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Tatum, Berry F. (Taylor, Buck - Sgt)
"KING OF COWBOYS" DEAD.
Washington, Aug. 20.--Sergeant Buck Taylor, known as "King of the Cowboys," a dashing cavalry man, and one of the best-known of the Rough Riders, who was at the charge up San Juan Hill, and accompanied Governor Roosevelt when he toured New York during the last Gubernatorial campaign, died at Providence hospital yesterday of consumption, the result of illness contracted during the Cuban campaign.
A telegram was sent to Governor Roosevelt last night, informing him of Taylor's death. Taylor's correct name is said to have been Berry F. Tatum. He was the son of a well-to-do merchant of Montgomery, Ala. He was about 42 years of age and was employed as a copyist in the Census Office.
New Haven Register, New Haven, CT 20 Aug 1900