|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1883|
Fred Lobley and a second man, Tom Frenoy were cutting wood when they were set upon by maurading apaches. The apache considered this place their ancestral homeland thus the woodcutting party were considered invaders. Tom and Fred were both killed by indians in the last few years of Arizonas' "indian wars". Geronimo was known to lead the apache to other camps in Arizona and Mexico. They were a formidible force esp. if in "hostile mode". During their last encounters they out gunned the U.S. Army by use of lever action repeating rifles. Geronimo was a cagey leader. He fully understood the use of a photograph as a propaganda tool, consequently they were often photographed and such photos are priceless relics of the old west. Geronimo was never a chief of apache although he had many devoted followers. On the trail he was fearless and powerful. His group could move miles faster per day than any army follower ever could. Simply, the army continued the fight until Geronimo was exhausted spiritually and physically. Call that a victory if you will. Tom Frenoy and Fred Lobley were caught up in events. They were in the wrong place at the wrong moment.
Specifically: Fred Lobley is buried alongside of Pinery canyon road in the Chirichua wilderness, Arizona.
Created by: billcarr
Record added: Aug 31, 2006
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