Doolin Gang – Wild Bunch

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Doolin Gang – Wild Bunch

Wild Bunch; Oklahombres; Oklahoma Long Riders
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas (1892 – 1898)

This is the original Wild Bunch. The survivors of the Dalton Gang, who became the Doolin Gang. After the catastrophic mess of the train robbery in Adair, Oklahoma Territory (07/15/1892)* where the Dalton Gang had a shootout with RR guards, wounding two, killing a local doctor and wounding another citizen. Bob Dalton supposedly told Bill Doolin, George Newcomb, and Charley Pierce that they were no longer part of the gang. So, Doolin and his pals returned to their hideout at Creek Nation Cave on the Cimarron. Then, on 10/05/1892, the Dalton Gang, save Emmett Dalton (23 gunshot wounds), were all killed in a double bank robbery attempt in Coffeyville, KS.** Some claimed that Bill Doolin was acting as a lookout man in an alley and thereby escaped the carnage. This, leading to speculation that perhaps Bill, was still a member of the Gang at that point. In any case, with the way cleared of competition, the Doolin Gang was born and immediately acted to fill the void (10/14/1892)***. They were, for a time, the baddest of the bad in Indian territory. But then came Hanging Judge Parker, U.S. Marshal Evett “E.D” Nix and the Three Guardsmen.  Nix was appointed in 1893 and quickly appointed one hundred marshals to hunt down any and all outlaws; staunchly supporting his deputies in whatever action they felt was necessary to take down the miscreants. But there was always a priority on taking out the Doolin Gang. With Nix as their legal/political defender, his confident and competent deputy marshals systematically hunted down the gang members, killing eleven.

“…you will instruct your deputies to bring them in dead.”
Territorial Judge Frank Dale in his instructions to U.S. Marshal Evett Nix,
in reference to the Doolin Gang
after hearing the murder case of “Arkansas Tom” (05/21/1894)

Doolin Gang Timeline

Here are all of the references appearing
in The Old West Daily Reader; in date order.
Use the link and the back button to follow the Timeline.

Week       Date                Remarks

1879                               Born: Jennie Stevenson aka:Little Britches

Wk. 48, 11/29/1882 – Born: Anna Emmaline McDoulet aka: “Cattle Annie

Wk. 18, 05/01/1890 – Oklahoma Territory organized and incorporated

Wk. 27, 07/04/1891 – Doolin‘s first brush…

*Wk. 28, 07/15/1892 – Train Robbery – Adair, OK Terr. – Dalton Gang

**Wk. 40, 10/05/1892 – attempted bank robbery – Coffeyville, KS – Dalton Gang

***WK. 41, 10/14/1892 – Bank Robbery – Caney, OK – Doolin Gang’s First Robbery

Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS

Wk. 48, 11/29/1892 – Oliver “Ol” Yantis (Madsen, Thomas)

Wk.24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS

Wk. 35, 09/01/1893 – Battle of Ingalls – U.S. Marshals vs the Doolin Gang

Wk. 01, 01/03/1894 – Post Office and Store robbed – Clarkson, OK Terr.

Wk. 04, 01/23/1894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory

Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory

Wk. 13, 04/01/1894 – attempted robbery – Sacred Heart, OK Indian Territory

Wk. 19, 05/10/1894 – Bank Robbery – Southwest City, MO

Wk. 21, 05/21/1894 – “Arkansas Tom” found guilty of the Ingalls killings

Wk. 23, 06/08/1894 – William Marion “Bill” Dalton Killed – near Elk, Indian Terr.

Wk. 47, 11/19/1894 – foiled robbery – Texana, OK Territory

Wk. 14, 04/03/1895 – Train Robbery – Dover, OK Territory (without Bill Doolin)

Wk. 14, 04/04/1895 – Suprised by pursuing U.S Marshals – “Tulsa Jack” Blake killed

Wk. 18, 05/02/1895 – “Bitter Creek” and Charley Pierce (Bill Dunn)

Wk. 36, 09/06/1895 – Captured“Little Bill” Raidler (Tilghman)

Wk. 40, 10/02/1895 – “Red Buck” Waightman (Madsen)

Wk. 03, 01/15/1896 – Captured – Bill Doolin (Tilghman)

Wk. 27, 07/05/1896 – The Feds lose Doolin!

Wk. 34, 08/25/1896 – Bill Doolin Killed
(see: Photo Gallery Index – Hangings and Shootings (Caution!)Doolin photo)

Wk. 09, 03/04/1896 – George “Red Buck” WaightmanKilled – Arapaho, OK Territory.

Wk. 45,11/07/1897 – “Dynamite Dan” Clifton Killed

Wk. 14, 04/08/1898 – Richard “Little Dick” West Killed

Wk. 45, 11/07/1978 – The passing of “Cattle Annie

Gang Members

Since it’s activities were often just ascribed to the “Doolin Gang“, it is sometimes difficult to determine just who was a participant in a given caper. This was a big, fluid gang and there was a lot of activity. When there is some reason to doubt, there is a question mark after the entry. It is likely that there are some errors in here. Always happy to have History Riders input on these issues via email. – Doc

 

William Marion “Bill” Dalton [member – 1892-1894]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk.24, 06/11/1893Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 35, 09/01/1893 – Battle of Ingalls – U.S. Marshals vs the Doolin Gang (?)
Wk. 04, 01/23/12894Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 13, 04/01/1894 attempted robbery – Sacred Heart, OK Indian Territory
Wk. 19, 05/10/1894 – Bank Robbery – Southwest City, MO
Somewhere here, Dalton leaves the gang to form his own – Bill Dalton Gang
Wk. 23, 06/08/1894 – Killed – near Elk, Indian Terr. by an Anadarko posse

Bill Doolin  [Founder – 1892-1896]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 35, 09/01/1893 – Battle of Ingalls – U.S. Marshals vs the Doolin Gang
Wk. 04, 01/23/12894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 19, 05/10/1894 – Bank Robbery – Southwest City, MO
Wk. 47, 12/19/1894 – foiled store robbery – Texana, OK Territory
Wk. 03, 01/15/1896 – Captured  (Tilghman)
Wk. 11, 03, 15, 1896 – Escaped with Dynamite Dan Clifton
Wk. 34, 08/24/1896 – Killed by a posse under Deputy U.S. Marshal Heck Thomas

Anna Emmaline McDoulet [associated -1894-1895]
aka: “Cattle Annie

Tulsa Jack Blake [member – 1892-1895]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk.24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 35, 09/01/1893 – Battle of Ingalls – U.S. Marshals vs the Doolin Gang
Wk. 04, 01/23/12894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 14, 04/03/1895 – Train Robbery – Dover, OK Territory (without Bill Doolin)
Wk. 14, 04/04/1895 – Suprised by pursuing U.S Marshals and Killed

Dynamite Dan Clifton [member – 1894-1897]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 35, 09/01/1893 – Battle of Ingalls – U.S. Marshals vs the Doolin Gang
Wk. 04, 01/23/12894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 11, 03, 15, 1896 – Escaped with Bill Doolin
Wk. 45, 11/07/1897 – Killed

Arkansas Tom Jones Daugherty [member – 1892-1894]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 35, 09/01/1893Battle of Ingalls – U.S. Marshals vs the Doolin Gang
Wk. 35, 09/01/1893 – captured in Ingalls, Oklahoma Territory
Wk. 21, 05/21/1894found guilty of the Ingalls killings!
1910 – pardoned
Wk. 33, 08/16/1924Killed

Jennie Stevenson [associated -1894-1895]
aka: “Cattle Annie
aka:Little Britches”
Death date unknown

George “Bitter Creek” Newcomb [member – 1892-1895]
aka: Slaughter Kid”
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 03,01/20/1893 – Shootout
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 35, 09/01/1893 – Battle of Ingalls – U.S. Marshals vs the Doolin Gang
Wk. 04, 01/23/1894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory (?)
George had been shot up pretty good at Ingalls, was he ready to ride for this one?
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 13, 04/01/1894 – attempted robbery – Sacred Heart, OK Indian Territory
Wk. 18, 05/02/1895 – Ambushed

Charley Pierce  [member – 1894-1895]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 01, 01/03/1894 – Post Office and Store robbed – Clarkson, OK Terr.
Wk. 04, 01/23/12894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 18, 05/02/1895 Ambushed

Little Bill Raidler  [member – 1892-1904]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 04, 01/23/12894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 14, 04/03/1895 – Train Robbery – Dover, OK Territory (without Bill Doolin)
Wk. 14, 04/04/1895 – Suprised by pursuing U.S Marshals – a Shootoutescapes
Wk. 36, 09/06/1895 – shot and captured by Deputy U.S. Marshal Bill Tilghman
paroled in 1903 because of complication from wounds received when he was captured.
1904 – Died, complications from wounds)

George “Red Buck” Waightman [member – 1892-1896]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 01, 01/03/1894 – Post Office and Store robbed – Clarkson, OK Terr.
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
Wk. 09, 03/04/1896 – Killed – Arapaho, OK Territory, by a Custer County posse.

William F. “Little Dick” West [member – 1894-1896]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 24, 06/11/1893 – Train Robbery – Cimarron, KS
Wk. 04, 01/23/12894 – Bank Robbery – Pawnee, OK Territory
Wk. 10, 03/10/1894 – RR Station Robbery – Woodward , OK Territory
moves to Jennings Gang 1896
Wk. 14, 04/08/1898 – Killed

Oliver “Ol” Yantis  [member – 1892-1892]
Wk. 44, 11/01/1892 – Bank Robbery – Spearville, KS
Wk. 48, 11/29/1892 Killed

For related information in Old West Daily Reader
see:
Players – Timelines – Timelines M-Z – Three Guardsmen
The Originals Index – Gunfighter Statistics
Photo Gallery Index – Hangings and Shootings (Caution!)
Photo Gallery Index – Lawmen Photos
Photo Gallery Index – Outlaw Photos

Might also be interesting to follow Judge Issac Parker ’bout now…
see:
Wk. 46, 11/17/1896 and other Parker entries…

FYI: Cattle Annie and Little Britches – [associated -1894 – 1895]

Cattle Annie (left)
Little Britches (right)
c. 1894
Photo: U.S. PD. pre-1895


These two young girls were taken with the stories they had heard of the outlaws and wanted to live the life for themselves. For about two years they ran wild, wearing men’s clothing, packing pistols, selling whiskey to the Indians, stealing horses, warning and consorting with the Doolin outlaws and generally frustrating local law enforcement. It all came to an end when the two were arrested by federal marshals, tried for horse theft and the sale of alcohol to the Indians before U.S. District Judge Andrew Gregg Curtin Bierer, Sr. (1862-1951) at his court in Guthrie in Logan County, capital of the Oklahoma Territory. They both got time and later appear to have reformed and led more conventional lives. Little Britches vanishes from history… They have been celebrated on numerous occasions in the literature and on the silver screen.

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