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 Hiram H McColley

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Hiram H McColley

  • Birth 13 May 1833 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 30 Nov 1918
  • Burial Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 20800442

Born near Columbus, Ohio. Husband of
Lucy S. McColley, aged 85 yrs, 6 mos,
17 days.Winnemucca, Nevada, Monday, December 2, 1918

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PIONEER OF '63 CROSSES DIVIDE

DEATH OF H. H. McCOLLEY, ONE OF THE COUNTY'S OLDEST RESIDENTS

Hiram H. McColley, a pioneer of Nevada and California and one of the oldest residents of Humboldt county, died here Saturday morning. Death was due to a dropsical condition incident to extreme age. For many years he had made his home at Platora, from which place he was brought about a month ago and place in the hospital.

Mr. McColley was born near Columbus, Ohio, May 13, 1833. He came to California in 1854 with an emigrant train which traveled down the Humboldt river. He first followed placer mining in Butte county and in 1856 engaged in the store and hotel business in Inkskip, Cal., and in 1859 engaged in the same business in Honey Lake valley. In 1863 he came to Star City, a mining camp in the Humboldt range, this county, where he conducted a store. In 1865 he went to Dun Glen and rented the Crook hotel. Two companies of U. S. troops were stations at Dun Glen at that time and Mr. McColley built an adobe building on the Humboldt river and conducted a store for the emigrants. In 1866 he went to McDermitt and formed a partnership with Joe Snapp and they opened a store at the old military post. They branched out into the stock business, but the Indians stole all their horses and mules, some of the latter being valued at $500 a span.

In 1871 Mr. McColley located the M. C. ranch and water right at McDermitt. He retained the ranch until 1882 when he sold to Herron & Mullaney and moved to Willow Creek, where he became interested in mining and bought the Wild Deer claim, which he operated several years. His mining ventures proved a failure and he engaged in the station business at Willow Creek, now Platora, which he sold to Thomas Scott in 1907. Mr. McColley's wife died in 1916 and there are no surviving relatives living in this state.


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  • Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 5 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20800442
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram H McColley (13 May 1833–30 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20800442, citing Winnemucca Cemetery, Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .