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CANTON, Frank M. (1849-1927), Lawman "Frank Canton" was born Josiah W. "Joe" Horner in Virginia in 1849. As a teenager Horner became a cowboy, trailing cattle to Kansas for Texas cattleman Burk Burnett. From 1871 to 1878 Horner engaged in a variety of illegal activities, becoming a fugitive from justice. Jailed in 1877 for robbing a Comanche, Texas, bank, he soon escaped and helped drive a cattle herd to Nebraska. He was later elected sheriff of the county. He made his reputation in the notorious Johnson County War of Wyoming in the 1890s and was involved in the unlawful hanging of James Averell and Cattle Kate. Afterward, he fled south, becoming a U.S. Deputy Marshal in Indian Territory under Judge Isaac Parker and made a name for himself as a strong and honest lawman. In 1897, Canton went to Alaska to follow the Klondike Gold Rush but instead became a Deputy U.S. Marshal again. After a couple of years, he returned to Oklahoma and once more became a lawman. Document Signed, Territory of Oklahoma, May 9, 1895, 8" x 3", "F.M. Canton" as deputy United States Marshall, stating the he provided subsistence to his prisoner B. Dunn. Fine. This prisoner is no doubt Bill Dunn who Canton would kill November 6, 1896, in a duel.
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The Famous Outlaw / Lawman Frank Canton

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Minimum Bid: $350.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $455.00
Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
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