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Francis Boardman “Pistol Pete” Eaton

Folk Figure. A former deputy U.S. Marshall who claimed to have killed 11 men with the Colt .45 he wore strapped to his side. He served as deputy U.S. Marshall under Judge Isaac C. Paker “hanging judge” in the Indian Territory. Frank Eaton was known as “Pistol Pete,” a nickname he acquired at the age of fifteen when he outshot U.S. cavalry men in a contest at Fort Gibson,Oklahoma. In 1923, Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) students asked him to be the model for the campus mascot. The university still uses Pistol Pete as its mascot today. (bio by: William Barritt) ¬†Family links: ¬†Parents: ¬†Frank Eaton (1832 – 1868) ¬†Elizabeth A. Widgeon Goodhue (1836 – 1883) ¬†Spouses: ¬†Orpha P Miller Eaton (1875 – 1902)* ¬†Anna Rosetta Sillix Eaton (1881 – 1962)* ¬†Children: ¬†Ethel Florence Eaton Case (1893 – 1981)* ¬†Faye Etta Eaton Rice (1898 – 1945)* ¬†William Rolla Eaton (1903 – 1978)* ¬†Mae Rose Eaton Welch (1913 – 1990)* ¬†Frank L. Eaton (1917 – 2008)* ¬†Elizabeth Ann Eaton Wise (1922 – 1999)* ¬†Siblings: ¬†Francis Boardman Eaton (1860 – 1958) ¬†Elizabeth Frances Eaton Saffle (1861 – 1953)* ¬†Littletone Eugene Eaton (1869 – 1889)* ¬†Esther Florella Goodhue Fishel (1873 – 1962)** ¬†Ira Melvin Goodhue (1883 – 1883)** *Calculated relationship**Half-sibling

Born

  • October, 26, 1860
  • USA

Died

  • April, 04, 1958
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Perkins Cemetery
  • Oklahoma
  • USA

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