|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1859|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1900|
George Scarborough was a cowboy, sheriff of Jones County in Texas, deputy U.S. Marshal in El Paso and a detective in Deming, New Mexico for a cattleman's association. While in El Paso, his dealings with John Selman lead to a gunfight. The two fired and John Selman was dead.
As a cattle detective later in his life, George roamed New Mexico looking for rustlers. During one fateful pursuit, Scarborough was shot in the leg by who is believed to have been Kid Curry. Kid Curry had been a member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. George's leg was amputated, but he died four days later.
George Scarborough's life was filled with controversy. As a lawman, he walked the line between law and lawnesses often using methods and motives to match the people he was pursuing. His courage and effectiveness were never questioned however
Mary Frances McMahon Scarborough (1860 - 1949)*
George Edgar "Ed" Scarborough (1879 - ____)*
Mountain View Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: KRW
Record added: Jan 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12876704
Added by: Anonymous
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