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Encyclopedia > Harry Love (lawman)
Harry Love
Born 1810
Vermont
Died June 29, 1868
Santa Clara, California
Occupation Lawman
Spouse Mary Bennett

Harry Love (1810 – June 29, 1868) was the head of California's first law enforcement agency, the California State Rangers, and became famous for allegedly killing the notorious bandit Joaquin Murrieta. Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Lawman was a western television series telecast from 1958 to 1962 that featured John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For the band, see The Police. ... The California State Rangers was the states first state wide law enforcement agencies formed in 1854 to deal with gangs during the mid 1800s. ... Artists rendition of Joaquin Murrieta (artist unknown, ca. ...

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Biography

Early life

Love was born in Vermont and left home at a young age to become a sailor, supposedly even captaining a ship by the age of 15. He worked in a number of jobs around the country, then joined the army as a volunteer to fight in the Mexican American War, where he gained fame as a courier along the Rio Grande and the Texas border. Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... A sailor is a member of the crew of a ship or boat. ... This article concerns the rank and title of Captain. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. ... A courier is a person or company that delivers packages and mail, often between offices and generally in a shorter timescale than surface mail. ... The Rio Grande flowing in Big Bend National Park The Rio Grande in its lower course, between Matamoros and Brownsville Known as the Rio Grande in the United States and as the Río Bravo (or, more formally, the Río Bravo del Norte) in Mexico, the river, 3,034... Texas is the gayest motherfucking state out there they can suck my big black balls. ...


Career

With the California Gold Rush in 1850, Love like many others came to California to seek his fortune, but was unsuccessful. Instead, he worked as a bounty hunter, capturing Pedro Gonzalez, a member of Murrieta's gang who had been accused of murder, in June 1852. With his reputation from the war and this success under his belt, Love was named as the commander of the Rangers. The unit was created on May 11, 1853 by Governor John Bigler specifically to capture or kill the "Five Joaquins" gang, who had been identified as being responsible for over 20 murders in California's Gold Country. The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) was the first world-class gold rush. ... A bounty hunter is an individual who seeks out fugitives (hunting) for a monetary reward (bounty), for apprehending by law, if such laws exist. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... John Bigler 3rd Governor of California John Bigler (January 8, 1805–November 29, 1871) was Governor of California from January 8, 1852 until January 9, 1856. ... Gold Country (also Mother Lode Country) is a region of northeastern California famed for the mines and mineral deposits which so famously brought the 49ers west for the California Gold Rush. ...


On July 25, 1853 a group of these Rangers encountered a group of Mexican males near Panoche Pass in San Benito County, about 100 miles (160 km) away from the Mother Lode and 50 mi (80 km) away from Monterey. A confrontation occurred and two of the Mexicans were killed—one claimed to be Murrieta and the other thought to be "Three-Fingered Jack" (Manuel Garcia), Murrieta's right-hand man. The Rangers cut off the heads of both men as well as Garcia's hand as proof. Murrieta's head and the hand were preserved in brandy, but Garcia's head was not and it decayed, forcing them to bury it at Fort Miller, near Millerton. San Benito County is a county located in the Coast Range Mountains of the U.S. state of California, south of San Jose. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Cradle of History, Californias First City Location Location of Monterey, California Government County Monterey Mayor Dan Albert Geographical characteristics Area     City 11. ... Brandy pot stills at the Van Ryn Brandy Cellar near Stellenbosch, South Africa Brandy (short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn—burning wine) is a general term for distilled wine, usually 40–60% ethyl alcohol by volume. ...


The jars were displayed in Mariposa, Stockton and San Francisco and traveled throughout California, where spectators could, for $1, see the remains. Seventeen people, including a priest, signed affidavits identifying the remains as Murrieta's and Love and his Rangers received the reward money. However, a young woman claiming to be Murrieta's sister said she did not recognize the head and argued that it could not be his since it did not have a characteristic scar on it. Additionally, numerous sightings of Murrieta were reported after his reported death. Many people criticized Love for showing the remains in large cities far from the mining camps, where Joaquin might have been recognized. It has even been claimed that Love and his Rangers killed some innocent Mexicans and made up the story of the capture of Murrieta to claim the reward money. Doubts about Murrieta's capture followed Love for the rest of his life. The head was eventually lost in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Mariposa County is a county in the U.S. state of California, located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. ... City nickname: Californias Sunrise Seaport City slogan: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! County: San Joaquin Area code: 209 ZIP code: 952xx Area:  - Total  - Water 144. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, written down, signed, and witnessed (as to the veracity of the signature) by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public. ... Arnold Genthes famous photograph of San Francisco following the earthquake, looking towards the fire on Sacramento Street The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was a major earthquake that struck San Francisco and the coast of northern California at 5:12am on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. ...


Meanwhile, having accomplished their mission, the Rangers were disbanded and Love purchased a large tract of land near Santa Cruz. In 1854, he married his neighbor Mary Bennett, but their marriage was rough and she soon moved away to Santa Clara. Over the years, they reconciled and separated several times until 1866, when she sued for divorce, but lost. Santa Cruz is the county seat of Santa Cruz County, California, United States. ... Official website: http://www. ... It has been suggested that Divorcee be merged into this article or section. ...


However, by the following year, fires, floods, and squatters destroyed Love's property, leaving him homeless and in debt. He moved to his wife's ranch and lived in a house that she had built for him. She never let him live with her, however, and he plotted to kill her bodyguard, who had been preventing Love from seeing his wife. This article is about occupying land without permission. ... A bodyguard is a person or group of people who professionally protect someone (known as their principal) from personal assault, kidnapping, assassination, loss of confidential information, or other threats. ...


On June 29, 1868, Love sat on the porch of his wife's house, where he was not allowed. When Mary and the bodyguard arrived, a gunfight broke out and Love was shot in the arm. Doctors attempted to save his life by amputating his arm, but he still died. Love was buried in an unmarked grave in what is now Mission City Memorial Park. In 2003, members of E Clampus Vitus laid a headstone for him. Partial hand amputation For the song Amputations by Death Cab for Cutie, see You Can Play these Songs with Chords Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma (also referred to as avulsion) or surgery. ... The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus is a fraternal organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of California, in particular the history of the Mother Lode and gold mining regions of the state. ... Headstones in the Japanese Cemetry in Broome, Western Australia A cemetery in rural Spain A typical late 20th century headstone in the United States A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker, normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a burial. ...


Headstone

Harry Love's monument is located at the Mission City Memorial Park, 420 N Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050 and includes the following:[1]


LOVE

HERE LIES CAPTAIN HARRY LOVE, WHO WITH A TROOP OF TWENTY OTHERS,
ON JULY 25, 1853 ALLEGEDLY KILLED BANDITS JOAQUIN MURRIETTA AND
THREE FINGERED JACK NEAR ARROYO DE CANTUA, FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

BORN IN VERMONT, LOVE FIRST VISITED ALTA CALIFORNIA AS A SEAMAN IN 1839.
HE SERVED IN THE MEXICAN WAR OF 1846 AND LATER AS AN ARMY EXPRESS RIDER
AND EXPLORER OF THE RIO GRANDE. LOVE ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO IN
DECEMBER OF 1850 AND TOOK RESIDENCE IN MARIPOSA COUNTY. HE WAS
COMMISSIONED AS CAPTAIN OF THE CALIFORNIA RANGERS ON MAY 28, 1853
AND IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR MARRIED MARY McSWAIN BENNETT OF SANTA CLARA.
CAPTAIN HARRY LOVE DIED IN THE MISSION CITY ON JUNE 29, 1868
FROM A WOUND RECEIVED IN A GUNFIGHT WITH AN EMPLOYEE
OF HIS THEN ESTRANGED WIFE.

ERECTED JUNE 29, 2003
BY MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER #1850 & JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER #13,
E CLAMPUS VITUS.



References

  1. ^ Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850. ECV1850 Plaque: Captain Harry Love. Obtained Nov. 18, 2006
  • Rasmussen, Cecilia. "A lawman overshadowed by his quarry", Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2006, p. B1.

The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ...

See also

Artists rendition of Joaquin Murrieta (artist unknown, ca. ...

External links

  • What's the story on Joaquin Murieta, the Robin Hood of California?

 
 

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