|Death: ||May 25, 1900|
Isaac Atherton, a native of Maine, passed away May 25, 1900, near Rawhide, Tuolumne County, California, at the age of 66.
The following is the story of the Atherton family living in Tuolumne County.
Isaac Atherton was born in 1834 in Maine as were both of his parents. His wife, Sarah Atherton, was born in Pennsylvania in February 1840, and both of her parents were born in England.
Isaac came to California, and in 1860, lived in Shaws Flat area, located between Sonora and Columbia. He lived as a single man boarding with two others from Maine, T. A. and J. A. Hale. The three men were miners.
Isaac and Sarah married in 1862, and had been married for 38 years when Isaac passed away.
By 1870, Isaac and Sarah had begun to their family, and were living in Chinese Camp where Isaac was a miner. Their children were S. J. (daughter), Charles A. who was born May 1865, Rachel A. who was born March 1867, George, and by 1880, Emma and Frank, who was born January 1880.
All their children were born in California. They had a total of seven children, but they lost one.
Charles, Rachel and Frank remained living with their mother, all being single, and Charles and Frank worked as miners.
Frank married a lady named Jesse, and they had a daughter, Verna. They lived in Jamestown.
Charles remained single, lived alone in the Rawhide area (near Jamestown), and continued his career as a gold miner. Charles Atherton passed away in Tuolumne County on May 2, 1937 at the age of 71.
Sarah Thomas Atherton (1840 - 1903)
Charles A. Atherton (1865 - 1937)*
Columbia Public Cemetery
Plot: Public Plot HT20
Maintained by: P. L. Mohr
Originally Created by: Lonnie DeCloedt
Record added: Jan 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7083083