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Three months after his wife's death, his father married Rachel Martin. Holliday attended the Valdosta Institute,  where he received a classical education in rhetoric, grammar, mathematics, history, and languages—principally Latinbut some French and Ancient Greek.
LouisMissouriso he could work as an assistant for a classmate, A. He lived with his uncle and his family so he could begin to build up his dental practice. Ford advertised in the Atlanta papers that Holliday would substitute for him while he was attending dental meetings.
Fight in Georgia[ edit ] There are some reports that Holliday was involved in a shooting on the Withlacoochee RiverGeorgiain The earliest mention is by Bat Masterson in a profile of Doc he wrote in According to that story, when Holliday was 22, he went with some friends to a swimming hole on his uncles' land, where they discovered it was occupied by a group of African-American youth.
McKey, said her father told her: The presence of the Negroes in their swimming hole enraged "Doc," and he drew his pistol-shooting over their heads to scare them off.
Papa said, "He shot over their heads! Some family members thought it best that Holliday leave the state, but other members of Holliday's family dispute those accounts.
Earp author Allen Barra also searched for evidence corroborating the incident and found no credibility in Masterson's story. Ford's return in September, Holliday left for Dallas, Texasthe "last big city before the uncivilized Western Frontier.
They received all three awards: His tuberculosis caused coughing spells at inopportune times, and his dental practice slowly declined. Meanwhile, Holliday found he had some skill at gambling, and he soon relied on it as his principal income source. Heads farther west[ edit ] Holliday headed to Denverfollowing the stage routes and gambling at towns and army outposts along the way.
During the summer ofhe settled in Denver under the alias "Tom Mackey" and found work as a faro dealer for John A. Babb's Theatre Comique at Blake Street.
He got in an argument with Bud Ryan, a well-known and tough gambler. Drawing knives, they fought, and Holliday left Ryan seriously wounded. In the fall ofMiller moved the Bella Union to Deadwood site of the gold rush in the Dakota Territoryand Holliday went with him.
When he left Kansas, he went to Breckenridge, Texaswhere he gambled. On July 4,he had a disagreement with gambler Henry Kahn, and Holliday beat him repeatedly with his walking stick. Both men were arrested and fined, but Kahn was not finished. Later that same day, he shot and seriously wounded the unarmed Holliday.
His cousin, George Henry Holliday, moved west to help him recover. Once healed, Holliday relocated to Fort GriffinTexas.
Her nose was a prominent feature. Wyatt Earp was given a temporary commission as deputy U. Earp went to the Bee Hive Saloon, the largest in town and owned by John Shansseywhom Earp had known since he was Shanssey suggested Earp ask gambler Doc Holliday, who had played cards with Rudabaugh. Photo of the interior of the Long Branch Saloon in Dodge City, Kansastaken between and After about a month in Fort Griffin, Earp returned to Fort Clark  and in earlyhe went to Dodge City, where he became the assistant city marshal, serving under Charlie Bassett.
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