from Leaders and Leading Men, 1891
"Born in Blue county, March 1863. The subject of this sketch was the son of Edward Bohannon, who emigrated from Mississippi in 1852. The young man and his two brothers, David and Leonidas, were left under their mother’s charge at an early age, and until 1885 assisted her on the family homestead. Edward made the most of the limited education he was enabled to receive at Durant, but was for several years incapable of active exertion through the effects of three bullet wounds which he received on Christmas night, 1884, at the hands of a man named Callaghan. The shots were fired while young Bohannon was observing the dancers, and the pistol was so close to him that each shot burned his clothing. The severity of his wounds obliged him to adopt the business of book agent and fur trader until 1889, when he was appointed a member of the U.S. Indian Police. Besides this, Edward Bohannon holds the appointment of special peace officer for the town of Caddo, for which he receives an income form the citizens. Since he has become a guardian of the public welfare it is notable that the town has enjoyed absolute freedom from lawlessness and rowdyism."