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?

atm-logoTrue 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
Marietta, Georgia

He was a baker; Josie made up the story about her family being rich in an effort to cover up her checkered past.

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Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian. His latest book is Wyatt Earp: Showdown at Tombstone.  If you have a question, write:  
Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327 or e-mail him at  marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu

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