(1848-1929) US frontier law officer. With his brothers Virgil and Morgan, Doc Holliday, and the legendary Bat Masterson he was involved in the famous gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, on 26 Oct 1881. Famous as a scout and buffalo hunter, he also gained a reputation as a gambler and brawler. After leaving Tombstone 1882, he traveled before settling in Los Angeles.
Born in Monmouth, Illinois, US, Earp moved with his family to Iowa, finally settling in California 1864. He moved to Wichita, Kansas, 1874, where he was occasionally employed by the US marshal and was appointed assistant marshal in Dodge City, Kansas 1876.
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