Along with Tom Mix, who helped carry Wyatt Earp’s Casket?

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Along with Tom Mix, who helped carry Wyatt Earp’s casket?

Ken Blyth
Surrey, England

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At Wyatt Earp’s funeral, held the Tuesday after he died on January 13, 1929, his pallbearers were: (pictured above from left) attorney W.J. Hunsaker, Arizona Territory diarist George Parsons, former Tombstone mayor and newspaper editor John Clum, actor William S. Hart, playwright Wilson Mizner and actor Tom Mix. Following the service, Earp’s body was cremated.

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and vice president of the Wild West History Association. His latest book is Arizona Outlaws and Lawmen; The History Press, 2015. If you have a question, write: Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or email him at marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu.

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