*John Brothers ran away from home some
where between the age of 10 to 14. He joined the army during the Spanish American
war. After John got out of the army he went to Black Bear, Idaho where he worked in
the mines and married Hattie Lowe on February 15th, 1906. John and Hattie had 4
Children: Olga, Willis, Earl ,and Herald. Olga and Earl died at birth. Black
Bear was destroyed in a mudslide and after that John and family moved to North Port,
Washington where he got the job of Sheriff. The local newspaper ran a story about a stray
dog that wandered in to town causing trouble and was shot by Sheriff John Brothers.
Other than that North Port was fairly quiet until one night a truck driver got
drunk and out of control and when John told him to leave town the guy rudely refused and a
fight started. The truck driver was thrown off the balcony of Kuks tavern.
Apparently thats when the town told John they wanted a kinder sheriff and
that this is not Dodge City and we dont need a Bill Hickok for sheriff.
0-1-13-11-1 John Brothers (on right)
Updated On May 04, 2004 08:50 PM