Celia Ann "Mattie" Blaylock was a prostitute who became the romantic companion and common-law wife of Old West lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp for about six years.
14 Facts About Mattie Blaylock
Mattie Blaylock's parents greeted her cheerlessly and took her back in disgrace.
The first known record of Mattie Blaylock's presence is a picture taken in Fort Scott in 1871.
Mattie Blaylock began a relationship with Earp after April 1876 in Dodge City, following his departure from Wichita, Kansas and the end of his relationship with Sally Heckell, who called herself Sally Earp.
Frank Waters wrote in The Earp Brothers of Tombstone of public fights between Sadie Marcus and Mattie Blaylock and how the affair was a public scandal.
Mattie Blaylock left Tombstone with other Earp family members for Colton, California.
Mattie Blaylock apparently expected to receive a telegram from Earp telling her where to meet him, but it never arrived.
Mattie Blaylock left Colton and returned to Pinal City, but the silver boom had died out and the bulk of the town's population had moved on.
On July 3,1888, Mattie Blaylock took a lethal dose of laudanum and alcohol.
Mattie Blaylock's death was ruled as "suicide by opium poisoning".
Mattie Blaylock had been using laudanum and alcohol to excess for some time.
Mattie Blaylock is buried in the cemetery at Pinal City, now a ghost town, located just west of the former mining town of Superior, Arizona.
Mattie Blaylock was portrayed by Dana Wheeler-Nicholson in the 1993 film Tombstone.
Mattie Blaylock was played by Mare Winningham in the 1994 film Wyatt Earp.