GEORGE EDWARD ARNOLD[1]

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  • Name  GEORGE EDWARD ARNOLD 
    Born  14 Oct 1866  KANSAS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Aug 1917  CHANDLER, LINCOLN, OKLAHOMA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • SHOT AND KILLED WHILE SHERIFF OF LINCOLN COUNTY,
      OKLAHOMA. SEE FILE NOTE (F4).
    Age  50 years 
    Buried  22 Aug 1917  CHANDLER, LINCOLN, OKLAHOMA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OAK GROVE CEMETERY, NORTHEAST OF LOWE.
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    Person ID  I2348  Caudle Descendants
    Last Modified  29 Dec 2004 

    Father  ISAAC ARNOLD 
    Mother  MRS. ARNOLD 
    Married  Abt 1866 
    Family ID  F812  Group Sheet

    Family  Ancestors IDA LUCINDA WAKELY,   b. 18 Sep 1869, MISSOURI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1938, CHANDLER, LINCOLN, OKLAHOMA Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 68 years 
    Married  1 Jun 1890  FALL LEAF, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. MAE ARNOLD
     2. DEWEY ARNOLD
     3. JACK ARNOLD
    Family ID  F811  Group Sheet

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    • NEWSPAPER ARTICLE CHANDLER, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24,
      1917.
      SHERIFF GEORGE E. ARNOLD KILLED BY YOUTHFUL BANDITS
      SHOT TWICE IN THE HEAD WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ARREST TWO BURGLARY SUSPECTS
      -- DIES WITHOUT REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS -- MURDERERS CAPTURED BY POSSES
      AFTER ALL-DAY CHASE -- BOYS CONFESS SHOOTING -- ARE NOW CONFINED IN THE
      POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY JAIL.

      GEORGE E. ARNOLD, SHERIFF OF LINCOLN COUNTY, WAS SHOT AND FATALLY WOUNDED
      AT 8:30 O'CLOCK WEDNESDAY MORNING BY GILLIE MCCONNELL, AGED 22, OF NEAR
      STROUD. THE SHOOTING OCCURRED IN THE CHANDLER CITY PARK WHILE SHERIFF
      ARNOLD WAS ATTEMPTING TO ARREST MCCONNELL AND HIS COMPANION, LOUIS
      BARNHARDT, ALSO OF STROUD. THE BOYS WERE SUSPECTED OF HAVING BURGLARIZED
      THE GOLDSTEIN STORE AT CHANDLER TUESDAY NIGHT, AND ALSO THE CURRY
      HARDWARE STORE AT STROUD THE NIGHT PREVIOUS. AFTER THE SHOOTING THE
      WOUNDED OFFICER WAS BROUGHT TO THE ADAMS SANITARIUM IN CHANDLER, WHERE HE
      DIED AT 2:15 O'CLOCK THAT AFTERNOON, WITHOUT HAVING REGAINED
      CONSCIOUSNESS. HE WAS SHOT TWICE, A TWENTY-TWO CALIBRE PISTOL BEING
      USED. THE FIRST SHOT STRUCK HIM ON THE LEFT LOWER CHIN, RANGING UPWARD,
      KNOCKING OUT ONE LOWER TOOTH AND CHIPPING ONE UPPER TOOTH. THE SECOND
      SHOT, AND THE ONE WHICH PROVED FATAL, STRUCK HIM ABOVE THE RIGHT EAR,
      PENETRAITED THE BRAIN, RANGED UPWARD FRACTURING THE UPPER SKULL AND THEN
      LODGED IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD.

      WITHIN THIRTY MINUTES AFTER THE SHOOTING, POSSES WERE SCOURING THE
      COUNTRY FOR THE BANDITS, WHO IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOOTING, TOOK TO THE
      TIMBER ON THE EAST OF THE CITY. BY NOON IT IS ESTIMATED THAT OVER 300
      ARMED MEN WERE ON THE SCOUT. OFFICERS WERE NOTIFIED IN ALL ADJOINING
      COUNTIES, IN EVERY TOWN AND PARTIES ON ALL RURAL PHONE LINES WARNED TO BE
      UPON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE TWO CRIMINALS. BLOODHOUNDS WERE ORDERED FROM
      MUSKOGEE, ARRIVING AT 9:40 AND AT ONCE PICKED UP THE TRAIL. HOWEVER,
      WORD SOON CAME THAT THE BOYS HAD BEEN CAPTURED AT A POINT A FEW MILES
      SOUTEAST OF MEEKER AND WERE BEING BROUGHT TO CHANDLER.

      BARNHARDT, THE YOUNGER MAN, AGED 17, WAS BROUGHT TO CHANDLER AND LATER,
      TAKEN TO SHAWNEE. MCCONNELL WAS TAKEN DIRECT TO SHAWNEE FROM MEEKER.

      BOTH BOYS TALKED VERY UNCONCERNEDLY OF THE SHOOTING AND NEITHER EXPRESSED
      ANY REGRETS. EVIDENTLY THEY ARE BORN TOUGHS, PRACTICALLY DEGENERATES.
      NEITHER SEEMS TO REALIZE THAT HE IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO SPEND THE REMAINDER
      OF HIS LIFE AT HARD LABOR IN THE STATE PENITENTIARY.

      A POSSE MADE UP OF TWO AUTO LOADS OF CHANDLER MEN AND A LIKE NUMBER FROM
      PRAGUE, MADE THE CAPTURE. IT SEEMS THAT G. W. MCCONNELL, AN UNCLE OF
      GILLIE, RESIDED IN PRAGUE. THE OFFICERS SECURED FROM HIM INFORMATION AS
      TO THE PROBABLE HIDING PLACE OF THE BOYS. HE NAMED FOUR PLACES WHERE
      THEY MIGHT HEAD FOR. AT THE SECOND OF THESE PLACES VISITED THE BOYS WERE
      FOUND STRETCHED OUT UPON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE SOUND ASLEEP. THEY WERE
      AWAKENED, AND NONE TO GENTLY AT THAT, AND COMMANDED TO THROW UP THEIR
      HANDS. BARNHARDT HESITATED AND MOVED AS IF TO REACH FOR A GUN. ONE OF
      THE POSSEMEN FIRED AND WOUNDED THE BOY IN THE HAND. THIS WAS THE ONLY
      SHOT FIRED.

      TO A NEWS-PUBLICIST REPORTER, WHO WAS WITH THE CAPTORS, THE BOYS TALKED
      FREELY. THEY CONFESSED TO HAVING ROBBED THE CURRY STORE AT STROUD, TOLD
      OF HOW THEY WENT TO THE TITUS GARAGE IN STROUD, HIRED A CAR AND DRIVER TO
      TAKE THEM TO DEPEW, OF HOW, AFTER OUT OF TOWN A SHORT DISTACNCE, THEY
      TAPPED THE DRIVER UPON THE HEAD WITH A GUN, TIED HIM TO A TREE AND LEFT
      HIM. OF HOW THEY RAN THE CAR INTO A DITCH, WRECKING IT. THEY SAID THAT
      THEY THEN RETURNED TO STROUD, STOLE A BICYCLE (THEY HAD ONE BICYCLE WITH
      THEM IN THE CAR) AND PEDALED TO CHANDLER.

      THEY TOLD HOW THEY SPENT TUESDAY IN CHANDLER AND OF VIEWING THE FILM OF
      AL JENNINGS "BEATING BACK" AT THE ODEON. AFTER THE SHOW THEY WENT TO THE
      REAR OF THE GOLDSTEIN STORE, HELD UP RAY RICHARDSON, BAKER, WHO HEARD THEM
      AND CAME OUT TO INVESTIGATE, FORCED AN ENTRANCE TO THE STORE, SECURED A
      FEW DOLLARS IN CASH, TWO PAIRS OF OVERALLS, TWO SHIRTS AND A FEW BOLTS OF
      RIBBON -- THE RIBBON, THEY SAID, WAS FOR THEIR SWEETHEARTS. AFTER ROBBING
      THE STORE THEY TURNED RAY LOOSE AND HIKED FOR THE SOUTH END OF THE CITY,
      WHERE THEY HID THEIR PLUNDER. THEY THEN WENT TO A ROOM THEY HAD ENGAGED AT
      THE OLD ELLIOTT HOTEL, NOW CONDUCTED BY MRS. CHAS. EVANS, AND WENT TO BED.

      THE NEXT MORNING ABOUT 8 O'CLOCK THEY MOUNTED THEIR BIKES AND STARTED FOR
      STROUD. SHERIFF ARNOLD WAS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THEM, HAVING BEEN NOTIFIED
      OF THE ROBBERY, AND TOOK AFTER THEM IN HIS CAR. MARION REYNOLDS DRIVING.
      THE OFFICER OVERTOOK THE BOYS JUST BEYOND THE WEST ENTRANCE TO THE CITY
      PARK. MCCONNELL SAYS THAT SHERIFF ARNOLD GRABBED HIM AND THAT HE,
      MCCONNELL, PULLED HIS GUN AND FIRED THREE SHOTS, "POURED LEAD" HE
      EXPRESSED IT, INTO THE OFFICER. ASKED WHY HE DID NOT SURRENDER, HE SAID
      HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE TAKEN, AND, BESIDES, HE NEVER STOPPED TO THINK, JUST
      FIRED AS FAST AS HE COULD. BARNHARDT SAID HE HEARD THE SHOOTING AND
      PULLED HIS GUN AND TOOK A COUPLE SHOTS AT YOUNG REYNOLDS. THEY THEN
      ABANDONED THEIR BIKES AND TOOK TO THE TIMBER, TRAVELING SOUTH AND
      TRENDING WEST. FORCED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT AND TO KEEP UNDER COVER,
      CONTINUALLY, THEY PUT IN A TERRIBLE DAY, PUSHING THROUGH DENSE
      UNDERBRUSH, WADING CREEKS, ETC., UNTIL THEY WERE COMPLETELY EXHAUSED.

      BARNHARDT AT ONE TIME RESIDED IN CHANDLER AND MANY OF THE OLDER CITIZENS
      REMEMBER HIS FATHER. MCCONNELL'S MOTHER, IT IS SAID, RESIDES NORTH OF
      STROUD AND THE FAMILY IS WELL KNOWN.

      THE BOYS WILL BE CHARGED WITH MURDER AND THEIR TRIAL WILL COME UP DURING
      THE OCTOBER TERM OF THE DISTRICT COURT. AS BOTH HAVE CONFESSED TO THE
      VARIOUS CRIMES IT IS PROBABLE THAT THEY WILL PLEAD GUILTY.

      GEORGE E. ARNOLD

      GEORGE EDWARD ARNOLD WAS BORN IN THE STATE OF KANSAS, OCTOBER 14, 1866.
      HE CAME TO LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE EARLY DAYS AND SETTLED UPON A FARM
      NORTHWEST OF CHANDLER. HE SERVED UNDER FORMER SHERIFF BUZZI AS
      UNDERSHERIFF AND, AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH WAS SERVING HIS SECOND TERM AS
      SHERIFF. HE LEAVES AN AGED FATHER AND MOTHER, WIFE, DAUGHTER, MAE, TWO
      SONS, DEWEY, A SERGEANT IN THE FIRST OKLAHOMA INFANTRY, JACK, THE YOUNGER
      SON, TWO BROTHERS, CHARLIE AND FRANK, OF THIS COUNTY, TWO SISTERS, ONE OF
      WHOM RESIDES IN KANSAS AND THE OTHER IN NEW MEXICO.

      FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED BY REV DAVID THOMAS OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
      WERE CONDUCTED AT THE HOME THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING AT 10 O'CLOCK.
      INTERMENT WAS MADE IN THE FAMILY PLAT AT OAK GROVE CEMETERY, NORTHEAST OF
      LOWE.

      GEORGE ARNOLD WAS A GOOD CITIZEN AND ONE OF THE BRAVEST OFFICERS THAT
      EVER SERVED THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY. HIS DEATH IS SINCERELY REGRETTED
      AND MOURNED BY HUNDREDS OF WARM PERSONAL FRIENDS AND BROTHER OFFICERS.
      THE LAST RITES WERE ATTENDED BY NEARLY ALL CHANDLER AND MANY FROM OUT OF
      TOWN. THE FLORAL OFFERINGS BEING NUMEROUS AND MOST BEAUTIFUL.

      HE WAS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE AGRA LODGE A. F. & A. M., THE
      LODGE OF PERFECTION, GUTHRIE; CARNEY LODGE M. W. A.; THE LINCOLN COUNTY
      A. H. T. A.; THE CHANDLER LODGE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS AND THE CHANDLER LODGE
      I. O. O. F. HE WAS ALSO A VALUED MEMBER OF THE SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION AND
      WAS RECOGNIZED AMONG HIS BROTHER OFFICERS AS ONE OF THEIR MOST VALUED
      MEMBERS.

      TO THE HEART-BROKEN WIFE, CHILDREN, PARENTS, BROTHERS, AND SISTERS IS
      EXTENDED THE VERY SINCERE SYMPATHY OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF LINCOLN COUNTY.


      THE LINCOLN COUNTY NEWS
      PAGE SIX THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1982

      SHERIFF 'SHOWS METAL' IN ROBBER ROUND-UP

      HE WAS 47, JUST A FEW YEARS OLDER THAN HIS FAMOUS PRISONER, HENRY STARR.
      HE WAS PRESENTED WITH THE OUTLAW'S GUN AND FAVORITE HORSE. BUT DESPITE
      THE LIKING FOR EACH OTHER, LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF GEORGE ARNOLD NEVER
      RELAXED HIS WATCHFULNESS. AND OFTEN, HE WAS CALLED TO OTHER EMERGENCIES.

      GEORGE E. ARNOLD IS REMEMBERED AS A GOOD AND BRAVE MAN.

      HE WAS A FARMER AND SON OF LINCOLN COUNTY HOMESTEADERS ISAAC ARNOLD AND
      WIFE. IN NOVEMBER, 1914, HE WAS ELECTED SHERIFF. HE WAS A POPULAR
      REPUBLICAN, WINNING OVER DEMOCRAT CHARLES SPENDER, SOCIALIST S. M. MASTEN
      AND POPULIST JOHN MILLER BY A GOOD MARGIN.

      HE WAS ASKING FOR A DANGEROUS JOB. ONE MORE PERILOUS THAN HE EVER
      DREAMED. ONE WHICH TOOK HIS LIFE LESS THAN THREE YEARS LATER.

      HE WAS A BRAVE MAN. HE HAD TO BE. IT WAS A TIME OF FEAR AND VIOLENCE IN
      A YET INFANT STATE. THE "TWIN TERRITORIES" OF OKLAHOMA HAD BEEN WED ONLY
      SEVEN YEARS. THERE WAS A TENSION BETWEEN THE RACES - BLACK, WHITE AND RED.

      BORN OCTOBER 14, 1866, ARNOLD MARRIED IDA WAKLEY. THEY HAD THREE
      CHILDREN, A DAUGHTER, MAY AND TWO SONS, DEWEY AND JACK. THE ARNOLDS ALSO
      REARED A NIECE, GLADIS ARNOLD TURNER, WHO IS NOW LIVING IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
      SHE REMEMBERS HER UNCLE GEORGE VERY WELL.

      "HE WAS GOOD MAN," SAYS MRS. TURNER. "I REMEMBER EVERYONE TALING ABOUT
      HIS CAPTURE OF THE BANDITS," SHE RECALLED. "ALSO HIS WONDERFUL CAR IN
      WHICH HE WOULD GIVE RIDES TO US KIDS. THERE WEREN'T MANY OTHER CARS THEN."

      MRS. TURNER RECALLS HER UNCLE'S LOVE OF HUNTING WHICH HE SHARED WITH HIS
      FRIEND, HI FRISBIE.

      AND SHE RECALLS THE SHOCK FELT BY EVERYONE AT THE NEWS OF HIS DEATH. "HE
      HAD GONE TO SEE ABOUT SOME TROUBLE AND WENT UNARMED, SAYING A GUN
      WOULDN'T BE NECESSARY, IT WAS JUST BOYS."

      THEY WERE 17 AND 22 AND THE ATTEMPTED ARREST RESULTED IN TWO SHOTGUN
      BLASTS WHICH ENDED HIS LIFE AUGUST 22, 1917. ALL CHANDLER BUSINESSES
      CLOSED FOR THE FUNERAL.

      SHERIFF ARNOLD'S PART IN THE ROUND-UP OF THE STOUD BANK ROBBERS OF 1915
      IS RECOUNTED IN SEVERAL NEWSPAPER STORIES OF THE TIME.

      OTHER STORIES SHOW, TOO, OF OTHER WORRIES.

      BANK ROBBING DIDN'T STOP WITH STARR'S ARREST. THE WEEK AFTER, THREE
      BANDITS ROBBED THE KAW CITY BANK.

      WHILE TESTIFYING IN BEHALF OF CHARLEY JOHNSON AT HIS CHANDLER TRIAL FOR
      THE STOUD ROBBERY, THE STAR WITNESS WAS ARRESTED FOR THE KAW CITY BANK
      ROBBERY.

      BOOTLEGGERS BLEW UP A NEWSPAPER PLANT AT SAPULPA WITH NITRO GLYCERINE.

      AND IN AUGUST TWO MEN AT WELLSTON WERE SHOT AND KILLED. ONE WAS RULED AN
      ACCIDENT, THE OTHER MURDER OF THE CONSTABLE WHO HAD BEEN SUMMONED.

      ARNOLD AND FRISBIE WENT AFTER THE ACCUSED KILLER WHO WAS SENTENCED TO 99
      YEARS AT HARD LABOR TWO DAYS AFTER HE WAS BROUGHT IN TO THE COUNTY SEAT
      AND PLEADED GUILTY. THERE WAS TALK OF LYNCHING.

      IT WAS A TERRIBLE, TENSE TIME.

      TROUBLES FOR THE LAWMEN WENT ON.

      WOUNDED OUTLAWS IMPROVING

      THE PUBLICIST REPORTED ON APRIL 9 THAT HENRY STARR AND FLOYD ESTES (OTHER
      SOURCES GIVE HIS NAME AS LEWIS OR LOUIS ESTES) ARE "GETTING ALONG AS WELL
      AS MIGHT BE EXPECTED."

      AFTER DESCRIBING THEIR INJURIES, THE PAPER CONTINUED: "NUMEROUS CURIOUS
      PEOPLE HAVE VISITED THE COUNTY JAIL SINCE THE TWO OUTLAWS WERE BROUGHT
      HERE, HOPING TO GET A VIEW OF THEM. HOWEVER, THE ORDER ABOUT ALLOWING
      INTERVIEWS IS CLOSELY DRAWN. AMONG THE VISITORS DURING THE WEEK WERE
      MRS. STARR AND SON, DIVORCED WIFE OF THE OUTLAW. MRS. STARR LIVES AT
      STILLWELL, WHERE SHE IS EMPLOYED AS A STENOGRAPHER. SHE FORMERLY TAUGHT
      SCHOOL. SHE IS A WOMAN OF PLEASONG APPEARANCE AND BEARS THE BEST OF
      REPUTATIONS IN HER HOME TOWN.

      "WHILE HERE SHE POSED FOR THE MOTION PICTURE MEN OF THE EAGLE FILM CO."

      (KENT AND TILGHMAN APPARENTLY NEVER MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY.)

      "STARR'S MOTHER," THE PUB REPORTED, "IS STILL IN CHANDLER AND ANNOUNCES
      SHE WILL REMAIN UNTIL HER SON HAS COMPLETELY RECOVERED.

      "SEVERAL MOTION PICTURE MEN FROM TULSA WERE IN THE CITY NEGOTIATING WITH
      STARR RELATIVE TO ENGAGEMENTS."


      FIVE OUTLAWS IN JAIL

      PUB HEADLINES ACCLAIMED "SHERIFF AND DEPUTIES SHOW THEIR METAL - ARE
      DOING GREAT WORK IN ROUNDING UP BANK ROBBERS - OTHER ARRESTS EXPECTED."

      "THE NET IS CLOSING IN ABOUT THE GANG OF OUTLAWS WHO, ON MARCH 27, RAIDED
      THE TWO NATIONAL BANKS AT STROUD," SAID THE PUB APRIL 16.

      "FIVE OF THE SEVEN THAT COMPRISED THE GANG ARE NOW SECURE BEHIND THE BARS
      OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY JAIL AT CHANDLER.

      "SINCE THEN BUD MAXFIELD, CLAUDE SAWYER AND CHARLES JOHNSON, HAVE BEEN
      APPREHENDED. EACH OF THESE THREE HAVE BEEN ARRAIGNED IN THE COUNTY COURT
      AND THEIR APPEARANCE BONDS FIXED AT $15,000 EACH. STARR AND ESTES WILL
      BE ARRAIGNED JUST AS SOON AS THEIR WOUNDS HEAL SUFFICIENTLY TO PERMIT
      THEIR APPEARANCE IN THE COURT ROOM."


      GOOD WORK OF OFFICERS

      "THE ARREST OF MAXFIELD AND SAWYER WERE FIST TO COME AFTER THE ROBBERY.
      MAXFIELD WAS ARRESTED IN TULSA COUNTY BY SHERIFF WOOLEY OF THAT COUNTY
      UPON INFORMATION FURNISHED BY SHERIFF ARNOLD OF THIS COUNTY. MAXFIELD IS
      THE ROBBER WHO HELD THE HORSES AT THE STROUD STOKYARDS WHILE HIS PALS WERE
      ENGAGED IN LOOTING THE TWO BANKS. IT HAS BEEN PROVEN, ALSO, THAT HE
      FURNISHED THE WAGON, HARNESS AND SOME OF THE HORSES USED BY THE GANG.
      COUNTY ATTORNEY SPEAKMAN STATES THAT THEY HAVE THE 'GOODS' ON HIM BEYOND
      QUESTION OF A DOUBT.

      "SAWYER WAS ARRESTED IN MCALESTER LAST THURSDAY BY SHERIFF ARNOLD AND
      DEPUTY FRANK MILES AND BROUGHT TO CHANDLER FRIDAY AFTERNOON. ARNOLD AND
      DEPUTIES MILES AND TILGHMAN HAD TAKEN A BUNCH OF PRISONERS TO THE STATE
      PENITENTIARY AT MCALESTER. BEFORE LEAVING HERE SHERIFF ARNOLD HAD
      SECURED RELIABLE INFORMATION THAT SAWYER COULD BE FOUND IN OR NEAR
      MCALESTER. HIS INFORMANT IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN AN INDIAN WHO RESIDES NEAR
      KEIFER AND WHO KNEW EVERY MEMBER OF THE GANG AND KNEW THE TRAIL THEY TOOK
      IN MAKING THEIR GETAWAY FROM STROUD.

      "UPON TURNING THEIR CHARGES OVER TO THE WARDEN, THE THREE LINCOLN COUNTY
      OFFICERS BEGAN A STILL HUNT FOR SAWYER, EACH TAKING A SEPARATE ROUTE.
      DEPUTY MILES WAS FIRST TO DISCOVER THE QUARRY AND QUICKLY NOTIFIED
      SHERIFF ARNOLD AND DEPUTY TILGHMAN. TILGHMAN HURRIED TO HIS HOTEL FOR
      HIS GUN WHILE ARNOLD AND MILES STARTED FOR SAWYER. HE WAS LOCATED IN A
      LIVERY BARN, PLACED UNDER ARREST AND RUSHED TO A ROOM WHERE HE WAS KEPT
      CLOSELY CONFINED AND GUARDED UNTIL TRAIN TIME. SO QUICKLY AND QUIETLY
      WAS THE ARREST MADE THAT NOT EVEN THE MCALESTER OFFICERS KNEW OF IT.
      NEITHER WAS THEIR PRESONER ALLOWED TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUTSIDER.


      GEORGE ARNOLD'S CAMPAIGN CARD:

      NOW SERVING MY FIRST TERM
      PICTURE YOUR VOTE WILL BE APPRECIATED

      GEO. E. ARNOLD
      FOR REELECTION
      SHERIFF LINCOLN COUNTY
      SUBJECT TO REPUBLICAN
      PRIMARY AUGUST 1, 1916

      GEORCE ARNOLD HAD ONLY THREE MONTHS EXPERIENCE AS A SHERIFF WHEN HE WAS
      CALLED TO STROUD TO SOLVE THE HENRY STARR BANK ROBBERIES. HE RAN FOR
      RE-ELECTION SUCCESSFULLY, CIRCULATING THIS CAMPAIGN CARD. WE'RE INDEBTED
      TO THE FAMILY OF A GRANDSON, GEORGE ARNOLD, CLEBURNE, TEXAS, FOR SHARING
      IT WITH US.

      GRANDSON, GEORGE ARNOLD, LIVES AT CLEBURNE, TEXAS.


      TIME (NEWS MAGAZINE) 2 APRIL 1979 ON BOOKS: A RECORD OF FLEETING
      REALITIES, THE WAR, THE WEST AND THE WILDERNESS BY KEVIN BROWNLOW; KNOPF;
      602 PAGES; $27.50
      "THE BEGINNING OF THE MOVIES COINCIDED WITH THE ENDING OF THREE HISTORICAL
      MOMENTS; YEARS OF PEACE IN EUROPE, THE FRONTIER ERA IN THE AMERICAN WEST,
      AND THE TIME WHEN EXPLORERS TRIED TO FILL IN THE AGE ENDED, A NEW ONE
      BEGAN WITH NEW KINDS OF HEROES: MEN AND WOMEN WHO WONDERED WHAT MIGHT BE
      DONE WITH NEW-FANGLED MOTION-PICTURE EQUIPMENT TO RECORD THE FLEETING
      REALITY OF THEIR TIME.
      ... IN THE WAR, THE WEST AND THE WILDERNESS, KEVIN BROWNLOW, A BRITISH
      FILH HISTORIAN, SETS OUT ON A UNIQUE RESCUE MISSION, INTERVIEWING
      SURVIVORS, RESCUING STILLS FROM SUCH BYGONE EPICS AS SQUAW MAN AND THE
      BIG PARADE, TREKKING THROUGH EARLY ARCHIVES. THE STORIES HE BRINGS BACK
      ARE THE STUFF OF LEGEND. THEY COULD, AS WELL, BE THE STUFF OF MARVELOUS
      ADVENTURE MOVIES, IF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY WERE NOT CURRENTLY
      CATERING TO ADOLESCENT DISCO FANTASIES.
      ... A LAWMAN NAMED WILLIAM TILGHMAN HAD ONCE WORKED WITH BAT MASTERSON IN
      DODGE CITY. BY 1915 HE WAS DIRECTING WESTERNS, WHICH IN THOSE DAYS OFTEN
      STARRED SUCH AUTHENTIC OUTLAWS AS AL JENNINGS AND EMMETT DALTON, LAST OF
      THE LEGENDARY FAMILY GANG. TILGHMAN WAS ON LOCATION IN CHANDLER, OKLA.,
      WHEN WORD CAME THAT A WILD BUNCH HEADED BY HENRY STARR (BELLE'S NEPHEW)
      HAD ROBBED A BANK IN STROUD, 17 MILES AWAY. THE DIRECTOR DROPPED HIS
      CAMERA, GRABBED HIS GUN AND RODE OFF IN PURSUIT OF THE MISCREANTS,
      CAPTURING ONE "ALIBI JOE" DAVIS BEFORE RESUMING WORK ON HIS PICTURE. THE
      INCIDENT WAS TYPICAL OF THE WAY REALITY AND LEGENDS BASED ON THAT REALITY
      WERE MIXED UP IN THE PALEOLITHIC ERA OF FILM MAKING. ...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2762] CLYDE FREDERICK WAKLEY, CHANDLER, OKLAHOMAPRESTO.


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