Talk:Johnny Ringo

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Here's the place to discuss changes to the Ringo page. The "Gunfighter Who Never Was" needs some updating. Sbharris 02:31, 11 December 2005 (UTC)

Lee Davis: There appears to be a typo in the sidebar containing JR's picture. It lists his date of death as July 11, whereas the main text (in several places) gives his date of death as July 13. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lee Davis III (talkcontribs) 06:33, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Looks like there is a bit of inconsistency between this article and the Doc Holliday one (particularly in regard to the gunfighting skill of both men). Anyone care to settle it? Secretagentwang 23:36, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Holliday shot several people, but succeeded in killing just one man in a gunfight that we know of, and that was with a shotgun. Holliday's pistolship might have been more fast than deadly. Of Ringo's gunmanship we know next to nothing, except that he was certainly willing to shoot men who couldn't shoot back, and once threatened to have a real gunfight with Holliday. This was prevented, however, so we'll never know how it would have ended. Personally, I wonder how "serious" a challenge to a gunfight in front of the city marshal was, in the case of both Ringo AND Holliday. Like "suicide guesture," perhaps we need an Old West term for "gunfight gesture." Ike Clanton was prone to these...

And by the way (to another poster), Ringo's name was Ringo, not Ringold. Read the referenced bios and links before referencing Louis L'Amour on this. I do agree with L'Amour that it's very curious how Ringo ever got his rep. Sbharris 05:48, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm interested in how you know that his name wasn't ringgold.I didn't see any referenced bios and links.I added that there was some question about his last name.I fixed your (my)misspelling of ringold.Thanks for the hancock name.Saltforkgunman 06:33, 27 February 2006 (UTC) I decided the link was crap and deleted it,and added the encyclopedia brittanica insert.Saltforkgunman 23:52, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, maybe it was Richard Starkey. Seriously, at the end of the article you'll find several external links, and references two published books on Ringo (by Burrows and Gatto). Both books have extensive discussion of the name problem. Unlike Curly Bill, we know exactly where Ringo came from and who his parents were. We have a photo of his mother, records of his father's accidental death, and so on. His family name was Ringo and that's all there is to it. Sometimes the period newpapers got it wrong, but you know how newspapers are. Sbharris 22:40, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

The link to Joe HIll must be wrong since Hill was three when Ringo died.


Why no mention of Ringo's gunbelts being on him upside down? or the fact that he had a portion of scalp removed? - Buckeyes1 7/13/09 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Buckeyes1 (talkcontribs) 23:45, 13 July 2009 (UTC)