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Mary "Stagecoach" Fields
Birth: 1832
Hickman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1914
Cascade County
Montana, USA

A Black gun-totin female in the American Wild west. She was six feet tall, heavy, tough, short-tempered two-fisted, powerful, and packed a pair of six-shooters and an eight or ten-gauge shotgun. A legend in her own time, she was also known as STAGECOACH MARY. She lived by her wits and her strength. She traveled north to Ohio, settled in Toledo and worked for the Catholic convent. She formed a strong bond with Mother Amadeus. When the nuns moved to Montana and Mary learned of Mother Amadeus' failing health, she went west to help out. Having nursed Mother Amadeus back to health, she decided to stay and help build the St. Peter's mission school. She protected the nuns. In 1895, she landed a job carrying the United States Mail for the Cascade County region of central Montana. She and her mule Moses, never missed a day, and it was in this capacity that she earned her nickname of "Stagecoach Mary", for her unfailing reliability. She died in 1914 of a failure of her liver. Neighbors buried her in the Hillside Cemetery in Cascade, marking the spot with a simple wooden cross which may still exist today. 
Hillside Cemetery
Cascade County
Montana, USA
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: May 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8742943
Mary Stagecoach Fields
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Mary Stagecoach Fields
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Mary Stagecoach Fields
Added by: Ronald Walton
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