Tom Horn

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Thomas "Tom" Horn, Jr.
Born(1860-11-21)November 21, 1860
DiedNovember 20, 1903(1903-11-20) (aged 42)
Cause of deathHanging
Resting placeColumbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado
NationalityAmerican
Other namesTom Hale[1]
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationUS Army Scout, lawman, cowboy, detective, assassin
Years active1876–1903
EmployerPinkerton Detective Agency
Notable work
Assisted in the capture of Geronimo, disputably killed Willie Nickell
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)

Thomas Horn, Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American Old West scout, who carried out various lines of work, including hired gunman, detective, cowboy, and soldier. He is believed to have committed 17 killings throughout the West as a hired gunman.[2] In 1902 Horn was convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming, for which crime he was hanged.

References[change | change source]

  1. Desert Evening News November 20, 1903
  2. Andrews, Evan (September 9, 2009). "Top 10 Deadliest Gunslingers". TopTenz. Retrieved October 30, 2014.