Found in abandoned mine, 1882
He was found at the bottom of a 60-foot shaft of the Minute Mine.
He was well-dressed, indicating he was not a miner. No identification of any kind.
1881, Shot by Wm. Clayborne
He was shot in the left temple by Clayborne for his over-insistence that they drink together.
Hicks was shot by Jeremiah McCormick, superintendent of the Lucky Cuss Mine. A saloon brawl.
He was stoned to death by Apaches. His friends were not far away, and it was thought the Indians
wanted to avoid attracting their attention by shooting him.
Stabbed by Gold Dollar
Two dance hall girls quarrelling over a man, and Gold Dollar won.
Shot by Sheriff Behan
Dan Dowd Red Sample Tex Howard Bill Delaney Dan Kelley
Legally hanged, March 8, 1884
These men were found guilty of killing several people during the robbery of a store in Bisbee.
They were all hanged on one scaffold in the Court House yard.
Murdered in 1882
A miner, native of Germany, was found dead in his cabin with four bullet wounds in his body.
Suspected of the killing was his partner, with whom he had been quarrelling and who had now disappeared.
1881, Killed by Apaches
J. D. McDermott
His spinal column was fractured when his horse fell with him while crossing the San Pedro River.
Judge C. Lindley
Chas. Lindley, in his younger years, was one of the ablest members of the bar in California.
His health was impaired by overwork and he dies in Tombstone in September, 1882.
He was killed while working on the Huachuca water line. A tested pipe was unplugged and a blast of water hurled a jack against his chest.
He was a native of England.
Shot by a Chinaman
This occurred in front of Yaple's store on Fremont Street, now Wagon Wheel Inn.
A small boy who died from drinking stagnant or poison mine water.
Mrs. R. L. Brown
Proprietress of a hotel, and dies a natural death. (Information from friends of family.)
Age 11 months, 1881
Diphtheria. (From an old resident.)
Diphtheria. (From an old resident.)
Gibson, a driver for Nadeau's ore teams, fell from a wagon and his skull was crushed
when a wheel of the heavy wagon ran over his head.
W. C. Bennett
Native of England. He died of heart trouble and was buried by Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Kearney and Simon Constantine were blown up by a blast.
It was said that death never took a holiday in Tombstone.
On this day, Hilly, a school boy, fell while walking on a pair of stilts and injured his back.
He seemed only slightly injured, but next morning he died suddenly with a spasm.
C. O. Ridgeway
His team of horses and wagon were found on a road leading out of Tombstone.
Investigation showed "Old Man Ridgeway" to be lying dead in the wagon.
H. B. Cook
Mrs. R. B. Campbell
Wife of restaurant owner of that name. She died very suddenly of severe stomach cramps and spasms. Suspected poisoning.
A kindly, devout Christian man who died of pneumonia.
Bobby Jackson 1882 Frank Hart
Shot over his mining claim.
He was a teamster for James Carr and was found dead from a blow on the back, which broke two ribs and ruptured the liver.
Sudden death, 1881
Mead was a blacksmith for Sandy Bob's stables, and was found dead early one morning in the rear seat of one of the coaches.
M. E. Kellogg
Died a natural death
1882, Killed by Indians
Dye, aged 35, and Harry Curry were wood cutters. This day they were bringing in a load of hay, when they were shot by Indians,
who after their victims had fallen from the wagon, dragged them for 150 feet.
He was one of the officers sent to arrest Billy Grounds and Zwing Hunt, suspected killers of M. R. Peel.
He died instantly when Hunt shot him in the head.
He was shot by a woman much older than he, who was jealously in love with him. (Information given by his niece.)
An old prospector who was fatally injured when a blast went off prematurely.
Red River Tom
Shot by Ormsby
English. He was a young miner, aged 24, who died from inflammation of the bowels.
Shot by Slaughter
Deron was shot when Slaughter sought to arrest him for his part in a train robbery.
Ben Scott 1883 Al Bennett
Teamsters. Ambushed by Indians.
1882, Died of Wounds
He was shot in the face with a shotgun, by one of the officers sent
to question him in connection with the murder of M. R. Peel.
Christina B. Christianson
Colored proprietress of a lodging house on Toughnut Street. Suicide by taking arsenic.
"Happy Jack" had suffered a lung injury when he was shot in a fight over a piece of land.
He was sent to Tombstone to recover but died of the old injury. (Information by grandson.)
"Old Man" Cantrell was murdered by a man named Brown, who later hanged for his crime.
Ziegler, age 27, was shot one night through the left breast and lived only a few minutes.
He and Ed Williams, who shot him, were miners and had been quarrelling while working that day.
The murder took place behind the old ice house, near the corner of Toughnut and Fifth Streets.
Shot by Chacon
This grave was located by his son who said his father had been the first Baptist minister in Tombstone. Death caused by nephritis.
He and Thos. Kearney were blown up by a blast.
Lilly, a driver for the Sycamore Water Co., was thrown from the wagon,
trampled by the horses and died instantly when the wagon ran over his head.
Shot by Cherokee Hall
A miner who was shot by a man named Poplin.
Killed by Indians, 1882
He was killed with Seymour Dye while hauling hay.
A cowboy killed in a stampede.
He was found dead one morning in the water closet back of Mrs. King's lodging house
on Toughnut Street, where he roomed.
A closed room and charcoal fumes.
This information given by her son and also by people who attended her funeral.
Said to be the first woman buried in the cemetery.
Age 1 year, 4 days. Buried in the old Jewish plot.
Keeper of Rural Dining Hall.
Child of Mrs. Lizzie Kettlewell. (Information from Jean Nuttall, who as a child,
would go with the mother to put flowers on the grave.)
He and his partner disagreed over a cock fight with tragic results.
He was burned to death in Tombstone when a hotel burned in 1882. (Information from his niece.)
Shot by Harper, who hanged for the crime.
Harper was hanged for shooting Talliday in a quarrel over money. The evening before he was hanged,
Harper wrote a long letter to his friend Curly Bill, admonishing him never to be provoked into shooting a man.
"I shot a man," he wrote, "and after tomorrow I will be no more." He was hanged in the old jail house yard.
Death was caused by stillborn birth. (This information was given by her son.)
Two infant sons of S. C. and Alice Robertson are buried in this cemetery. (Information given by their oldest sister.)
Age 1 year. The baby was given calomel by the doctor. After eating an orange, she became salivated and died.
Stage driver, suicide.
J. D. Dernitt
Fell to his death in a mine shaft.