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Dallas Stoudenmire

Trivia powered by Prof. WalterBorn: December 11, 1845
Died: September 18, 1882 (age 36)

He was an Old West gunman and lawman, who gained fame for a brief gunfight that was later dubbed the "Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight". Although lesser known than many others from the Old West called gunfighters, his name is becoming more prominent. 

Stoudenmire had a deadly reputation in his day and was involved in more gunfights than most of his better known contemporaries, such as John Selman, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Elfego Baca, Luke Short, and Doc Holliday.

What do you know about Dallas Stoudenmire? Try this Old West History Made Easy Trivia quiz.

1. Where was Dallas Stodenmire born on December 11, 1845?

  • Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia
  • Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Aberfoil, Bullock County, Alabama

2. According to surviving records, he stood 6'4" tall by the war's end and had been wounded numerous times. He carried two bullets in his body for the remainder of his life.

  • True or False?

3. Following the war, Stoudenmire drifted west and joined the Texas Rangers, with whom he served. How many years, it is believed, that he was a Texas Ranger?

  • One year
  • Three years
  • Six years

4. From 1874 to 1878, Stoudenmire disappeared with no records. He resurfaced when he served as a town marshal. What town was he the marshal?

  • Socorro, New Mexico
  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • Silver City, New Mexico

5. Marshal Stoudenmire started his tenure on Monday, April 11, 1881. How many town marshalls had El Paso in eight months?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8

6. On Thursday, April 14, 1881, only three days into his new job, Stoudenmire became involved in one of the most famous gunfights in Old West history. What was the name of the gunfight?

  • "Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight"
  • "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral"
  • "El Paso Gunfight"

7. Within six days of his having started his job as town marshal, Stoudenmire had killed four men, one accidentally. Between the killing of Johnson and the following February, Stoudenmire killed another six men in shootouts during arrests and the city's crime rate dropped dramatically. His reputation as both a lawman and a gunman increased his legendary status.

  • True or False?

8. He resigned on his own on May 29, 1882 from El Paso and became a proprietor of the business, which had formerly belonged to his brother-in-law, Stanley "Doc" Cummings. What was the business?

  • Globe Restaurant
  • Cummings Hardware
  • Long Branch Saloon

9. He was appointed Deputy U.S. Marshal for Western Texas and New Mexico Territory. On September 18, 1882, Felix "Doc" Manning, James Manning, Frank Manning and Stoudenmire met in a local saloon, to make what they would call a "peace treaty" to end the feud. Which Manning brother shot Stoudenmire behind the left ear, killing him?

  • Felix "Doc" Manning
  • James Manning
  • Frank Manning

10. The Mannings stood trial for the murder, but were acquitted, again with a jury made up mostly of their friends.

  • True or False?

11. Where is Dallas Stoudemire buried?

  • Alleyton, Alleyton, Texas
  • Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma
  • Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Dallas Stoudenmire
[Answers]

  1. Aberfoil, Bullock County, Alabama
  2. True
  3. Three years
  4. Socorro, New Mexico
  5. 6
  6. "Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight"
  7. True
  8. Globe Restaurant
  9. James Manning
  10. True
  11. Alleyton, Alleyton, Texas

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