B.J.
Re: Yup
Thu Jul 28, 20:29

Years ago, one legal historian said the reason Ringo’s death was on the spot ruled a suicide was to avoid having to transport his rotting body back to Tombstone for an autopsy.

As a native Arizonan I remember my great grandfather and other old timers passing on the question: “Who killed J.R ?”

As a child I don’t remember any argument of suicide vs murder. Most of the Arizona old timers seemed to agree that Frank Leslie killed Ringo.

(Many years later on the famous television series “Dallas” one highly rated episode borrowed that question.)

  • YupRandolph W. Farmer, Thu Jul 28 11:23
    Wyatt was just getting in line. Lots of people claimed to have killed John Ringo. After all, pulp fiction was profitable back then. The old timers, though, especially the ones that served on Ringo’s inquest,... more
    • Re: Yup — B.J., Thu Jul 28 20:29
      • HistoryRandolph W. Farmer, Sat Jul 30 8:00
        Are you working on your Masters in History? If so, good for you! Speaking of, here’s a recent review of my latest book, courtesy of Midwest Book Review: https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4D2DA... more
        • Re: HistoryB.J., Thu Aug 11 20:37
          Yes, about 70% completed. Something I learned during my history research and also from other Historians: The history legends are an important part of history. This would include movies, books and... more
          • Interesting theoryRandolph. W. Farmer, Fri Aug 12 4:23
            Sounds like a thesis! Or at least an article to build up the old CV. Hopefully I’ll get to read your thesis someday. The intersection of folklore and history or something like that; I confess it’s beyond... more