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

William Jesse McDonald

(September 28, 1852 - January 15, 1918)

 
 
William Jesse McDonald Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marvin Seibert, November 28, 2013
1. William Jesse McDonald Marker
Inscription.  Fearless frontier law officer. Known for crack marksmanship and lightning-fast disarming of foes. His long-time friend Gov. James Hogg made him Captain of Co. B, Frontier Battalion, in 1891. There he handled the "Murder Society of San Saba" and Wichita bank robbery. Conducted Pres. Theodore Roosevelt on a wolf hunt in 1904. Was a U.S. Marshall under Pres. Woodrow Wilson. First wife was Rhoda Carter; second was Pearl Wilkerson.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5832.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 34° 18.395′ N, 99° 43.801′ W. Marker is in Quanah, Texas, in Hardeman County. Marker can be reached from East Prarie Street (Farm to Market Road 2640) east of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. In Quanah Cemetery at the end of East
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Prairie Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quanah TX 79252, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hardeman County Jail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Quanah Parker (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hardeman County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Quanah (approx. 0.9 miles away); Trinity Church of Quanah (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hardeman County (approx. 1.6 miles away); W. P. A. Sanitation Project (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quanah.
 
More about this marker. Next to the McDonald Gravestone Monument
 
William Jesse McDonald grave monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marvin Seibert, November 28, 2013
2. William Jesse McDonald grave monument
No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that is in the right and keep on a comin.
Wm J McDonald
1852 -- 1918
William Jesse McDonald grave monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marvin Seibert, November 28, 2013
3. William Jesse McDonald grave monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. This page has been viewed 1,305 times since then and 156 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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