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Don Mangum Bigler
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1854
Nephi
Juab County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1905
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA

Don Mangum Bigler was the eldest son of Jacob G. Bigler and Armelia Caroline Mangum Bigler.

On October 6, 1894, The Park Record newspaper reported that Don Bigler and three other partners had struck gold the previous spring while prospecting in the Clifton mining district on the Utah Nevada border south of Wendover.

His three partners were Henry T. Goldsmith, and two of his brothers in law, Eugene H. Henriod and Frederic Henriod.

Their four mining claims were: the Midas, Lucky May, Golden Eagle, and June Bug. The newspaper reported that they hit a rich vein of gold that was two feet thick in both the Midas and Lucky May and that the mines also yielded both silver and lead.

He became wealthy, but became an invalid from working underground and suffered from paralysis. He spent most of the fortune seeking a cure for his illness and apparently died of "miner's lung" when he was only 51 years old.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob G. Bigler (1813 - 1907)
  Armelia Caroline Mangum Bigler (1834 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Henrietta Henriod Bigler (1859 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Don Alphonso Bigler (1880 - 1882)*
  Leah Domitile Bigler Robinson (1882 - 1972)*
  Mary Henrietta Bigler (1884 - 1888)*
  Nettie Beryl Bigler Bowers (1887 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  David George Bigler (1846 - 1882)**
  Jacob G. Bigler (1848 - 1914)**
  Mary Ann Bigler Tanner (1850 - 1943)**
  Amy Lorette Bigler Mangum (1852 - 1891)**
  Don Mangum Bigler (1854 - 1905)
  Abner Chase Bigler (1854 - 1930)**
  Roxcy Lucina Bigler Blackburn (1856 - 1899)**
  Mark Bigler (1856 - 1945)**
  Amy Armelia Bigler Grover (1857 - 1934)*
  Charles Edwin Bigler (1858 - 1935)**
  Susannah Bigler Goldsbrough (1860 - 1956)**
  Caroline Eliza Bigler Grover (1861 - 1890)*
  Alice Bigler Garrett (1866 - 1940)**
  James Bigler (1866 - 1947)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
American Fork Cemetery
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Section B Lot 125 Space 2
 
Created by: Beeswax
Record added: Aug 30, 2000
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Don Mangum Bigler
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Don Mangum Bigler
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