Oliver “Ol” Yantis

Oliver “Ol” Yantis

Birth
USA
Death 30 Nov 1892 (aged 22–23)
Orlando, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Mulhall, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Lot 171
Memorial ID 8116642 · View Source
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Western Outlaw. He was a cotton farmer near Orlando, Oklahoma and was a member of both the Doolin and Dalton gangs. He was recruited by request of George “Bitter Creek” Newcomb. Newcomb was Bill Doolin’s friend and had a thing for Yantis' sister. Oliver was with the Doolin-Dalton gang when they robbed a train in Caney, Oklahoma on October 14, 1892 and a bank in Spearville, Kansas on November 1, 1892. On the morning of November 29, 1892, Sheriff C. M. Beeson, Deputy Marshall Tom Hueston and other lawmen arrived at the McGinn farm by Dodge City, Kansas to arrest him. When he came out of the house Beeson announcing that he had a warrant for him shouted, throw up your hands and surrender to the law. As he did so, he drew a revolver in the air and shot. The officers returned fire hitting him in the leg and in the stomach. Taking charge of his wounds, the officers took him to a hotel in Orlando and provided him with medical treatment but he died the next day.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 23 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8116642
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver “Ol” Yantis (1869–30 Nov 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8116642, citing Roselawn Cemetery, Mulhall, Logan County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .