|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1859|
David died with F. G. Mathews in a cave-in of the Banner mine. In the process of re-opening the Banner Mine, the workers hit the old tunnel and drained the water from it. The bodies of David Shine and F. G. Mathews were found twenty years after they had been entombed. Their tools and equipment were neatly stacked on a pile of dirt they had shoveled back from the cave-in as they tried in vain to save themselves before being resigned to a slow and tortuous death in the bowels of the earth. The remains of the two were finally brought to the surface, a proper adn solemn ceremony was held, and they were once again returned to the ground. Only six feet deep this time and a short distance from the entrance of the mine that had been their tomb for so long.
Banner Mine Cemetery
Created by: jmkeifer
Record added: Apr 24, 2009
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