Big Nose Kate Gravestone


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Big Nose Kate's gravestone in the Arizona Pioneers' Home Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona.  Big Nose Kate was known as Mary K. Cummings, as well as other names.

Headstone of Mary Katherine Cummings (b. 1850 - d. 1940).  Mary was known as "Big Nose Kate," the common law wife of famed gunfighter Doc Holliday. In 1888, Mary or Kate married blacksmith George M. Cummings, and they were married until his death in 1930. Kate stayed at the Arizona Pioneers' Home until her death on November 2, 1940. She also went by the names of Katherine Haroney, Kate Elder and Kate Fisher.


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