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 John Beckerleg

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John Beckerleg

  • Birth 14 Oct 1844 England
  • Death 2 Nov 1871 Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA
  • Plot Masonic Section.
  • Memorial ID 5143435

John Beckerleg
Was Born in the North of England in 1844 and came to the United States some time around 1860 and moved to Nevada in the Summer of 1864.
He worked as a Miner and then a Mining Company Teamster taking Timbers and other Supplies to the Mines when Needed,
And it was on a Cold November morning in 1871 were his Horse's slipped on the Steep Road that leads down from Virginia City NV were his Wagon hauling Timbers got away from him and Crashed over a Ravine, Though he tried to jump clear he was crushed to death by the Timbers,
The Local Paper described the scene as one coverd with blood and Gore, A rather nasty way to die at Age 27 or any age, Being a Member of the Local Masion Lodgehe was buried in the Masonic Cemetery at Gold Hill NV. the next day.

The Attached Photo is a Tin Type taken of Mr. Beckerleg C-1870 and is Courtesy of the Gold Hill Historical Soc. Who were Kind enough to let me copy it for Find A Grave, Thank You, The Two other photos were taken in 1998 to show you how the Gold Hill NV. City Cemetery Looks like today.


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  • Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 16 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5143435
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Beckerleg (14 Oct 1844–2 Nov 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5143435, citing Gold Hill Cemetery, Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rickards (contributor 10274696) .