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Even Kate's bio is convoluted.
Mon Jul 23, 2018 17:09

"She took the Captain's name and, under the name of Kate Fisher, entered a convent school in St. Louis, graduating in 1869."
Sounds good, and fits with the Catholic Convent chronology for St. Louis and Carondelet across the river.
Otherwise, I found Kate getting arrested in '73 for lifting money [petit larceny under $25.00] from some guy's trousers pocket, although he evidently decided not to press charges. Kate was one of about 2,000 prostitutes registered at St. Louis by March 1872. Gobs and gobs of them can be found in the court dockets for lifting extra money from customers.

The bio says, "Katie's recorded background appears to have begun in a Fort Griffin, Texas saloon in the fall of 1877, where she met gunslinger Doc Holliday."
The actual records are simply not mentioned in the bio, such as other arrests at Wichita and Great Bend, happening before Dodge City and then Fort Griffin in 1877.

I think the photos look more like Lionel Barrymore and Joan Crawford.

  • Re: More fake photosDaniekl Buck, Mon Jul 23 13:36
    Linda, The Tasmanian Doc & Kate phoots were bruited about on THDF and Texas By God back in 2009. Jerry Lobdill, Richard Weddle, and I were among the bruiters. (I think John Bullock might have joined... more
    • RE: More Fake Photos - To Dan Buck's pointLinda Wommack, Tue Jul 24 07:50
      The author of the article that Dan Buck referenced - has posted it on her facebook page touting her "ten years" of research!
      • RE: More Fake Photos - To Dan Buck's pointDaniel Buck, Tue Jul 24 07:56
        A key phrase in the tale: "One night, according to Bullock, he had an epiphany that caused him to sit bolt upright in bed." For most of us, that happens when we think we forgot to lock the front door.
    • Even Kate's bio is convoluted. — K.t.K., Mon Jul 23 17:09
    • Interesting.Bob Paul, Mon Jul 23 16:55
      The Trinidad, CO, sourcing is interesting. Several years ago I was in Pueblo, CO, looking for info on the RHP, JHH, and Masterson adventure in 1882 and, as I was leaving the Historical Society... more
    • More Fake PhotosLinda Wommack, Mon Jul 23 14:06
      Thank you Dan. The second article reads as a duplicate of the first. Fake history nevertheless.
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