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 William “Bill” Bening

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William “Bill” Bening

Birth
Georgia, USA
Death Jan 1915 (aged 24)
Claraville, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Claraville, Kern County, California, USA
Memorial ID 179938161 View Source

We are uncertain how Bill Bening was connected to Claraville.

This gravestone rests in a small cemetery off Piute Mountain Road in Claraville. Six grave markers are within this small fenced gravesite.
An unincorporated area in Kern County, Claraville sits at an elevation of 6302 feet and was a thriving mining town in the 1860’s. Located in the Piute Mountains, there were many mining camps, but most were deserted by 1869. Some mines were revived in the 1930s with the resumption of operations during the depression. A post office operated at Claraville from 1940 to 1941 and from 1949 to 1957. The town buildings have long been removed and most of the area reverted to wilderness. Claraville’s private land now spans 2 square miles within the Sequoia National Forest. Weekend cabins frequent the private land.


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  • Created by: BBrunelle
  • Added: 1 Jun 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 179938161
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179938161/william-bening : accessed ), memorial page for William “Bill” Bening (Mar 1890–Jan 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 179938161, citing Claraville Cemetery, Claraville, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by BBrunelle (contributor 49201222) .