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 Lester Moore

Lester Moore

Birth
Death 1880
Burial Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Plot Row 6, lot 24
Memorial ID 19899 · View Source
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Western Figure. In the late 1880s, Lester Moore worked as a Wells Fargo Station Agent in the Mexico-United States border town of Naco, Arizona. One day a man named Hank Dunstan arrived at the Wells Fargo station to pick up a package he was expecting. When Moore handed him a badly battered and mangled package, Dunstan became enraged over the condition of it and an argument ensued. The argument quickly became heated and both men reached for their guns. Moore was shot four times from Hank Dunstan's gun. Before Moore died, he managed to fire off one shot of his own, hitting Dunstan in the chest and Dunstan died from his injury. Lester Moore's body was transported to the nearby town of Tombstone, where he was buried in the Boothill Graveyard. There he became forever known for the epitaph inscribed on his headstone which read, "Here lies Lester Moore, four slugs from a .44, no Les, no more".

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lester Moore (unknown–1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19899, citing Boothill Graveyard, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .