Belle Starr Death
Belle passed away on February 3, 1889 at the age of 40 in Eufaula, Oklahoma, USA. Belle's cause of death was shot.
When did Belle Starr die?February 3, 1889
How did Belle Starr die? What was the cause of death?Shot
How old was Belle Starr when died?40
Where did Belle Starr die? What was the location of death?Eufaula, Oklahoma, USA
Belle Starr Birthday and Date of Death
Belle Starr was born on February 5, 1848 and died on February 3, 1889. Belle was 40 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: February 5, 1848
Date of Death: February 3, 1889
Age at Death: 40
Is Belle Starr's father, John Shirley, dead or alive?
Belle Starr's father, John Shirley, is still alive and kicking at the age of 70. He is American and has had a career as a novelist, short story writer, screen writer.
Is Belle Starr's mother, Eliza Hatfield, dead or alive?
Eliza Hatfield's information is not available now.
Belle Starr's brother :
- John A. M. "Bud" Shirley
Belle Starr - Biography
Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw. Belle associated with the James–Younger Gang and other outlaws. She was convicted of horse theft in 1883. She was fatally shot in 1889 in a case that is still officially unsolved. Her story was popularized by Richard K. Fox—editor and publisher of the National Police Gazette—and she later became a popular character in television and movies.
Allegedly, Belle was briefly married for three weeks to Charles Younger, uncle of Cole Younger in 1878, but this is not substantiated by any evidence. here are numerous claims that Belle's daughter Pearl Reed was actually Pearl Younger, but in Cole Younger's autobiography (quoted in Glen Shirley's "Belle Starr and her times"), he discounted that as rubbish and stated what he truly knew of Belle. In 1880, she married a Cherokee man named Sam Starr and settled with the Starr family in the Indian Territory. There, she learned ways of organizing, planning and fencing for the rustlers, horse thieves and bootleggers, as well as harboring them from the law. Belle's illegal enterprises proved lucrative enough for her to employ bribery to free her cohorts from the law whenever they were caught.
In 1883, Belle and Sam were arrested by Bass Reeves, charged with horse theft and tried before "The Hanging Judge" Isaac Parker in Fort Smith, Arkansas; the prosecutor was United States Attorney W.H.H. Clayton. She was found guilty and served nine months at the Detroit House of Corrections in Detroit, Michigan. Belle proved to be a model prisoner, and during her time in jail, she won the respect of the prison matron, and in contrast, Sam was incorrigible and assigned to hard labor.
In 1886, she eluded conviction on another theft charge, but on December 17, Sam Starr was involved in a gunfight with Officer Frank West. Both men were killed, and Belle's life as an outlaw queen—and what had been the happiest relationship of her life—abruptly ended with her husband's death.