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 William Mathewson

William Mathewson

Birth
Triangle, Broome County, New York, USA
Death 21 Mar 1916 (aged 87)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 3094 · View Source
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American Frontiersman. Born in Triangle, New York, he was a daring explorer, hunter, Indian scout and fighter, and the first to be given the sobriquet, "Buffalo Bill". In 1849, he was employed by the Northwestern Fur Company, traveling through the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming, trading with the Indians and acquired his knowledge of Indian warfare. He was most renowned in Kansas pioneer days, helping establish settlements, trading with Wichita Indians and creating the Chisholm Trail as a route of transport for the community. When the region was incorporated, he became Police Commissioner of Wichita, Kansas. In the later 1800s, he was employed by the government for services on his trading post at the Kiowa and Comanche agency. He died in Wichita, Kansas, in 1916.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Jun 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Mathewson (1 Jan 1829–21 Mar 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3094, citing Highland Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .