Gail Allan
Newton
Mon Aug 01, 8:13

Roy,
Thank you for that quick bit of info on Newton. I'm looking forward to learning more once your book arrives.

I took the "lots of kids" from the family photo with wife and kids. Looked like a lot of kids to me LOL. Families did have a lot of kids back then,and suffered the loss of so many. Nick certainly had a lot of kids, 10, losing 3 girls before adulthood.

I knew of Newton's death in December from Wyatt's letters. It must have seemed lonely being the last of the Earp boys after having so many brothers his whole life.

Can't wait for your book to arrive. I know it will be great.

Gail

  • NewtonRoy B Young, Mon Aug 01 7:08
    Actually, Gail, Newton didn't have "lots" of kids. Four lived to adulthood: Effie May and Alice May, were the two girls and Wyatt Clyde and Virgil Edwin were the two boys. Each of these are covered... more
    • Newton — Gail Allan, Mon Aug 01 8:13
      • Thank youRoy B Young, Mon Aug 01 8:53
        Gail, thanks for the e-mails. I love talking about ole Newton. The two brothers tried to get together that last year of their lives. Wyatt even sent a newspaper reporter to interview Newton shortly... more
        • The thanks are yoursGail Allan, Mon Aug 01 9:48
          Roy. So looking foward to the Newton book. I love the stories about the whole family, even the "quiet" times, which IMO tell far more about them than the shoot em ups. Thanks again, Gail