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Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp led a life equally as colorful as her famous lawman husband, but struggled for the right to define her own story.

Death of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, widow of Wyatt

December 19, 1944

Death of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, who is buried next to her husband Wyatt Earp, renowned "gun slinger" and lawman.

Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp

Impulsive, adventurous, and outspoken, Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp ran away from home when she was seventeen years old. Two years later, she joined destinies with western lawman, gambler, and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp. For forty-seven years, they roamed the West, mingling with well-known westerners on both sides of the law. Her name was rarely in print until her published memoir revealed an overlooked western folk female hero, long on daring, short on propriety, and, of all things, Jewish.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp." (Viewed on August 17, 2017) <https://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/19521>.

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