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Citizens, Family Relationships, and Important Dates
Written by Deanne Bertram

Albright, Jacob & Coralee – introduced Chapter 35 – Fort Sam Houston
Colonel & his wife - Fort Sam Houston, Texas
 
Amelia – introduced Chapter 86 – A Queen Returns – engaged to Prince Peter
 
Amos* – telegrapher (The Assailants)
 
Anders, Drew – Deputy U.S. Marshal introduced Chapter 11 – Letter of the Law, deceased Chapter 73 – Fort Stanton
 
Angus* – Gunsmith (Conflict)
 
Applegate* – (Skull) Chapter 60 – On the Trail
 
Appleton – Josiah & Evelyn – sheepherders introduced Chapter 115 – Is there a Doctor?
 
Aubrey, Mace – Deputy U.S. Marsh – introduced Chapter 61 - Shock
 
Avery, Carl* - (A Friend in Need) in reference only Chapter 88 – The Terrible Three
 
Baker, Johnny – Wild West show manager introduced Chapter 105 – Rough & Ready (individual from history)
 
Bain, Ansel* – (Closer than a Brother) in reference only Chapter 94 – The Waiting Game
 
Bantry, Earl* - (The Deadly Image)
(in reference only Chapter 81 – Vengeance Returns)
 
Barlow, Henry – horse thief - Introduced Chapter 14 – The Delivery
 
Barker, Cole – U.S. Marshal - Introduced Chapter 14 – The Delivery
 
Benton, Tom* –(Meeting at Midnight)
 
Birch, Tom* - (One Went to Denver)
 
Blackwood, Syd – traveler - Introduced Chapter 49 – Trail of Fear
Tyler – son
 
Blair, Marty* - (Mark’s Rifle) in reference only Chapter 105 – Rough & Ready
 
Bolton, Jack – resident of North Fork introduced Chapter 83 – The Defenders
Bobby – son
 
Books, John Bernard “J.B.” – introduced Chapter 120 – The Assignment (character created by Glendon Swarthout)
 
Borden, George* – Senator (The Assailants – though within the series no first name was given)
 
Brady, Cooper – Cambridge, MA police officer introduced Chapter 99 – Gwen’s Inheritance
 
Brubaker – Doctor is Elk City, OK introduced Chapter 95 – Words of Warning
 
Buckhart, Sam* – (The Indian & The Raid)
 
Bullock, Jr., Percy* & Tessa (O’Brien) – married July 28, 1892
Shawnee Amara Bullock (dob November 28, 1894)
Percy is a school teacher
 
Bullock, Sr., Percy* - (Hostages of Fortune)
Percy Bullock, Jr. – adult son, same age as Mark
 
Burrage, Abigail & Thaddeus, M.D. - married September 24, 1889
Savannah Marie Burrage (dob November 30, 1891)
Steven Grady Burrage (dob May 6, 1895)
Sadie Irene Burrage – (dob February 9, 1897)
Thadd is the town’s doctor
Abigail is a nurse
 
Burrage, Jay*, M.D. – North Fork doctor
 
Butler, Frank – Crack marksman with a rifle & married to Annie Oakley – introduced Chapter 105 – Kiowa Reaquainted (historical figure)
 
Carson, James – U.S. Marshal - Introduced Chapter 14 – The Delivery
 
Claysin, Ralph – outlaw – introduced Chapter 61 - Shock
 
Charles* - (The Princess)
 
Chase, Harry* - (Milly’s Brother)
 
Chase, Wilton – older brother to Harry Chase*.
 
Chavez, Angel – outlaw – introduced Chapter 61 - Shock
 
Cody, Buffalo Bill – introduced Chapter 105 – Rough & Ready
 
Cooperton, Leon & Ethyl - introduced Chapter 72 – An Adventure
Isaiah Cooperton – young son, two years older than Myra
Leon – former prizefighter, currently a leatherworker
Ethyl – homemaker, formerly a school teacher
 
Coyle, Holt – (Skull) in reference only Chapter 60 – On the Trail
 
Curry, Kid – Outlaw introduced Chapter 81 – Vengeance Returns (real outlaw from history)
 
Davis, Billy* - (The Schoolmaster)
 
Dahl, Toby – Outlaw - Introduced Chapter 58 - In the Company of Death
 
del Garcia, Horacio – Psychiatrist - Introduced Chapter 52 – The Truth
 
Denton, Hattie* – See Hattie Torrance
 
Dewsbury, Gordon – manager Cambridge Hote introduced Chapter 99 – Gwen’s Inheritance
 
Dochlichter, Henry – introduced Chapter 87 - Kidnapped
 
Dohrn, Hallelujah – introduced Chapter 120 – The Assignment
 
Dohrn, Tecumseh – introduced Chapter 120 – The Assignment
 
Domingo, Creed – leader of outlaw gang introduced Chapter 38 – Father and Son, Side by Side
 
Donner, Madelyn – Runs the General Store
 
Drako, Johnny* & Lou (Mallory) - married June 21, 1888
Conner Sean Drako  (dob January 10, 1890)
Danielle Rose Drako (dob June 2, 1892)
Liam Kaine Drako (dob July 26, 1895)
 Shaylynn Tara Drako (dob July 26, 1895)
Johnny is North Fork’s Marshal
Lou owns and runs the Hotel
 
Edgerton – security officer for Royal Family introduced Chapter 86 – A Queen Returns
 
Evans, Red* - (Death Never Rides Alone)
 
Galveston, Franklin – New Mexico Cattleman’s Association (introduced Chapter 60 – On the Trail)
 
Gannaway, Russell* – (The Executioner)
 
Garrison, Robert – lawyer for North Fork
 
Garrison - detective from Pinkerton National Detective Agency introduced Chapter 91 – The Aunt
 
Gerard – constable in Elk City, Oklahoma introduced Chapter 96 – Battle for Burns Flatt
 
Gibbs, Johnny* & Colleen ( ) - married April 8, 1887
Lillian Claire Gibbs (dob March 27, 1892)
David John Gibbs (dob June 9, 1895)
Andrew Mark Gibbs (dob June 9, 1895)
Johnny works at the General Hardware
 
Gibbs, Samuel* – (Old Man Running)
Deceased in my story The Return of Johnny Drako
 
Gibbs, Scott^ & Amanda^ - Margaret’s older brother and his wife – introduced Chapter 102 – The Oklahoma Story
 
Glendening, Mary Catherine – Gwen’s aunt introduced Chapter 91 – The Aunt
 
Glendening, Winslow – husband of Mary Catherine Glendening introduced Chapter 99 – Gwen’s Inheritance
 
Graves, Billie* - (Death Never Rides Alone)
 
Grindstaff, Morgan – outlaw – introduced Chapter 75 - Resentment
 
Griswald, Stevan* - (The Schoolmaster)
 
Gusstafson – Sheriff Sayre, OK introduced Chapter 95 – Words of Warning
 
Hawes, Edmond – attorney at Hawes & Hawes Law Firm, Cambridge, MA introduced Chapter 99 – Gwen’s inheritance.
 
Hawes, Creighton – attorney at Hawes & Hawes Law Firm, Cambridge, MA introduced Chapter 99 – Gwen’s inheritance.
 
Hamilton, John* - Banker
 
Henry, Bruce* – (A Young Man's Famcy)
 
Holden, Aaron – foreman at Burns Flatt introduced Chapter 96 – Battle for Burns Flatt
 
Jackford, Oat* & Mary (Walters) – married May 22, 1897
Oat is a rancher
 
Jackford, Ruth - (Oat’s younger sister)
 
Jamison, Aaron* - second physician for North Fork introduced Chapter 115 – Is the a Doctor
(character was a child during the series, the son of Reverend Jamison – Day of Reckoning)
 
Jandl, Colby – Deputy U.S. Marshal - Introduced Chapter 58 – In the Company of Death
 
Jennifer* - (The Princess)
 
Jones, Lariat* - (Lariat Jones)
 
Jones, Mac* - (Death Never Rides Alone)
 
Joyner, Wade* – (Outlaw’s Inheritance)
(in reference only)
 
Kargen, Mable – owner of Burns Flatt introduced Chapter 96 – Battle for Burns Flatt
 
Ketchum, Black Jack – Outlaw introduced Chapter 81 – Vengeance Returns (real outlaw from history)
 
Lane, Ethan & Annie (Antoinette Hoover) - married October 19, 1890
Seth Edward Lane (dob December 8, 1892)
Marissa Ruth Lane (dob May 14, 1985)
Ethan is an officer in the United States Cavalry, rank Lt. Colonel.
 
Lane, Seth & Lilah (Delilah Hoekstrum-Stovers) - married August 28, 1896
Ethan Lane – adult son, two years older than Mark
Hope Lane – adult daughter (now Hope McCain) same age as Mark
Seth is a former Major in the United States Cavalry, and former North Fork deputy sheriff.
Seth is reactivated in the United States Cavalry as a Colonel
 
Lane, Hope – See Hope McCain
 
Lantree, Myron – working hand at Burns Flatt introduced Chapter 96 – Battle for Burns Flatt
 
Latimer, Will – outlaw Introduced Chapter 120 – Parts Unknown
 
Lehigh, Billy* – (Home Ranch)
 
Leydon, Birch – father of an outlaw introduced Chapter 111 – Only the Good Die Young
 
Leydon, Morgan – outlaw introduced Chapter 111 – Only the Good Die Young
 
Livingston, Jason^ & Emily (McCain)^ - Lucas’ oldest sister and her husband – introduced Chapter 102
 – The Oklahoma Story
 
Longaberger, Gloria – shop owner from Blanding, Utah introduced Chapter 112 – The Expansion
 
Maguire, Ashton – fiancι to Sally Walker* - Introduced Chapter 54 – A Young Woman’s Fancy
 
Mallory, Lou* – See Lou Drako
 
Marten, Kaleb – Texas Ranger first introduced in my story Secrets
 
Marten, Keifer – Texas Ranger first introduced in my story Secrets
 
Martin – assistant telegrapher
 
Maule, Jr., Gridley “Grid”* – (The Sidewinder)
 
Maury, Dan* - (The Deadly Wait)
 
McCafferty, Reverend Mark & Margaret (Margaret is called Maggie)
Jacob McCafferty – adult son (called Jake), four years younger than Mark.
Sarah McCafferty – adult daughter, six years younger than Mark.
The McCaffertys were first introduced in my story Before Your Time.
 
McCafferty, Jake & Gwen (Gwenivere Shawnesee) – married November 28, 1896
Emily-Marie Anne McCafferty (dob 11/24/1897)
 
McCafferty, Sara – a nurse at the clinic.
 
McCain, Abraham^ & Julie^ - Lucas’ oldest brother and his wife – introduced Chapter 102 – The Oklahoma Story
 
McCain, Jeremiah^ & Emily^ - Lucas’ second oldest brother and his wife – introduced Chapter 102 – The Oklahoma Story
 
McCain, Lucas* & Milly (Scott) - married December 24, 1887
Mark Warren McCain (dob December 10, 1870)– adult son of Lucas and Margaret McCain
Myra Gabriela McCain (dob January 1, 1889) – Mark’s nickname for her is Gabby
Theodore Scott McCain (dob July 10, 1891) – called Little Ted by the family
Levi Matthew McCain (dob March 2, 1894)
 
McCain, Margaret* – late wife of Lucas McCain (deceased June 3, 1877)
 
McCain, Mark* & Hope (Lane) - married May 20, 1889
Joshua Lucas McCain (dob July 11, 1891)
Zachariah James McCain  (dob July 11, 1891)
Elijah Paul McCain (dob May 5, 1893)
Mykaela Elyse McCain (dob September 30, 1894) – Mark’s nickname for her is Emmy
Margaret Faith McCain (dob October 31, 1896) – Mark’s nickname for her is Magpie
 
McCain, Peter^ & Tiffany^- Lucas’ third oldest brother and his wife – introduced Chapter 102 – The Oklahoma Story
 
McCord, Jason – Surveyor – introduced Chapter 122 – A Brave Man Chooses to Act (character created by Larry Cohen, for the TV series Branded, a Mark Goodson-Bill Toddman Production)
 
McKay, Johnny – deputy from Laramie, Wyoming introduced Chapter – 110 McCain Blood (character created for the TV series Lawman)
 
Merar, Dave* - (Outlaw’s Inheritance)
Tony Merar (young son)
 
Mercer* - Sheriff of Lordsburg (Skull) Chapter 60 – On the Trail
 
Moneymaker, Milton – counterfeiter introduced Chapter 120 – Parts Unknown
 
Montgomery, Sam* – (Home Ranch)
 
Morely  - detective from Pinkerton National Detective Agency introduced Chapter 91 – The Aunt
 
Mortensen, Damon – Sheriff Las Cruses
 
Oakley, Annie – Crack marksman with a rifle introduced Chapter 106 – Kiowa Reacquainted. (historical figure)
 
O’Brien, Tessa – Mabra’s older sister – see Tessa Bullock - Two years younger than Mark
 
O’Brien, Mabra – Tessa’s younger sister, six years younger than Mark
 
O’Hanrahan, James - Cambridge, MA police officer introduced Chapter 99 – Gwen’s Inheritance
 
Oury, Jules – federal judge – introduced Chapter 60 – On the Trail
 
Packer, Neff* - (A Friend in Need) in reference only Chapter 88 – The Terrible Three
 
Paul, Henry – colonel at Fort Stanton, NM – introduced Chapter 73 – Fort Stanton
 
Peter  Prince introduced Chapter 86 – A Queen Returns – son of Queen Jennifer & Prince Wykestrom
 
Pickett, Hall – outlaw Introduced Chapter 120 – Parts Unknown
 
Piedmont, Matthew & Laura (McCain)^ – Lucas’ youngest sister and her husband – introduced Chapter 102 – The Oklahoma Story
 
Quentano – Indian horse wrangler from Fort Stanton introduced Chapter 73 – Fort Stanton
 
Randall, Reese – deputy U.S. Marshal, son of Wade Randall* (from The Most Amazing Man)
 
Rawleston, Pony – drummer for Buffalo Cody’s Wild West introduced Chapter 105 – Rough and Ready
 
Redmond, Jamison – friend of Thadd Burrage and a doctor - Introduced Chapter 51 – Requiem for Spring
 
Renolds*, Harlan – (The Debt—though no first name was given)
 
Rigby, Artie – outlaw - Introduced Chapter 58 – In the Company of Death
 
Roberts, Oren – outlaw Introduced Chapter 120 – Parts Unknown
 
Roehl – Sheriff of Stanton, NM
 
Rush, Thomas – U.S. Senator introduced Chapter 99 – Gwen’s Inheritance
 
Ryerson, Walt* – (The Grasshopper)
 
Scott, Milly* – See Milly McCain
 
Shawnesee, Gwenivere – see Gwen McCafferty, five years younger than Mark
 
St. Paul, Howard Trevor – Gwen’s grandfather introduced Chapter 91 – The Aunt
 
Stark, Benjamin* - (Trail of Hate)
 
Stark, Noley* - (Trail of Hate)
 
Stevens* - (Outlaw’s Shoes) in reference only
 
Stringfellow, Brice – outlaw – introduced Chapter 61 - Shock
 
Sweeney, Bill* – owner of Last Chance Saloon (aka Sweeney’s)
 
Swenson, Nils* - blacksmith
 
Thornton, William Taylor – Governor of New Mexico introduced Chapter 82 – The Debt Repaid (real Governor of New Mexico)
 
Tolliver, Jonas – owns the boarding house introduced Chapter 84 – The Spark
Evelyn - wife
 
Tolliver, Evelyn – owns the boarding house introduced Chapter 44 – The Arrivals
Jonas - husband
 
Toomey, Frank*
 
Toomey, Freddie* & Carolina
Frederick Arnold Toomey (dob beginning of August,1894)
William Gates Toomey (dob end of August, 1895)
 
Torrance, Micah* & Hattie (Denton) - married September 4, 1890
Micah former North Fork Marshal, is now a special agent for the U.S. Marshal Service
 
Troop, Dan – Marshal in Laramie, WY – in reference only (character created for the TV series Lawman)
 
Truddeau de LaRue, Sophia – Princess introduced Chapter 85 – A Royal Pain
 
Trumble, Quinton & Martha – introduced Chapter 98 – A Changing Wind - both deceased Chapter 109 – No Choice
Robert – son
Eloise - daughter
 
Turpin, Archie – bounty hunter introduced Chapter 92 – The Wanted Poster
 
Vale, George* - (Outlaw’s Shoes) in reference only Chapter 65 – The Stranger
 
Van deHan, Thelma – hostess at Sweeney’s introduced Chapter 106 – Kiowa Reacquainted
 
Wainwright, IV, Montague Aloysius Jedidiah “Montana” – bounty hunter introduced Chapter 81 – Vengeance Returns
 
Walker, Sally* – (Milly’s Niece)
 
Walker, Coltrane – Deputy U.S. Marshal - First introduced in my story One Came from Denver
 
Walsh, William – Newspaper editor - Introduced in Chapter 45 – The Legacy
 
Walters, Corbin - Young son of Mary Walters
 
Walters, Mary (See Mary Jackford)
Corbin - son
 
Watson, Madilyn “Maddie” - Governess Introduced chapter 85 – A Royal Pain
 
Watson, Madigan – aka Maddie Watson
 
Watson, Sophia – aka Sophia Truddeau de Larue
 
Weyrling, Adam & Regina – Uncle & Aunt of Trumble children, whose mother was Regina’s sister introduced Chapter 118 - Loss
 
White, Orville & Beth^ (Gibbs) - Margaret’s younger sister and her husband – introduced Chapter 102 – The Oklahoma Story
 
Wilkins, Robert – owner of livery in Red Wing (retired) Chapter 81 – Vengeance Returns (character created by Stargazer in her Shadow of Vengeance story)
 
Willdrow, Oliver – a loner introduced Chapter 65 – The Stranger
 
Wykestrom – Prince introduced Chapter 86 – A Queen Returns – married to Queen Jennifer
 
Young, Reed*- aka Walter Hake (The Hawk)
 
Zanes, Walter – Deputy U.S. Marshal - Introduced Chapter 58 – In the Company of Death
 
 
Bisby, NM Citizens:
Alcaid – reverend introduced Chapter 66 – The Outsider
Burgard, Sylvia – store owner introduced Chapter 66 – The Outsider
Ferguson – town doctor introduced Chapter 66 – The Outsider
Jessop, Josiah & Ester – married couple introduced Chapter 66 – The Outsider
Potter – Jessop ranch hand introduced chapter 66 – The Outsider
 
 
Clovis, NM Citizens:
Bowers, Mrs. – owns the hotel introduced Chapter 14 – The Delivery
Mitchell, Cameron – Sheriff, Clovis, NM Introduced Chapter 14 – The Delivery
 
 
Marionette, NM Citizens:
Jeffers, Jeremiah – eye doctor from Marionette introduced Chapter 68 – Faith’s Redemption
Tanner, Judge & Mrs. – introduced Chapter 23 – The Race
Collingwood – Sherrif introduced Chapter 113 – The Train
 
 
Mexico:
Brother Lamartine – Monk in Mexico - Introduced Chapter 47 – Taken
Castillo-Sanchez, Roberto – Caballero / Revolutionary - Introduced Chapter 47 - Taken
Castoria - caballero – Introduced Chapter 47 – Taken
Father Andreius - Priest in Mexico - Introduced Chapter 47 – Taken
Father Miguel - Priest in Mexico - Introduced Chapter 47 – Taken
Manuel - revolutionary - Introduced Chapter 47 – Taken
Maria* - (The Vaqueros)
Ramone – outlaw - Introduced Chapter 47 – Taken
 
 
Roswell, NM citizens:
Hennekin, Rosalie – doctor
Corbitt – sheriff
Mikey – young son
Nichols – livery owner
 
 
Willow Springs, NM Citizens:
Ackers, Zeb – telegrapher – introduced Chapter 49 – Trail of Fear
Banes, Adam – Sheriff Willow Springs - introduced Chapter 49 – Trail of Fear
Colby, Asa – Livery owner - introduced Chapter 49 – Trail of Fear
Simmons – town doctor - introduced Chapter 49 – Trail of Fear
 
 
Kiowa Tribe:
Chief Iron Heart & Silver Moon – chief who found 11-year old Hope and took her in.
(Adult sons and their wives)
Grey Heart / Moon Shadow
Iron Talon / Crying Dove
Running Fox / White Morning
 
Dawn Fire – Hope’s name when she lived among the Kiowa
 
Running Wolf / Spotted Doe – (both deceased) – friends of Dawn Fire
Soaring Hawk - son
 
Horses:
Razor* (gelding) – Lucas - deceased
Blade (stallion) – Lucas
Blue Boy* (gelding) – Mark gave to Myra
Copper (gelding) – Mark – deceased
Rainmaker (stallion) – Mark
Two-Bits (mare) – Hope
Cappy (gelding) – Little Ted
Chip (gelding) – Josh
Poco (gelding) – Zach
Chief (gelding) – Levi
Thumper (gelding) – Eli
BlueGirl (mare) - Myra
Storm Shadow – offspring of Rainmaker & Two-Bits
 
*indicates characters created by Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions, Inc. for the television series, The Rifleman.
 
^ indicates characters created by Michelle Palmer in her The Years Before and The Margaret Years stories.

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