Killed in a gunfight

My paternal grandmother’s great-uncle was shot and killed near his home in Curtis, Ashland, Otis, Hyde, Rock Creek, Washington, Colorado, on 3 April 1903.

He had killed John Irwin in a gunfight on Christmas Day 1902. Friends and relatives of the dead man took their revenge and ambushed him when he was going home after visiting his brother’s ranch. The delay in killing Joseph Menan was because he had been in a Denver hospital recovering from gunshots received during the Christmas Day gunfight with John Irwin.

Press cutting from local papers, including The Lamar Register, The Grit Advocate, and the Salt Lake Herald (all printed between December 1902 and June 1903)

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