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Doc Holliday

Born: 1851-08-14 - Died: 1887-11-08
Cause of Death:
Consumption


Death Summary: John Henry “Doc” Holliday asked for a drink of whiskey, and looked down at his bootless feet as he died – no one thought that Doc Holliday would die in bed with his boots off. His famous last words were, “Well I’ll be damned. This is funny”.

Holliday’s grave stone is located in Linwood cemetery overlooking Glenwood Springs, but it is unknown if this is the final resting place.

Who was Doc Holliday : Holliday was a gambler, dentist, and gunfighter in the “Old West” and is remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Holliday was born in Griffin, Georgia to Henry Burroughs Holliday and Alice Jane Holliday. His father served in both the Civil War and the Mexican-American War.

In September of 1873 Holliday traveled to Dallas, Texas where he opened a dentist’s office. Shortly after he began gambling and realized this would be more a better source of income.

Through his friendship with Wyatt and the other Earp brothers (Morgan and Virgil), Holliday made his way to the silver-mining town of Tombstone, Arizona in September 1880. Some believe that the Earp brothers sent for him when they sensed a feud with the Cowboy faction. This was the beginning of what would become one the most famous gunfights in American history.

The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in a vacant lot and street next to Fly’s boarding house (where Holliday was staying at the time).

After riding with Wyatt on his famous “Earp Vendetta Ride” Holliday spent the rest of his life in Colorado. In 1887, he made his way to the Hotel Glenwood near hot springs of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He hoped to reap the benefits of the rumored curative powers of the water, but the sulfurs waters may have done more damage to his lungs than good.
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11 Signatures in Doc Holliday's guestbook

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  2. jody hiatt Says:

    rest in peace

  3. Roadlizard Says:

    Doc, Rest in peace, and thanks for never backing down and being there for your friends…

  4. charles weeden Says:

    rest in peace doc wish i could have met u in person…

  5. Kim Smith Says:

    Rest in Peace…your name is definitely one of history…Thanks for letting future generations know and learn about the good guys and gun slingers of the old west

  6. Brittany Ross Says:

    Poor You

  7. doug-less ma-son alias doc holliday Says:

    i was doc holliday and can prove in many ways, well ill be dam was my last words the nurse handed me over this go around and said heres little dam it born 8-21-60 interested i promise ill blow your mind there are no co-incidences my friends

  8. Jas Says:

    You didn’t get to die with your boots on.

  9. Rimillia Says:

    What stories you could have told.

  10. mario boulet Says:

    He saved Wyatt Earp’s ass.

  11. johnny perez Says:

    ive never met ya but i know ya like a brother , your good people doc , i miss ya and never met ya in this life , hope to see ya in heaven we can talk then “”


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