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Death of SAMUEL H. COOPER in CA in 1861
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: February 24, 2007 at 17:28:05
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Am not related but may be of interest to someone who is. I have no further info but additional newspaper extracts may be found at URL:  
 
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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA  
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>>Wednesday, 6 Nov 1861<<

A MINER BURNED to DEATH -- A correspondent of the Marysville 'Express' writing from Excelsior, Sierra county, says:

Samuel H. COOPER lost his life on Oct. 29, in the following manner. The timbers forming the chimney of the ventilating shaft, belonging to the Dead Broke Company's tunnel, took fire, and Mr. COOPER at the moment of throwing the chimney over, slipped and fell through the shaft -- a distance of 50 feet -- at the bottom of which a very hot fire was burning, and before he could be rescued was burned to a cinder. He was aged 21 years, and came from Parrotsville, Coke county, Tennessee.


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