True West’s Feb. 2014 issue states that Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp’s father was a common baker. Movies claim he was wealthy. Which is it?
Dr. Ron Nierenber
He was a baker; Josie made up the story about her family being rich in an effort to cover up her checkered past.
Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His latest book is Wyatt Earp: Showdown at Tombstone. If you have a question, write:
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