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Charles A. Benson

San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, October 5, 1883
Page 3, Column 8

"Fatal Giant Gun Powder Explosion. Bodie, October 4- Albert Snibley, Charles A. Benson and George Watson were instantly killed in a tunnel of the Great Sierra Company on Tuesday afternoon by a giant powder explosion. The victims were horrible mangled. Benson's head was blown nearly off. Benson and Watson were buried here today. Snibley's remains will be shipped to his home in San Mateo County. All were young men."


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  • Created by: KRW
  • Added: 24 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13430062
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles A. Benson (unknown–2 Oct 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13430062, citing Bodie Cemetery – Wards Section, Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA ; Maintained by KRW (contributor 46517473) .