Meryl Humber became the sheriff of Dry Creek in Arizona on July 4, 1882.
Meryl lived on Shadow Ranch with his daughter, Frances. Meryl soon learned that she was interested in an outlaw named Dirk Valentine, and forbade her from seeing him. Meryl arrested Dirk on September 9, 1883 and he was hanged on September 17. Frances was so heartbroken that she ran away the next day and never came back.
Meryl's parents, Eldrige and Abigail, got married on April 9, 1811. This date was needed the open one of the Humber trunks. The family seemed to have made a hobby out of making trunks which required three special dials to be set to certain positions in order to be opened.