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K.t.K.
Fred Bode appears on the Charleston 1880 census....
Fri Jun 22, 2018 13:19
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….born 1849 in Germany, occupation "Teamster."

William [sic Willard] A. Freeze appeared on the 1880 Central City census born 1853 in New Brunswick; occupation "Gambler."

The mix-up in identities was straightened out March 23, 1882, in the Epitaph. I would bet your last dollar Peter, that Rickabaugh and Freeze orchestrated the following message for Oriental Saloon prosperity:
"Be it known to the Nugget or any other person that the Epitaph published the name "Freeze" as it appears in the regards of the Coroner, and, furthermore, that the man's name is neither Freeze nor Freis, but simply Frederick Bode, as it appeared in the warrant of arrest.
It is hoped that no inconvenience has or will be worked Mr. W. A. Freeze by the appearance of a similar name in the proceeding held before Coroner Matthews in the Earp case. Mr. W. A. Freeze is a quiet, nice gentleman, with hosts of friends and no enemies in Tombstone."

Alvira might have a comment in response to that last line.


  • Re: Kodos to Gail Allen. Thank You.Peter Love, Fri Jun 22 00:56
    Kenny So who is the “John Doe”Freeze who the jurors charged? It doesn’t sound like he was a well known man by this, yet was supposed to be a German called Frederick Bode. Strange German name. He... more
    • Fred Bode appears on the Charleston 1880 census.... — K.t.K., Fri Jun 22 13:19
      • Kenny Thanks, didn’t know that. A gambler, of course! But the books say that Rickabaugh was an associate of Wyatt, and he had been one of his bondsmen during the hearing. You would not think he would ... more
        • Peter Love please reveal....K.t.K., Sun Jun 24 17:27
          ..... the substance of Anton Mazzanovich dropping Mrs. Rickabaugh’s name as somebody who could provide information. I'm completely in the dark about this. I need this in the Rickabaugh file, which... more
          • Re: Peter Love please reveal....Peter Love, Sun Jun 24 22:38
            Kenny It is in the second article in “Historical Articles” on this site. Of all the names he could have come up with...something must have made him think she would know some secrets about the Earps... more
            • Okay, thanks PeterK.t.K., Mon Jun 25 14:07
              Oh, Heck Yeah, Emma Howe would have known something. She's the one who knew all the ins and outs with the Lucky Baldwin prostitute scandal, in which trial held at Los Angeles Emma was a key witness.... more
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