Posted By:Douglas Stewart Aldrich
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Subject:Re: 1878 Collapse of Moore's Opera House
Post Date:November 08, 2001 at 03:52:23
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Forum:Sacramento County, CA Genealogy Forum
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Thank you,Stephanie for the offer.Ezra was my grt grt granduncle.I'm just curious about the way he died in that tragedy. Here's what I have collected so far......
http://www.feefhs.org/fdb2/6991/6991-456.html
San Francisco Call Newspaper Vital Records for the Years 1869-Woolson, Ezra ... died in 1879 ... age 63 ... 1879D-3845
was one of seven people who died 19 Nov 1878 in the collapse of the Moore's Opera House in Sacremento, California.

also...
http://www.s-t.com/daily/08-97/08-31-97/e12li214.htm#cut

The opera house -- really a bawdy burlesque theater -- collapsed when overenthusiastic patrons began stomping their feet to get the show started.

I'm confused as to what is his exact date of death, 1878 or 1879.
Doug