Bob Cash
Re: John B. Yoast
Mon Jun 28, 2021 19:00

Interesting. Corey Recko, in his book about the murders of Albert and Henry Fountain, lists brothers John and Hiram "Yost" as persons who were named by some as having something to do with the crime that took place between Lincoln and Las Cruces. He also points out that they were cousins to the Grahams of the Graham-Tewksbury Pleasant Valley War in Arizona.

  • John B. YoastRobert Buckley, Mon Jun 28 2021 18:21
    If John B. Yoast is the same John Yoast that found Ringo dead, then this book is making a good case that Yoast had a motive, that is if Ringo didn’t commit suicide . Here is John B. Yoast on Find-A-Grave... more
    • Re: John B. YoastBob Cash, Tue Jun 29 2021 18:04
      Article in theCasa Grande Dispatch of October 6, 1927 reports that rancher M. L. Shellenberger was in jail in Nogales, Arizona for shooting and killing John Yoast near Salerno. Shellenberger claimed... more
    • RingoEddie Lanham, Tue Jun 29 2021 3:30
      Wasn't his name James Yoast?
      • Re: RingoRobert Buckley, Tue Jun 29 2021 7:22
        Eddie, I’ve seen his name reported as John Yoast and John Yost.
    • Re: John B. Yoast — Bob Cash, Mon Jun 28 2021 19:00
      • Re: Re: John B. YoastBob Cash, Tue Jun 29 2021 9:17
        On I have found two articles that make me question whether the John Yoast of Arizona and the John B. Yoast of New Mexico are the same person. Both are dated after 1900, with one reporting... more
        • John and Bert Yost (Yoast)Robert Buckley, Tue Jun 29 2021 15:02
          Bob, Hogge has your question covered in his book . John and Bert Yost were brothers that lived in the Sulphur Springs Valley . Their name was actually spelled “Yost”, in the newspapers their named would... more
          • Re: John and Bert Yost (Yoast)Bob Cash, Tue Jun 29 2021 18:17
            Thanks, Robert. So now we have to rule out the John Yoast killed in 1927 in Salerno, Arizona as being the man who found Ringo. A lot of Yoasts and Yosts hanging around Arizona and New Mexico from the 1880s... more
            • Scott Cooley and John RingoRobert Buckley, Wed Jun 30 2021 16:37
              The Daily Herald , March 18, 1876 “Quite an excitement was raised among our citizens last Sunday by the arrival in town of the notorious Mason County outlaws Scott Cooley and John Ringgold , who was... more
              • Re: Scott Cooley and John RingoBob Cash, Wed Jun 30 2021 17:47
                Robert, as a previous post of mine points out, there is some speculation, including by law enforcement personnel conversant in suicide scenes, that sometimes a gunshot that close to the head could cause... more
        • CLARIFICATION: Re: John B. YoastBob Cash, Tue Jun 29 2021 9:19
          Both articles I referred to appear in Arizona papers.
          • Frank YoastRobert Buckley, Tue Jun 29 2021 16:54
            Frank Yoast was the father of John B.Yoast and Hiram A. Yoast . more
      • Hiram A. YoastRobert Buckley, Mon Jun 28 2021 20:01
        John B. Yoast did have a brother named Hiram. Here is his Find-A-Grave: