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Bernard Aumasson (#48260713)
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RE: Cave City Cemetery
I have scans of the inquest and was also lucky and found a will in French and a newspaper account of the murder so have both of them scanned for you.
I do not think attachments can be sent through this method so would need an email address to send them to. You can email me at or and I will send these scans to you.
If you can translate the will into English, would you please send a copy to me? We would like to add it to the records at the Calaveras County Archives so anyone else can read what the will says.
Added by Goldrush on Oct 30, 2013 11:12 AM
RE: Cave City Cemetery
The inquests are stored at the Calaveras Co. Archives. I will see what I can do about getting a copy and will get back to you next week.
Added by Goldrush on Oct 24, 2013 9:02 AM
RE: Cave City Cemetery
The information on his death came from the Coroner's Inquest that was held to decide how he died. It seemed to imply he was buried in Cave City, and no marker has ever been found in another cemetery location so it is believed that is where he was buried.
Cave City was a very active mining camp in the 1800s but there is nothing there now. The cemetery was on a hillside behind where the Cave City Hotel once was but there is no sign of it all all and no grave markers. The property is privately owned now.
I have a small article on the old cemetery from a newspaper dated July 21, 1883 that says:
" Cave City is in the eastern part of Calaveras County. It once contained 1000 inhabitants, but on the failure of the gravel mines the population diminished as in other mining towns, till at present the "City" consists of a hotel, a saloon and a haystack. A few of the curiosities of the old town still remain in place. One of them is the graveyard on the hillside above the town. It contains 16 graves, 15 of them men who died with their boots on between 1850 and 1856. The graves at one time were enclosed by neat fences but they have rotted away like the bodies they enclosed, and soon not a trace of the poor fellows will remain."
Added by Goldrush on Oct 23, 2013 2:22 PM

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