Virgil Walter Earp July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905..rare photo he was 16. Virgil Earp was the older brother of Wyatt Earp and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. After suffering from pneumonia for six months, Virgil died in the town of Goldfield, Nevada. His remains were sent to Portland, Oregon at the request of his daughter Nellie Jane Bohn and buried at the River View Cemetery, the state’s oldest nonprofit cemetery, dating back to…
Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843–October 19, 1905) The brother to Wyatt Earp, fought in the Civil War. He was U.S. Deputy Marshal for south-eastern Arizona and Tombstone City Marshal at the time of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in the Arizona Territory. Two months after the shootout in Tombstone, outlaw Cowboys ambushed Virgil on the streets of Tombstone, shattering his left arm, leaving him maimed for life.
Virgil Earp's widow Allie in her 90's with author Frank Waters. She lived until 1947. She collaborated on a book with Waters that depicted her brother-in-law Wyatt Earp in a less than flattering light.
Rosella Dragoo Earp (born in France) married Virgil Earp in 1870. She was his second wife, but by 1874 Virgil had hooked up with Alvira (Allie) Sullivan. Virgil and Allie spent the rest of their lives together.
Site of Johnny Ringo's suicide near Tombstone AZ. Ringo was a friend of the Clantons and McLaurys and disliked the Earp brothers. He may have been involved in the ambush shooting of Virgil Earp that left Earp's arm crippled for the rest of his life.