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William Stanton Submitted by: Arthur C. Stanton

William Stanton was born in 1840 in the Indian Territory. He married Martha Beshears who was born in 1856 in the Indian Territory, also. To this union, four children were born. A son, Arthur C. was born in 1880, the three girls, Kate, Annie, and Susie. William Stanton was a U.S. Deputy Marshal and was killed in a gunfight n north McAlester. The man that shot him left McAlester but another marshal and a good friend to Stanton tracked the killer down and killed him. His friend, Sam Edwards came back and married Martha but he was killed also, in a saloon in north McAlester.

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