Doc was just barely into his 36th year, but lived an amazing 14 years after being diagnosed with consumption. This was very difficult to do. However, he was still arrested and incarcerated in a local hotel room, there being no jail in the town. And disputes about who had won a game of chance were always a possibility for a professional gambler like Doc Holliday. Fleeing Dallas, with a posse right behind him, Holliday headed to Jacksboro, , a wild and lawless cowtown near an army post. Doc was made miserable, however, by the knowledge of his impending death.
So, Doc went outside and killed the man. Doc, like most of his male Holliday cousins, stood nearly 6 feet tall. Holliday had already gained the reputation of being a cold-blooded killer. Cummings committed suicide in Courtland, Arizona on July 7, 1915. Long before his death he had maintained that he would not die in bed coughing his guts out. On October 26, 1881, Virgil received word that the Cowboys were gathering at the O.
John soon had to find other means of earning a livelihood. Doc consulted a number of physicians, was told he had an only a short time to live, and encouraged to move to a dryer climate to extend his life. His name was Ed Bailey and he had grown accustomed to having his way with no one questioning his actions. Wisely, Doc disappeared like smoke. Knowing he had to protect himself, given his dangerous occupation and his disease-weakened body, he began to train with a six-shooter. He had been the terror of the lawless element in Arizona, and with the Earps was the only man brave enough to face the bloodthirsty crowd which has made the name of Arizona a stench in the nostrils of decent men. A small black metal fence surrounds the grave.
Later that year he returned to Griffin to open his own practice but soon developed chronic pulmonary tuberculosis. On March 1, 1872, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in Philadelphia, conferred the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery upon twenty-six men, one of whom was John Henry Holliday. Doc gave up gambling and hung out his shingle again. Wyatt Earp Wyatt was skeptical about talking to Holliday, as it was well known that Doc hated lawmen. They did say, however, that he would do better in a dry climate.
He was also a heavy drinker, which had badly affected his health. But if you mix together the few recorded facts of his life before he became a legend with details of the lives of his family and set it against the background of the Southern world in which he lived, the history begins to look something like a story… He was born on the 14th of August in 1851 in the little city of Griffin, Georgia. Doc was arrested in Denver shortly after his arrival. If Mallan was along side Curly Bill when he was killed, he was with one of the worst gangs of murderers and robbers in the country. Either because he was run out of town or due to his sickness, or maybe both, he moved to the dry air of Dallas, shortly thereafter in 1872. Cochise had been born in 1886 as a railroad station and post office at the junction of the Arizona Eastern and Southern Pacific railroads. He was simply a hot-tempered Southerner who stood aside for no man.
A few months later, an unknown gunman killed Morgan Earp. A few weeks later, he got into an argument with a local gunman, named Mike Gordon, who, by all evidence, was rather popular with the locals. It was quite true that Kate's nose was large, but her other features were quite attractive. His father was a veteran of several wars, including the Cherokee Indian War and the Mexican-American war. Perhaps the best quote to separate fact from fiction is one by W. Frank was shot five times.
Sounds strange, here in the usually balmy American South, but not all that unusual. He asked me to compare this photo to the one taken of John Henry Holliday for his graduation from dental school in 1872 reproduced in the True West article and on ; see below for close up comparisons. His first stop was in Dallas, Texas, the end of the railroad at the time. She married a blacksmith, named George M. Wyatt chased Stilwell down the track and filled him full of holes. Some books say he was responsible for the deaths of as many as thirty men.
He moved to Las Vegas with Horony and continued gambling and practicing as a dentist. Louis on the Mississippi River, where his classmate Auguste Jameson Fuches opened a practice. Then he set about relieving the other cowboys of their guns. He was thin and always dressed well. Tough, stubborn, fearless, and high tempered; she worked at the business of being a Madam and a prostitute because she liked it! In his honor the baby was named John with his father's name, Henry, secondary. Never was Holliday's weapon of choice a shotgun, let alone the. Sometime during that year he is believed to have opened his own dental office in his newly acquired business building on Solomon Street in his hometown of Griffin.
Upon completion of his training and graduation, Dr. Not to be outdone, Doc now carried a gun in a shoulder holster, one on his hip, and a long, wicked knife as well. They had plans of opening a dental practice together. His remains were buried in their final resting-place in the Glenwood Cemetery Old Hill Cemetery , Colorado. The greater part of his years had been lived on borrowed time.
Compounding this loss, his father remarried only three months later. On March 1, 1872, the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in Philadelphia conferred the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery upon twenty-six men, one of whom was John Henry Holliday. Holiday suffered a terrible loss when his mother Alice Jane died on September 16, 1886. Withlacoochee River In his later years, Bat became a reporter and did a series of stories about the famous characters of the American West, including an article about Doc Holliday. Within his first year of dental practice, Holliday started frequenting gambling establishments and found that gambling was more profitable and exciting than dentistry.