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 Thomas Kane Wootan

Thomas Kane Wootan

Birth
Llano County, Texas, USA
Death 10 Feb 1918 (aged 34)
Graham County, Arizona, USA
Burial Safford, Graham County, Arizona, USA
Plot Block 16, Lot 7, Space 6
Memorial ID 100009868 · View Source
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Thomas Kane Wootan was the son of William Wliab Wootan Jr. and Sarah Catherine Hickman. He married Laura Howard on July 3, 1909 in Fort Thomas, Arizona. They were the parents of four daughters and a son, including, Vera Van, Christine Irene, Edith Elnora and Thomas Kane "T.K." Wootan, Jr.
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-Casa Grande Dispatch Feb 15, 1918

GRAHAM COUNTY SHERIFF IS SLAIN BY SLACKERS

All southern Arizona was shocked by the atrocious murder of Sheriff Frank McBride, of Graham county, and his deputies, Kane Wootan andMartin Kempton, by two alleged slackers, Tom and John Powers, half-breed Indians, and Tom Sisson, paroled prisoner, who are now fugitives from justice with posses of eight counties closing in on them, it is thought in the Galiuro mountains. The officers named and Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Haynes, of Globe, attempted to arrest the Powers boys as slackers, and as they surrounded the house they were met with a fusilade of shots which killed Sheriff McBride and Deputy Sheriffs Kempton and Wootan. Haynes, seeing his fellow officers drop and realizing the futility of making a fight alone, escaped and brought word of the murders to Klondyke.

In the gun battle, John Powers, father of the Powers brothers, was shot through the should. The murderers immediately went into hiding. Word was brought to Klondyke and Safford by a young man named Allen, to whom the desperadoes told the story of the killing and asked him to go to the cabin and care for the older Powers, whom he found as described.

Sheriff Hall, of this county, has a posse on the trail, and every officer of the eight adjacent counties are in the chase which it is hoped will be successful in bringing the criminals to bay before they get a chance to cross into Mexico.

This tragedy is brought close to Casa Grande as the parents of Deputy Wootan, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Wootan, are residents of this place. They are also related to Deputy Sheriff Wesley W. Cates of this place.


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  • Created by: L. Finley
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100009868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Kane Wootan (4 Sep 1883–10 Feb 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100009868, citing Safford City Cemetery, Safford, Graham County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by L. Finley (contributor 47068673) .