Kyle Bingham Choate

Kyle Bingham Choate

Male 1858 - 1884  (26 years)

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  • Name Kyle Bingham Choate 
    Born 1 Feb 1858 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1884  Dodge City, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Aug 1884  Oak Hill Cemetery, Goliad, Golaid Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I878  Christopher 1642
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Father James Monroe Choate,   b. 28 Apr 1822, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1899  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Minerva Elizabeth Atkinson,   b. 24 Apr 1820, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1868, Karnes Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1844  MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophie Margaret Taliaferro,   b. c1860,   d. 6 Sept 1931, Syracuse, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Children 
     1. Jane Elizabeth Choate, (m.Gregg),   b. Jun 1882, Arkansas (AR) Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Kyle Bingham Choate, Jr.,   b. Nov 1884,   d. 1887  (Age ~ 2 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 May 2014 
    Family ID F428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jul 1884 - Dodge City, KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Aug 1884 - Oak Hill Cemetery, Goliad, Golaid Co, TX Link to Google Earth
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  • Publications
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #18 March 1997 by Irene Choate Williams
    CHOATES OF THE SOUTH -- NEWSLETTER #18 March 1997 by Irene Choate Williams
    William Isaac [b.1800],Moses L. [b.1794], Kyle Bingham [b.1858], David [b.1752], David [b.1784], David M. [b.1811], Green Anderson [b.1809]...
    The Champion of Karnes County, Texas
James Monroe Choate
    The Champion of Karnes County, Texas James Monroe Choate
    Article on James Monroe Choate is from the July 2002 issue of "The Kansas Cowboy," an old-West history newspaper.

  • Notes 
    • Killed in a gun fight in Webester's Old House Saloon by a cowboy named St. Clair. His body was transported by train back to Texas.


      from findagrave:

      "The year was 1884 and the town of Dodge City, Kansas was celebrating the 4th of July weekend. Among the revelers was Bing Choate. He entered the "Webster's Old House Saloon" after midnight on July 5th where he took a dislike to a gambler by the name of Dave St. Clair. Bing started harassing St. Clair, calling him a cowardly dog and poking him with a cane that Bing carried. Dave St. Clair knew that Bing was drunk and headed towards the bar as Bing was leaving the saloon..
      After a few threats were thrown between the two men, someone yelled, "Look out, Dave"!. St. Clair cleared leather and shot Bing. As Bing was falling to his knees, he pulled his pistol but Deputy Ben Bowles entered just in time to knock Bing's gun from his hand and he collapsed to the floor of the saloon taking his last breath..
      Dave St. Clair was arrested but was soon released because of testimony given by the witnesses to the incident. St. Clair lit out for parts unknown after his release for fear of retaliation by Bing Choate's cowboys..
      After the shooting death of Bing Choate, the Ford County Globe's editor called for the enforcement of the "No Gun" law and called Bing's death an "unfortunate killing"."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] findagrave.com, 63258650.