|Birth: ||May 5, 1832, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 8, 1884|
Was born in London England on May 5th 1832 and Came to the US in 1851 at age 19 to look for gold in the California Gold Fields, (He never struck it rich)
He settled in Gold Hill Nevada in 1855 and soon was working in the Local Gold and Silver mines.
He was a Member of the Local Masonic lodge and was a very close friend of John Rasner 1813-62 and even worked in the Opal Mine near Virginia City NV when John was killed by a run away ore car on Aug. 9th 1862.
He Himself Died of Stone Dust chest on Jan. 8th 1884 at Age 52. He is Buried only a few yards from his old Friend.
His Rather large and fancy head stone was paid for by the local Masonic brotherhood as William was one of their founding members.
The Attached Photo of a Tin Type shows Willian (Left) and John (Center) as they clasp hands with Edward Thompson (Right) on Jan. 4th 1858 after the Town of Gold Hill was almost buried by a Record Snow fall that Dec of 1857
The Photo is Courtesy of The Wild West Museum C Street Virginia City NV. Who were kind enough to let Me Copy it for Find a Grave, Thank You.
The two color photos were taken in 1998 and show you how the Gold Hill NV. City Cemetery Looks Like today.
Gold Hill Cemetery
Plot: Masonic Section
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Jan 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5171540