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|Death: ||Jan., 1881|
The story goes that on 14 Jan 1881 at Miners Union Hall in Bodie there was a dance, were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Treloar were attending. DeRoach made advances on Thomas' wife which, of course her husband did not like and made it clear to De Roach. DeRoach angry laid in wait for Treloar to leave the dance hall and ambushed him, shooting him once at point blank range, killing him instantly. DeRoach escaped, caught, escaped again, caught again and jailed.
The town was outraged at the murder of Thomas Treloar and withing 48 hours some 200 men (dubbed the Bodie 601) were in place outside the Bodie Jail. About 4 or so went in to get DeRoach and string him up, the plan was succesful. The mob took DeRoach to the exact place that he had killed Treloar and hung him.
Note: "Buried in Bodie's Outcast Cemetery on the lower slope of Cemetery Hill
Bodie Outcast Cemetery
Maintained by: Sue
Originally Created by: Eileen
Record added: Mar 17, 2013
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