CHRIS MADSEN - PRINTED DOCUMENT SIGNED IN INK 06/29/1909 CO-SIGNED BY: RALPH E. CAMPBELL - HFSID 288333
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The famed lawman, one of Oklahoma's "Three Guardsmen," reports to the Court his failure to find a fugitive. Accompanied by the subpoena he had attempted to serve, signed by Circuit Court Judge Ralph E. Campbell.
Partly Printed Document signed: "C. Madsen", 4 pages (front and verso), 8¼x14. Western District of Oklahoma, 1909 June 29. Document titled "United States Marshal's Return, issued by the US Circuit Court of Western Oklahoma, pursuant to a Court degree of May 9, 1909. Madsen attests that he has made diligent search for Defendant R. Barton, but was unable to find him, or any member of the family upon whom the subpoena could be served. Includes attached copy of the court order, intended for delivery to Barton, ordering him to appear before the court, signed by Circuit Court Judge Ralph E. Campbell". CHRIS MADSEN (1851-1944), born in Denmark, moved to the US in 1876, enlisting in the 5th US Cavalry and fighting in the frontier wars. In 1883, he was President Arthur's personal guide in Yellowstone National Park. After leaving the army in1891, Madsen became a deputy marshal in the Oklahoma Territory, one of the famed "Three Guardsmen" (with Bill Tilghman and Heck Thomas) responsible for capturing or killing over 300 outlaws. Madsen personally killed several members of the notorious Doolin gang. Madsen served with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. In 1911, he was made US Marshall for all of Oklahoma. In his sixties, he was Chief of Police in Oklahoma City, and later served as a special investigator for the State's Governor. He tried to re-enlist for duty in World War I, but was disqualified by age. RALPH E. CAMPBELL (1867-1921), formerly a railroad lawyer, was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to a seat on the Circuit Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, which had just received statehood (1907-1918). Toned and creased. Paper clip at top edge. Multiple mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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