Texas Ranger Research Center: Texas Rangers - Killed in the Line of Duty
Texas Rangers: Killed in the Line of Duty
Capt. W.W. Sterling, deceased
The list is not complete -- and may never be -- due to gaps in the historical record. It will be updated as new material is uncovered and research progresses. Anyone having information about Rangers killed in the line of duty is invited to submit it for inclusion on this list.
Latest Update -- January 5, 1999
DOHERTY, BOBBY PAUL--- Ranger in Co B
GUFFEY, STANLEY KEITH --- Sgt. in Co F
NORDYKE, CLARENCE R.----Ranger in Co E
WHITE, H. A.---- Ranger in Co A
Dept. of Public Safety Rangers 1935 - Present | Texas State Rangers 1901 - 1935 |
ALSOBROOK, WILL M.---Pvt. in Co I
BUCHANAN, JOE BEN ---- Pvt. in Co A
BURDETT, ROBERT L.---Pvt. in Co B
CARNES, QUIRL BAILEY----Pvt. in C D
GOFF, TOM J.----Pvt. in Co C
HULEN, EUGENE B.--- Pvt. in Co C
HUNT, R.E.----- Pvt. in Co L
McDUFFIE, DAN L.--- Pvt. in Co C
PENNINGTON, BEN L.----Pvt. in Co L
PERKINS, T.E.P. ----Pvt. in Co L
RANSOM, HENRY L.----Capt. of Co C
ROBUCK, EMMETT----Pvt. in Co C
RUSSELL, SCOTT---- Pvt. in Co A
SADLER, L.T.--- Pvt. in Co G
SHAW, JOE R. ----Pvt. in Co G
STILLWELL, W.P.----Pvt. in Co F
THOMAS, H.M. ‘DOC’--- Pvt. in Co A
TIMBERLAKE, DELBERT---- Pvt. in Co F
TURNER, H.R. LUCK----Pvt. Co C Died
WHITE, EMMETT--- Pvt. in Co C
WHITE, HOMER---- Pvt. in Co A
WHITE, JOHN DUDLEY---Pvt. in Co B
Dept. of Public Safety Rangers
1935 - Present | Texas State Rangers
1901 - 1935 |
ANGLIN, W.B.---Pvt. in Co B
BIEDIGER, LORENZO--- Pvt. in Co E Frontier Forces killed December 6, 1870. Killed in a fight with Indians.
BINGHAM, GEORGE R. ‘RED’---- Pvt. in Co
BOHANNON, WILLIAM M.--- Pvt. in Co C
DOATY, R.E.---Pvt. in Co E
FULLER, T.L.----Lieut. in Co B
FUSSELMAN, CHARLES----Sgt. in Co D
GLASS, W.A.---- Pvt. in Co B
GRAVIS, J.F.----Pvt. in Co D
JONES, FRANK ---- Capt. of Co D
JONES, HENRY--- Pvt. in Co C Kendall Co Minutemen
McBRIDE, J.E.---- 3rd Sgt. in Co C
McCARTY, TIM--- Pvt. in Co A
McKIDRICT, JOE----Pvt. in Co D
MOORE, J.H. ‘JIM’----- Pvt. in Co C
MORTIMER, C.E.---4th Sgt. in Co C
OSGOOD, JOSEPH F. --- Pvt. in Co. Of Frontiersmen
RICHARZ, WALTER----Pvt. in Co E Frontier Forces
RIFF, JOSEPH---- Pvt. in Co E Killed
RUZIN, A.A.--- Pvt. in Co C
SIEKER, Frank E. --- Pvt. in Co D
SMITH, L.B.’SONNY’---- Pvt. in Special
SWIFT, A.M.----Pvt. in Co F Frontier Forces
WARREN, B.G.---Pvt. in Co E
WOODS, J.W.---Pvt. in Co E
GAY, THOMAS---- Pvt.
NASH, JESSE E.----Pvt.
SCOTT, THOMAS M.----Pvt.
STEIN, JOHN---- Pvt.
THOMPSON, JONATHON----Pvt. Mounted Rangers
Prior to the Frontier Battalion in 1874, frontier protection was often accomplished by groups of men organized into militia organizations. During the Mexican War, early statehood and the Civil War, Texas army Texas militia, C.S.A. and U.S. Army units were posted on the frontier. It is a confusing and often difficult task to determine whether an individual was a Ranger or a member of a "regular" Texas military unit. SOmetimes, as in the Mexican War, Rangers were ordered into U.S. service. In the Civil War, whole Ranger units were drafted into the Confederate service.
The following list of men died while a member of a military unit stationed exclusively in Texas and whose mission was to protect the settlements. This information has been taken from state and federal military muster rolls and reports.
BRYANT, CHARLES G.----Major Texas Mounted Volunteers.
CLARK, ALVIN A.------Pvt. Co C Parker County Minutemen.
DRENNAN,THOMAS-----Sgt. Texas Mounted Volunteers
HARRIS, E. -------------Pvt. Texas Mounted Rangers
HASTINGS,H.H.------Pvt. Texas Mounted Rangers
PROSTOSKI, JOSEPH ------Pvt. Texas Mounted Rangers
RADCLIFFE, EDWARD S.------1st Sgt. Texas Mounted Rangers
ROBINSON, J.----------------Pvt. Texas Mounted Rangers
WATERS, WILLIAM-----Pvt. Texas Mounted Rangers
WILLIS, HENRY J. ------Pvt. Texas Mounted Volunteers
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