|Birth: ||Aug., 1831|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1906|
Yankee Hill (Tuolumne County)
Mother Lode Banner
March 30, 1906
Perished in the Storm
Nathan (Nate) A. Arnold left Columbia last Sunday evening en route to his home, three miles distant. He passed Yankee Hill about eight o'clock and successfully crossed the creek beyond, but how he did it in the face of the high waters is a mystery.
His journey continued two or three hundred yards farther and the chord of life snapped.
Upon his body beat the severe storm of that night and Monday.
A few minutes before nine, Tuesday morning, the son of George Mapes on his way to school found the rigid corpse.
Deputy Coroner Harry Burden investigated and became satisfied that no inquest was necessary as the deceased was lying on his back and bore no evidence of foul play nor was there any indication of a struggle. He simply fell backwards by a reason of a weakened heart that had been greatly overtaxed that night.
Nate Arnold was among the early settlers in this county and his life was devoted to the search for gold. In that occupation he was successful more than once. About sixteen years ago he could count his coin by the thousands, but his open hearted generosity and unceasing pursuit of the hidden metal reduced him to the plains of a prospector.
In affluence or in want, he was the same smiling, jovial, cheerful and fun-loving miner. His failings were of his own making and his friends of early days thought none of the less of him because of them.
He leaves an invalid wife and two step-daughters, one of whom is Mrs. J. B. Pownall.
Deceased was a native of Rhode Island and aged 75. He has a quiet and peaceful home in the Masonic cemetery in Columbia, the funeral services having been observed Wednesday morning.
Nathan stood 5 feet 8 ¾ inches tall, had brown hair and brown eyes and had a fair complexion. He was born in Rhode Island in August 1831 to Nathan Allen Arnold, Sr., and Phoebe Waterman Allen. Nathan's siblings were Christopher Henry Arnold who was born in 1825 and passed away in 1880; Mary Ann Arnold, who was born in 1826; Lucy Eveline Arnold, who was born in 1827; and Betsy S. Arnold, who was born in 1830.
At age 19, Nathan was a pattern maker living in North Providence, Rhode Island. He was boarding with another pattern maker, Danforth L. Peck, and his family.
Ten years later, Nathan was living in Columbia working as a miner. His property value was $300.
Nathan was a miner and living at Yankee Hill on June 14, 1866, the day he registered to vote. He continued mining and living at Yankee Hill and Columbia for the rest of his life.
On June 14, 1880, Nathan shared his home with two other men. Rose Renalda Cordero was his housekeeper. Four years later, in 1884, Nathan married Rose.
Voter records show that on October 17, 1892, Nathan was living in Columbia. He was still a miner.
Rose had six children. Only two of them were living by the 1900 census. The couple had been married for sixteen years. Rose was born in California in March 1854. Both of her parents were born in Mexico.
After Nathan's death, Rose lived in Columbia with her daughter, Frances, who was born about 1874. Frances married Francis "Frank" Caveron, a farmer and butcher shop owner, about 1907, and the couple had one child. The household in 1910, was as follows:
Frank Edward Caveron was a butcher shop owner and a farmer. He was born November 9, 1865.
Frances J Caveron was Rose's daughter. She was born about 1874. She married Frank Caveron about 1907.
Rosemund Elaine Caveron was Frank and Frances' daughter who was born April 27, 1908. Her married names were Cleghorn and Altenhoff, and she passed away in Contra Costa County on December 15, 1958.
Margaret E Caveron was born about 1830. She was Windsor and Frank's mother.
Windsor H Prescott was Frank's half-brother and Margaret's son. He was born in Massachusetts about 1854 and ran the family farm.
Eugene McNeil was born about 1874. He lived with the Caveron family and worked on their farm.
By 1920, Frank and Frances Caveron and their daughter, Rosemund, had moved to East Park Street in Stockton. Frank worked in the shipping department of a paper mill.
Frances passed away in the 1920s, and Frank married a lady named Mary before the end of the decade. Frank and Mary lived at 607 Sycamore in Modesto, and Frank began farming again.
Frank passed away October 16, 1942, in San Joaquin County at age 76.
Columbia Masonic Cemetery
Created by: Mohr Historical Research...
Record added: Feb 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65654977
You left the easy life of having no dirt under your fingernails for the rugged life of a miner. May you now be where all the streets are paved in gold.|
Mohr Historical Researcher
Added: Aug. 29, 2011