Dan Tipton knew a moment of fame, riding with Wyatt Earp on the so-called Vendetta Ride, hunting down the killers of Morgan Earp.
Later on, he met justice himself, arrested in 1897 on federal charges of smuggling Chinese workers into the U.S. He was sent to an Ohio prison where he died four months later. Tipton was buried in an unmarked grave.
A number of researchers tracked down the location of his last resting place. In 2005, they got the Veterans Administration to place a marker over Tipton, who had served in the Navy during the Civil War.