"Big Nose Kate" Grave


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Headstone of Mary Katherine Cummings (b. 1850 - d. 1940), located in the Arizona Pioneer Home Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona. 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 Pioneers Home in Prescott 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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