Tom Horn Biography

Thomas "Tom" Horn, Jr. was an American Old West scout, who carried out varied roles as hired gunman, Pinkerton, range detective, and soldier. Believed to have committed 17 murders as a hired gunman in the West, in 1902 Horn was convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming. The boy was the son of sheep rancher Kels Nickell, who had been involved in a range feud with neighbor and cattle rancher Jim Miller. On the day before his 43rd birthday, Horn was executed by hanging in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

While in jail he wrote his autobiography, Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter, which was published posthumously. Numerous editions have been published of this book since the late 20th century, and debate continues as to whether he was guilty of Nickell's murder. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Tom Horn
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Detective, Peace officer
Date of Birth:
November 21, 1860
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
November 20, 1903
Age at Death:
42
Cause of Death:
Capital punishment, Hanging
Tom Horn Timeline
  • 1902-10-10
    American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death
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