|Birth: ||May, 1852|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 1874|
Thomas was the only son of Thomas Entwistle, a native of England, and Elizabeth, a native of Ireland. When a child, the family came from New York to California, settling in Dutch Flat. He was the brother of Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah, Alice, and Eveline.
He was hauling hay with Mathew Mott, age 36, in 1871 on the turnpike road from Wisconsin Hill. The wagon plunged over the cliff. Mathew died two days later. Tommie suffered three years before succumbing to his injuries at age 22. He and Mathew are buried next to each other in the Catholic Cemetery.
Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), 7-11-1874
Died—At Independence Hill, July 1, 1874, Thomas L. Entwistle, a native of New York, aged 22 years 1 month 26 days. Deceased was born in Troy, New York, and at an early age removed with his parents to this state where he has since resided. He was kind and generous to a fault and his noble qualities of head and heart endeared him to a large circle of friends and relatives. His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of those who knew and respected him. How sad the reflection that love and death should have been born into the same world. How inscrutable the decree of fate which blots out young life in all its promise, health, and innocence which plucks the bud from the parent stem ere yet its crimson lips have kissed the dawn or hidden perfume filled the air. How balmy the consolations that the kingdom of Heaven is of such as die young, whom the poets tell us "the Gods most love." How sweet the Christian's dream of reunion with the "loved and lost" in the better world. Such and kindred thoughts were suggested to my mind while assisting at the obsequies of the lamented friend to whose memory is offered this tribute of sorrow. And gazing into his young face paled in death, the thought was irrepressible that in the death of the young was presented a riddle of destiny which vainly challenged solution from the sage, the metaphysician, or the divine. The gentle and genial nature and exemplary deportment of the deceased ever won for him the love and appreciation of his superiors, while his generosity and noble qualities of head and heart doubly endeared him to his companions. Beautiful in life, he was alike beautiful in death; and throughout his lingering illness no murmur escaped his lips, but with patience and sweet abnegation he yielded up his young life. While forbearing to invade the sanctuary of private grief, yet to his anguished mother and kindred the sincere condolence of many fond and dear fiends is hereby tendered, with the heartfelt wish that time and the bright faith of the Christian may bring relief to their bruised spirits. Rest in peace, loved and lamented Tommie; and while a mother's tears may moisten the mound that marks thy last resting place, may the dews of Heaven refresh thy immortal spirit.
Thomas S. Entwistle (1829 - 1880)
Elizabeth M Entwistle (____ - 1924)
Saint Dominics Catholic Cemetery
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