Died with his boots on during a fight in a saloon.
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Los Angeles Herald, 7/8/1883
The Shooting of Kehoe. Bodie, Cal., July 7
The coroner's jury in the case of John Kehoe found that his death was caused by gunshot wounds inflicted by other persons as well as Desmond. Kehoe had seven gunshot wounds inflicted by other persons as well as Desmond. Kehoe had seven wounds. The bullets extracted were found to be of various sizes. Desmond is not charged with the killing, nor any one else. The testimony showed that Kehoe entered the saloon and commenced a quarrel. Later the quarrel subsided, and he asked Desmond outside. The latter was the only witness of what occurred there. He states that Kehoe said, "Take That!" and struck him on the head with a revolver, afterwards shooting him twice. Desmond then fired, and backed into the saloon, where Kehoe followed, and after a sharp fusillade, fell dead on the floor. Kehoe was buried Friday.
Kehoe was not buried outside the fence line of the other cemeteries. He was the Chief Engineer of the Bodie Fire Department in 1882 and was a constable at the time of his death. He was also a military veteran and had served on Veteran's committees to plan Decoration Day ceremonies.
Boot Hill Cemetery
Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Aug 22, 2013
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