp1845 - 1856
  5. Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp1848 - 1929
  6. Morgan Seth Earp1851 - 1882
  7. Baxter Warren Earp1855 - 1900
  8. Virginia Ann Earp1858 - 1861
  9. Adelia Douglas Earp1861 - 1941
  10. Morgam S Earp - 1882
m. abt 1869
m. bet. 1871-1873
m. abt 1882
Facts and Events
Name Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp
Gender Male
Birth? 19 Mar 1848 Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Census[1] 1850 Marion County, Iowa
Census[2] 1860 Marion County, Iowa
Marriage abt 1869 Barton County, Missourito Urilla Sutherland
Census[3] 1870 Barton County, Missouri
Marriage bet. 1871-1873 (common law)
to Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock
Census[7] 1875 Wichita, Kansas
Reference Number? Q44616?
Census[4] 1880 Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona
Marriage abt 1882 Tombstone, Arizona(apparently common law)
to Josephine Sarah Marcus
Census? 1900 (not yet located)
Census[5] 1910 Los Angeles County, California
Census[6] 1920 Los Angeles County, California
Death? 13 Jan 1929 Los Angeles, California
Burial? Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California

See also John Henry "Doc" Holliday for information about the relationship between the two men.

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Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848 – January 13, 1929) was an American gambler, Pima County, Arizona Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, who took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, during which lawmen killed three outlaw Cowboys. He is often regarded as the central figure in the shootout in Tombstone, although his brother Virgil was Tombstone City Marshal and Deputy U.S. Marshal that day, and had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier in combat.

Earp lived a restless life. He was at different times in his life a constable, city policeman, county sheriff, teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and boxing referee. Earp spent his early life in Iowa. His first wife Urilla Sutherland Earp died while pregnant, less than a year after they married. Within the next two years Earp was arrested, sued twice, escaped from jail, then was arrested three more times for "keeping and being found in a house of ill-fame". He landed in the cattle boomtown of Wichita, Kansas, where he became a deputy city marshal for one year and developed a solid reputation as a lawman. In 1876 he followed his brother James to Dodge City, Kansas, where he became an assistant city marshal. In winter 1878, he went to Texas to gamble where he met John Henry "Doc" Holliday, whom Earp credited with saving his life.

Earp moved constantly throughout his life from one boomtown to another. He left Dodge City in 1879 and with his brothers James and Virgil, moved to Tombstone, where a silver boom was underway. The Earps bought an interest in the Vizina mine and some water rights. There, the Earps clashed with a loose federation of outlaws known as the Cowboys. Wyatt, Virgil, and their younger brother Morgan held various law enforcement positions that put them in conflict with Tom and Frank McLaury, and Ike and Billy Clanton, who threatened to kill the Earps. The conflict escalated over the next year, culminating on October 26, 1881 in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in which the Earps and Holliday killed three of the Cowboys. In the next five months, Virgil was ambushed and maimed, and Morgan was assassinated. Pursuing a vendetta, Wyatt, his brother Warren, Holliday, and others formed a federal posse that killed three of the Cowboys they thought responsible. Unlike his lawmen brothers Virgil and James, and Doc Holliday, Wyatt was never wounded in any of the gunfights, which only added to his mystique after his death.

Wyatt was a lifelong gambler and was always looking for a quick way to make money. After meeting again in San Francisco, Earp and his third wife Josephine Earp joined a gold rush to Eagle City, Idaho, where they had mining interests and a saloon. They left there to race horses and open a saloon during a real estate boom in San Diego, California. Back in San Francisco, Wyatt raced horses again, but his reputation suffered irreparably when he refereed the Fitzsimmons-Sharkey boxing match and called a foul that led everyone to believe he fixed the fight. They moved briefly to Yuma, Arizona before they next followed the Alaskan Gold Rush to Nome, Alaska, where they opened the biggest saloon in town. After making a large sum of money there, they opened another saloon in Tonopah, Nevada, the site of a new gold find. And finally in about 1920 they worked on several mining claims in Vidal, California, retiring in the hot summers to Los Angeles.

When Earp died in 1929, he was better known for his notorious handling of the Fitzsimmons-Sharkey fight than the O.K. Corral gun fight. An extremely flattering, largely fictionalized was published in 1931 after his death, becoming a bestseller and creating his reputation as a fearless lawman. Since then, Wyatt Earp has been the subject of and model for numerous films, TV shows, biographies and works of fiction that have increased his mystique. Earp's modern-day reputation is that of the Old West's "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day". Until the book was published, Earp had a dubious reputation as a minor figure in Western history. In modern times, Wyatt Earp has become synonymous of the stereotypical image of the Western lawman, and is a symbol of American frontier justice.

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  1. United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432).

    1850 U.S. Census, Lake Prairie Twp, Marion County, Iowa (Roll M432 187), p. 290A; Dwelling 150, Family 156.
    Earp N.P. 37 [abt 1813] M North Carolina Cooper & Farmer
    Earp Virginia A. 29 [abt 1821] F Kentucky
    Earp Newton J. 13 [abt 1837] M Kentucky [attended school]
    Earp James C. 7 [abt 1843] M Kentucky [attended school]
    Earp Virgil W. 6 [abt 1844] M Kentucky [attended school]
    Earp Martha E. 5 [abt 1845] F Illinois
    Earp Wyatt B. 2 [abt 1848] M Illinois

  2. United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653).

    1860 U.S. Census, Pella, Marion County, Iowa (Roll M653 335), p. 230; Dwelling 1671, Family 1572.
    Earp Nicolas P. 45 [abt 1815] M North Carolina Farmer (re=$800; pe=$200)
    Earp Virginia A. 38 [abt 1822] F Kentucky
    Earp James C. 19 [abt 1841] M Kentucky Farmer [attended school]
    Earp Virgil W. 17 [abt 1843] M Kentucky Farmer [attended school]
    Earp Wyatt S. 12 [abt 1848] M Illinois [attended school]
    Earp Morgan L. 9 [abt 1851] M Iowa [attended school]
    Earp Warren 5 [abt 1855] M Iowa
    Earp Virginia A. 2 [abt 1858] F Illinois
    Davis Lucinda 17 [abt 1843] F Kentucky [attended school]

  3. United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132).

    Dwelling 214, Family 214
    Earp Wyatt 22 [abt 1848] M W Farmer (re=$75; pe=$100) Illinois
    Earp Rilla 21 [abt 1849] F W Illinois

  4. United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T9).

    1880 U.S. Census, Tombstone Village, Cochise County, Arizona (Roll 36), ED 2, p. 163C; Dwelling 119; Family 165.
    [among more than 80 people all apparently living in Holly Levine's hotel & saloon]
    Earp Virgil W. W M 36 [abt 1844] Married Farmer Kentucky Virginia Kentucky
    Earp Alley W F 22 [abt 1858] Wife Married Keeping House Nebraska Ireland [blank]
    Earp Wyatt S. W M 32 [abt 1848] Brother Single Farmer Illinois Virginia Kentucky
    Earp Mattie W F 22 [abt 1858] Wife Married Keeping House Wisconsin [blank] [blank]
    Earp James C. W M 39 [abt 1841] Brother Married Saloon Keeper Kentucky Virginia Kentucky
    Earp Bessie W F 36 [abt 1844] Wife Married Keeping House Missouri [blank] [blank]
    Earp Hattie W F 16 [abt 1864] Daughter Single At Home Iowa Kentucky Missouri

  5. United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624).

    1910 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles County, California (Roll T624 81), ED 154, p. 5B; Dwelling 137; Family 145.
    Earp Wyatt S. Head M W 62 [abt 1848] M.2 (25 yrs) Illinois Virginia Virginia Miner (gold & copper)
    Earp Josephine Wife F W 41 [abt 1869] M.1 (no ch) New York Germany Germany

  6. United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625).

    1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Assembly District 61, Los Angeles County, California (Roll T625 105), ED 109, p. 12B; Dwelling 306; Family 313.
    Earp Wyatt S. Head M W 72 [abt 1848] Married [n.d.] Illinois Virginia Virginia Miner (copper mine)
    Earp Josephine Wife F W 57 [abt 1863] Married [n.d.] New York Hamburg Hamburg

  7. 1875 Kansas State Census.

    1875 Kansas State Census, Wichita, Sedgewick County (Roll KS1875 18), p. 32, Line 25.
    [no family no.] W. S. Earp 26 [abt 1849] M W [no occupation, no property] Illinois (to KS from Illinois)