We have a witness seeing him talking to a tall man and listening to the exchange that was noted. I gave you the details of the evidence that it could be Smith.
I will make a better attempt, but when I am just throwing out thoughts or answers to a post, I am usually in a big hurry and should pay more attention. I have been told that is not an excuse, and I imagine it does drive you bonkers.
All I can say is I will try... Maybe you should grade on a curve?
Back to the original point, why do you believe the tall man has nothing to do with Smith?
bfrey, 1.) What evidence do you have that Frank McLaury was talking to Marcus Smith? 2). You won't like this, but as a former teacher, can you please try to present proper spelling and grammar in... more
There is some evidence pointing to the tall man as Smith. It certainly is not conclusive, but there is some evidence. What is the bearing on this whole scenario if it was or was not Smith? Smith was... more
The plain fact is that we would not be having this discussion at all if Pat Hayhurst had not identified "the tall man" as Marcus A. Smith in a note. The plain fact is that we have no idea whatsoever... more
No Mr Smith was not the tallest man in Tombstone, he was a very large man by the standards in those days. He was the tallest man on Bauer's porch before the gunfight. Unless Bob Paul was lurking... more
Chris, You have been commenting on this board with articulate prowess. Unless you have walked the walk I suggest the verbiage that you demonstrate should be restrained. Franks refusal to surrender... more
bfrey, You write: "Franks refusal to surrender his arms appears to have been done in front of a weak sheriff, in front a large crowd assembled....." What "large crowd" are you talking about? My Best, ... more
When a witness here tries to make an identification of a suspect and thinks its him, looks like him, could be him, but isn't positively sure we call it a partial identification. The witness has seen... more
The question is what witness (a person who was there at the time) said that the tall man looked like Smith, could have been Smith, but wasn't sure it was Smith? What we have is a researcher who was... more
Stated she saw the tall man talking to Frank or the man leading the horse. No one except Hayhurst made that connection and why he did it is apparently lost? Smith was a very big sized man and would... more
bfrey, You write: "If this is or isn't Smith, is it critical to anything? So why would someone (Hayhurst) say that it is Smith. Hayhurst was not trying to make a point or influence anything, he was... more
That Smith was a very large man. That Martha King identified a "tall man" speaking to Frank. That Smith had been called to the hearing and dismissed for unknown reasons. That Smith was obviously... more