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 Luke Lamar Short

Luke Lamar Short

Birth
Polk County, Arkansas, USA
Death 8 Sep 1893 (aged 39)
Geuda Springs, Sumner County, Kansas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 6465 · View Source
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Western Frontiersman. Primarily a gambler and saloon owner, he was a friend of the Earps, Mastersons and Doc Holliday. A known figure in Arizona, he killed a man in Tombstone shortly before he left and not long before the OK Corral shoot out. When he was in Dodge City, after he left Tombstone, he called on his old friends to help him, and the "Dodge City Peace Commission" (as they were called) protected him from the Dodge City lawmen. He was, however, involved in a number of additional fatal gunfights. One such gunfight involved lawman and racketeer Jim "Longhair" Courtright in Fort Worth, Texas. The saloon shootout proved fatal for Courtright when his gun jammed and Short shot off Courtright's thumb. Before he could switch his gun to the other hand, Short shot him again with a bullet through the heart. Luke Short died years later in Kansas and is ironically buried in the same cemetery as Courtright.



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  • Added: 26 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6465
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luke Lamar Short (22 Jan 1854–8 Sep 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6465, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .