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Catherine Devine McCarty Antrim
Original name: Catherine McCarty
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Birth: 1829, Ireland
Death: Sep. 16, 1874
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA

Mother of 'Billy The Kid.' Her name is misspelled on her tombstone ("Kathrine"), which is not the original grave marker (originally, there was a cross, and then, when the cemetery was moved out of town, there was a wooden marker).

Her first spouse was Patrick McCarty.
Catherine McCarty, the mother of Billy the Kid, was known as "a jolly Irish woman". In Wichita, Kansas (the first time she and her sons appear in historical record) she was the only woman to sign the petition that helped incorporate the town. She owned her own property and ran a laundry but soon moved her family to New Mexico. In Santa Fe she married William Antrim and moved again to Silver City. Catherine suffered from tuberculosis and succumbed to the disease on September 16, 1874 when Billy was about fourteen years old. She was originally buried in a cemetery in town but was moved to the Memory Lane Cemetery years later and given a new headstone (unfortunately her name was misspelled).

-bio courtesy of Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang's website. 
Family links: 
  William Henry Harrison Antrim (1842 - 1922)*
  William Bonney (1859 - 1881)*
  Joseph McCarty-Antrim (1863 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Tuberculosis (consumption)
Memory Lane Cemetery
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: D-E27-14
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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