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Bob Goodwin
re: the Women of Robbers Roost
Sat Feb 3, 2018 11:17am
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Dan,
Ella Butler had left the Roost area around the time of the Springville Bank Robbery. In later life she used the name Florence in California where she was living after 1920. In 1898 Mont Butler, and presumably Ella were in Mancos or Durango. There is a newspaper article which mentions Mont in connection with an outbreak of Black Leg disease in the local cattle. Also mentioned in the same article is DM Longenbaugh, Harry's other cousin that lived in the area. ("Montezuma Journal" 8 Mar 1898) Ella is mentioned several times in the Telluride area newspapers in 1896 before her marriage. She was living in Placerville at the time. She was apparently part of the local social circles. Her mother owned property between Montrose and Grand Junction, so she was familiar with the Grand Junction area. She allegedly also owned property in Telluride. By 1899 they were in Rye Colorado, not far from Pueblo where their son Benjamin was born. I really don't think she was in the area of Monticello in 1899 as she gave birth to her son in September..

Mrs. Jack Moore is mentioned on a regular basis in the Utah Newspapers in connection with her husbands outlaw activities between 1896 and 1899. By all accounts however, she had left the area by late 1899 with J.B. Buhr. they were last seen herding the last of the Buhr horses South towards Hite. They may have passed through Montecello along the way as they were supposedly headed towards Texas, but there are no newspaper reports of that that I know of.

  • Re: The Women of Robbers RoostDaniel Buck, Sat Feb 3 9:25am
    Bob, Thanks. Both your posts this morning are excellent. Do you know any of the women you mentioned were either in the newspapers or known in, say, Monticello, at the time Pocock was coming through?... more
    • re: the Women of Robbers RoostBob Goodwin, Sat Feb 3 11:43am
      Dan, Ella Butler had left the Roost area around the time of the Springville Bank Robbery. In later life she used the name Florence in California where she was living after 1920. In 1898 Mont Butler,... more
    • re: the Women of Robbers Roost — Bob Goodwin, Sat Feb 3 11:17am
      • re: the Women of Robbers RoostDaniel Buck, Sat Feb 3 12:02pm
        Bob, Thanks. Much appreciated. Your several posts are granular in the best sense of the word. Pocock, p. 289, blends two sets of women into one compound sentence: "The house is cheered by the... more
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