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 William Rodney Massie

William Rodney Massie

Birth
Franklin County, Missouri, USA
Death 29 Jan 1910 (aged 78)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 216, Lot 1611
Memorial ID 21036 · View Source
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Folk Figure. Missouri steamboat pilot who was playing poker with Wild Bill Hickok the day Wild Bill was shot and killed. The bullet passed through Wild Bill's head and pierced Captain Massie's left arm. It is thought by some that the bullet that killed Wild Bill Hickok is buried with the remains of Captain Massie. His grave is unmarked.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Rodney Massie (5 Nov 1831–29 Jan 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21036, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .