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|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1865|
News of the Morning.
A terrible accident occurred near Silver Mountain, Alpine county, about one p.m. on Saturday, 28th. A snow slide buried four men named Iver Hanson, John H. Williams, Christopher Nelson and Harry Mercer. Hanson was the only one taken out alive. The bodies of Williams and Nelson were recovered. (Sacramento Daily Union, 1/30/1865)
Terrible Accident at Silver Mountain.
Markleville, January 28th.
About one o'clock to-day, as John H. Williams, Superintendent of I.X.L. Mining Company, and Christoper Nelson, Harry Mercer, and Iver Hanson were going to their claim, they were suddenly buried in a snow slide. Hanson was taken out alive. About four o'clock the bodies of Williams and Nelson were found. Up to five o'clock Mercer was not found. (Sacramento Daily Union, 1/30/1865)
Christian Women. - There must be some ladies in Alpine county who are not far removed from angels, judging by the following from the Markleeville Chronicle:
No town of its age and size in the Union can boast of a more noble class of women than can our sister town of Silver Mountain. They lose no opportunity to do good, and are ever on the watch for occasions when their angelic ministrations may be wanting and which they cheerfully accord. Our readers have not forgotten the terrible avalanche of snow which occurred near Silver Mountain about a year ago, when several of our hardy miners were hurried into the presence of their Maker. Harry Mercer, one of the victims of that sad calamity, left a little family in destitute circumstances, but the ladies of Silver Mountain took the widow and her little ones under their protection and have not allowed them to want for any comforts of life. On Christmas evening the ladies of Silver Mountain will give an entertainment at the Mammoth Hotel for the benefit of Mrs. Mercer. (Sacramento Daily Union, 12/22/1865)
Silver Mountain Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 25, 2013
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