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William Bastian
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Birth: unknown
Cornwall, England
Death: Jan. 29, 1868
Alpine County
California, USA

DEATHS. BASTIAN - In Silver Mountain, January 29th, Wm. Bastian, a native of England, aged 41 years.


Fatal Accident. - On last Wednesday afternoon an accident occurred in the (unreadable mine, near this town, (unreadable) the death of Wm. Bastian, one of our (unreadable) esteemed citizens. About half past five o'clock that afternoon deceased and R.(or B.) K. Love were engaged in timbering the tunnel when Love noticed that a portion of the west wall of the tunnel was about to cave. The deceased tapped the spot with his hammer and pronounced it safe, but Love felt uneasy and kept his eye on the spot a few minutes, when a seam began to open. Calling to Bastian he jumped to one side and Bastian sprung back against the east wall. About fifteen feet of the wall fell out and buried Bastian's legs, a large rock crushing his right thigh. Love asked him if he was much hurt. "Yes, I am killed!" was his reply. When taken out he was dead. The deceased was a native of Cornwall, England, and was about 42 years of age. He leaves a wife and step-daughter in this town, and a brother at Mariposa and one at New Almaden, in this State, and an aged father in Wisconsin. He was a member of Webster Lodge No. 119(?) I.O.O.F. of Markleeville, the members of which took charge of the body and brought it into town on Thursday morning. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, there being a large number present from all portions of the county. The services were conducted by the Odd Fellow, who appeared in full regalia. (Alpine Chronicle, 2/1/1868, Saturday)
Silver Mountain Cemetery
Alpine County
California, USA
Plot: Grave location unknown
Maintained by: Karen D.
Originally Created by: Sue
Record added: Aug 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116080396

- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Apr. 19, 2015

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