The Marshals of Tombstone
Born Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp on March 19, 1848, he was a gambler, deputy sheriff and the marshal of Tombstone. Wyatt grew up in Iowa and in 1870 married his first wife Urilla. She came down with typhoid fever while pregnant and died just before their baby was born. Wyatt moved to many places during his lifetime, and was marshal in some of those cities. He met John “Doc” Holliday in Texas while pursuing a criminal. He moved to Tombstone in 1879 with his brothers James and Virgil. He also was part of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and got through it unscathed. Wyatt eventually left Tombstone and traveled around with his common-law wife, Josephine. He died in 1929 at the age of 80.
Angel BaldenegroAngel was born on March 2, 1915 and was the marshal of Tombstone in the mid 1950’s. Along with being the marshal, he was an actor and often performed in the Helldorado Days making Ornate, the Mexican bad man famous. He died on January 22, 1988. To find out more on Angel, check out his niece’s blog: http://espanarose.blogspot.com
Other marshals of Tombstone are Paul Kostellic, Ralph Spencer, Larry Talvy, and Lance Crosthwait.