I read somewhere that Mary Ringo had visited Wyatt and out of respect for her he was not claiming to have done the job at that time. I don’t know when this was , but he definitely implied that he did in his account penned by Flood. I found it a bit curious that unlike with Curly Bill, Stilwell and Cruz, it does not actually say that he shot Ringo. Of course, the reader is to assume so. But the reader is also assumed to know the story that Ringo had been found dead; which would not necessarily be the case.
One thing is for sure, it did not happen as per Floods manuscript, that it was done at the end of the “vendetta ride”. It is far more likely as per his 1893 interview- Ringo was shot by someone else. Ringo.
Bob, I recall an interview with Virgil who commented on Ringo’s wrapped feet, saying he presented he was doing an “Indian trick”. No elaboration on who might have shot him though.
The story about Mary Ringo was, in my feeble memory, something from Gilchriese who claimed Wyatt said that to Flood and Flood told him. Flood is disastrously vague and confusing. I've been trying to... more
about Virgil's source for his moccasin/Apache info, and when, if you know, he went on the record with it and to whom? Virgil left Tombstone in March of 1882, Ringo's suicide was three months later... more
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84021913/1882-09-09/ed-1/seq-2/ https://nediscapp.com/discussion.cgi?disc=39627&article=31168&search_page=0&search_term=moccasins https://nediscapp.com/... more
Bob No worries. None of it explains why a suicide would be falsified. Ringo was not wanted for any crime although seems acknowledged to be a rustler. Are you thinking that some of the big ranch... more
that makes Wyatt's later claim even more baffling, doesn't it? (I wasn't aware of that interview, so thanks for the reference.) In 1893, some 10, 11 years after Ringo's demise, he says one thing, then... more
I happen to believe that it is at least possible that Wyatt did have something to do with Ringo's death, maybe even pulling the trigger himself. I remember the look on our late beloved friend Paul Cool's... more
70 years old and despite a lifelong systematic search have yet to stumble across a suitable audience, not only for my ponderings, but no less so for my lack thereof. I shall soldier on however in such... more
71. I am 71. Jeez. Less time remaining than I had assumed. One day more is one day less, and the days speed by with increasing rapidity, gone in the proverbial blink of. Here today, gone later today. So... more
Me, a simple nonentity, born 1946/01/01 or 1946/01/01 Bruce ... I'd presumed you understood ... I had no intention in joining in with the fol-de-rol ... as far as I'm concerned anything that Wyatt... more