W.J. Forbes

W.J.Forbes
W.J. Forbes — this is the only photograph we could find.

Born in Ohio, date unknown

Died October 30 1875 in Battle Mountain

He was famous as “a twister of words who hid a pun in a sentence . . . Unfortunately most of his good things are now considered too broad for reproduction.” He ran newspapers all over northern Nevada and was widely quoted around the USA.