Daniel Buck
Re: William Wade Hildreth 1872-1939
Fri Aug 06, 2021 19:06

Gracias mil. This is why Vince came to the right place. If anyone would know who the lawman Bill Hildreth was, his back story, you guys would.

Most writers described this Hildreth as Bill or Billy, but in the index to Jeff Burton's The Deadliest Outlaws he is listed as William A. Hildreth. Obviously the middle initial was an error.

Anyway, born in 1872 means Hildreth was only five when the portrait was painted. Dan

  • William Wade Hildreth 1872-1939Robert Buckley, Fri Aug 06 2021 18:34
    Vince , here is a biography of the “William Hildreth” that was with Jeff Milton. http://azclevelands.net/history/Hildreth/HistHildrethBill.html
    • Re: William Wade Hildreth 1872-1939 — Daniel Buck, Fri Aug 06 2021 19:06
    • Re: William Wade Hildreth 1872-1939Vince Garcia, Fri Aug 06 2021 18:40
      Ah, thank you. That would make him too young for this painting, which moves it back to Dan's first thought if there is not another adult Wm. A Hildreth floating around AZ in 1877