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Newspaper Characters are minor characters featured in Red Dead Redemption who are only mentioned in newspapers and make no appearance in the game.

The BrannigansEdit

Cole BranniganEdit

Husband of Ella Brannigan, father of Melvin and Mollie.

Ella BranniganEdit

Wife of Cole Brannigan, mother of Melvin and Mollie.

Melvin BranniganEdit

Son of Cole and Ella Brannigan, married his sister, Mollie.

Mollie BranniganEdit

Daughter of Cole and Ella Brannigan, married her brother, Melvin.

The ErringtonsEdit

Earl ErringtonEdit

Husband of Betsie Errington, father of 12 children, with the latest being Francis Leonard Errington.

Betsie ErringtonEdit

Wife of Earl Errington, mother of 12 children, with the latest being Francis Leonard Errington.

Francis Leonard ErringtonEdit

Son of Earl and Betsie Errington, 12th child.


Dr. Charles L. HeldenEdit

A doctor who believes increased smoking in the workplace will cure Tuberculosis.

Dr. Lydia T. PinkertonEdit

First female doctor, causing a controversy.

Dr. Hayden PrecentEdit

Unearthed prehistoric skeleton of an ape that links to humans. Upset the church, doesn't believe in hell.

Dr. Wesley ArthursEdit

Outspoken doctor regarding the female Dr. Pinkerton, claims she is worse.

Dr. Lawrence MarianiEdit

Claims that cocaine is bad for health.

Ridgewood MassacreEdit

Mary ShacklefordEdit

Age 19, killed in the Ridgewood Farm Massacre.

Willie FeaneyEdit

Age 27, killed in the Ridgewood Massacre, presumably a relative of Gladys Feaney.


H.R. PutnanEdit

General Merchandise salesman in Armadillo.

Jeremiah Somerset Esq.Edit

According to Oliver Phillips, Somerset is looking to ban alchohol in the state in order to make a profit selling personal liquor.

Simian SideshowEdit

Ma TannerEdit

Ringmaster of "Ma Tanner's Simian Sideshow".

Mr. JockoEdit

Performing monkey in "Ma Tanner's Simian Sideshow", escaped but was captured and killed for disobedience.

Buried AliveEdit

Florence SnyderEdit

Age 13, suffered from cholera and went into shock. Seemingly dead so she was buried, but in a safety coffin. Woke up, rang the bell, and her betrothed dug her out.

Cecil PerkinsEdit

Betrothed to Florence Snyder. Dug her out when she rang the bell on her safety coffin.


Gertrude SingerEdit

Woman charged with indecent exposure after refusing to wear a corset.

Johnny WestEdit

Gunslinger killed by Landon Ricketts. Reportedly shot in the back.

Butcher BrothersEdit

Outlaws killed by Landon Ricketts in 1896.

"One-Lung" Lester RileyEdit

Outlaw killed by Marshal Leigh Johnson.

Two Crows BoysEdit

Outlaws killed by Marshal Leigh Johnson.

Wildcat WillieEdit

Outlaw killed by Marshal Leigh Johnson.


Sirus HabershamEdit

Attorney General who prosecuted A.D. Dunbar & Sons Sugar company.

Rev. Adair AgathaEdit

Reverend who is outspoken towards birth control techniques.

Prof. Hector L. BurgessEdit

Professor who advocates the preservation of the prairies.

Horace L. CurtissEdit

Pilot who flew coast to coast in under 30 days.

Harmon WeinsteinEdit

Bank Manager in Blackwater.

See: Harmon Weinstein

Lionel FortisqueEdit

Academic at Yale Univsersity. He disagreed with Prof. Harold MacDougal's theories on eugenics and MacDougal assaulted him with a crochet club during a garden party while on a drug induced rampage.

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