Seth Bullock (July 23, 1849 –
September 23, 1919) was a Western sheriff, hardware store owner
and U.S. Marshal.
What do you know about Seth
Bullock? Try this US Old West History Made Easy Quiz. "Check
Your Answers" at the end of the page.
Many of the details of Bullock's early life are lost. He is born
in Amherstburg, Canada West (now Ontario).
2) His father, retired Army
officer and hero George Bullock, is known to be active in the
politics. Who is the country he is a retired officer of?
- United States
3) In 1873, he is elected sheriff
of Lewis and Clark County, Montana. What national park is he
credited in helping to create?
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Death Valley National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
4) During his tenure as sheriff,
he kills his first man, Clell Watson. Watson has stolen a horse
and after a gunfight with Bullock, in which Bullock is slightly
wounded in the shoulder, Watson is taken into custody. When
Watson is prepared to be hanged, a lynch mob appears and scares
off the executioner. Bullock climbs the scaffold and pulls the
lever, sending Watson to his death.
5) In August 1876, Bullock and
his partner decide an untapped market for hardware existed in
the gold rush town of Deadwood, South Dakota. Who is his
- Mark Reynolds
- Sol Star
- Matt Hatter
- Tim McCoy
6) Bullock meets his match,
however, in Al Swearengen, proprietor of the notorious Gem
Theater, Deadwood's most notable brothel.
True or False?
7) When appointed sheriff, one of
Bullock's first duties is to confront old west lawman , who is
possibly interested in the sheriff's job. Bullock tells him Earp
that his services are not needed and that he should leave. A
week later he leaves Deadwood.
- Bat Masterson
- Cheyenne Bodie
- Wyatt Earp
- Buffalo Bill Cody
8) Having attained some stability
in Deadwood, Bullock brought his wife Martha Eccles Bullock. How
many children did they have?
9) Bullock meets a deputy sheriff
from Medora, North Dakota, in 1884 while bringing a horse thief
known as Crazy Steve into custody on the range, near what would
become the town of Belle Fourche. The two quickly became
lifelong friends. Who is the deputy sheriff?
- Ben Johnson
- Tom Mix
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Col. Tim McCoy
10) In 1095, Bullock is then
appointed U.S. Marshal for Arizona for the next nine years.
True or False?
11) Bullock died of testicular cancer shortly
thereafter, on September 23, 1919, in room 211 of the Bullock
hotel. What room does Bullock die in?
12) Where is he buried?
- Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, South
- Holy Mount Cemetery, Yankton, South
- Morning Sun Memorial Park, Kansas City,