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Re: Opie's of CO>
Posted by: Greg Date: April 29, 2001 at 15:46:39
In Reply to: Opie's of CO> by Meta of 136

I have heard that my great grandfather, William Opie, spent some time in the mines at Cripplecreek after coming over from Redruth England. He was a tin miner and came over with his brother, Ned. I don't have further information about his time in Colorado (he eventually settled in Minnesota). Here is some information about the family in case it indicates a connection:

In the 1881 census for Cornwall, which is surname indexed: Reference RG11/2328/55/17, Market Street in Gwennap parish, in the village of St Day:
h Abraham OPIE, Head, 39 Police Constable, parish of birth, Stithians
h Grace, wife, 39, p.o.b. Wendron
h William, son 17 tin miner, Stithians
h Alfred, son 15 tin miner, Stithians
h Edward, son 13 tin miner, St Austell (baptised 23 Feb 1872 Gwinear parish)
h Grace, dau 12 scholar (i.e. attended school), St Austell (bp.23 Feb 1872
h Gwinear)
h Joseph, son 11 scholar (bp.20 May 1870 Gwinear)
h ABRAHAM, son 9 scholar, Gwinear (bp.24 May 1872 Gwinear)
h Richard, son 5 scholar, St Just
h Thomas, son 4 scholar, St Just
h Mary Rose ("Mimi"?) dau, 3 scholar, St Just
h Sydny, son 8 months, Gwennap


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