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Kaloma, 1914. Controversy of who this woman is, often purported to be Josie Earp, the wife of famed sheriff of the Old West, Wyatt Earp


Josie Earp: Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp (1861-December 19, 1944) was an American part-time actress and dancer who was best known as the wife of famed Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp. Known as "Sadie" to the public in 1881, she met Wyatt in the frontier boom town Tombstone, Arizona Territory when she was living with Cochise County Sheriff Johnny Behan. She became Earp's common-law wife for 46 years.


In a rare photo of the couple together, Josie Marcus sits with Wyatt Earp in their desert camp at their Happy Days gold mine, across the river from Parker, Arizona, in the 1920s.


Wyatt Earp And His Wife - Wyatt Earp (1848-1939) died in 1929 of natural causes. My grandfather , Clearance Perry Blakney (1896-2002) , was 32 years old when Wyatt Earp died.

Josie Earp - Wyatt Earp's common law wife and the reason Wyatt attended Seder at Passover and is buried in a Jewish Cemetery. Description from I searched for this on

In the fall of 1897, Earp and wife Josie joined in the Alaska Gold Rush and headed for Nome, Alaska. He operated a canteen the summer of 1899 and in September, Earp and partner Charles E. Hoxie built the Dexter Saloon in Nome, Alaska, the city's first two story wooden building. While there, he rubbed elbows with Jack London, Rex Beach, Wilson Mizner, Jack Dempsey’s future promoter Tex Rickard.