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Francis Boardman "Pistol Pete" Eaton
Birth: Oct. 26, 1860
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1958
Perkins
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA

Folk Figure. A former deputy U.S. Marshall who claimed to have killed 11 men with the Colt .45 he wore strapped to his side. He served as deputy U.S. Marshall under Judge Isaac C. Paker "hanging judge" in the Indian Territory. Frank Eaton was known as "Pistol Pete," a nickname he acquired at the age of fifteen when he outshot U.S. cavalry men in a contest at Fort Gibson,Oklahoma. In 1923, Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) students asked him to be the model for the campus mascot. The university still uses Pistol Pete as its mascot today. (bio by: William Barritt) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Orpha P Miller Eaton (1875 - 1902)*
  Anna Rosetta Sillix Eaton (1881 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Ethel Florence Eaton Case (1893 - 1981)*
  William Rolla Eaton (1903 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Perkins Cemetery
Perkins
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Oct 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7945680
Francis Boardman Pistol Pete Eaton
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