atm-logoWhere is Morgan Earp’s wife, Louisa, buried?

John “Arizona” Crawley
Salem, Oregon

After the 1882 assassination of Morgan, Louisa lived in southern California, but separated completely from the rest of the Earp family. In December 1885 she married Gustav Peters, although the marriage lasted only a few years. At the age of 39, she died of the kidney disease nephritis in Long Beach on June 12, 1894.

Louisa Houston Earp Peters is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in east Los Angeles. Tombstone/Earp aficionados Tom Gaumer and Kenny Vail erected Louisa’s marker just a few years ago.

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

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