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Morgan Earp

AKA Morgan Seth Earp

Born: 24-Apr-1851
Birthplace: Pella, IA
Died: 18-Mar-1882
Location of death: Tombstone, AZ
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Hermosa Memorial Gardens, Colton, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Morgan Earp was one of the "Fightin' Earps", brother of Wyatt and Virgil Earp, and served as deputy sheriff in Dodge City and town marshal in Butte, Montana, before coming to Tombstone, Arizona. He was deputized in late September 1881 and shot through the shoulder in the gunfight against the Clanton and McLaury brothers at the O.K. Corral on 26 October 1881. He recovered from his wound, but on 18 March 1882 he was shot in the back and killed, presumably in vengeance for the O.K. Corral deaths of Billy Clanton and Frank and Tom McLaury. His killer was never caught or identified.

Father: Nicholas Porter Earp (cooper/farmer, b. 6-Sep-1813, d. 12-Nov-1907)
Mother: Virginia Ann Cooksey (b. 2-Feb-1821, d. 14-Jan-1893)
Brother: James Cooksey Earp (b. 28-Jun-1841, d. 25-Jan-1926)
Brother: Virgil Earp (b. 18-Jul-1843, d. 19-Oct-1905)
Brother: Wyatt Earp (b. 19-Mar-1848, d. 13-Jan-1929)
Sister: Martha Elizabeth Earp (b. 25-Sep-1845, d. 26-May-1856)
Brother: Baxter Warren Earp (b. 9-Mar-1855, d. 6-Jul-1900)
Sister: Virginia Ann Earp (b. 28-Feb-1858, d. 26-Oct-1861)
Sister: Adelia Douglas Earp (b. 16-Jun-1861, d. 16-Jan-1941)
Wife: Louisa A. Houston (common-law)

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