George "Doc" Manning
(October 27, 1837 - March 9, 1925)
Doc Manning was born George Felix Manning in Mobile, Alabama. The moniker "Doc" was due to his graduation from the medical department at the University of Alabama.
After serving in the Confederacy during the Civil War, Doc went to Old Mexico, then Belton, Texas. It was here that he married.
His brothers Jim and Frank Manning operated a saloon in El Paso when Doc arrived. A feud developed between city Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire and the Mannings. Stoudenmire suspected this group in various plots to kill him.
On September 18, 1882, Doc and Stoudenmire, now a deputy U.S. Marshal, engaged each other. During the melee, Stoudenmire was shot twice in the chest and Manning was wounded in the right arm. Doc dropped his gun and continued the fight as a standing wrestling match. Jim Manning appeared, saw the struggle and Stoudenmire holding his gun. Jim's first shot missed, but the second enter behind the left ear. Stoudenmire died instantly. The Mannings were acquitted of any murder charge.
Doc Manning headed for Flagstaff, Arizona where he became a respected physician. Doc's right arm was virtually useless to him.
Doc Manning is buried in the Citizens Cemetery in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Information compiled by Steve Grimm