Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby, Cook Gang

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Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby, Cook Gang

Birthplace: Fort Concho, San Angelo, Texas, USA
Death: Died
Cause of death: Execution by Hanging
Place of Burial: Fort Gibson, OK, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Goldsby aka William Scott and Ellen Goldsby
Brother of Georgia Goldsby; Clarence Goldsby and Luther Goldsby
Half brother of Florence Estelle Lester; Frankie Emeline Borden Cope; Byron Boykin Scott; Paul T. Scott; Peter Scott and 1 other

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About Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby, Cook Gang


As a teenager Cherokee Bill liked to drink and carouse. He shot his first man after a fistfight at a dance in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, in 1894. During the next few months Cherokee Bill killed an officer then shot his brother-in-law to death for beating his wife, Bill's sister. While looting a depot Cherokee Bill killed the station agent, a conductor who tried to throw him off a train, and a bystander. Arrested while visiting a sweetheart, Cherokee Bill was tried and sentenced to hang. He killed a guard during an attempted jailbreak. On the gallows Cherokee Bill was asked if he had any remarks and he replied, "No, I came here to die, not make a speech."

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Crawford "Cherokee Bill" Goldsby, Cook Gang's Timeline

February 1876
San Angelo, Texas, USA
March 17, 1896
Age 20
Fort Gibson, OK, USA