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James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Birth: May 27, 1837
Troy Grove
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1876
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA

Western Figure. Born in Troy Grove, near Ottawa, Illinois, he took part in the Kansas struggle preceding the Civil War, was a driver of the Butterfield stage line, and gained fame as a gunfighter. He was an assistant station tender for the Pony Express at the Rock Creek, Nebraska station. He served as a Union scout in the Civil War. After the war he became deputy United States Marshal at Fort Riley (1866), Marshal of Hays, Kansas (1869), and Marshal of Abilene (1871). His reputation as a marksman in desperate encounters with outlaws made him a frontier legend. Hickok once shot and killed his own deputy in error, which was the downfall of his career as a lawman. After a tour of the East with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show(1872 to 1873), he went to Deadwood, South Dakota where he was murdered by Jack McCall while playing cards at the #10 Saloon. The hand Hickok had held, a pair of Aces and a pair of Eights, thereafter became known as "The Dead Man's Hand." 
Family links: 
  William Alonzo Hickok (1801 - 1852)
  Pamelia Butler Hickok (1804 - 1878)
  Agnes Mersman Lake Thatcher (1826 - 1907)*
  Martha Jane Canary (1852 - 1903)*
  Agnes Mersman Thatcher (1826 - 1907)*
  Jean H. Hickok McCormick (1873 - 1951)*
  Oliver Cromwell Hickok (1830 - 1898)*
  Lorenzo Butler Hickok (1832 - 1913)*
  Horace Dewey Hickok (1834 - 1916)*
  James Butler Hickok (1837 - 1876)
  Celinda Hickok Smith (1839 - 1916)*
  Lydia M Hickok Barnes (1842 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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God bless you throughout the 2014 Yuletide Season within God's Kingdom. Never again will you suffer the company of murderers. Merry Christmas (early)! Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
- Jan
 Added: Dec. 17, 2014
There are several 'errors' in this bio...W.F. Cody did NOT have a Wild West Show until the 1880s, after J.B. Hickok was dead, so it is IMPOSSIBLE for him to be with Cody's Wild West. This is an often repeated error, along with being 'married' to Calamity ...(Read more)
- Geoff Hickok
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014
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