|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1947|
Los Angeles County
Alvira (Allie) Packingham Sullivan, was the daughter of John B. Sullivan and Mary Newman.
"Allie" Earp was the third wife of Lawman, Virgil Earp.
Allie met Virgil Earp in Council Bluffs where she had worked as a waitress. In any case, Virgil and Allie would stick together come hell or high water right into the next century.
The couple lived a nomadic existence for many years. First they lived in Witchita where Virgil had served briefly with brother Wyatt on the Wichita police force in the mid-1870s. They moved onto Dodge City when brother Wyatt did but whether Virgil ever served as a peace officer is unknown.
From Dodge, Virgil and Allie moved to Prescott, the territorial capital of Arizona. They went further south in Arizona to Tombstone in December of 1879.
It was not until after the famous OK Corral Gunfight and subsequent murdering of Morgan Earp that Allie left Arizona. She, her husband Virgil sister in laws, Louisa, Mattie and Bessie accompanied the body of Morgan Earp to the family home in Colton, Caifornia.
Allie was also instrumental in the reuniting of her husband and his daughter (from Ellen Rysdamn) Nellie in Portland, OR.
Of all of the Earp Women, Allie saw the most and outlived them all. She had her memoirs printed in a controversial autobiography "The Tombstone Travesty" by Frank Waters.
Allie was 98 years old when she died. Allie is interred with Adelia Earp, sister to her husband and best friend in her later life.
Virgil Walter Earp (1843 - 1905)*
Mountain View Cemetery
San Bernardino County
Created by: Angel M. Brant
Record added: May 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14407246
Added: Oct. 1, 2014
John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice [the voice of Christ the King] and come out.”|
Added: Sep. 6, 2014
A true pioneer women Gods Speed Allie|
Added: May. 4, 2014
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