TranscriberClerk of the Superior Court of Cochise CountyDescriptionTestimony of W.C. Claiborn - circa 1960's court clerk typed transcript. William “Billy” C. Claiborn, New York Mining Co. driver and Hereford resident, testifies he was present when “the shooting commenced between certain parties” on Oct. 26, 1881. Claiborn describes his time with the Clantons and McLowerys before the gun fight, and then recounts his version of the subsequent action. He mentions: Mr. Behan, Dr. Gillingham, Fourth Street, Johnny Behan’s stable/corral, OK Corral, horses, Morgan Earp, Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, coat lapels, photograph gallery, coroner’s jury, undertaker, coroner, vacant place, pistols, two shots, nickel-plated six-shooter, Kellogg’s saloon, 28-30 shots, and William A. Cuddy. Browse TopicCriminal JusticeGovernment and PoliticsLawSubjectCochise County (Ariz.)Cochise County (Ariz.) HistoryCochise County (Ariz.). Superior CourtTombstone (Ariz.)Tombstone region, Ariz.--HistoryGunfightsEarp, Wyatt, 1848-1929Date Original1960~Date Range1960s (1960-1969)TypeTextOriginal FormatTranscriptsLanguageEnglishContributing InstitutionCochise County Clerk of the Superior CourtCollectionLegal and Court History of Cochise CountySubcollectionCoroner's Inquest of the Gunfight at the OK Corral / RG 101 Cochise County. SG 8 Clerk of the Superior CourtRights StatementOriginal documents in custody of Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. No commercial, for profit, use or any use on the Internet without express prior written consent of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division. Page number in parentheses represents the original order as this document appears in Inquest.
Acquisition NoteFound in Cochise County Courthouse. Transferred to Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division, in April 2010.Date Digitized2010-06Digital FormatPDF