Dave Rudabaugh

Dave Rudabaugh

Birth
Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Death 18 Feb 1886 (aged 31)
Mexico
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 32121274 · View Source
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Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh was known as an outlaw his entire life. as a child his father was killed during the american civil war, causing him and his mother to roam America his entire life. Dave was known in the black hills of the Dakota territory as a stage coach robber in the gang known as the trio which consisted of Mike Roarke, Myestirous Dave Mathers and himself. Dave was to be said to have assosiated himself with John Henery Holliday ( Doc Holliday) while he was in the black hills.

The two did not care for each others company, a hatered insued that brought Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp together as freinds in there common wish to see him to an early grave. Dave left the Dakota territory to the New Mexico territory and joined the Tunstall, McSween faction in the Lincion County war lead by Billy the Kid. After the murder of Deputy James Carlyle, Patt Garrett Lead a posse to hunt down Billy the Kid and Dave and whom ever else rode with them.

After the alleged murder of Billy the Kid by Pat Garrett. Dave fled to the Arizona Territory where he joined the Clanton and McLaurys in the fight against the Earps and Doc Holliday. Dave was beleaved to be involved in the assassanation of Morgan Earp. When Wyatt Earp began to hunt the Cowboys after Morgans death, Dave fled to Mexico. Dave meet his end in Mexico three years later after being caught cheating during a card game, Dave killed the man and fled only to return at night. Dave was killed upon his return into town to retreive his horse. The Mexican people of the town beheaded Dave and had his head on display for all to see.


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  • Created by: Joseph King
  • Added: 11 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32121274
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dave Rudabaugh (14 Jul 1854–18 Feb 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32121274, ; Maintained by Joseph King (contributor 46880482) Body lost or destroyed.