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 1   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn News / Re: Miss Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell, Tom's Sweetheart  on: December 11, 2006, 07:17:26 PM 
Started by Mike Day | Last post by Mike Day
Lincoln Evening News
Lincoln, Nebraska
November 4, 1903

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, November 4

As the result of her bold attempt to save the life of her lover, Tom Horn, under sentence of death here for the murder of Willie Nickell, Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell, the little schoolteacher, at the Nickell-Miller ranch at the time of the killing, has been arrested upon the charge of perjury, and should the sentence of Tom Horn be commuted to life imprisonment, which is considered improbable, she will serve a term in the same prison with her lover.

The information against Miss Kimmell was sworn out by Prosecuting Attorney W. R. Stoll of Laramie and mailed to Sheriff E. J. Smalley here, reaching him yesterday morning.  He went at one and had it sworn to before Justice A. E. Trump and placed Horn’s sweetheart under arrest.  She is now confined to the county jail with Horn, although occupying a cell in the woman’s ward, isolated from the murderers row, and the condemned cattle detective is not yet aware that his sweetheart is a prisoner in the same jail.

The information charges that Miss Kimmell willfully, knowingly and corruptly swore to am affidavit in the county of Jackson, state of Missouri, setting forth that she knew that Victor Miller was not at the breakfast table at the Miller ranch on the morning of July 18, 1901, the day Willie Nickell was killed near his home at Iron Mountain.  Miss Kimmell
was subpoenaed as a witness before the coroners inquest which investigated the Nickell murder.  At that time James E. Miller and his son, Victor, were under arrest upon the information furnished by Kels P. Nickell, who stated that it was Jim Miller and his son who shot at him five times twelve days after Willie Nickell had been killed.

Miss Kimmell at that time testified that she was at the breakfast table on the morning of the 18th, and stated that every member of the Miller family was at breakfast on time that morning.  It conclusively proved an alibi for the Millers, and upon this testimony they were released, Miss Kimmell testifying that all the Millers were at the breakfast table on the morning that Willie Nickell was shot.

The arrest of Miss Kimmell is only one of the sensations the state will spring in answering the m**** of testimony presented to Governor Chatterton by Horn’s attorneys.  In connection with Miss Kimmell, portions of Horn’s confession and which have not been made public will be revealed.

Three witnesses will make affidavits that in his confession Tom Horn stated that while at the Miller ranch he used to sleep out in a tent with the Miller boys; that after the boys went to sleep he would lift up the flap of the tent, and steal away to the house, which he would enter through the window in the room of Miss Kimmell, which was left open for this purpose, and thus spend the evening with his sweetheart, returning to the tent in the morning before the others awoke.

 2   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn News / Miss Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell, Tom's Sweetheart  on: December 11, 2006, 06:04:25 PM 
Started by Mike Day | Last post by Mike Day
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Long Beach, California
September 23, 1949

KIMMELL -- Miss Glendolene Myrtle Kimmell, 70, of 484 Almond Avenue, died September 12 in a Long Beach hospital.  She was a native of Missouri and came to California in 1927, residing in Long Beach since 1946.  She leaves no known survivors.  Private Services were held this morning in the chapel of Montell’s Mortuary.  Interment was in Westminster Memorial Park

 3   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn Stories / Scout Tom Horn Kills Two Bandits  on: November 23, 2006, 08:21:36 PM 
Started by Mike Day | Last post by Mike Day
The Lincoln Evening News
Lincoln, Nebraska
February 6, 1900


CHEYENNE, Wyoming, February 6, -- Colonel Tom Horn, the noted scout and Indian fighter, who was General Miles’ chief of scouts during the Puerto Rican campaign, has returned to Cheyenne from one of the most exciting and thrilling chases after bandits that the famous man-hunter ever engaged in.  After a ride of more than 300 miles thought rough and wild country, and after three pitched battles with the outlaws, horn and his companion, a half breed Indian, Ed Tewksbury, succeeded in killing twp of the bad men.  The killing occurred in a wild and lonely spot in the Teton mountains, near the boundary line between Wyoming and Idaho, over seven weeks ago.

Since the Wilcox train robbery the two have been on the trail.  The bandits killed were “Tex” Blair and “Chip” Monte.  Monte was killed outright.  Blair lived long enough to say that he and his companion had been stealing cattle in Wyoming, but he disclaimed having any hand in the Union Pacific train robbery.  The scout’s companion was wounded in the fight, but not seriously.  The bodied of the cattle rustlers were taken to the nearest settlement, where they were buried.  Horn and his companion were not detained, as it was clearly shown that the killing was done in self-defense.  It has since been learned that Monte and Blair were two of the worst cattle rustlers and train robbers that ever did business in the west, although they had no hand in the hold-up in question.  Their operations were carried on in Wyoming, northwestern Colorado, eastern Utah and southern Montana.

Colonel Horn states that he will leave shortly for the British possessions where he is confident he will be able to run down the Curries, who, he says are the men who robbed the Union Pacific express train last June.

 4   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn Stories / “Tom “ Horn Fatally Injured ?????????  on: November 23, 2006, 07:52:58 PM 
Started by Mike Day | Last post by Mike Day
The Janesville Daily Gazette
Janesville, Wisconsin
October 10, 1901

“Tom “ Horn Fatally Injured
DENVER, Colorado, October 8, “Tom “ Horn, famous throughout the west as a detective and government scout, is at St. Luke’s hospital and is reported to be at the point of death as a result of an ****ault during a row in a saloon in which two or three well known local prize fighters were said to have been involved.  No arrest have as yet been made.

 5   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn Stories / Tom Horn Gallows  on: November 23, 2006, 07:43:49 PM 
Started by Mike Day | Last post by Mike Day
The New York Times
New York, New York
October 5, 1903

Cheyenne Sheriff with Compunctions Will Use an Automatic Scaffold to Hang a Man

Special to The New York Times

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, October 4 --Sheriff Smalley has let the contract for the scaffold upon which “Tom” Horn, the notorious cattle rustler, will be his own executioner on November 20, to James P. Julien.

When Charles Miller, fifteen years old, was sentenced to hang, Sheriff Kelley had compunctions about hanging the boy.  Julien, an inventor, told Kelley he could contrive a gallows which would work automatically.  Miller’s scaffold was the result.  The simplicity of it’s construction makes the operation sure.  When the condemned man steps on the trap his weight opens a valve in a vessel of water under the scaffold, and when the vessel becomes empty the counter balance operates and jerks the plug under the trap, letting the drop fall.

 6   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn News / Re: Tom Horn's Great Nephew Dies  on: September 26, 2006, 03:19:59 PM 
Started by Mike Day | Last post by Mike Day
Here is another Great Nephew,
Sterling, CO
March 16, 2006
Charles W. O'Neal 

Charles O'Neal, 84, of Sterling died in the early morning of March 12, 2006, at Sterling Regional MedCenter after a long struggle with complications from post-polio syndrome. Charlie was a loving husband, devoted father, caring grandfather and loyal friend. His positive attitude, wit and perseverance endeared him to all those who knew him.

Charlie was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Boulder to Eldon W. and Carrie A. O'Neal. He graduated from Boulder High School and the University of Colorado. On Feb. 19, 1944, he graduated from CU, was commissioned into the Navy as an ensign and was married to his Rosebud. Charlie served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Waller in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946. One of the highlights of his Navy career was receiving the telegram saying he had a beautiful little red-headed baby girl waiting for him back in Boulder.

Following his discharge from the Navy, Lt. j. g. O'Neal returned to Boulder where he was a manager for the Denver Boulder Bus Company. In 1948, another baby girl arrived to join the family.

In early 1949, Charlie contracted polio which would alter the course of his life. Polio bent him but didn't break him. His positive outlook and the support of his family and friends followed him to overcome the obstacles he faced daily.

In 1953, Charlie and Rosie, Peggy and Patty moved to Sterling and it became their home, Praise God! Charlie was a loyal member of the Sterling Elks' Club and the Sterling Lion's Club for many years. Along with serving as an officer in the Lion's Club, he performed many duties, one of the most prestigious was being a judge in the Tail Wagging Contest at the Logan County Fair. He worked along with other Lions at fund-raising events to help support the Rocky Mountains Lion's Eye Bank, a favorite of Charlie's. Charlie and Rosie enjoyed going to many state and national Lion's conventions. After supporting the Polio Foundation in Boulder serving as the treasurer from 1950 to 1952, he continued to work on behalf of the Sterling Handicap committee where he was chairman for many years and was instrumental in implementing changes to the community to make it more accessible to all. The family was welcomed by the Sterling First Methodist Church members and have remained active in the church serving on many boards and committees over the years.

After joining the Sterling Federal Credit Union, he became a member of the Executive Committee/Board of Directors where he was board secretary from 1977 until his death. This ****ociation with the officers, director and employees was a very important part of his life. As an accountant, Charlie was employed by the certified public accountant firm of Jack Earnhart and ****ociates for 40 years. Charlie enjoyed gardening, a p****ion he shared with his younger brother Eldon. He also enjoyed working and playing on his computers, updating every few years to keep up with the changing technology.

Charles O'Neal was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers George and Eldon and brother-in-law Robert Holman. Surviving Charlie is his wife of 62 years, Roselynn; daughters Peggy Lynne Rhoades (Dennis) of Green Forest, Ark., and Patricia Susan Jensen (Ralph) of Arvada; grandchildren Thomas Rhoades (Stacey) of Hardy, Ark., Keri Kennedy (Mark) of Ridgedale, Mo., James Rhoades of Bella Vista, Ark., and Alexa DiPentino (Pat) of Berthoud; and great-grandchildren Kristen, John, Clara, Kayle, Tressie, Patrick, Gabriella, Phillip and Olivia, sisters-in-law Ruth O'Neal of Denver and Roberta Holman of Olympia, Wash., their families and a host of wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church Choir; the Rocky Mountain Lion's Eye Bank, P.O. Box 6026, Aurora, CO 80045 or a charity of your choice.

 7   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn Photos / Re: my relatives are distant to Tom horn  on: September 25, 2006, 03:40:57 PM 
Started by Forum Administrator | Last post by Mike Day

I would like to see your Tom Horn pictures.  Would also be interested in any aother info, dates and places, on your ancetors, back to Tom Horn.


 8   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn News / Tom Horn's Great Nephew Dieds  on: September 24, 2006, 09:13:42 PM 
Started by Mike Day | Last post by Mike Day
Eldon Ellsworth O'Neal of Denver, great nephew of Tom Horn dies.  Try this link.,1299,DRMN_45_4520038,00.html

 9   Tom Horn Website Reference / Feedback / New Forum Installed  on: September 24, 2006, 07:45:21 PM 
Started by Forum Administrator | Last post by Forum Administrator
Hello All!

We recently had to install a new forum system in order to combat a serious spam problem.  We were able to copy over all of the legitimate forum posts from the old system, along with who posted them, so all of the information is still there.  The one thing that we weren't able to copy over were the member accounts, so we are asking previous members to please revisit the site and register once again.  We apologize for the inconvenience that the spam problem has caused, and we hope to see you return to the forums and share your enthusiasm for Tom Horn once again.  Thank you for your participation - you are a valuable part of the community!

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 10   Tom Horn Discussions / Tom Horn Photos / my relatives are distant to Tom horn  on: September 24, 2006, 06:35:14 PM 
Started by Forum Administrator | Last post by Forum Administrator
original post:

walter laxson
Sep 17 2006, 02:38 PM
If you want a real picture of my grand father i have three i received when my father p****ed away in January. I never thought of it however, when they made the movies on our family they barrowed many of the pictures with Steve mcqueen. I attained them on my fathers death. If you need some i can scan them and maybe they will show up and i can scan the autographs on the back of them as well for authentification. One of them is of 8 men, with Tom horn in center and one is of him and his pistol, which he kept at an awkward angle... anyways i was suprised to know this site was up...its kinda cool.

Relationship: Tom horn sired Edna Horn who sired anna marie horn who married Patrick laxson who sired Sam Laxson my father...

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