|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1854|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1899|
In June 1899, Converse County Sheriff Joe Hazen was killed in an ambush near present-day Kaycee, Wyoming by a member of the notorious "Hole-In-The-Wall Gang"--either Tom Roberts or Harvey Logan (alias Harvey Currey), depending upon which press account (or wanted poster) is to be believed. (The Gang's roster at one time also boasted several members of the arguably more notorious "Wild Bunch"--including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.)
At the time of his murder, Hazen was leading a posse in pursuit of three of the Gang who were implicated in a train robbery that had been committed a few days earlier near the city of Medicine Bow, Wyoming. Only one of the trio--Bob Lee, alias Bob Curry--was eventually apprehended, although not until the following year, in March of 1900.
Born in Illinois, Hazen worked in Wyoming as a cattleman, operated a livery stable, and had part interest in a local copper mine, before becoming Sheriff of Converse County in 1897. He married a waitress, nettie Burlingham, in 1890 and fathered two sons.
Sheriff Hazen was buried in the old Pioneer Cemetery north of Douglas, in one of the largest funerals the city had yet seen; mourners included Wyoming Governor J. DeForest Richards. Hazen's remains were moved to their present location in Douglas Park Cemetery in 1917.
Nettie Nancy Burlingham Logan (1871 - 1944)*
George DeForest Hazen (1893 - 1960)*
Harvey Hazen (1895 - 1946)*
Douglas Park Cemetery
Created by: Chris Calcut
Record added: Jun 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14606882
Added: Apr. 23, 2012
Added: Oct. 4, 2011
For a grandfather that I never knew while he lived, but have come to know and love him during my adult life..|
sharon hazen hall
Added: Jan. 7, 2009