|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1850|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1941|
According to the Oklahoma Historical Society, McAlpin was known as "Captain Hicks" until coming to Oklahoma in 1930. McAlpin was an Indian Scout and know world wide as a marksman. He also served as a Texas Ranger. In 1910 McAlpin began an around the world horsback ride beginning in Muskogee, Oklahoma and then on to San Francisco. He finally returned to Muskogee in May 1913. He was 92 years old at the time of his death.
Buried Dec 18, 1941,
age 91 years 8 months and 13 days old
Funeral Home Record located at Paul Thomas Funeral Home at Miami Oklahoma) —
Miami News Record, Miami Oklahoma
Dec 16, 1941, Pg. 2, Col. 4
Spouse Monta Maude Pyle McAlpin
Mr. McAlpin, was at one time an expert rifle shot who exhibited his skill before crowned heads of Europe, died at his residence, 521 B street southeast, Miami. The aged man was known as “Captain Hicks” while performing. He made three trips to Europe and with his first wife, an Indian, made personal appearances to which he demonstrated his marksmanship before royalty in Europe. He was at that time a member of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody’s company. At one time he was the holder of a rifle shot record and served as a Texas Ranger. He saw much service as an Indian scout. In 1910 he made an around the world horseback ride which was sponsored by a Muskogee Oklahoma newspaper and Joe Miller of 101 Ranch fame furnished the horses. Leaving Muskogee, McAlpin traveled first to San Francisco California and then into various nations of the world, returning finally to Muskogee in May 1913. In 1915, he entered a walking race against Edward Payton Weston of England and Dan O’Leary of Ireland and negotiated the distance between New York and California in 102 days. The others required 104 days.
Married Mrs. Maud Pyle, on Dec 2, 1930, he came to Miami, where he and his wife have since resided. He claimed acquaintance with many prominent persons including the James Brothers, Belle Starr and the late Charles Curtis, vice-president of the United Sates under Herbert Hoover.
Submitted by SjM No. 48638216
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Created by: Judy K. Roberts
Record added: Aug 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95378936
In memory - from a McAlpin/e family researcher|
Added: Feb. 18, 2013
Judy K. Roberts
Added: Aug. 15, 2012