[47] Ike testified afterward that Tom was not there and that he had tried to buy a new revolver but the owner saw Ike's bandaged head and refused to sell him one. [47], A month later, the weekend before the shootout, Morgan Earp was concerned about possible trouble with the Cowboys. Lucas of the Cochise County Probate Court had offices in the Mining Exchange Building about 200 feet (60 m) from the shootout. Wyatt told Ike to go home "because there was no money in it." "[45]:234 Ike Clanton, who had repeatedly threatened the Earps with death, was still running. A passerby testified to having stopped to help Frank, and saw Frank try to speak, but he died where he fell, before he could be moved. They plied Big Nose Kate with more booze and suggested to her a way to get even with Holliday. Wyatt Earp offered to prove this when Holliday and the Clantons next returned to town. Wyatt and a deputy took Brocius in a wagon the next day to Tucson to stand trial, possibly saving him from being lynched. Browse Obituaries and Death Records in Arizona Select a city or town in Arizona from the alphabetized list below. They were part of a large, loose association of cattle smugglers and horse thieves known as the Cowboys, outlaws who had been implicated in various crimes. After Wyatt Earp first arrived in Tombstone, his business efforts yielded little profit, and he took a job as a stagecoach shotgun messenger for Wells Fargo, guarding shipments of silver bullion. Marshal in his place. I then went and saw Marshal Virgil Earp and notified him to the same effect. [5], Horse rustlers and bandits from the countryside often came to town, and shootings were frequent. Marshal shortly before he arrived in Tombstone. Ike Clanton, Billy Claiborne, and Wes Fuller ran from the fight. Corral: Did Tom McLaury Have a Gun", "Has an original copy of the official inquest into the O.K. Holliday followed him, exclaiming, "That son of a bitch has shot me and I am going to kill him." Wyatt Earp was an imposing, handsome man: blond, 6 feet (1.8 m) tall, weighing 165 to 170 pounds (75 to 77 kg), broad-shouldered, long-armed, and muscular. They returned to Tombstone on April 1. "[82]:164 Clanton ran through the front door of Fly's boarding house and escaped, unwounded. [23], Only six weeks later, Virgil ran for the office on November 12, 1880 but lost to Ben Sippy. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. They were finally reimbursed by Wells, Fargo & Co. later on, but the incident caused further friction between county and federal law enforcement, and between Behan and the Earps. King was in Bauer's butcher shop located on Fremont Street. [71]:29 In February or March 1883, Sadie and Earp left San Francisco for Gunnison, where Earp ran a Faro bank until he received a request in April for assistance from Luke Short in Dodge City. Corral that cemented the incident and its erroneous location in popular consciousness. The location is on private property off Highway 181 in southeastern Arizona. [111], Though wounded, Billy Clanton and Frank McLaury kept shooting. In early 1881, he was in Tombstone, befriended by the Clantons. Behind him a few feet near the corner of C. S. Fly's boarding house was Wyatt. The City used the Harold O. By: Jane Eppinga [125] Behan's views turned public opinion against the Earps, who were free on bail. Marshal and town marshal. But it was the popular movie Gunfight at the O.K. On May 3, 1887, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, Dr. George E. Goodfellow examined his last patient of the day, a child. In the 1880s, illegal smuggling and theft of cattle, alcohol, and tobacco smuggling across the Mexico–United States border, about 30 miles (50 km) from Tombstone, were common. [51]:157, Behan utilized his existing position and his superior political connections to successfully lobby for the position. Corral/Saint Valentine's Day Massacre", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gunfight_at_the_O.K._Corral&oldid=990658031, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Virgil and Morgan wounded, Holliday grazed by bullet; Tom and Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton killed, "Shootout at Fly's Photographic Studio", a, This page was last edited on 25 November 2020, at 19:40. 1 chemical engine with his equine coworkers Buck and Ted in about 1906. Paul, who normally rode shotgun, later said he thought the first shot killing Philpot had been meant for him.[56][57]. [58]:185 He gave the shotgun to Doc Holliday who hid it under his overcoat. The Cowboys were located in a narrow 15–20 feet (4.6–6.1 m) lot[91] between the Harwood house and Fly's 12-room boarding house and photography studio at 312 Fremont Street,[92] where Doc Holliday roomed.