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Stilwell, Simpson Everettlocked

(25 August 1849–17 February 1903)
  • Carl V. Hallberg

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Stilwell, Simpson Everett (25 August 1849–17 February 1903), army scout, was born in Tennessee, the son of William Stilwell and Clara (maiden name unknown), farmers. He was a brother of Frank C. Stilwell, a western outlaw. The family moved to Kansas, where in 1863 his parents divorced. Soon afterward Stilwell, whose nickname was “Jack,” left home and found various means of employment along the Santa Fe Trail....

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