Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...
Wed Mar 01, 1:17

Daniel M. Ferguson had a wife named Tillie. In 1906, she and her nine year old son,Leon,went to a restaurant. At this restaurant, Tillie tried to kill herself by drinking Lysol.

Here is a newspaper that describes what happened at the restaurant....at the bottom of the article it states that Daniel Ferguson was well known in the race track circles. It goes on to say that Daniel was also a bodyguard for Assistant Attorney General Post during the lynching trial at Alturas,Modoc County...I found newspaper accounts of this lynching trial and Daniel Ferguson was there using the name "Daniel Miller ".

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1906-01-29/ed-1/seq-14/#date1=1900&index=1&rows=20&words=Ferguson+Tillie&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=California&date2=1906&proxtext=Tillie+Ferguson+&y=19&x=20&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

Here is a newspaper covering the lynching trial in 1902. It has a photo of Danny Miller,a.k.a,Daniel M. Ferguson.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1902-01-24/ed-1/seq-3/#date1=1902&index=1&rows=20&words=Daniel+Miller&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=California&date2=1902&proxtext=Daniel+Miller+&y=22&x=14&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

  • Re: Leon Daniel Fergusongobs, Fri Feb 24 5:17
    Robert ... daring the devil could only end one way ... one definite tidbit ... Daniel M. Ferguson was Captain of the shipyard guards ... and more deaths in Belfast and trouble with the New York longshoremen... more
    • Fingers are near to triggers and Alturas looks for tragedyRobert Buckley, Wed Mar 01 19:40
      More Daniel Miller Ferguson,a.k.a Danny Miller at Alturas. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1902-01-10/ed-1/seq-9/#date1=1901&index=0&rows=20&words=Danny+Miller&searchType=basi... more
      • Robert ... another great photo ... how many of them wore the same fake moustaches in 1902? ... can't wait for the "not guilty" verdicts ... again, on Google https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=LAH19020228... more
        • Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Thu Mar 02 17:32
          https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1896-12-18/ed-1/seq-7/#date1=1896&index=1&rows=20&words=Danny+Miller&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=California&date2=1896&proxtext=Danny+Miller+&y... more
          • Danny Miller and Wyatt Earpgobs, Fri Mar 03 2:31
            How was this missed? Where's Kenny? https://nediscapp.herokuapp.com/discussion.cgi?disc=39627&article=22087 The paper said that Julian offered five names--Hiram Cook, Billy Jordan, Bob McArthur,... more
            • Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 3:55
              In the 1890's, Danny owned a couple of race horses. He was well known in the race track circles. The newspapers reported him to be a gambler, gunfighter and a horseman. His name was being reported during... more
            • Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 3:25
              https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1896-12-03/ed-1/seq-3/#date1=1890&index=8&rows=20&words=Danny+Miller&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=California&date2=1905&proxtext=Danny+Miller+&y... more
              • Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt Earpgobs, Fri Mar 03 5:06
                A Ferguson of 1894 became Miller, the "game little plunger" of 1896, according to the SF Call ... now, left holding the Corbett-Sharkey forfeit money, he's become Daniel M. Ferguson, proprietor of a sand-blast... more
                • Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 5:13
                  According to his wife Tillie, he lost his money gambling.... https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1905-02-25/ed-1/seq-7/#date1=1905&index=0&rows=20&words=Ferguson+Tillie&searchType=... more
                  • Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt Earpgobs, Fri Mar 03 5:23
                    He's almost that mini Wyatt ... unable to find a more lucrative occupation or pastime to support a wife and child
                    • Re: Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 17:43
                      The San Francisco Examiner Friday, March 20 1896.page 14 “ The wedding of Daniel Miller and Miss Tillie Benson took place recently at the home of the bride’s parents in Dixon, Solano County. After... more
                      • Re: Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt Earpgobs, Sat Mar 04 3:40
                        How confused was he? Robert ... still strange that later the SF Call [or its readers] weren't confused by the name change between the different articles ... they apparently all recognised him as the... more
                        • Re: Re: Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Sat Mar 04 5:16
                          I believe that was the newspapers way of outing him to the larger population.After the newspaper realized what condition his wife Tillie was in ,His time in the limelight as Danny Miller was over. ... more
                          • Robert ... that's what I assumed, but the readers would have to be pretty savvy ... a big reveal by a rival newspaper? ... surely something happened between 1896-1906 ... he was Captain of the shipyard... more
    • Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie... — Robert Buckley, Wed Mar 01 1:17
      • Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...gobs, Wed Mar 01 7:39
        Robert ... on comparison the face seems a good match for the earlier cleanshaven Daniel Samuel Miller Tombstone policeman
        • Re: Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...Robert Buckley, Wed Mar 01 7:48
          Daniel Samuel Miller and Daniel Miller Ferguson died several years apart. These were two different men.
          • Re: Re: Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...gobs, Wed Mar 01 8:00
            So, which are these? Daniel C Miller Birth Date: Jul 1852 Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Spouse's name: Lucie Occupation: Merchant Daniel S Miller Estimated birth year: about 1855 Mother's Birthplace:... more
            • Re: Re: Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...gobs, Wed Mar 01 8:22
              Are we as certain as the various Grahams, Hanks and Yosts/Yoasts?
              • Re: Re: Re: Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...Robert Buckley, Wed Mar 01 12:35
                One hundred percent certain...Daniel Samuel Miller died in 1919. He is buried in the Lake Valley cemetery...Are you suggesting that in 1921, Daniel Samuel Miller, jumped out of his grave in Lake Valley,... more
                • "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... more
                  • California death indexRobert Buckley, Wed Mar 01 15:01
                    Name: Daniel Ferguson Gender: Male Birth Date: 1 Oct 1859 Birth Place: Pennsylvania Death Date: 13 Jun 1944 Death Place: Alameda Mother's Maiden Name: Shannon Father's Surname: Ferguson
      • Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...gobs, Wed Mar 01 4:42
        Robert ... I know how thorough you are and will have read these found on Google ... it appears to have been a popular local pastime https://www.google.com/search?q=lynching+trial+at+Alturas&oq=lyn... more
        • Re: Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...Robert Buckley, Wed Mar 01 7:44
          Thanks Gobs,...and I thought Texas had a lot of rope. With the newspapers stating that Daniel Ferguson was well known around the race track, I'm curious if we will find him and Wyatt together around... more
      • Daniel Ferguson's wife , Tillie...gobs, Wed Mar 01 1:57
        Robert ... blimey ... you have been busy ... and another photo you've found ... only pity is that he looks respectable