|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1867|
April 24, 1946—Blackwell, OK — Alford Oscar Lund, 79, pioneer city resident and early day peace officer, with a period as police chief here, died in his home early Tuesday, following a long illness.
Lund had been confined to his home since October.
He was born February 17, 1867, near Leavenworth, Kansas, and came to Blackwell in 1893, a short time after the opening of the Cherokee Strip. Lund served for a time as deputy U. S. marshal, special officer for the Santa Fe railroad for 12 years, a deputy in the sheriff's office under several administrations and city marshal.
In recent years he had operated a fruit farm north of the city.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Lund; two sons, C. O. Lund, Chicago; and Lester Lund, Blackwell; one daughter Mrs. C. E. Shull, Great Ben, Kansas; and two brothers, Porter Lund of Sacrament, California; and Argus Lund of Sunnyvale, Kansas.
December 17, 1896 — Kingfisher Free Press —"Dynamite Dick," who reigned as the king of desperadoes after the killing of Bill Doolin is no more. Deputy Marshal Lund killed him near Blackwell last week during a hot fight between bandits and officers. The marshals had been on Dynamite Dick's trail for several weeks. At sunrise on the eventful day Deputy Sheriff Dossie of Kay County and a band of deputies and posse men surrounded the outlaws in a hollow between Blackwell and Newkirk. The fight lasted an hour and over 100 rounds were fired. Dynamite Dick was killed outright and his pal, Ben Craven, fatally injured. None of the attacking party was hurt.
"Dynamite Dick" derived his name from the deadly manner in which he loaded his Winchester cartridges. In the bullet of each cartridge he drilled a hole, which he filled with dynamite. The hole was then plugged up with lead and it became a double death-dealing instrument. Whenever the ball perforated the object at which it was fired, it exploded tearing the object to pieces. At the fight at Ingalls, in which the outlaws killed so many citizens, Bill Raidler fired these dynamite cartridges from his Winchester rifle, doing most deadly work and for which he was afterwards known as "Dynamite Dick." After he was killed a number of these cartridges were taken from his cartridge belt. Ben Cravens, his partner was also supplied with them.
Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Apr 23, 2012
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