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Death in Pioche City NV in 1871: Wm. DODDS
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: October 15, 2007 at 17:57:33
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Am not related but may be of interest to someone who is. I have no further info but additional newspaper extracts may be found at URL:

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Vern D
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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; <deesar@frontiernet.net>
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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
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>>Tuesday, 19 Sept 1871<<

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE and EXPLOSION -- A Hamilton (Nev.) dispatch of the 17th says:
Pioche City was almost entirely destroyed by fire on the night of Sept. 15th. The 'Ely Record' publishes an extra giving the following:

Last night, between 11 and 12 o'clock, a destructive fire broke out in the rear of LAGNE's restaurant, which destroyed nearly all of Pioche. It is impossible in this hastily gotten up report to give full particulars, but it is safe to estimate the loss at between $200,000 and $300,000, on which there is scarcely a dollar's worth of insurance. The fire was as nothing compared with the loss of killed and wounded which followed in the wake of the ravages of the fire-fiend.

Felsenthal & Co. had 300 kegs of powder in what was supposed to have been a fireproof cellar, and about 2 o'clock the whole mass exploded, killing 6 and wounding 31. Several lesser magazines in the rear of the stores exploded at a late hour. It is impossible to describe the terror and consternation which prevailed during and after the explosion. Men, women and children rushed about in all directions seeking lost relatives and friends. Houses were thrown down and shattered, and the cries of the wounded and of the dying were pitiful in the extreme.

The following is a list of the wounded as obtained up to 8 o'clock this morning:
H.D. BEENE
John CULLEN
Harvey RICE
J. WATERS
Bartholomew NOONAN
John FARLEY
Robert WATTS
Archy MULHERN
John DAIKEN
Charley WILLIAMS
Miler QUELLAN
Wm. RYAN
H.G. TAHLER
R. SHANNON
D. NOONAN
D. NAGLE
John DAUGHERTY
Miss GARY
Mrs. HANERHAN
French Charley
Mike FAY
Rose STEIN
A. RANEY
Fred HASKIN
Wm. STEVENS
Phil. RICHARDS
Wm. H. KING
Thomas KENDALL
Chris SCHULTZ
W.S. COTTON
Daniel SULLIVAN
All of whom were either injured by falling rocks or jarred by the concussion or burned. Many of the wounded will die. There are more injured, but we are unable at present to give particulars.

The following persons were killed:
Jeremiah KIRBY
Jas. AGNEW
Ira SAND
Wm. DODDS
Mike SHEEHAN
And 1 other burned so that he cannot be recognized.


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