Joseph Rufus Anderson

Photo added by Herbert Rickards

Joseph Rufus Anderson

  • Birth 24 Jun 1847 Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 30 Oct 1868 Austin, Lander County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA
  • Plot Unknown
  • Memorial ID 5484050

Born in Maryland but came out to Nevada just as the Civil War was starting as his family were Union people in a mostly pro-Confererate State. His family ran a bakery in Gold Hill but in 1865 Joseph moved out to Austin, Nevada, to work at a cattle ranch. It was there in Oct 1868 he contacted a fever (brain fever) and died on Oct 30th, 1868, at age 21. His family had his body shipped to Gold Hill and he was buried in the local cemetery on Nov. 10th, 1868. His family stayed in Nevada until the middle of the 1870s when they moved to California.

The attached photo is courtesy of the Gold Hill Neveda Cemetery Historcal Soc. The two color photos were taken in 1998 and depict what the Gold Hill City Cemetery looks like today.


Inscription

Sacred to the memory of
JOSEPH RUFUS ANDERSON,
Died at Austin,
Oct. 30, 1868,
Aged 21 Years.

Father forgive them they know not
what they do.
Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend
my spirit.
Lord Jesus receive my soul.


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  • Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 26 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5484050
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Rufus Anderson (24 Jun 1847–30 Oct 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5484050, citing Gold Hill Cemetery, Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rickards (contributor 10274696) .