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 Thomas M. Masterson

Thomas M. Masterson

New York, USA
Death 12 Jan 1921 (aged 93)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 70, Grave 2
Memorial ID 23813394 · View Source
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Wichita Eagle, Thursday, January 13, 1921, Page 5


Was Frontiersman, Father of Bat Masterson; Dies at Age of 97.

Thomas Masterson, 97 years old, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Cairns, 1231[1221] Carlos avenue, Wednesday night.

He is survived by his daughter and two sons, Thomas Masterson, of Fort Scott, Kan., and W. B. Masterson, of New York City.

Mr. Masterson was born at Keysville, New York.

Mr. Masterson was a striking example of the frontiersman. The greater part of his younger days was spent on the fringe of civilization where survival was to the fittest. The Masterson name is written in the annals of Kansas. W.B. (Bat) Masterson having been marshal of Dodge City, Kan., during the days of the gunmen and of "Boot Hill." The former Dodge City marshal is now a theatrical and sporting writer of New York.

Mrs. Cairns is the wife of Wichita's pioneer police chief.

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  • Created by: The Old Genealogist
  • Added: 6 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23813394
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas M. Masterson (30 Sep 1827–12 Jan 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23813394, citing Highland Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by The Old Genealogist (contributor 46920129) .