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Commodore Perry Owens
Birth: Jul. 29, 1852
Death: May 10, 1919
Flagstaff
Coconino County
Arizona, USA

Folk Figure. C.P. Owens was the sheriff of Navajo County, Arizona on September 4, 1887 when he went to a house in Holbrook to arrest Andy Cooper. Cooper, whose real name was Blevins, was wanted in connection with the troubles associated with the Pleasant Valley War, a cattle range dispute sometimes called the Graham-Tewksbury feud. When Owens knocked on the door of the Blevins house, he was immediately fired upon by its inhabitants. Within the space of mere seconds, Owens fired only 5 shots, killing Cooper, Sam Blevins, Mose Roberts and wounding John Blevins. This gunfight, an example of single-handed law enforcement worthy of Hollywood, has been eclipsed by the more famous "Gunfight at the OK Corral" in Tombstone.  (bio by: George Bacon) 
 
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  Elizabeth Barrett Owens (1879 - 1945)
 
Burial:
Citizens Cemetery
Flagstaff
Coconino County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Tract J Block A Lot 13 Space 2
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Oct 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7998295
Commodore Perry Owens
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- Alan Brownsten
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rest in peace, cousin
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