Billy the Kid (1859-1882)

Billy the Kid (1859-1882)

I’ve long marveled at the way so many Wild West gun-slingers had Irish surnames. From the Dalton Gang to Kit Carson and Buffalo Bill Cody, I figured it was small wonder so many Irish kids grew up shouting ‘Geronimo!’ In about 2009, with this in mind,...
Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico

Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico

My wife Ally’s great-grandfather was John Delbridge, a gold-miner from the parish of St. Agnes in Cornwall. He lived an extraordinary life that took in the copper mines of Mexico and Arizona, among many other places. In 1902, he married Elfrida Rudall, eldest...