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Cyrus Wells "Doc" Shores
Birth: Nov. 11, 1844
Lyons
Ionia County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1934

'Doc' Shores was a famous and well-respected lawman of the early days on Colorado's Western Slope. He served as the sheriff of Gunnison County when it was still "wild" and was noted as the lawman who captured Alferd Packer, the infamous "Colorado Cannibal." Shores also served as a deputy U.S. marshal, a railroad detective and as chief of police for Salt Lake City, Utah. He rode with Tom Horn when Horn was still on the right side of the law. Shores was the subject of a historical novel published in 1999 by Richard Davis called "A Man to Cross Rivers With." His autobiography, "Memoirs of a Lawman", edited by Wilson Rockwell, was published by Sage Books in 1962. The inscription on his headstone reads: "Western Colorado's most noted frontiersman, pioneer and lawman." (bio by: George Bacon) 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathon Shores (1805 - 1882)
  Lucinda Botsford Shores (1814 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Cyrus W Shores (1885 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elnathan Botsford Shores (1838 - 1912)*
  Marcus Morton Shores (1842 - 1930)*
  Cyrus Wells Shores (1844 - 1934)
  Laura Shores (1846 - 1864)*
  Alice S. Burch (1848 - 1938)*
  Florence Shores (1853 - 1857)*
  Rolin Shores (1856 - 1856)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gunnison Cemetery
Gunnison
Gunnison County
Colorado, USA
 
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Originally Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Oct 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7997916
Cyrus Wells Doc Shores
Added by: George Bacon
 
Cyrus Wells Doc Shores
Added by: George Bacon
 
Cyrus Wells Doc Shores
Added by: George Bacon
 
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- w creighton
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
So Mote It Be!!! A just and upright man and Mason.
- Rush Rich
 Added: Mar. 19, 2013
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