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Aurilla Earp article in WWHA
Mon Jul 9, 2018 21:32

Tom (and Wayne)

Mr. McArdle was speculating intending to encourage more research into Aurilla's death.

I agree with Tom that there is no evidence either of her death, or her living on beyond 1870. There are no newspaper notices, nor death records. Missouri didn't require reports of deaths at that time, and there are missing editions of the newspapers at the critical time frame.

Mr. McArdle points out that the Earps in the area mentions various sites for Aurilla's grave and cause of death, but points out that they were children at the time she would have died and wouldn't really have known her or what happened to her from personal knowledge, rather more from what older family members told them years later.

I find it odd that there has been so much attention given to what the Earp family said happened to Aurilla, but no one has reported what the Sutherland's said happened to their daughter and sister? The Sutherland's lived in the area for decades after 1870. Anyone know what they said happened to Aurilla?


  • Re: Aurilla Earp article in the WWHA JournalTom Gaumer, Mon Jul 9 10:56
    Howdy Wayne I think Mr McArdle case was that her death is not documented, and he SUspects that it didn't happen but with no real evidence she lived on. If memory serves Mr. McArdle said that death... more
    • Aurilla Earp article in WWHA — gka500, Mon Jul 9 21:32
      • Re: Aurilla Earp article in WWHATom Gaumer, Tue Jul 10 17:16
        Howdy Gail The general story about Wyatt has been he sold his and Urilla's house in early Nov. of 1870 and moved on. There are no missing editions of the South West Missourian before that period,... more
        • Aurilla's possible survivalgka500, Wed Jul 11 22:08
          Tom, Wow excellent review of the evidence on Aurilla Sutherland Earp. To make my position clear, I don't think it at all likely that Aurilla survived past 1870. However, think it would be good if... more
          • It looks like we agree on everythingTom Gaumer, Fri Jul 13 15:55
            Gail I just got an email telling me about this Aurilla factoid. It should make the answer pretty clear about Aurilla's fate. It won't seal the case but reasonable people should be able to put it to... more
            • Aurilla factoidgka500, Fri Jul 13 16:03
              Tom, I would never expect you to jump the gun on announcing a new find. That, of course, belongs to the finder. I just hope, once announced, I assume at the WWHA meeting, you or someone else will... more
        • Hard at work...Ben Harleman , Tue Jul 10 19:40
          Tom, I am currently at work tenaciously tracking down credible sources to confirm the dust levels contained in Wyatt's belly button. Watch for a riveting article in the next joutnal. Seriously... more
        • Surprise coming about AurillaTom Gaumer, Tue Jul 10 18:13
          Gail and all There is one more source of information that I just heard about and Mr. McArdle apparently did not find. It might settle the question of when Aurilla Sutherland died. Stay tuned to the... more
          • Re: Surprise coming about AurillaErik, Wed Jul 25 17:22
            Hey Tom, When is this discussion panel getting together in Springfield, MO? Will it be recorded? Very interesting thread, y'all! Thanks, Tom.
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