Old West outlaw Butch Cassidy was a Mormon?

True / at least he was born to Mormon parents

butch_cassidyAlthough it can’t be proven that Butch Cassidy was ever baptized a member, he was born to Mormon parents. Butch Cassidy was born in Beaver, Utah on April 13, 1866. Born Robert LeRoy Parker, he was the first of 13 children.

Cassidy grew up surrounded by members and one of Butch’s schoolteachers was a Mormon named Richard Steven Horne, who also happens to be the great-grandfather of Mormon writer Orson Scott Card.

Butch Cassidy

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