Week 47: November

Week 47: November 19th thru 25th

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11/19 of…1863

The Gettysburg Address is delivered by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, PA, during the American Civil War.

1873

The Watt Grayson ranch south of Eufaula, OK, loses $30,000 in gold in a raid by Belle Starr and her gang of outlaws.  {001}

1874

OWDR-WCTU-logo-WebFounding of The National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in Hillsboro, OH. The purpose was to create a “sober and pure world” by abstinence, purity, and evangelical Christianity. It grew out of the “Woman’s Crusade” of the winter of 1873/1874 along with numerous local temperance societies that sprang up in the early 1870s. The temperance women would occupy saloons, sing hymns, pray, and ask the barkeepers to stop selling liquor. The crusade against alcohol was in part a protest by women against their lack of civil rights. Women could not vote. In most states women could not have control of their property or custody of their children in cases of divorce. There were no legal protections for women and children, prosecutions for rape were rare, and the state-regulated “age of consent” was as low as seven. Most local political meetings were held in saloons from which women were excluded.
By the end of the 19th century, Americans were spending over a billion dollars on alcoholic beverages each year, compared with $900 million on meat and less than $200 million on public education. The temperance movement is still going today, with chapters in 72 countries. Logo: WCTU 1920 © WCTU, Fair Use.  {003}

1887

Arizona Star, Tucson, AZ. Kid Swingle is arrested in Joplin, MO, for a September train robbery near Navajo, AZ. He then escapes Sheriff Owens by jumping from a train window near Toyah, TX, and is never seen again. {001}
see:
Wk. 37, 09/16/1887 – train robbery

1890

The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Express is taken for $50,000 at Glendale, MO, by the Marion Hedgepath Gang.  {001}

1894

Doolin Gang leader Bill Doolin (recognized), and five others (unidentified), attempt to rob the J.R. Pearce Store in Texana, OK Terr. They were sent packing with less than $20 in merchandise.  {001}
The Originals Index – Outlaw Gangs Index – Doolin Gang – Wild Bunch

1908

OWDR Fredrick Dilley Glidden WebWestern writer Luke Short, aka Fredrick Dilley Glidden is born in Kewanee, IL. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1908 unknown.  {001}

1909

Western novelist Jack Warner Schaefer born in Cleveland, OH. Journalist and writer.  {003}

11/20 of… 1880

The driver has a hatchet in his hand and another stage is heard coming; Black Bart aborts a robbery. Siskiyou County, CA, between Redding and Roseburg.  {001}

1903

Tom Horn+2, aka James Hicks, age 42, hanged in Cheyenne, WY, for the murder of Willie Nickell, age 14*. Tom led a colorful life: stage driver, army scout, hired gun in the Pleasant Valley War (AZ), Pinkerton Agent, Old West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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