Joyce A. Aros
Addie Bourland
Thu Apr 14, 2022 8:26

...You will have to set those romantic interests aside, Jones. Addie's husband was a merchant from Arkansas, sold cigars pipes, stationary, confectionary and all kinds of fancy goods. he also invested in Turquoise mining. His shop was on Fifth street between Fremont and Allen.

His wife, Addie, was a dressmaker and her shop was the house at 523 Fremont. Later she moved to a shop at 311 Allen. She was very successful.

Whether or not they remained married, there is no information, but as she made upscale clothing for the ladies of Tombstone she was very socially connected. Stories abound she was friendly with the Earp women but seems unlikely as they stayed in the shadows a lot, had been in the 'industry,' so to speak, and would not likely have been accepted in the social activities of the more respectable women of the town.

But that explains her reluctance to be overly involved in the court case.

  • re: Frank turnedJones, Wed Apr 13 2022 20:32
    Interesting take on it. I like Addie. Took some guts for a single gal to live where she did. Best wishes, Jones
    • Addie Bourland — Joyce A. Aros, Thu Apr 14 2022 8:26
      • MarriedJones, Thu Apr 14 2022 15:53
        Addie was married! Darn it! Why are the good ones always taken ;-) Bet that gal had some interesting stories to tell. Best wishes, Jones
      • William Bourland vs Samuel BorlandJerry Prather, Thu Apr 14 2022 10:18
        Joyce, sorry to jump in here, but there are certain things you never forget. About 12 or 14 years ago, there was a mention of William Bourland being a member of the coroner's jury for the murder of Morgan... more
        • Jerry/thank you!Joyce A. Aros, Thu Apr 14 2022 11:18
          ...this is what we do in trying to help put the whole picture together in the right way. I appreciate your digging around and clearing up any discrepancies. And there is a discrepancy. Epitaph records... more
          • What's in a nameJerry Prather, Thu Apr 14 2022 11:49
            Joyce, this kind of reminds me of the confusion between Billy Allens. For years we read that Doc Holliday encountered the Billy Allen that witnessed the shootout when he ended up in Leadville, Colorado.... more