David Neagle was a saloon owner, miner and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Arizona Territory shortly after the Gunfight at the OK Corral.
52 Facts About David Neagle
David Neagle was the son of Irish immigrants William David Neagle and Bridget Donahue.
David Neagle was born in Boston on October 10,1847.
At age 10 David Neagle began attending the Roman Catholic School at Santa Clara, which later became Santa Clara College.
At age 15 in 1862 David Neagle left for Florence, Idaho Territory, where gold had been discovered the prior year.
David Neagle returned to San Francisco in 1863 and resumed his schooling, but soon left to join the miners in Virginia City, Treasure City, and later Pioche, Nevada.
David Neagle's bullet perforated both of Leavy's cheeks and shattered his jaw, but Leavy survived, although permanently disfigured.
In 1874 David Neagle learned of a promising silver and copper find in Panamint, California, near Death Valley, and was one of the first to arrive in the newly founded boom town.
David Neagle opened a saloon named the Oriental with boards across two barrels in front of a tent.
David Neagle bought an entire town block and subdivided it.
David Neagle reported a murder in Darwin City, Nevada on August 5,1875, to the state capital in Carson City.
David Neagle returned to Virginia City, where his sister Mary lived with her husband Jim Kelley and son Tom, and opened a saloon named The Capital.
David Neagle later worked mines in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico.
David Neagle was in Tucson on June 28,1880, and soon moved to the silver-mining boom town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory.
David Neagle hoped to operate a mine as he had in the past.
Deputy US Marshal and Tombstone City Marshal Virgil Earp was on the January ballot as the Citizen's Party candidate for city marshal when he was ambushed and severely wounded on December 27,1881, David Neagle, representing the People's Independent Party, was elected city marshal on January 4,1882.
David Neagle pursued Figueroa, and when he would not stop, shot him in the back, killing him.
David Neagle was careful in choosing his friends, and never became closely allied with the loose confederation of outlaws known as the Cochise County Cowboys.
In 1883 David Neagle worked in Anaconda, Montana Territory in the booming mining district around Butte.
David Neagle won a woodcutting contract from Marcus Daly, owner of the Anconda Smelting Works, for 30,000 cords of wood at $2.60 per cord, worth $75,000.
David Neagle hired dozens of men to fulfill the contract.
David Neagle built the flume to transport the lumber to the mill site.
When his partner Maginnis absconded with their employees' wages, David Neagle went after him.
David Neagle owned considerable property in the area before he left.
David Neagle carried a small-caliber Colt revolver in her purse and did not hesitate to threaten all who crossed her.
David Neagle attracted the attention of 60-year-old widower and millionaire William Sharon, president of the Bank of California and owner of the Palace Hotel and of other properties.
David Neagle gave her $500 per month and a room in the San Francisco Grand Hotel, adjoining the Palace Hotel where he lived, for the pleasure of her companionship.
David Neagle finally evicted her from the room by having the carpets ripped up and the door hinges removed, along with a $7,500 payment.
David Neagle was coincidentally assigned to the Sharon vs Sharon case.
David Neagle married her attorney Terry on January 7,1886, in Stockton.
David Neagle hit Frank, knocking out a tooth, and the marshals drew their handguns.
David Neagle was among the spectators present and put his pistol in Terry's face.
David Neagle Terry got six months in jail, and Sarah Terry got one month.
David Neagle encouraged Judge Field to remain aboard the train, but he refused.
David Neagle told the conductor to send for the local constable and request that he come at once, but the constable could not be immediately located.
David Neagle quickly exited and returned to her railroad car, apparently to fetch the satchel in which she was known to carry a pistol.
David Neagle watched him out of the corner of his eye and thought Terry might be exiting the dining room.
David Neagle, who was 5'7" tall and weighed 145 pounds, testified that the 6'3", 250-pound Terry recognized David Neagle from the earlier confrontation in the courtroom.
David Neagle later said he saw a look of determination and victory on Terry's face.
David Neagle screamed and pushed her way through the crowd, throwing herself over her husband's body.
David Neagle challenged the crowd to search his body, insistent he was unarmed.
David Neagle insisted that she be kept out or he would kill her too.
David Neagle provided a document issued by the US Attorney General appointing him as a special Marshal to protect Field.
Walker arrested David Neagle and took him to the county jail in Stockton.
Cunningham's appeal was based on whether David Neagle acted in pursuance of the law when he shot Terry.
David Neagle's defense was based on the letter from Miller to Marshal Franks.
David Neagle wandered the streets of San Francisco aimlessly, ignoring her appearance.
David Neagle constantly talked to "spirits," especially that of her husband.
David Neagle was diagnosed with "dementia praecox," an early term for schizophrenia.
David Neagle confronted Barry on Montgomery Street in San Francisco, spitting at him, withdrawing a pistol from this pocket, and twirling it at his side, apparently intending to provoke Barry.
David Neagle worked as a special investigator for prominent criminal lawyer Earl Rogers.
David Neagle died on November 28,1925, at age 78 in Oakland, California.