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Description: George Williams DeadDate: February 6 1900
Newspaper published in: Virginia City
Source: Library microfilm
George Williams, an old miner of this city, died at the hospital yesterday, after a long illness. He owned the Mint mine, having gained possesion of it through wages owed him as watchman. He was offered $850 for the engine at the mine several weeks ago, but declined to sell. Deceased was of a genial disposition and all who knew him had a kind word for Uncle George, as he was familiarly called. He was a native of England, aged about 66 years.
Mr. Williams had been a resident of this city for thirty years, and was employed about twenty years ago as foreman of the Mint mine. He continued in that position for some years and being unable to obtain his salary from the company owning the property, place an attachment and lien on the works and at public auction bought it in.
He had been sick in the hospital about two months previous to his death. He leaves two sons living in California, a married sister in Bisbee, Arizona, and three first cousins-- Mrs. Sam Lawrence, Mrs. John Kent, and Mr John Craze--in this city. He will be buried from the Episcopal Church on Thursday afternoon.