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Commodore Perry Owens

  • Birth 29 Jul 1852 Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 10 May 1919 Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
  • Plot Tract J Block A Lot 13 Space 2
  • Memorial ID 7998295

Folk Figure. C.P. Owens was the sheriff of Apache County, Arizona on September 4, 1887 when he went to a house in Holbrook to arrest Andy Cooper. Cooper, whose real name was Blevins, was wanted in connection with the troubles associated with the Pleasant Valley War, a cattle range dispute sometimes called the Graham-Tewksbury feud. When Owens knocked on the door of the Blevins house, he was immediately fired upon by its inhabitants. Within the space of mere seconds, Owens fired only 5 shots, killing Cooper, Sam Blevins, Mose Roberts and wounding John Blevins. This gunfight, an example of single-handed law enforcement worthy of Hollywood, has been eclipsed by the more famous "Gunfight at the OK Corral" in Tombstone.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: George Bacon
  • Added: 18 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7998295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Commodore Perry Owens (29 Jul 1852–10 May 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7998295, citing Citizens Cemetery, Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .