Starting Sept. 5, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: California: Sierra County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Death of SAMUEL H. COOPER in CA in 1861
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: February 24, 2007 at 17:28:05
  of 47

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:        
Vern D    
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch   
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA  
>>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.

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network