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Lawman F.M. Miller

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Hidden : 5/7/2010
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F.M. Miller - Female U.S. Deputy Marshal. Commissioned in the Southern District of Indian Territory at Paris, Texas, she was the only female deputy working in the Indian Territory in 1891. Known to always wear a cowboy hat and adorned with a gun belt filled with cartridges and a Colt pistol, she had a reputation as a fearless and efficient officer who locked up numerous outlaws. The attractive brunette, who was described as having charming manners, also carried a Winchester rifle strapped to her saddle and was an expert shot and superb horsewoman.

An article from the Muskogee Weekly Phoenix, November 19, 1891, discusses a female Deputy United States Marshall named F. M. Miller. The newspaper reported that Ms. Miller was commissioned out of the federal court at Paris, Texas. She was known to be the only female deputy that worked the Indian Territory. Ms. Miller had the reputation of being a fearless and efficient officer and had locked up more than a few offenders. It was stated in the article that she was a "young woman of prepossessing appearance, wears a cowboy hat and is always adorned with a pistol belt full of cartridges and a dangerous looking Colt pistol which she knows how to use.” Ms. Miller had been in Muskogee for a few days. She had assisted Deputy U. S. Marshal Cantrel in transporting some prisoners from Talahina to the Muskogee federal jail.

To read more about Women U.S. Marshals see above listed webpage.

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