Re: Coeur d' Alene , Idaho
Sat Feb 18, 14:31

Thanks Gobs...I've been looking at contemporary newspaper accounts of Dan Ferguson killing Thomas Steele . The newspapers state that Dan Ferguson was 23 years old and from Nebraska . His father's name was Adam Ferguson and lived in North Platte, Nebraska. The newspapers went on to say that Adam Ferguson was on the staff of the Commander in Chief of the G.A.R.

I took a look and found Adam Ferguson and his wife Ellen Mary living in North Platte, Nebraska. They Indeed had a son named Daniel Ferguson. To be exact, his name was Daniel M. Ferguson. Daniel was born October 1, 1859 in Pennsylvania. He died June 13, 1944 in Alameda, California. So far I haven't found a document that tells me what his middle initial " M " stands for...Perhaps Miller??

  • Coeur d' Alene , Idahogobs, Sat Feb 18 8:14
    Fairly recent book Deborah Cuyle - Murder & Mayhem In Coeur d'Alene & the Silver Valley The History Press (July 4, 2022) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1467149136 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1... more
    • Coeur d' Alene , Idahogobs, Wed Mar 01 11:54
      Big disappointment ... short sensationalist stories ... no index ... repeats the "fact" that Wyatt was a claim jumper rather than the whole legal entanglements involved ... see "Wyatt Earp & Coeur D'Alene... more
      • There was more than one suit filedButch Badon, Fri Mar 10 13:19
        against Wyatt Earp. And most of those suits were still pending when Wyatt Earp left that area. Eventually, Wyatt lost most of those suits, but it didn't matter. Wyatt had picked those claims clean and... more
        • There was more than one suit filedgobs, Fri Mar 10 14:27
          Butch ... all I CLAIMED is that the article repeats the "fact" that Wyatt was a claim jumper rather than the whole legal entanglements involved ... in a battle between a multitude of claim jumpers and... more
          • YesButch Badon, Sun Apr 09 18:06
            And my only point was an is that Wyatt Earp was a claim jumper. One can take the position that he was challenging Prichard's claims - and Prichard made more than one claim. Prichard eventually won all... more
            • Yesgobs, Mon Apr 10 3:59
              Butch ... All I've ever ascertained is that Prichard and his associates [it isn't clear who actually discovered the initial claims) made countless illegal claims by proxy for people living outside the... more
    • Re: Coeur d' Alene , Idaho — Robert Buckley, Sat Feb 18 14:31
      • Stuart Lake letterBenjamin Harleman, Sat Feb 18 23:59
        Gobs and Robert, Silva cites a letter from Stuart Lake saying that Danny Ferguson served with Wyatt as deputy sheriffs in Coeur d'Lane, so it sounds like that makes it a lock. However, I'm curious what... more