NEWSARTICLE: SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - 11 May 1892
A Notorious Stage Robber of Arizona Bound Over: Phoenix (A.T.), May 10- A special to the Republican from Globe says KING USSERY, the notorious stage robber, was bound over to the Grand Jury in the sum of $5000 bail on the charge of robbing Wells-Fargo's express. He will be tried likewise for United States mail robbery and horse stealing. Ussery's robberies last month were so frequent as to compel the temporary abandonment of the stage lines.
Land Deed Records:
Aug 29, 1891: to King Ussery from J.J. Meyers, for ??, 80 acres of land and cattle on Salt River 11 May 1894: to Mrs. Phylena M. Ussery from United States of America, homestead patent for 160 acres east of Gila and Salt Rivers;, etc 4 Sept 1891 to W.H. ? from King Ussery, 80 acres for $500 23 Aug 1901 to S.S. ?? from Phylena Ussery, by Sheriff's Sale is judgment against Phylena Ussery for $220.25
Mesa, Arizona Tribune: Dec 23, 1965: "Ussery Mountain semi-regional park, 12 miles northeast of Mesa on the Old Bush highway, is one of the 15 parks in the county system."
OBITS: Published in the Arizona Republic on 6/2/2004. D. R. "Rusty" Usry, 10-7-21 to 5-28-04, born in Lexington, OK. Came to - AZ in 1927. Retired after 35 yrs from Dept. of Transportation. Joined the AZ Nat'l Guard at 18 and was a member of the Bushmasters. He served with the 45th Division in France and Germany during World War II. He assisted in the liberation of Dachau. Survived by wife, Lucille, son Kent and brother Waymon. Rusty and Lucille would have celebrated 61 yrs. of marriage on June 4th. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm, Friday, June 4 at the Nat'l Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Family Care Foundation, 1550 S. Alma School Rd., # 102, Mesa, AZ 85210. Arrangements by Mtn. View Memorial Gardens Mortuary 480-832-2850.