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Death in CA 1899 - Col. Simon S. Alter, native of PA, aged 91
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: August 04, 2009 at 18:07:43
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Not related.  Might be of interest to someone who is Family appears to be in at least the 1860 & 1870 Fed census for El Dorado county CA

Vern D
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Posted to To: Rootsweb CAELDORA (El Dorado County CA)
Author: ladisatt
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The Mountain Democrat
Jan. 28, 1899

The Burden of Ninety-one Years Removed

Col. Simon S. Alter, one of the oldest men and residents of the city, died last Tuesday, at his home on Sacramento Street. At the age of ninety-one the "grasshopper was a burden" that made him an easy prey to the prevailing scourge of pneumonia. He was a native of Pennsylvania, whence he came to this state in the very early fifties. He was for many years an agent of the Ditch Company in this city and was one of the most accommodating, genial and respected of our citizens. Some years ago as a remedy for failing health he removed to Los Angeles, but returned and spent the last months of his life in Placerville. He leaves a wife, a son, George, and a daughter Marian.

His funeral Thursday was conducted by the Rev. W.H.P. McDonald, from his late residence on Sacramento street. The interment was in Union Cemetery.


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