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Dixie Burr
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Birth: 1860
Montana, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1884
Montana, USA

He was the son of Frederick H Burr and his Snake wife who was the sister of Granville Stuart's wife. He was born in the Bitteroot Valley of Montana and little id known of his early life. At some point he became a member of a group of rustlers that brought down the wrath of the stockmen. On July 8, 1884, he and 10 members of his band were attacked at their camp at Bates Point. The attack was by a vigilante committee headed by Granville Stuart, Dixie's uncle. In the shootout Dixie had an arm shattered by a rifle ball. He jumped into a dry well and hidden until dark. One bandit escaped and five were killed. The next morning Burr and three other rustlers built a raft and started downstream. They were arrested by a group of soldiers who turned them over to deputy US Marshal Samuel Fischel. Vigilantes seized the three from Fischel, hanged them and cremated the bodies. Stuart wrote that "this cleanup of horse thieves put a stop to horse and cattle stealing in Montana for many years."
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Oct 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42774120

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 Added: Oct. 6, 2009

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