PDA

View Full Version : Johnny Ringo



josey
03-05-2005, 08:40 PM
Hi, I was reading about the death of John Ringo, and some say, Wyatt Earp killed him, and others say it was Doc Holiday and yet, another states that someone said, John Ringo killed himself, that when they found him, he had powder burns on both his hand and head..could someone please tell me if they know exactly what happend to Johnny Ringo and how he died if known??..Thank you

Rockcrusher
03-06-2005, 10:00 AM
On July 13, 1882, John Ringo was found leaning against a tree, his gunbelt on upside down, a pistol in his hand and a bullet hole in his head so the popular story goes.

Supposedly from the Tuscon Star newspaper of July 14, 1882 . . .


John Ringgold, <sic> one of the best known men in southeastern Arizona, was found dead in Morse’s Canyon, in Chiricahua mountains, last Friday. He evidently committed suicide. He was known in this section as "King of the Cowboys," and was fearless in the extreme. He had many stanch friends and bitter enemies. The pistol, with one chamber emptied, was found in his clenched fist. (He) shot himself in the head, (the) bullet entering the right side, between eye and ear, and coming out on the top of the head. Some members of his family reside at San Jose, California.

old judge
03-07-2005, 09:32 AM
More info at www.johnnyringo.com (http://www.johnnyringo.com) OJ

old judge
03-07-2005, 04:20 PM
Back to Johnny Ringo. Good info at www.johnnyringo.com (http://www.johnnyringo.com) OJ

Johnnie
02-18-2007, 03:59 PM
Hi, I was reading about the death of John Ringo, and some say, Wyatt Earp killed him, and others say it was Doc Holiday and yet, another states that someone said, John Ringo killed himself, that when they found him, he had powder burns on both his hand and head..could someone please tell me if they know exactly what happend to Johnny Ringo and how he died if known??..Thank you

Josey, The mystry continues. Did you ever find out any more information about Johnny Ringo killing. :confused:

Pick up the latest issue in 07 of Wild West Magazine, there is more information that might help you, but still adds to the controversy.

Johnnie & Sheila