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A close friend and associate of lawman Wyatt Earp , Holliday is best known for his role in the events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.

He developed a reputation as having killed more than a dozen men in various altercations, but modern researchers have concluded that, contrary to popular myth-making, Holliday killed only one to three men.

Holliday's colorful life and character have been depicted in many books and portrayed by well-known actors in numerous movies and television series. He set up practice in Griffin, Georgia, but he was soon diagnosed with tuberculosis , the same disease that had claimed his mother when he was 15, having acquired it while tending to her needs while she was still in the contagious phase of the illness.

Hoping the climate in the American Southwest would ease his symptoms, he moved to that region and became a gambler, a reputable profession in Arizona in that day. He saved Wyatt Earp, a famous lawman and gambler, while in Texas. Afterwards they became friends. In Tombstone, local members of the outlaw Cochise County Cowboys repeatedly threatened him and spread rumors that he had robbed a stage.

The lawmen attempted to disarm five members of the Cowboys near the O. Corral on the west side of town, which resulted in the second shootout. Following the Tombstone shootout, Virgil Earp was maimed by hidden assailants while Morgan Earp was murdered. Unable to obtain justice in the courts, Wyatt Earp took matters into his own hands. As the recently appointed deputy U. As a federal posse, they pursued the outlaw Cowboys they believed were responsible. They found Frank Stilwell lying in wait as Virgil boarded a train for California and killed him.

The local sheriff issued a warrant for the arrest of five members of the federal posse, including Holliday. The federal posse killed three other Cowboys during late March and early April , before they rode to the New Mexico Territory. Holliday spent the few remaining years of his life in Colorado, and died of tuberculosis in his bed at the Hotel Glenwood at age Holliday was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church of Griffin in Three months after his wife's death, his father married Rachel Martin.

Holliday attended the Valdosta Institute, [8] where he received a classical education in rhetoric, grammar, mathematics, history, and languages—principally Latin , but some French and Ancient Greek.

In , year-old Holliday left home for Philadelphia. Holliday moved to St. Louis , Missouri , so he could work as an assistant for his classmate, A. Jameson Fuches, Jr. He lived with his uncle and his family so he could begin to build up his dental practice. Ford advertised in the Atlanta papers that Holliday would substitute for him while Ford was attending dental meetings.

There are some reports that Holliday was involved in a shooting on the Withlacoochee River , Georgia , in The earliest mention is by Bat Masterson in a profile of Doc he wrote in According to that story, when Holliday was 22, he went with some friends to a swimming hole on his uncles' land, where they discovered it was occupied by a group of African-American youth.

McKey, said her father told her: "They rode in on the Negroes in swimming in a part of the Withlacoochee River that "Doc" and his friends had cleared to be used as their swimming hole. The presence of the Negroes in their swimming hole enraged "Doc," and he drew his pistol, shooting over their heads to scare them off.

According to Masterson's story, Holliday leveled a double-barreled shotgun at them, and when they exited the swimming hole, killed two of the youths. Some family members thought it best that Holliday leave the state, but other members of Holliday's family dispute those accounts. Allen Barra , an author who focuses on Wyatt Earp, also searched for evidence corroborating the incident and found no credibility in Masterson's story. Shortly after beginning his dental practice, Holliday was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Ford's return in September, Holliday left for Dallas, Texas , the "last big city before the uncivilized Western Frontier. When he arrived in Dallas, Holliday partnered with a friend of his father's, Dr. John A. They received all three awards: "Best set of teeth in gold", "Best in vulcanized rubber ", and "Best set of artificial teeth and dental ware.

His tuberculosis caused coughing spells at inopportune times, and his dental practice slowly declined. Meanwhile, Holliday found he had some skill at gambling, and he soon relied on it as his principal income source. Holliday headed to Denver , following the stage routes and gambling at towns and army outposts along the way. During the summer of , he settled in Denver under the alias "Tom Mackey" and found work as a faro dealer for John A.

Babb's Theatre Comique at Blake Street. He got in an argument with Bud Ryan, a well-known and tough gambler. They drew knives and fought and Holliday left Ryan seriously wounded. Holliday left when he learned about gold being discovered in Wyoming, and on February 5, , he arrived in Cheyenne. In the fall of , Miller moved the Bella Union to Deadwood site of the gold rush in the Dakota Territory , and Holliday went with him. In , Holliday returned to Cheyenne, and then Denver, and eventually to Kansas where he visited an aunt.

When he left Kansas, he went to Breckenridge, Texas , where he gambled. On July 4, , he had a disagreement with gambler Henry Kahn, and Holliday beat him repeatedly with his walking stick.

Both men were arrested and fined, but Kahn was not finished. Later that same day, he shot and seriously wounded the unarmed Holliday. His cousin, George Henry Holliday, moved west to help him recover. Once healed, Holliday relocated to Fort Griffin , Texas. Her nose was a prominent feature. Rudabaugh fled south into Texas. Wyatt Earp was given a temporary commission as deputy U. Shanssey suggested Earp ask gambler Doc Holliday, who had played cards with Rudabaugh.

After about a month in Fort Griffin, Earp returned to Fort Clark [22] and in early , he went to Dodge City, where he became the assistant city marshal, serving under Charlie Bassett. John H. Holliday sought to practice dentistry again, and ran an ad in the local paper:. Holliday, Dentist, very respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Dodge City and surrounding county during the Summer. Office at Room No. Where satisfaction is not given, money will be refunded.

During the summer, the two cowboys—accompanied by another two dozen men—rode into Dodge and shot up the town while galloping down Front Street. They entered the Long Branch Saloon, vandalized the room, and harassed the customers. Hearing the commotion, Earp burst through the front door, and before he could react, a large number of cowboys were pointing their guns at him.

In another version, there were only three to five cowboys. In both stories, Holliday was playing cards in the back of the room and upon seeing the commotion, drew his weapon and put his pistol at Morrison's head, forcing him and his men to disarm, rescuing Earp from a bad situation. In an Dodge newspaper advertisement, he promised money back for less than complete customer satisfaction. However, this was the last known time that he worked as a dentist.

Holliday reportedly engaged in a gunfight with a bartender named Charles White. Miguel Otero , who would later become governor of New Mexico Territory , said he was present when Holliday walked into the saloon with a cocked revolver in his hand and challenged White to settle an outstanding argument. White was serving customers at the time and took cover behind a bar, then started shooting at Holliday with his revolver. During the fight, Holliday shot White in the scalp.

But there are no contemporaneous newspaper reports of the incident. Bat Masterson reportedly said that Holliday was in Jacksboro, Texas , and got into a gunfight with an unnamed soldier whom Holliday shot and killed. Historian Gary L. Roberts found a record for a Private Robert Smith who had been shot and killed by an "unknown assailant" March 3, , but Holliday was never linked to the death.

Holliday developed a reputation for his skill with a gun, as well as with the cards. Doc opened a dental practice and continued gambling as well, but the winter was unseasonably cold and business was slow.

The New Mexico Territorial Legislature passed a bill banning gambling within the territory with surprising ease. The ban on gambling combined with extreme low temperatures persuaded him to return to Dodge City for a few months. Accompanied by his common-law wife Mattie Blaylock, his brother Jim, and his wife Bessie, they left for Arizona Territory. Marshal Bat Masterson. Both were striving to be the first to provide rail access to the boom town of Leadville, Colorado.

Doc remained there for about two and a half months. The federal intervention prompted the so-called "Treaty of Boston" to end the fighting. A new town was built up near the tracks and prostitution and gambling flourished there.

Former U. Army scout Mike Gordon tried to persuade one of the saloon girls, a former girlfriend, to leave town with him. She refused and Gordon stormed outside. He began firing into the building, [34] and a few hours later, Gordon was found mortally wounded outside. Some attribute the shooting to Holliday, but no conclusive evidence of who killed Gordon was ever found.

While in town, he was fined twice for keeping a gambling device, and again for carrying a deadly weapon. He told Holliday he was headed for the silver boom going on in Tombstone , Arizona Territory. Holliday and Horony joined Wyatt and his wife Mattie, as well as Jim Earp and his wife and step daughter, and they left the next day for Prescott , Arizona Territory.

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