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Many tourists visit the Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone Arizona on a daily basis.  Many tourists stop by the counter and ask the sales clerk in the gift shop questions like… which part of the cemetery are the Earps buried in?  Where is Ike Clanton and Johnny Ringo buried? The answer they hear from the clerk amazes them most of the time. None of the Earps are buried in Tombstone, neither is Ike Clanton or even John Ringo.

Below are the people I know are buried in Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone. If I know how they died, the year and/or their occupations, I included that as well. Quite a few of the graves in Boot Hill are listed as unknown.

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Billy Clanton

HSome Some Others Of Interest

Frank Bowles
Born Aug.5.1828
Died Aug.26.1880


..... .. FAMOUS



Stabbed by Gold Dollar 



A name given to the frontier cemetery because most of it's early occupants died with their boots on.  The name has had an appeal as part of the romantic side of the west and has become familiar as representing the violent end of a reckless life.  But to the westerner, Boot Hill was just a graveyard where there "wasn't nobody there to let em' down easy with their hats off."  Like the old saying, "There ain't many tears shed at a Boot Hill Buryin', and it is full of fellers that pulled their triggers before aimin'. "


The early years of Tombstone's Boot Hill Graveyard (1879-1884) was originally called the "City Cemetery"  After the city built the Tombstone Cemetery on the west end of Allen Street, the "City Cemetery" was then called the old cemetery.  Sometime around 1929 and the towns first Helldorado Days, people started calling the "Old Cemetery" Boot Hill Graveyard.  For years Tombstone's Boot Hill has been spelled Boothill on the signs posted around the graveyard and in many history books. So where did the single word spelling come from?  I'm guessing a sign painter simply changed it to a single word spelling years ago without even knowing?  Boot Hill is listed in Websters dictionary as a noun with two seperate words spelled out.

Here Lies...

William Alexander  1880   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (killed by a premature blast while prospecting)

George Warren Atkins 1888    Boothill, Tombstone AZ (miner)

Jonathon Barton  1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

John Beather   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (hanged)

Albert Bennett   1883   Boothill, Tombstone (Teamsters Bennett and Scott were ambushed by

W.C. Bennett   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (heart trouble, native of England)

Eliz. Billings   1886   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Frank Bowles   1880   Boothill, Tombstone AZ -

Steve Brammer  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Ernest Brodines  1882   Boothill, Tombstone (murdered) A miner, native of Germany

Mrs. R.L. Brown  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (natural death)

Pat Byrne   1882   Boothill, Tombstone Arizona (pneumonia)

Mrs. R.B. Campbell  1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (suspect poisoning)

Malcolm Campbell  1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (pneumonia)

Alfred Cantrell 1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (murdered by a
       man named Brown who was later hanged for his crime.

William Carpenter  1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (Nephritis, Baptist minister in Tombstone)

David Cassidine  1879   Boothill, Tombstone – (killed)

Bronco Charlie  1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by Ormsby, real name unknown)

Ah Chum aka “China Mary” 1906   Boothill, Tombstone, Arizona (Chinese merchant and brothel owner)

Billy Clanton   Oct. 26, 1881 (19) Boothill, Tombstone, Arizona (murdered behind the OK Corral)

Newman Haynes Clanton August 13, 1881 Boothill, Tombstone, Arizona “Known as “Old Man” Clanton

Simon Constantine 1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (killed with Thos.Kerney during a blast)

H.B. Cook   1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ

Thos. Cowan   1881   Boothill, Tombstone (Diphtheria, 11 months old)

Mrs. Clum   1880   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (John Clums wife)

Billy Clairborne  Nov. 15, 1882 (22) Boothill, Tombstone, Arizona (shot by Leslie)

Peter Crawley   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (killed)

Hans Christianson  1891   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Christina B. Christianson 1892   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Harry Curry   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (killed with Seymour Dye while hauling hay)

Lewis H. Daves “Lew” 1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (cause of death Unknown, age 25, Tombstone attorney and
miner said to have built Tombstone’s first adobe building on fourth Street, which served as a barber shop.

Bill Delaney  Mar. 8, 1884  Boothill, Tombstone – legally hanged

A. Deloach   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Deron    1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (full name unknown, Shot by Slaughter while resisting arrest for his
Part in a train robbery)

May Doody   1881   Boothill, Tombstone (Diphtheria)

Dan Dowd   Mar. 8, 1884  Boothill, Tombstone – legally hanged

Minnie Dowe   1881   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ

Jack Dunlap   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by Jeff Milton during an attempted train robbery. Lived long
enough to squeal on his friends who left him to die. Aka 3-Fingered Jack

Seymour Dye   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by Indians with Harry Curry, while driving a hay wagon)

Dutch Annie    1883   Boothill, Tombstone  (Brothel madam)

Thos. Fitzhugh  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (found dead in a water closet in the back of Mrs. Kings lodging house on Toughnut Street, where he roomed.

Judah Florentine Mar. 22, 1882  Boothill, Tombstone – aka Florentino Cruz & Indian Charlie, murdered by Wyatt Earp

George Fryer   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Freddie Fuss   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (small boy who drank stagnant or poison mine water)

J.J. Gardner   Jan. 11, 1882  Boothill, Tombstone – shot in railroad camp on babacomari and died in Tombstone at age 42. Wagon master, born in Ohio

John Gibbons   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (wagon accident crushed his skull)

John Gibson   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (“he climbed the Golden stairs on the fumes from a pan of Charcoal” Malvina Lopez

John Alexander Gillespie March 1882  Boothill, Tombstone AZ (was Cochise County Sheriff less than twelve hours when killed at Chandler Milk Ranch trying to arrest Billy Grounds and Zwing Hunt, suspected killers of Martin Peel. He died instantly when Hunt shot him in the head.

Verone Gray   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone (suicide)

William Grounds “Billy” 1882   Boothill, Tombstone (shot in the face with a shot gun, by an officer questioning him about the Martin Peel murder)

Thomas C. Gregory   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ ( owned Tombstone’s Gregory’s Restaurant at 410 Fremont, born in England

Gregory 1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  son of  Thos. Gregory who died of meningitis Halderman Bros.  Nov. 16, 1900  Boothill, Tombstone – (hanged)

Louis Hancock  1879   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by John Ringo  in bar room brawl in stafford Arizona, the fight allegedly started over a disparaging remark about a lady)

Frank Hart   1882   Boothill, Tombstone (shot with Jackson and Serroux over a mining claim)

John Heath   Feb. 22, 1884  Boothill, Tombstone – lynched by Bisbee mob

Charles Helm   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  horse rancher on Ranch in the dragoon mountains, 34 years old
(shot by Wm. McCauley)

James patrick Hickey  sept 1881  Boothill, Tombstone – first resident  listed on stowe street in Charleston, allegedly shot by Wm. Clairborne in Charleston

John Hick   1878   Boothill, Tombstone, Arizona – (killed by Jeremiah McCormick at Watervale july 6, 1878 following a card game argument with William Quinn. Buried in the only white shirt found in Tombstone, belonging to Dr. D. S. Chamberlain, a visitor.  Lucky Cuss Mine manager

Hilly Hickson   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (school boy died of injuries after falling off a pair of stilts)

Tex Howard   Mar. 8, 1884  Boothill, Tombstone – legally hanged

J.W.  Houten    1878   Boothill, Tombstone – aka Van Houten  (killed by unknown assailants at Brunckow Mine, November 1878. Frank Stilwell and  James Cassidy were arrested but acquitted. Allegedly beaten to death over a disputed mining claim.

Quong Gee Kee “Wan” Jan. 1938  Boothill, Tombstone Arizona. Can Can Restaurant owner

Thos. Kearny   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (killed with Simon Constantine during a blast)

Dan Kelley   Mar. 8, 1884  Boothill, Tombstone – legally hanged

Miles E. Kellogg  1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (natural death) Saloon keeper, age 44

Kansas Kid   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (killed in a stampede, cowboy’s real name unknown)

Mike Killeen   June 22, 1880 (32) Boothill, Tombstone Arizona (Killed by Frank Leslie over a disagreement about Killeen’s wife, Leslie married his widow)

Bill King   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by Burt Alvord, aka Cowboy Bill King. saloon keeper)

Jack King   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (shot by Cherokee Hall)

John King   1881   Boothill, Tombstone (suicide by strychinine)

Billy Kinsman   1883   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by a woman who was jealously in love with him)

Helentina Kohler  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Lathan Kohler   1884   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Ralph Kohler   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Douglas Lilly   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (wagon accident driving for the Sycamore Water Co.)

Judge Chas. Lindley  Sept. 1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Stinging Lizard  1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by Cherokee Hall)

M. Lopez   1880   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (Charcoal fumes in a closed room)

Holo Lucero   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (killed by Indians)

Patrick J. Lynch  1883   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (Tombstone saloon keeper located at 309 Allen St)

Bobby Jackson  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (shot with Hart and Serroux over mining claim)

James K. Johnson “Jim”   May 1881 aka Henry Johnson and George Johnson.Boothill Graveyard, accidentally shot himself at Galeyville, died of his wounds a few days later.  Miner and resident of Charleston.

Six Shooter Jim  1885   Boothill, Tombstone Az (shot by Burt Alvord real name unknown)

John Mackenzie  1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Jos. Manada   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Margarita    1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone (dance hall girl, real name unknown, stabbed by another girl)

John Martin   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (killed working on Huachuca water line, naïve of England)

M. McAllister   1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (sustained a lung injury when shot during a fight over a piece of
land.  Went to Tombstone to recover, but died of the injury.  Aka Happy Jack

M. McCarthy    1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by a man named Poplin, miner)

J.D. McDermott  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (horse accident fractured his spinal column)

Frank McLaury  Oct. 26, 1881  Boothill, Tombstone Arizona  (murdered behind the OK Corral)

Tom McLaury   Oct. 26, 1881  Boothill, Tombstone Arizona  (murdered behind the OK Corral)

James McMartin  1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (rapid consumption)

McNemony   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot, full name unknown)

H. B. Mead   1881   Boothill, Tombstone ( 42 year old blacksmith found dead in rear seat of a coach)

Thos. Morgan   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Lester Moore   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (gunfight over a package, both men died. Wells Fargo agent in Naco) Famous epitaph read: "Here lies Lester Moore, four slugs from a 44, no Les no more.

Ben Olleney   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (shot by Chacon)

Daniel Owyer   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (drowned)

Alfred Packrel   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (inflammation of the bowels, 24 year old English miner)

Pesquira 1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (full name unknown)

Martin Ruter Peel  Mar. 25, 1882  Boothill, Tombstone AZ (mining engineer shot at work. Zwing Hunt & Billy Grounds were both suspects of the murder.

Jim Riley   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (murdered)

G. Renacco   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  (fell from a cliff)

Guadalupe Robles  1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by officers trying to arrest robbers who were seeking shelter in his house, one of which was his brother)

Rook    1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone (shot on Fremont Street by a Chinese man, full name unknown)

Rosenthal   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (full name unknown)

C.O. Ridgeway  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (found dead in a wagon along side the road)

Comer W. “Red” Sample Mar. 8, 1884  Boothill, Tombstone – legally hanged

Ben Scott   1883   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (Teamsters Scott & Al Bennett were ambushed by Indians)

Frank Serroux   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot with Jackson and Hart over a mining claim)

Mrs. H.C. Smith  1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Peter Smith   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ  - killed by Thos.Doland during a fight

Francis Southy  1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Charlie Storms  Feb. 25, 1881  Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot in a gunfight in front of the Oriental Saloon by Luke Short

Mrs. Stump   1884   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (overdose of chloroform by doctor during child birth)

Jerry Sullivan   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ

Wm. Summers   1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (found dead with a blow on his back that ruptured his liver)

Miles Sweeney  1880   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (murdered)

Jos. Thomas   1881   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (allegedly shot by Indian Joe, a fellow teamster wagon driver)

Dick Toby   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by Sheriff John Behan)

Red River Tom   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (real name unknown, Shot and killed by Ormsby)

James Tulley   1881   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (fell 250 feet to the  bottom of a mine shaft, miner,Grand Central Mining Co.

Tom J. Waters   July 1880  Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot to death by his prospecting friend and cabinmate Edward Lyter Bradshaw after an argument over a blue and black checked shirt, Bradshaw was acquitted in Sept.1880)

Eva Waters   1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (3 months old)

Jos. Wetsell   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (stoned to death by Apache Indians)

John Wickstrum   1882   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (crushed and suffocated while digging a well. Swede

Glenn Will   1953   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (his son sent Glenn’s Ashes COD $1.92 to the city of Tombstone, to be buried in Boothill.

Delia William   1881   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (suicide by taking arsenic, colored lodging house proprietress)

Johnnie Wilson  1880’s   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot by King)

George Whitcer 1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (cable snapped sending his miners cage down a shaft)

Marshal Fred White  Oct. 28 1880 (32) Boothill, Tombstone (accidentally killed by Curly Bill Brocius on Sixth Street)

William Whitehill  1878   Boothill, Tombstone AZ (shot)

Jasper Von   1882   Boothill, Tombstone – (shot)

Joseph Ziegler 1882   Boothill, Tombstone, AZ (shot through the left breast by fellow miner Ed Williams behind the old ice house near the corner of Toughnut and Fifth Streets.

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