Ben ... this was in one of the books I checked ... of course, I can't remember which
"In 1921, Daniel M. Ferguson was 62 years old and living in Alameda, California. On Sunday, April, 17,1921, The San Francisco Examiner reported that a shipyard guard in Alameda named Daniel Miller Ferguson shot and killed John Goldstone. Ferguson was arrested and indicted for murder...he was later acquitted on the grounds of self defense."
Wow, lots of good stuff, thanks guys. Dave just emailed me some clippings and comments from Chaput, and I only briefly looked it over so far, but I believe one of the articles he sent addresses the issue... more
Daniel M. Ferguson's mother was Ellen Mary Shannon Ferguson. Her brother was Thomas Bowles Shannon. Thomas Bowles Shannon was a 49ner in the California gold rush. He was also in Congress during... more
Ben ... it was in Silva, The Cowtown Years page 626 Lake lost his notes on Miller but wrote to to Vestal: "During the War years of 1917-1918 Danny was hired as a special officer, or guard around the... more
Gobs, I have the newspaper clipping for the shooting in 1921 on my newspaperdotcom account. I also have a clipping of a letter Daniel wrote to the editor of the North Platte newspaper in April of 1884... more