|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1880|
Died in an accident in Keystone Mine.
Wife was Phoebe, b. Iowa abt 1853.
Children include Alonzo b. abt 1871, Maud b. abt 1873, Harry b. abt 1875, Emma b. abt 1877 and Oliver b. 1880, all b. California.
Amador Dispatch, January 10, 1880, page 3 column 3
From Amador City
Another sad and fatal accident occurred in the Keystone mine of this place last Wednesday, by which one of our much respected citizens, Mr. Oliver Vance, almost instantly lost his life. He was at work in the mine, when from some cause, unexpectedly to him, the skip was immediately hoisted instead of lowered, striking him in the side, dragging him under it, and crushing him against some bar or timber above, when the jam became so great as to stop the ordinary power of the machinery. Under the circumstances, it seems singular that he was not literally crushed to pieces. He lived, in an unconscious state, however until he was brought to the top of the shaft, when he expired within a few seconds. The deceased was a native of Maine, and aged about 34 years - nearly 29 of which had been spent in this county. He leaves behind him a widow and five orphan children, besides many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral was conducted on Thursday under the auspices of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, of which he was a Master Workman member.
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