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 sometimes be spelled “Yoast” . This John Yost died in 1909 at 31 years of age . He would have been around four years old when Ringo died . His brother Bert was a well known rodeo rider . Bert headlined at “ Kinney’s Wild West Show” as the “Arizona Rough Rider”. You can find Bert as a rodeo rider in the newspapers in 1910-1911 .
On Newspapers.com 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 reporti... more
John and Bert Yost (Yoast) — Robert Buckley,Tue Jun 29 15:02
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 ... more
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 ... more
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 cau... more
Frank Yoast was the father of John B.Yoast and Hiram A. Yoast .