LEGENDARY LAWMAN BURIED IN PORTLAND

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Rare photograph of Virgil Earp at age 19,
taken in 1862 in Monmouth, IL

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  Virgil Walter Earp (July 18, 1843 – October 19, 1905)

Virgil Earp was the older brother of Wyatt Earp and Tombstone
City
Marshal at the time of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral
in 1881.

After suffering from pneumonia for six months, Virgil died in the
town of Goldfield, Nevada. His remains were sent to Portland,
Oregon at the request of his daughter Nellie Jane Bohn and
buried at the River View Cemetery (below), the state’s oldest
nonprofit cemetery, dating back to 1882.

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The Earp brothers from left: Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil

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