WEST, RICHARD "LITTLE DICK (FAMOUS) - Logan County, Oklahoma | RICHARD "LITTLE DICK (FAMOUS) WEST - Oklahoma Gravestone Photos

Richard "Little Dick (Famous) WEST

Summit View Cemetery
Logan County,
Oklahoma

1860? - April 13,1898

He was probably born in Texas and supposedly in 1860, although some claim 1865. He was 5 feet, one inch tall which earned him the "Little Dick" nickname. While working in Oklahoma as a ranch hand he met Bill Doolin in 1892. He joined the Doolin Gang and was wounded in a bank robbery in Southwest City, Missouri. He remained with the gang through 1896 when Doolin was killed by "Heck" Thomas. He then helped form the Jennings Gang, a bunch of bunglers who tried a few train robberies that failed miserably. US Marshall Chris Madsen finally caught up with Little Dick and killed him in a shootout in Guthrie.

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Contributed on 6/25/10 by tomtodd
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Record #: 21702

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Submitted: 6/25/10 • Approved: 2/8/14 • Last Updated: 4/17/18 • R21702-G0-S3

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