September 2, 1840
Died: July 3, 1887
Clay Allison, was a
gunfighter and well known historic figure of the American Old
What do you know about Clay
Allison? Try this US Old West History Made Easy
Quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end
of the page.
1) Known as
"Clay", what is his birth name?
- Clay Masterson Allison
- Marion Robert Allison
- Robert Clay Allison
- Claymont Bruce Allison
father, a Presbyterian minister, also worked in the cattle and
sheep business. How old was Clay when his father died?
September 22, 1862 to May 10, 1865, he serves with the
Confederate 9th Tennessee Cavalry under General Nathan Bedford
4) After the
Civil War, what organization is Clay a member of?
- Ku Klux Klan
- Masonic Lodge
- Baptist Church
- Riders in the Sky
5) Allison and a
mob rushed the jail in Elizabethtown, New Mexico in the Fall of
1870. They took the prisoner and dragged him through town with a
rope around his neck. Allison cut the head of prisoner Charles
6) He reportedly
believes himself to be fast with a gun but changes this attitude
after being outdrawn in a friendly competition with a man named
Doc Holiday. Holiday and Allison became friends, and Doc Holiday
is alleged to have worked with Allison to improve his "quick
7) Who did
Allison kill on January 7, 1874 at the dinner table at the
Clifton House inn?
- Mace Bodie
- Marvin Reynolds
- Chunk Colbert
- Paladin Montgomery
8) Clay Allison
marries America Medora "Dora" McCulloch in Mobeetie on February
15, 1881. How many children do they have?
is hauling a load of supplies when the load shifted and a sack
of grain fell from the wagon. Trying to catch it, Allison falls
from the wagon, and the wheel roll over him. His neck is broken,
and he dies at the age of 47.
10) Where are
- Pecos Park Cemetery, Pecos, Texas
- Gates Mills South Cemetery, Gates
- Highland Memorial Gardens,
- Gateway Memorial Park, Rosewell,