The reason given for Warren's departure from Benson to California August 20 was a bogus cover story. The Star said that Warren was "visiting his sick father in Colton, California."
Nick Earp - the tough ol' coot - would have never wanted or needed that from his 'son' - considering that Warren was just beginning a significant and valuable relationship with such a major corporate firm in Wells-Fargo; notwithstanding the excellent salary of $125 per month. Not to mention the side money to be maid during daytime from the brace game(s) conducted at "Fatty" Stewart's AA Saloon by Morgan Earp, J. D. Young and quite probably Doc Holliday.
Then there is the controversial and alleged letter written by Adelia which included: "....My brother Warren missed the big fight in Tombstone because he was at my house recovering from a wound he received in a fight with rustlers on the border."
This scenario holds true however, in the fact that Wells Fargo readily supported and allowed such employees to engage in extra-curricular posse and/or law enforcement work. The Wells-Fargo Cash Books shows fill-in work done by available messengers - one day here; one week there; two days here, etc. The rate of pay was $4.16 per day.
Final evidentiary piece is that Warren was still limping nine months after August 20, while at Gunnison City with Wyatt. He was interviewed by the Gunnison New-Democrat which reported on June 4, 1882: "He [Warren] was neatly but plainly dressed, and walks lame from the effects of a gun-shot wound...."
Kenny, I think all this info is intriguing and informed speculation is important in figuring out what actually happened in Cochise County, but I think you are overstating your case here.
In your f... more
"By September 1, 1881 Morgan was back in Tombstone and Warren Earp was in Colton, California, EVIDENTLY convalescing from a gunshot wound."
I was encouraged by a different scholar to include all th... more
Something Adelia said in her memoirs, which many years ago I verified absolutely compatible with, and supported by contemporary records, 95 %, was a tidbit about Warren.
"I know for sure how Warren... more
You have done this field a great service with your study of Adelia's interview and you are, in large part, responsible for convincing me of its authenticity.
Adelia's quote about Warren doing mor... more
Kenny ... is most of the material you cite (letters, etc) in this book? ... never found a copy ... despite your endorsement of otherwise unassailable facts, does it mean Adelia was directly involved? ... more
Two separate items: 1. Wild West Remembrances by Adelia Earp Edwards & Earl Chafin.
2. Wild West Remembrances by Adelia Earp.
The former is messed up by Earl - he inserting any number of screw-bal... more
...the original is but 15 pages. The Chafin version is somewhat longer. If memory serves I sent that to Sherry Monahan with appropriate warning. Like the warning I gave not to use the cropped photo of... more
but is much of Adelia's information on dates and places in there?
I followed in Chris Penn's trail and was told there was a member named David H Cruickshanks (father or son?) of the English Western... more
Warren and his wife Kate Sanf... more
Unfortunately, this and three other similar links have no cached versions ... don't suppose there's any salient information in there .... will dig out her book ...
Don't know what the EEA is, but ... more
No, a blanket EU Ban ... beware of irony ahead ... thanks Uncle Sam for lots of really positive leads on Google Images ... I have seen the real photo before ... I even have the book ... somewhere