RINGO, JOHN PETERS - Cochise County, Arizona | JOHN PETERS RINGO - Arizona Gravestone Photos

John Peters RINGO

Ringo Gravesite Cemetery
Cochise County,

Better known as Johnny Ringo. He was born on May 3, 1850 in Green Fork, Indiana. He became a western legend as a result of participating in the Mason County War, also known as the "Hoodoo War" in Texas and his connection with Clanton Gang in Tombstone. He had a confrontation with Doc Holiday, but both were arrested before it evolved into gun play. His body was discovered in the crotch of a large tree in West Turkey Creek Valley with a bullet hole in his right temple, his pistol hanging from his finger, and his boots tied to the saddle on his horse which was found two miles away. The cause of death was ruled as a suicide.He died on July 13, 1882.

Contributed on 2/27/09 by goldwing.traveler
Email This Contributor

Suggest a Correction

Record #: 65778

To request a copy of this photo for your own personal use, please contact our state coordinator. If you are not a family member or the original photographer — please refrain from copying or distributing this photo to other websites.

Thank you for visiting the Arizona Gravestone Photo Project. On this site you can upload gravestone photos, locate ancestors and perform genealogy research. If you have a relative buried in Arizona, we encourage you to upload a digital image using our Submit a Photo page. Contributing to this genealogy archive helps family historians and genealogy researchers locate their relatives and complete their family tree.

Submitted: 2/27/09 • Approved: 2/27/09 • Last Updated: 3/23/18 • R65778-G0-S3

Surnames  |  Other GPP Projects  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Site Map  |  Admin Login