Saturday, May 7, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday - 'Shifty' Gill

   While going through some old notes (part of the "I've GOT to get organized" project) I ran across a letter from Mrs. Edward (Virginia) Gill of Newport Beach, California, dated 24 Aug 1971. She was a subscriber to my "Gill Gazette" which was published for one year.
   Her letter included a transcript of a wanted poster she found in Tombstone, Arizona.

Aug., 1899
$1000 REWARD
for
Bascom "Shifty" Gill

WANTED for stealing stage coach and 2 strong boxes with $12,000 payload in boullion and coin consigned to Ranchers-Miners Trust Co., Phoenix, Arizona.

23 years of age, blond hair, 5' 8 1/2", 160 lbs.  Wears black hat, shirt, vest, and pants.

Sheriff, Joe Kilgren
Douglas, Ariz.

Mrs. Gill asks, "Will anybody claim him?"

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