(b. 5/9/1829 d. 3/16/1898)
He wrote under the name Dan DeQuille.
Born in Knox County, Ohio. Married to Caroline Coleman with five children. As a writer at the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, he supervised Mark Twain.
Author of History of the Big Bonanza (1877), an account of the Comstock lode.
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A history of the Comstock lode in Nevada. Pp. 354-355 discuss coinage in circulation and the possibility of being short-changed, which became part of the rationale for the twenty-cent piece.