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Submitted by Elizabeth Burns, Aug 2002

George Bravin
Cochise Co. Az
Arizona, The Youngest State, 1913, pg 758

George Bravin who since 1890 has been a guardian of the public peace is now serving ably and efficiently as city marshal of Tombstone, chief of police and constable.  Mr. Bravin was born in Devonshire England in 1862 and is a son of Richard and Catherine Bravin, also natives of England.  The father died when the subject of this review was but three months old and the mother's death occurred in 1896.  Thirteen children were born to their union, only four of whom are still living, two sons, who made their home in California, one daughter still in England and the subject of this review.

At the early age of nine, George Bravin has been dependent upon his own resources.  He worked in various occupations in England and at eighteen came to America, settling first in Colorado where he mined for gold until 1882 when he came to Tombstone.  In 1889 he was elected county assessor and at its expiration was made deputy sheriff.  He owns a fine home in Tombstone and extensive mining properties, being connected with six different mines. He was also for two years the proprietor of a livery barn in the city but he has since abandoned that interest.

Mr. Bravin is married and has ten children, eight of whom are still living: Etta, the wife of Joseph Anderson, connected with the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad; John, employed by Phelps-Dodge Mercantile Company of  Bisbee; Elizabeth, wife of L.C. Clover, an engineer with the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad; Valentine; Richard, Catherine, Georgie and Dorothy.

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