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Robert Patrick Friel
My 3x great-Grandfather, Jeremiah moved his family to Lompoc, CA in 1870's and was recorded as deputy Sheriff of Lompoc in 1880's Federal Census. His daughter married Robert J Broughton, becoming Santa Barbara's elected Sheriff for the county for 12 years...dying on January 1, 1895 from blood poisoning of an arrested criminal who bit him in the arm. He rests in Santa Barbara's cemetery with family members and Jeremiah & Minerva Friel. One of his experiences as Sheriff is written about in Walter A. Tompkins' book, STAGECOACH DAYS IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, 1986. On page 111, The Corliss Murders at Las Cruces. On page 87 is his picture. This little paperback also offers information on Stagecoach routes, Ten Commandments for Stage passengers, diagrams of different stagecoaches and landmarks and stops. I am always searching for more information about him than this one story... if you should know of any. Thanks, Robert P Friel
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