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 Thomas Eli Brackney

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Thomas Eli Brackney

  • Birth 15 Sep 1869 Bates County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 1959 Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Plot County Section - plot unknown
  • Memorial ID 83749038

Tom & Louisa Brackney homesteaded near Meeteetse WY then relocated to Grass Valley near Austin NV just before WWI.

In 1924 Tom confronted Vicente Arrate, a Basque sheepherder in the employ of Martin Amestoy. Arrate reportedly ran his sheep through Brackney's water supply and a gunfight ensued. Both men were wounded but Arrate died of his wounds on July 11 in Austin, NV. Brackney was tried for murder in Lander County Court in Austin but acquitted.

Source: "1924 Murder led to Murder Charge" Reese River Reveille, 24 December 1992.


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  • Created by: Tenalquot
  • Added: 20 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83749038
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Eli Brackney (15 Sep 1869–18 Dec 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83749038, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Tenalquot (contributor 46506981) .