D. Boone May, one of the roughest lawmen in the South Dakota Territory, disappeared into South America. (Remember Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?) He was a kinsman of my grandmother, whose father, GALE HILL, was a stagecoach messenger (guard)wounded at the Canyon Springs, WY gold coach robbery in Sept. 1878. It's the only one where all the gold was not recovered. Gale died on a business trip in 1889,in Middlepark (near Denver) Colorado. No grave that I know of, nor reason for being there.
None of the family, some named after him, has ever been able to figure out Gale's (Galen's) past, beyond born about 1854 near St. Joe to Elliott Hill and Elizabeth May.
I think there was some fishy business and that's why no stories got passed down. Both are in the Deadwood tourist literature, but does anyone have further Hill or May knowledge? There are alot of Hills in the West, SW, and South, but haven't found Galen or Elliott yet. Heroes........or not?