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Tucker 150 150 ctx

George Redman Tucker Photograph, 1880s
Collection SMS011
Accession 1989.011


George Redman Tucker was the son of William M. and Catherine Tucker of Franklin county, Arkansas. He was born on August 19, 1855, in Arkansas. From various genealogical sources information has been gathered about his life, though it is sporadic and largely undocumented in primary resources. Tucker had been in Texas during the Civil War, but was back in Franklin county, Arkansas by the time of the 1870 census, listed with his sister, Martha Tucker Knox and brother-in-law, William Alvin Knox. By 1880 he was in Montague county, Texas as a peace officer. He moved to Oklahoma around 1900 as a deputy marshal and later sheriff of Waurika, Oklahoma. He possibly had two children and may have been married twice. He is listed on the 1880 census for Montague county, Texas. He is not listed in the 1890 census. He was in Oklahoma, mostly in Carter and Jefferson counties by 1900 and later.

George Redman Tucker died at the age of 89 in Ardmore, Carter county, Oklahoma, on January 21, 1945, and was buried in Ardmore on January 23. His son, Bert Tucker, informed the county and signed his father’s death certificate.

Biographical information for George Redman Tucker was gathered from various genealogical forum discussion boards.

This collection contains one mounted photograph of George Redman Tucker, a once Texas peace officer.

Personal Names:
Tucker, George Redman

Subject Headings:
Peace Officer

This collection was donated to the Museum by Kathryn Watson Kincannon on April 19, 1989.

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

George Redman Tucker Photograph, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Series 1: George Redman Tucker

Photographs have been cataloged in the Image Archive Database, but none have been scanned yet.
Box/Folder # Accession # Folder Title/Description
1 1989.011 .2 George Redman Tucker. 1880 ca. Photographer unknown. Boudoir card photograph,
b&w. 5×3.5 in. oval photograph mounted on 8.5×6 in. board.
Adventure District
Adventure Road
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