D. M. Ballew (David Monticello Ballew)

D. M. Ballew

D. M. Ballew

Western Lawman. Born David Monticello Ballew, he was a most controversial and effective Ardmore, Oklahoma Territory Deputy Sheriff. A very noted gun fighter, he first made headlines killing Pete Bynum who was in the middle of a holdup. Later he killed outlaws Steve Talkington for resisting arrest, James Perle and two men named Hignote and Mills for attempting to escape custody. But it wasn’t just outlaws, in a long standing feud with fellow lawman


  • July, 18, 1877
  • Fannin County, Texas


  • May, 05, 1922
  • Wichita County, Texas

Cause of Death

  • Was shot to death


  • Lone Grove Cemetery
  • Lone Grove, Oklahoma

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