Bat Masterson

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    • Bat Masterson

      william-barclay-bat-masterson.png BAT MASTERSON
      ....Bat Masterson in 1879, age 26

      Information from
      Legends of America
      Please see above for more details

      November 26, 1853
      Henriville, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada East

      October 25, 1921 (aged 67)
      New York City, New York, USA

      Resting place
      Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx, New York

      United States Army Scout
      buffalo hunter
      Lawman (Sheriff and U.S. Marshal)

      Years active
      1872 – 1900

      Thomas M. Masterson

      James Patrick Masterson (brother)
      Edward John Masterson (brother)

      Born in Canada on November 26, 1853, Bat Masterson
      began working as a buffalo hunter and army scout in 1873.
      Over the next decade, Masterson was a lawman, saloon keeper and gambler.
      During this time, he befriended legendary lawman Wyatt Earp
      in both Dodge City, Kansas, and Tombstone, Arizona.

      Masterson spent his later years in New York City, working as a sports
      and features writer for various publications.
      He died in New York City on October 25, 1921

      Over the next decade, he worked intermittently as the Ford County sheriff (1877-79)
      and a deputy U.S. marshal (1879), but largely made his living as a saloon keeper and gambler.

      Deputies Bat Masterson (standing)
      and Wyatt Earp in Dodge City, 1876.
      The scroll on Earp's chest is a cloth pin-on badge

      Masterson was a good friend and associate of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp,
      who served both Dodge City, Kansas, and Tombstone, Arizona.
      His brothers, Ed and James Masterson, were also Dodge City lawmen.

      The "Dodge City Peace Commission" June 10, 1883.
      From left to right, standing: William H. Harris, Luke Short,
      Bat Masterson, William F. Petillon. Seated: Charlie Bassett, Wyatt Earp,
      Michael Francis "Frank" McLean and Cornelius "Neil" Brown.

      Later Years
      Masterson spent his later years in New York City. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt
      appointed him deputy U.S. marshal for the southern district of New York, a position that Masterson held until 1907. His enthusiasm for boxing and other sports led him to become a feature writer for Human Life Magazine, a sports writer, and eventually the sports editor of the New York Morning Telegraph.

      Bat Masterson circa 1911 in New York City

      Masterson died of a heart attack on October 25, 1921, in New York City.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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