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 D. M. “Bud” Ballew

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D. M. “Bud” Ballew

  • Birth 1877 Fannin County, Texas, USA
  • Death 5 May 1922 Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Lone Grove, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 1208

Western Lawman. Born David Monticello Ballew, he was a most controversial and effective Ardmore, Oklahoma Territory Deputy Sheriff. A very noted gun fighter, he first made headlines killing Pete Bynum who was in the middle of a holdup. Later he killed outlaws Steve Talkington for resisting arrest, James Perle and two men named Hignote and Mills for attempting to escape custody. But it wasn't just outlaws, in a long standing feud with fellow lawman Dow Braziel, Ballew shot him dead when he pulled his gun on him. He met his demise on May 5, 1922, in a deadly shoot-out in Wichita Falls, Texas, when police Chief J.W. McCormick tried to arrest Ballew for disturbing the peace.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1208
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for D. M. “Bud” Ballew (1877–5 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1208, citing Lone Grove Cemetery, Lone Grove, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .