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Death of MARGARET RAWLE in CA in 1861
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: January 10, 2007 at 08:44:59
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Am not related but may be of interest to some one who is. I have no further info but some may be found in extracts from old newspapers at URL:


Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch <>
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Friday, 15 Mar 1861<<

YOUNG LADY BURNED by CAMPHENE -- Miss Margaret RAWLE, a young lady of 17, of good social position and a general favorite, was burned to death at Volcano on the 2d inst. She was kindling a fire with camphene when she spilled some on her dress and in a moment she was in a blaze. The 'Amador Ledger' says the funeral of Maggie RAWLE was an occasion of deep solemnity. The people of Volcano -- people from all parts of the county -- were in attendance. There were 12 pall-bearers. 14 young ladies, belonging to the circle of the deceased, followed -- dressed in white and wearing black veils. About 100 of the ladies of
Volcano and surrounding villages were next in the
procession, while the citizens en masse completed the cortege. Stores were close, business was suspended, the people were in mourning.

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