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Dunn, Dean & Deane
Fri Aug 31, 2018 13:38

Thanks Buckley for your post below.
I actually saw three different spellings for this guy in various reports. Harry Dean may have come from Montana, but I have a sneaking suspicion he was the same Dean working in the Oriental at Tombstone in 1882. Evidently working as night shift security Dean got involved in a donnybrook (Frank Leslie was also involved) which brought about court appearances in front of Recorder Wallace.
I posted a while back about one Jack Archer who had caused that particular ruckus inside the Oriental in June 1882; Archer having been a disciple of the late Morgan Earp, so to speak, from earlier Montana days. Dean and Archer had exchanged punches before the latter was thrown out. Both were arrested, which didn't seem right to me. Although Dean was duly acquitted, his name appeared as either E. H. Dean or F. H. Dean.

There seems to have been so many former Tombstoners who all went up the Butte, Montana in later years. Dave Neagle, Doc Holliday, James Earp, Virgil Earp are just a few examples.

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