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John Baker "Texas Jack" Omohundro
Birth: Jul. 27, 1846
Palmyra
Fluvanna County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1880
Leadville
Lake County
Colorado, USA

Folk Figure, Actor. A former scout, Confederate soldier, newspaper correspondent and pop figure of his day, "Texas Jack" Omohundro was a friend of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok. In 1872, Texas Jack and Buffalo Bill, both famous figures from dozens of dime novels, created a stage show featuring the well-known scouts as live actors. Popular dime novel writer Ned Buntline wrote the first script for "Scouts of The Prairie" in about four hours; Wild Bill Hickok later joined the show. Just a month before his 34th birthday, Texas Jack got pneumonia and died in the thriving mining town of Leadville, Colorado. "Texas Jack" was posthumously elected to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, and received the Wrangler Award in the Hall of Great Western Performers for his career as both a working cowboy and actor. (bio by: Ron Franscell, Author of CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE books) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Burwell Omohundro (1816 - 1901)
  Catherine Salome Baker Omohundro (1824 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Giuseppina (Josephine) Antonia Morlacchi Omohundro (1836 - 1886)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adelaide Virginia Omohundro (1841 - 1848)*
  Elizabeth Omohundro Adams (1842 - 1934)*
  Orville Calhoun Omohundro (1844 - 1921)*
  John Baker Omohundro (1846 - 1880)
  Catherine Mary Omohundro (1847 - 1848)*
  Arabella Adelaide Omohundro Nees (1849 - 1939)*
  Richard James Omohundro (1851 - 1928)*
  Morton Patterson Omohundro (1852 - 1931)*
  Martin W. Omohundro (1855 - 1913)*
  Seldon Bickerton Omohundro (1858 - 1863)*
  Manassas Omohundro (1861 - ____)*
  Malvern Hill Omohundro (1866 - 1960)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Leadville
Lake County
Colorado, USA
 
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John Baker Texas Jack Omohundro
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