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Charles A. Benson
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 2, 1883

San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, October 5, 1883
Page 3, Column 8

"Fatal Giant Gun Powder Explosion. Bodie, October 4- Albert Snibley, Charles A. Benson and George Watson were instantly killed in a tunnel of the Great Sierra Company on Tuesday afternoon by a giant powder explosion. The victims were horrible mangled. Benson's head was blown nearly off. Benson and Watson were buried here today. Snibley's remains will be shipped to his home in San Mateo County. All were young men." 
Bodie Cemetery (Wards Section)
Mono County
California, USA
Created by: KRW
Record added: Feb 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13430062

PLEASE NOTE: This accident occurred at Great Sierra Mine in Tioga, Mono County, CA, not at Bodie. The mine is located somewhere near or off Tioga Road. This man and his companion, Watson, were probably not carted to Bodie for burial.
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