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Thomas Henry Braithwaite
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1865
Death: Dec. 14, 1933

Thomas H. Braithwaite came to the United States in the late 1870's with his parents and grandmother. The family settled at Salt Lake, Utah. The mother and grandmother died there. Thomas Henry moved with his father to California in 1881, when Thomas was 16. They were persuaded by a friend to migrate to Whatcom Co in Washington. They settled near the foot of Sumas Mountain in the Hopewell District, and built a log house, while clearing land.
Thomas Braithwaite worked with his father on the Hopewell land claim until he was 21, and filed on a claim near his fathers. When he was 22 he went to California, and worked for the Leland Stanford interests until he had enough money to return to Licking, (Hopewell) He married Nell and raised his family.

In a local (Bellingham, WA) history book by P. R. Jeffcott, "Chechaco and Sourdough", pages 168 to 172, Thomas Braithwaite, is pictured and reported as one of the original prospectors founding the Boundry Red Mountain Mine near Mt. Baker, WA.
The Braithwaite history is told by Nellie. "When gold excitement started (early 1900's) after the Post-Lambert or Lone Jack Mine, Tomas Braithwaite joined the rush. He and a friend were near Twin Lakes and ran short of supplies. They went goat hunting, and shot a goat on a high prominence. The goat fell into a deep ravine They worked their way down to the animal. They found the goat and noticed a seam or ledge of quartz, which plainly revealed specks of gold. They had discovered the great Boundary Red Mountain Gold Mine ledge, located just south of the border on the north slope of Red Mountain. It was to prove the second richest free-milling gold mine in the Mt. Baker District." 
Family links: 
  Henry Braithwaite (1840 - 1911)
  Nellie Konneker Braithwaite (1881 - 1968)
  Henry Braithwaite (1909 - 1925)*
  Joseph Orville Braithwaite (1911 - 1996)*
  John Braithwaite (1914 - 1997)*
  Frederick Braithwaite (1916 - 1918)*
  Elizabeth Braithwaite Johnston (1918 - 2010)*
  Isabelle Braithwaite Summerville (1921 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Thomas H.
1865 - 1933

Hopewell Cemetery
Whatcom County
Washington, USA
Maintained by: Pat McLachlan
Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: Nov 19, 2001
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Thomas Henry Braithwaite
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Thomas Henry Braithwaite
Added by: Pat McLachlan
Thomas Henry Braithwaite
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