James Butler Hickok (May 27, – August 2, ), better known as "Wild Bill " Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across. Genealogy for James Butler 'Wild Bill ' Hickok ( - ) family tree on Geni, with over million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Death : Died August 2, in Dakota Territory. 6/12/ • Wild West. James Butler Hickok, the renowned 'Wild Bill,' remains perhaps the most famous of all Western gunfighters. His exploits as a Civil War. Wild Bill emerged onto the street, immediately drew one of his. The bullet hit Hickok in the back of the head, killing him instantly. He quickly fired one shot in reaction, accidentally shooting and killing Abilene Special Deputy Marshal Mike Williams, who was coming to his aid, an event that would haunt him for the remainder of his life. When Kyle's weapon misfired, Hickok shot Lonergan, wounding him in the knee, and shot Kyle twice, killing him. März um Troy Grove was then, and is now a small clean agricultural community. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Hickok, whose eyesight was poor by that time in his life due to the early stages of glaucoma, caught the glimpse of movement of someone running toward him. It is believed that McCanles arrived at the station with his son, Monroe; his cousin, James Woods; and James Gordon, a man in his service. November - Waffenfabrikant Oliver Winchester geboren mehr. This time with the group of actors recruited by the famous Buffalo Bill. Hickok was working as sheriff and city marshal of Hays, Kansas when, on July 17, , he was involved in a gunfight with disorderly soldiers of the 7th US Cavalry, wounding one and mortally wounding another.