Wyatt Earp

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Date of Birth March 19, 1848
Place of Birth Monomouth, Illinois
Date of Death Jan 13, 1929 (80)
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Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was an Old West lawman and gambler in Cochise County, Arizona Territory, and a deputy marshal in Tombstone. He worked in a wide variety of trades throughout his life and took part in the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, during which lawmen killed three outlaw Cochise County Cowboys. He is often erroneously regarded as the central figure in the shootout, although his brother Virgil was the Tombstone City and Deputy U.S. Marshal that day, and had far more experience in combat as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier. Earp was at different times a professional gambler, teamster, and buffalo hunter. Over his lifetime, he owned several saloons, maintained a brothel, mined for silver and gold, and refereed boxing matches. He spent his early life in Pella, Iowa. In 1870, he married Urilla Sutherland, who contracted typhoid fever and died in childbirth. During the next two years, Earp was arrested for stealing a horse, escaped from jail, and was sued twice.

Born: Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, March 19, 1848, Monmouth, Illinois, U.S.
Died: January 13, 1929, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place: Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, California
Occupation: Lawman, buffalo hunter, saloon keeper, miner, boxing referee, gambler, brothel keeper
Years active: 1865–1898
Known for: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Fitzsimmons vs. Sharkey boxing match decision
Opponent(s): William Brocius, Tom and Frank McLaury, Ike and Billy Clanton, Billy Claiborne
Parent(s): Nicholas Porter Earp and his second wife Virginia Ann Cooksey
Relatives: siblings Newton, Mariah Ann, James, Virgil, Martha, Morgan, Warren, Virginia Ann, and Adelia Douglas Earp
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About Wyatt Earp

Gambler, Pima County Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshall in Tombstone, Arizona, who was in the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Before Fame

He worked as a farmer, miner, and boxing referee.


He was known as the toughest and deadliest gunman of his day.

Family Life

His wife Urilla Sutherland Earp died in pregnancy just a year after their marriage.


He was the focus of the TV show Wyatt Earp with Hugh O'Brian and several movies.

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Latest information about Wyatt Earp updated on January 16, 2021.

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