Peter Brand
Virgil Earp in 1868
Thu May 26, 20:36

I found this some time ago in two Utah newspapers and wondered if these guys had anything in common, and who would be searching for Virgil Earp in January, 1868?

Salt Lake City Desert Evening News January 8, 1868
Salt Lake City Herald News January 15, 1868

"Information wanted –
Inquiries have been made of A. W. Street Esq., Postmaster of this city concerning the whereabouts of –

Albert Alley
Virgil Earp
Archie Henderson Lee
Isaac Hall
Lewis Misler

Any person knowing of the whereabouts of these men will please communicate the same to Mr. Street."


    • Good find, Peter....Robert Buckley, Sat May 28 13:49
      I looked through the newspapers and found similar queries made to the same postmaster, A.W. Street. These seem to be queries made by family trying to locate other family members.....perhaps the query ... more
      • Thank you RobertPeter Brand, Sun May 29 16:02
        I did a few searches on the various names, but I could not come up with any connections. Perhaps they were traveling together. I have seen adverts for other people but usually only one at a time. Ch... more
        • Holding MailRoy B Young, Tue May 31 7:46
          I am supposing that Virgil had mail at the post office that was being held. He had told someone, perhaps family, to send any mail to him there and he would pick it up when he arrived in town. Lots o... more
          • Virgil EarpPeter Brand, Wed Jun 01 20:50
            Roy, did you know Virgil Earp was, or had been, staying in SLC, Utah in 1867 or 1868? I have never read of that before. Cheers PB
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