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William Henry Eddy
Birth: 1817
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1859
Petaluma
Sonoma County
California, USA

Member of the ill-fated Donner Party who were successful in making it over the Sierras and who sent help back to their family members who remained at Donner Lake. The Donner Party resorted to cannibalism after becoming stranded during a winter blizzard. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Priscilla Eddy (1821 - 1847)*
 
 Children:
  James P. Eddy (1843 - 1847)*
  Margaret Eddy (1845 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
He led the forlorn HOPE
of the Donnor Party
Dedicated Memorial Day
~~~~~~~~1949~~~~~~~~~~
By the Ancient & Honorable
Order of the E Clampus Vitus
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 29, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5238
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