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Rufus Highnote in Hardin County
Posted by: Liz Freeman (ID *****2827) Date: January 09, 2009 at 19:42:57
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I have been researching one Rufus P. Highnote (sometimes spelled Hynote). He is often called R. P. or Rufe Highnote.

He originally came out of Navarro County; was a police officer in Corsicana and managed to kill a few people in that capacity. I have numerous articles out of the Dallas Morning News concerning Rufus.

Just recently I came across a fairly lengthy article out of an Oklhaoma newspaper which states "what Highntoe does not know about keeping the peace in oil field towns wouldnot be worth recording.....he officiated (as a peace officer) in the Beaumont boom, at Spindletop, Sour Lake and across the line in Louisana when the Caddo field was brought in."

Rufus served as a city marshall in northern OK in 1909-1910, owned his own detective agency, and served as a deputy sheriff in Carter County, OK when he was killed in 1918.

My question is this - many of the newspaper articles that I have found about him say that he had "nineteen notches on his gun". However, I've only been able to identiy seven.

I was wondering if anyone reading this board might know of newspaper articles or of any information of any killilngs by Rufust Highnote while he was in Hardin County - probably in the 1902 - 1907 time frame.

Any information appreciated.

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