Converse County, Wyoming
In May 1864, Martin and Mary Peters Ringo and their five children left their home in Gallatin, Missouri, to migrate overland to California. They traveled with a group of about 70 wagons. In early morning of July 30, Martin Ringo’s shotgun fired accidentally in his hands and he was killed instantly. He was 45 years old. A friend wrote: “He was buried near the place he was shot, in as decent a manner as was possible with the facilities on the plains.” His family reached and settled in San Jose.
About 2 miles west of Glenrock, Wyoming
The site is on private property.
Source: Randy Brown and Reg Duffin, Graves and Sites on the Oregon and California Trails, OCTA, 2nd edition, 1998, pp 114-115
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