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 Andrew Augustus “Gus” Gibbons

Andrew Augustus “Gus” Gibbons

Birth
Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA
Death 27 Mar 1900 (aged 26)
Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA
Burial Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 19028435 · View Source
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On the morning of March 27, 1900 Gus was asked by a deputy sheriff to become a member of a posse attempting to capture a gang of outlaws camped nearby. It was thought the gang was led by Bronco Bill, a notorious horse thief. Upon arriving at the camp it was learned that the gang had been in a shoot out with Sheriff Beeler and fled. The sheriff was in pursuit of the outlaws and had left word for late arrivals to follow. Gus was among the late arrivals along with his uncle Dick Gibbons, Frank LeSueur and 5 others. They followed the trail for some distance and decided to split up. Dick Gibbons and 3 others took a route they thought might head off the gang. Gus, Frank and two others would continue following the trail of the gang and the sheriff. It was agreed that they would meet at Cedro Creek. At Cedro creek Dick discovered that Gus and Frank had not arrived and was informed by a sheepherder that the outlaws had turned south and the other party was following them. With tired horses, Dick decided to return to St. Johns and take up the trail the next morning. The other four, following the trail also decided to split up and rest for the night. Two were to go to Cedro and Gus and Frank were to follow the trail as far as Joe Carns ranch and stay there for the night. They never made the ranch. The next day another posse was formed to search for Gus and Frank. Following the trail of the two and the outlaws they came upon some rough country and almost immediately discovered the two bodies. Gus had been shot in the head three times and several other parts of his body. Frank had been shot in the back, once between the eyes and a third bullet had broken his leg. The outlaws were never captured.


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  • Created by: Tom Todd
  • Added: 20 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19028435
  • Tom Todd
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Augustus “Gus” Gibbons (16 Feb 1874–27 Mar 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19028435, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Saint Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Tom Todd (contributor 46900975) .