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Comanche in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

M.R. (Boss) Greene

(Oct. 14, 1843 - May 12, 1877)

 
 
M.R. (Boss) Greene Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 4, 2020
1. M.R. (Boss) Greene Marker
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Deputy U. S. Marshal : Pursued Dee and James Bailey for passing counterfeit quarters in Comanche. After 10 mile chase, he captured and disarmed brothers. Catching Greene off guard (because of an unruly horse), one prisoner took Greene's rifle and shot him. He returned fire with hand gun but was fatally wounded in exchange. Prisoners escaped only to be recaptured and hanged on Live Oak Tree here in cemetery where Greene is buried.
Recorded - 1968
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3162.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 31° 54.442′ N, 98° 36.016′ W. Marker is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bryan Street and East Cedar Avenue. The marker and tombstone are located at the Oakwood Cemetery in the Old Section D-11. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oakwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Gentry
M.R. (Boss) Greene Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 4, 2020
2. M.R. (Boss) Greene Grave and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of John Wesley Hardin's Murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles Webb (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jo G. Hardin and Cousins (approx. 0.7 miles away); Texas Longhorn (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Preacher Hardin Family (approx. 0.7 miles away); Royal King (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comanche.
 
Also see . . .  M.R. (Boss) Greene. Findagrave.com (Submitted on October 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
M.R. (Boss) Greene Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 4, 2020
3. M.R. (Boss) Greene Tombstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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