Charley Wilson, better known as “Little Britches’”, born in 1834 in Britain, was a cattle thief from the Indian Nation of OklahomaVery little is known about this historical gunfighter & cattle thief except that he lived as a man for over 40 years till he had to move into a facility for the elderly at age 63, where authorities forced him to dress as a woman. Charley is listed as “one of the most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun” despite his masculine dress and choice of male name. Guns, Cattle Thief, Cattle Annie, Britches
Doc Scurlock ... gunfighter, cowboy, outlaw, associate of Billy the Kid and a key participant in the Bloody Lincoln County War. In 1880 he gave away his guns, moved to Tascosa where he settled down with a new wife and growing family. Eventually moving to Eastland County in 1919, Scurlock opened a candy store where he quietly lived out his remaining years, afraid he was still wanted by the law in NM.
Cattle Annie (Anna Emmaline McDoulet, Nov 29, 1882 - Nov 7,1978) & Little Britches (Jennie Stevenson, 1879-?) were children when they began roaming the Oklahoma territory, stealing horses, warning outlaw gangs about law officials, & selling liquor to indians. Captured at age 13/16 & imprisoned in reform school in 1895, Emma left the outlaw trail when she was released. She married & lived out her life, a respectable member of the community. Jennie had another run in with the law before quitting.
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Before Bonnie fell in love with Clyde, there was Rose Dunn. 15 year old Rose met outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newcomb and fell in love. Rose knew how to rope, ride, & shoot, but was more famous for her beauty and gentle ways, and was nicknamed "Rose of Cimarron". While her lover robbed banks, Rose tended his gun wounds, until one day when George stopped in to see Rose, her brothers turned in George to the law who ambushed him at her door step. She retired from outlawry and married a politician.
Rose Dunn (1879?-1953?), also known as Rose of the Cimarron, was best known for her good looks and for her romantic involvement with outlaw George "Bittercreek" Newcomb when she was a teenager during the closing years of the Old West.
Western lore records Tom Horn as a gunfighter, and he did wield a gun during Arizona’s Pleasant Valley War in 1887, but he was more accurately a hired gunman who usually shot his victims from ambush. He’s shown here, in the jail in Cheyenne, Wyoming, before his 1903 execution for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell. – Courtesy True West Archives –