Robert Buckley
Re: Yo-Yoing on Yoast as Ringo's killer
Thu Jul 01, 10:15

Yost is an anglicized spelling of the German surname "Jost". At the time, the families with this surname in the eastern U.S. would spell the name "Yost". As these families moved west, they added an"a", making it "Yoast".

  • Yo-Yoing on Yoast as Ringo's killerBob Cash, Thu Jul 01 8:23
    In the thread below on the possibility of John Yoast, the discoverer of Ringo's body, also being his killer, it is stated that he was German and on the other side of the Mason County War from Johnny. ... more
    • Was John Yoast Ringo's Killer?Steve Gatto, Mon Jul 05 18:40
      Bob, I am not aware of any information that places John Yoast in the Mason County area from 1874 to 1878 or of any information that he participated in the feud himself. Even if John Yoast knew Joh... more
      • Thank you, Steve.Bob Cash, Tue Jul 06 8:47
        Your opinion is always appreciated and highly regarded. If Hogge presents no evidence of Yoast's participation in the Mason County War or even living in the area during Ringo's tenure there, even with... more
        • Jeff AkeRobert Buckley, Thu Jul 08 20:31
          Jeff Ake, whose brother, William”Bill” Ake who fought alongside Ringo in the Mason County War, said it was long suspected that Hiram Yoast killed Ringo . Jeff Ake had known the Yoast brothers back... more
    • Wrong about Loyal ValleyBob Cash, Thu Jul 01 12:50
      Re-reading Mason County War books and articles, Loyal Valley had a large German population, after all, even if it did elect Ringo constable.
      • Eugene Manlove RhodesRobert Buckley, Fri Jul 02 8:28
        Eugene knew both John and Hiram Yoast. He wrote about Hiram in several of his writings. In the Bibliography of Eugene Manlove Rhodes, " A Bar Cross Liar ", it is mentioned that John Yoast, who fou... more
        • A Wyatt Earp AnthologyRobert Buckley, Sat Jul 03 5:14
          Roy B. Young has more details on the Yoast brothers, John and Hiram, and their relationship with Eugene Manlove Rhodes in his article “ Wyatt Earp Talks Pretty”: A look at Wyatt Earp’s Interaction wit... more
          • Re: A Wyatt Earp AnthologyBob Cash, Sat Jul 03 13:06
            Robert, some time back, I was intrigued by the section of the article that Roy Young mentions John Yoast, but I was under the impression that Yoast supported the anti-Earp faction, and was more intere... more
    • Re: Yo-Yoing on Yoast as Ringo's killer — Robert Buckley, Thu Jul 01 10:15
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