William Henry Eddy


William Henry Eddy Famous memorial

Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 24 Dec 1859 (aged 41–42)
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, USA
Burial San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 5238 View Source

Member of the ill-fated Donner Party who were successful in making it over the Sierras and who sent help back to their family members who remained at Donner Lake. The Donner Party resorted to cannibalism after becoming stranded during a winter blizzard.


He led the forlorn HOPE
of the Donnor Party
Dedicated Memorial Day
By the Ancient & Honorable
Order of the E Clampus Vitus

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  • Added: 28 Apr 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5238
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Eddy (1817–24 Dec 1859), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5238, citing Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .