The Tombstone Independent struck again days later (as printed in the Jul 29, 1882 Tucson Citizen)
"A son of Mr. B.F. Smith found John Ringo's horse on Tuesday last, about two miles from where the deceased was found. His saddle was still upon him with Ringo's coat upon the back of it. In one of the pockets were three photographs and a card bearing the name of 'Mrs. Jackson.' It seems strange that the horse would have wandered about all this time without having been discovered before. Mr. Smith brought the horse into town with him. It is a bay, weighing about 1,000 pounds."
When discussing the death of John Ringo, people often cite the Tombstone Epitaph for details of his demise. Below is a contemporary account that originated with the Tombstone Independent and was pick... more
Most interesting is no mention of pistol caught in watch chain, much stronger report of suicidal utterances on Ringo's part, and mention of the loss of what is described of "considerable means". Also,... more
The only mention I've seen from AZ about any romantic connections to Ringo was the alleged dalliance with Big Nose Kate. Perhaps the talk about town on those two was conflated into an alleged marriage... more
It seems to me that this reporter dug a little further to get some details about his death and his background. This is the only contemporary reference to Ringo reportedly having a wife that I can rec... more
Thanks, Steve. Nice to have this piece from the KC Times. I know there is currently a work in progress, by a credible Georgia author who is claiming to have new evidence of who "killed" John Ringo. ... more
Steve, if you don't have this already, you may find it interesting. Fort Worth Record, PAGE 37, Sunday, April 13, 1913, by Taylor Thompson. It's available on Newspapers.com. I will try to summarize it... more