Wyatt Earp Research Paper
Did you know that one of the most well-known outlaws was actually part hero for some time? Wyatt Earp was that person, he was an outlaw, but was also known as a law enforcement officer. He had many ups and downs and successes and downfalls.
Wyatt Earp had no nickname as a person, he was commonly referred to as Wyatt. His full name was Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp. Wyatt was born March 19, 1848, in Monmouth, Illinois.(History.com) He grew up in his birth town, Monmouth, Illinois. (Biography.com)
Earps’s parents were Nicholas and Virginia Earp (History.com). He was married 3 different times, their names were Urilla Sutherland, which died of typhoid fever, Josephine Earp, and Mattie Blaylock. (Although, he never had any children (Biography.com). He had 3 other siblings, which were named James, Virgil, and Martha Earp. He had many friends. He was close friends with his brother Virgil, Doc Holiday, and many other people in his “Clan.” (Pbs.org.)
Earp did attend middle school for a little while, before he dropped out (Googled). He then decided …show more content…
He was a very active gambler and loved cards (History.com). Wyatt wasn’t a very athletic person, so his sports were either the dice, or the thrill of gunshots (Pbs.org).
In his adulthood, he was very healthy and didn’t have any illnesses or health problems (historynet.com). Mental problems, injuries, and addictions were not included in his adulthood (History.com). Unless you count mental injuries such as his wife dying or his best friend/brother being badly wounded, then he did not have any injuries (historynet.com).
To name a few quotes of his, he had many. “Destiny is that which we are drown towards and fate is that which we run into.” --Wyatt Earp “Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything” --Wyatt Earp “You gonna do somethin’? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?” --Wyatt Earp “No wise man ever took a handgun to a gunfight.” --Wyatt Earp