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 Benjamin Cummings Truman

Benjamin Cummings Truman

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 10 Jul 1916 (aged 80)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 19397 · View Source
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Author. He was a writer for the Los Angeles Star and was a regular contributor to the magazine "Overland Monthly" where he would regale his readers about stories of the Civil War and the untamed West. He was the author of many books, including "The Press of Southern California 1873," "Occidental Sketches," "San Francisco," "The Field of Honor Being a Complete and Comprehensive History of Duelling in All Countries" and "History of the World's Fair." He is most famous for being one of the only journalists to interview captured bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. He did what he did best after the interview...he wrote a book: "Tiburcio Vasquez: The Life, Adventures, and Capture of the Great California Bandit" (Los Angeles: Star Printing Co., 1874).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Cummings Truman (25 Oct 1835–10 Jul 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19397, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .