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 Hamilton Polk Rayner

Hamilton Polk Rayner

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death 12 Apr 1932 (aged 72–73)
Wichita County, Texas, USA
Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 120427794 · View Source
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He died in a Wichita County Hospital, He lived in El Paso per his Death Cert. Hamilton was one of the first IF NOT THE FIRST, Chihuahua breeder. He lived in El Paso and Sold Chihuahua to the very wealthy and Princess.. he would go to Mexico and capture wild Chihuahuas, He had the foundation stock for our today Chihuahuas.
Also out of the El Paso OLD newspapers.
Susan Polk Rayner, moved to Texas, as did her surviving children. She died 25 years after her husband, passing in 1909 at age 87.

Father Kenneth, sons seemed to have inherited his fiery temper and penchant for brawling.William Polk Rayner while deputy US revenue collector in Fort Worth, William P Rayner, killed the proprietor of a gambling hall in a conflict over a woman of dubious character. He pleaded self-defense at his trial and was acquitted. He was a Deputy US Marshal in Dallas, then moved to El Paso where late one night in 1885 while he was gambling in a saloon with Wyatt Earp, a brawl erupted among the patrons during which Rayner was shot in the arm and abdomen. He died over a month later of his wounds.

Hamilton Polk Rayner, was appointed the town Marshal of Hunnewell, Kansas, a rough cattle town where at the age of 23 he cleared out a gang of ruffians, six-guns blazing. Later served as deputy sheriff in Tarrant and Hood counties, Texas. He was the last surviving son (of Kenneth) and moved to El Paso abt 1882 to be special agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad and a Texas Ranger. This is the same time era he started to capture Chihuahuas.


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  • Created by: N M N
  • Added: 16 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120427794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hamilton Polk Rayner (1859–12 Apr 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120427794, citing Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by N M N (contributor 46864109) .