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Peace Officer's Long Career Bridged Era from Cow Towns to Gangsters
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TitlePeace Officer's Long Career Bridged Era from Cow Towns to Gangsters
AbstractBook review of "Marshal of the Last Frontier" by Zoe Tilghman about her father, William Matthew Tilghman, or William Tilghman (1854-1923 ca.), "[50] years a peace officer on the old frontier." Native of Iowa raised in Kansas and becoming a deputy of Bat Masterson in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1870s before moving to Oklahoma in the 1880s as a United States marshal. Later an Oklahoma state senator and sheriff working for President Roosevelt in the 1900s and killed by Wiley Lynn, a prohibition enforcement officer from Kansas City in Cromwell, Oklahoma (a town named for a Kansas City mayor).
DateMay 21,1949
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Outlaws
See AlsoOKOLHA (Oklahoma Outlaws Lawmen History Association), Winter 2008, Vol. 5, No. 4, p.11-17 - "Bill Tilghman and Wiley Lynn" by Nancy Samuelson.
SubjectLaw enforcement officers
Local SubjectTilghman, William M.
Crime Prevention
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID120633
CONTENTdm number26655
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