Solomon B. Burkham

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Solomon B. Burkham

  • Birth 28 Dec 1854 Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 13 Jan 1904 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Burial Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 5855821

Death Notices. BURKHAM – In this city, January 13, 1904, Solomon, beloved husband of Mamie L. Burkham, and father of Cecil, Harlan, Nellie and Kate Burkham, a native of Wheeling, W. Va., aged 49 years and 20 days. Remains at the parlors of Porter and White, 423 Golden Gate avenue. Interment at Bodie, Cal. (San Francisco Call, 1/14/1904)

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S. B. Burkham, a well known and respected citizen of Bodie, and proprietor of the Hawthorne and Bodie Stage line, died in San Francisco on the 13th instant of cancer, after a long illness. The remains were shipped to Bodie, where the funeral will take place Sunday. (Walker Lake Bulletin, 1/15/1904)

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1879 & 1880 Mono County Great Register of Voters: Solomon B. Burkham, 24 yrs, b. West Virginia, Teamster, Residence-Bodie, Certificate from Kern Co., Registered-8/18/1879

1880 Census, Bodie, Mono County, California:

S. B. Burkham, 40 yrs, Married, Teamster, b. California, Father b. ---, Mother b. ---; --- Burkham, wife, 39 yrs, Keeping House, b. California, Father b. ---, Mother b. ---; Albert Burkham, son, 11 yrs, b. California, Father b. ---, Mother b. --- (Note: Son Albert Burkham not located in California after 1880 by census or voter registrations. A nationwide search for Albert Burkham returned nothing. On the 1900 census, mother Mamie Burkham notes 5 children born with only 4 children then living. No death notice found for Albert Burkham.)

1882 Mono County Great Register of Voters: Solomon B. Burkham, 26 yrs, b. West Virginia, Teamster, Residence-Bodie, Registered-5/31/1882

1884 Mono County Great Register of Voters: Solomon B. Burkham, 26 yrs, b. West Virginia, Teamster, Residence-Lundy, Registered-5/3/1882

1888 & 1890 Mono County Great Register of Voters: Solomon B. Burkham, 34 yrs, b. West Virginia, Miner, Residence-Vernon, Registered-6/8/1888

1892 & 1894 Mono County Great Register of Voters: Soloman Bertrand Burkham, 38 yrs, 5’ 51/2” tall, Blonde? complexion, Blue eyes, Auburn hair, Miner, b. West Virginia, Residence-Vernon, Post Office Address-Jordan, Registered-10/15/1892

1896 Mono County Great Register of Voters: Solomon Bertrand Burkham, Postmaster, 41 yrs, 5’ 6 ½” tall, Light complexion, Dark eyes, Auburn hair, b. West Virginia, Residence-Bodie West, Registered-6/1/1896, Post Office Address-Bodie

1900 Census, Fuller St., Bodie, Mono County, California:

Solomon B. Burkham, b. Dec 1854, 45 yrs, Married 22 yrs, b. West Virginia, Father b. West Virginia, Mother b. Maryland, Store Keeper (Gen Merchandise), Owns home free of mortgage; Mamie L. Burkham, wife, b. Feb 1860, 40 yrs, 5 children born/4 children then living, b. New York, Father b. Ireland, Mother b. Ireland; Harlan V. Burkham, son, b. Jul 1883, 16 yrs, Single, b. California, Father b. West Virginia, Mother b. New York, Clerk/Store; Nellie F. Burkham, daughter, b. Jul 1888, 11 yrs, Single, b. California, Father b. West Virginia, Mother b. New York, at school; Katie L. Burkham, daughter, b. Dec 1892, 7 yrs, Single, b. California, Father b. West Virginia, Mother b. New York; Mary E. Roux?, boarder, b. Aug 1881, 18 yrs, Single, b. California, Father b. France, Mother b. France, Servant


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The following comment was posted by Lonnie DeCloedt when he posted this memorial:

Owned the Bodie Merchandise Store and had stage coach transport contracts to Hawthorne, (Esmeralda County at the time, Mineral County now) Nevada.


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  • Maintained by: Sue
  • Originally Created by: Lonnie DeCloedt
  • Added: 18 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5855821
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon B. Burkham (28 Dec 1854–13 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5855821, citing Bodie Cemetery – Wards Section, Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47371789) .