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Arizona pioneer family, prominent in territorial political and military affairs. William S. Oury served as first Mayor of Tucson, 1864, and sheriff of Pima County, 1873-1877; he was a participant in the Camp Grant Massacre in which about 100 Aravaipa Apaches were killed. With Sylvester Mowry, he purchased the "Arizonian" newspaper of Tubac and moved it to Tucson. His brother, Granville Henderson Oury, served with the Confederate Army in the Civil War, and held various public offices including Arizona legislator, 1866, and U.S. congressman, 1880-1884. Gilbert Cole Smith, William Oury's son-in-law, was a U.S. Army officer who served as quartermaster for Fort Lowell, Tucson, Ariz. in the 1860s.

From the description of Papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1862-1894). (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 31146868

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creatorOf Oury family. Papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1862-1894). University of Arizona Libraries
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associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Mowry, Sylvester, 1833-1871. person
associatedWith Oury, Mr. (Granville Henderson), 1825-1891. person
associatedWith Oury, William Sanders, 1817-1887. person
associatedWith Smith, Gilbert Cole, d. 1899. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. California Volunteers. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Zuni (N.M.)
Tucson (Ariz.)
United States
Fort Lowell (Ariz.)
Apache Indians
Camp Grant Massacre
Military bases


Active 1799

Active 1933

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