Wild West

CALL HER ‘CAPTAIN JACK’

was born in England on Nov. 4, 1842, and arrived in the United States with her American husband, mariner Charles E. Jack, on the eve of the Civil War. Charles later. “I do not fear man or devil,” she wrote of the frontier life. “It is not in my blood, and if they can shoot any straighter or quicker than I, let them try it, for a .44 equalizes frail women and brute men, and all women ought to be able to protect themselves against such ruffians.” Succumbing to heart failure like her husband, Captain Jack died at age 78 on June 16, 1921, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, facing her old home on High Drive.

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