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 Henry Tompkins Comstock

Henry Tompkins Comstock

Birth
Trenton, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
Death 27 Sep 1870 (aged 49–50)
Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Burial Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 220 · View Source
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Prospector. His name is connected to one of the world’s richest mining discoveries. A native of Trenton, Ontario, Canada he traveled the United States and Mexico working as a gold prospector, trapper and shepherd. In 1857, Ethan and Hosea Grosh laid claim to a gold mine they discovered in western Nevada. Mysteriously, both brothers died shortly after their find. He took possession of the brothers' cabin and began searching for their old sites. In 1859, he and his partners sold their interests in the claim for a small sum. Later silver was discovered making it the largest and richest mining strike in America’s history. The discovery became known as “The Comstock Lode.”

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Tompkins Comstock (1820–27 Sep 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 220, citing Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .