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39. Photo Virgil Walter EARP2,44 was born on 18 Jul 1843 in Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky.42 He appeared in the census in 1850 in Marion County, Iowa. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Martion County, Iowa. He served in the military between 1861 and 1865 in 83rd Illinois Infantry. About 1870 he was in stagecoach driver, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Between 1870 and 1879 he was in farmed, drove a mail route, prospector, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Barton County, Missouri. About 1875 he was in police force, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. In 1880 he was in deputy marshal, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona. He appeared in the census in 1880 in Pima County, Arizona. In Jun 1881 he was in marshal, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona. In 1886 he was in detective agency, Colton, San Bernardino County, California. About 1890 he was in city marshal, Colton, San Bernardino County, California.. Between 1890 and 1905 he was in prospector, Nevada. He was buried in 1905 in Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. He died Pneumonia on 20 Oct 1905 in Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada.42 Medical: Shot through spinal column, biceps and knee (Tombstone, Arizona in 1881). Neuralgia of stomach, 1888-89, caused by wounds in back.

Virgil Walter EARP and Magdelana C. "Ellen" RIJSDAM were married in 1861 in Pella, Marion County, Iowa.44,45 They probably were never married. No marriage record has been found for them. This marriage was supposedly a secret and his father is said to have had it annulled. Magdelana C. "Ellen" RIJSDAM2,46 (daughter of Gerrit RIJSDAM and Magdalena Catrina VAN VELZEN) was born on 25 Nov 1842 in Utrecht, Netherlands.47 She died on 3 May 1910 in Cornelius, Washington County, Oregon.48 Another death date for Ellen is 5 April 1910 in Oregon. (no source provided) Information about the genealogy of Magdelana Rysdam comes from Woody Campbell@
June 25, 1998 via e-mail.
He provided a transcription of her obituary in the Portland Oregonian, dated 5 Mary 1910, page 7. Virgil Walter EARP and Magdelana C. "Ellen" RIJSDAM had the following children:

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Nellie Jane EARP.

Virgil Walter EARP and Rosella DRAGOO were married on 28 Aug 1870 in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri.49 Rosella DRAGOO2,44 was born about 1853 in France.

Virgil Walter EARP and Alvira Packingham SULLIVAN were married about 1874. No marriage record for Virgil and Alvira has been found. Photo Alvira Packingham SULLIVAN2 (daughter of ) was born in 1849 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.50 She died in 1947 in Los Angeles County, California.51 She was also known as Allie Sullivan. Allie's brief obituary appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1947, noting she was 98 years old. Supposedly she met Virgil Earp in Council Bluffs, Iowa about 1874.