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Treasure City Cemetery
White Pine County, Nevada

T16N R58E Sec 19
Lat: 39°14'18"N Lon: 115°29'13"W

Contributed by Donna Frederick, Feb 22, 2002 [wpnative@yahoo.com]. Donna's Page Total records = 32.

From Ely, the present county seat of White Pine County, take U.S. 50 west for 37 miles. Exit left and follow the road that shows the most travel nine (9) miles into Hamilton. To this point, the road is easily navigated by a passenger car but from Hamilton 4-wheel drive is required. I recommend contacting the Forest Service before going in.

Treasure City is located about 1½ miles southeast of the former county seat of White Pine County, Hamilton. It is located in the Humboldt National Forest. There are many roads in this area and none of them are marked or maintained. It is a mixture of privately owned, and government managed land. The elevation is approximately 9,000 ft.

The cemetery is located on a hill above the road about 1/2 mile before Treasure City with no markings and nothing visible from the road. There is only one sandstone marker, that appears to be one placed at the foot of a grave with the initials J.T.D. engraved on it. That is obviously a J - and as you will see by my list of names - I found no J.T.D.! There are numerous rock ruins at Treasure City.

The town was originally named Tesora and a post office with that name opened on April 23, 1869. On Jun 15, 1869 the name was officially changed to Treasure City. The town was at it's peak from 1869 through 1870. Treasure City was abandoned for all practical purposed by 1878, but there were still single miner's cabins with inhabitants.

I spent over a year acquiring the data for this cemetery from old newspaper articles. The courthouse burned in January 1885 and all records were lost. Nothing remains at the cemetery but a few fallen palings. I know there are more buried in this cemetery than I have found. I welcome any information someone might be willing to share with me.

The latest burial I found was Freethy in 1879. From the letter I received concerning him, it appeared he was doing contract work with several others but were having a rough time of it. Cemetery can probably be dated from 1869 through 1880.

- Donna Frederick

Alexander, Mary, d. 09 Sep 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 16da, Infant daughter of G.R. & L.M. Alexander, White Pine News Sep 9, 1869 Page 2, Column 6
Brown, A. J., d. 12 Jun 1865, Treasure City NV, Typhoid fever, Father of James Brown below, White Pine News Jun 12, 1875 Page 2 column 4 and page 3 column 1
Brown, James, d. 14 May 1875, Eberhardt & Aurora Company Mill, Eberhardt, Mill accident, Masonic funeral, White Pine News May 15, 1875 Page 1 column 1. May 22, 1875 page 2, column and 3 page 3, column 2
Burke, John, Native of Ireland, d. 04 Apr 1869, Treasure City NV, age: Abt 30yr, Congstion of Lungs, White Pine News 5 Apr 1869 Page 2 column 5
Burke, Michael, Native of County Clare Ireland, d. 18 Jul 1869, County Hospital, Hamilton, age: 28 or 30yr, Fever, Buried by Miners Union, White Pine News Jul 20, 1869 Page 2 column 5 and page 3 column 1
Champion, Edward, Native of Cornwall England, d. 06 Oct 1869, Treasure City NV, Suicide, White Pine News, Oct 9, 1869 Page 3, column 3
Cheminant, Louis, Native of France, d. 01 Sep 1869, Treasure City NV, age: near 50yr, Suicide, White Pine News Sep 4, 1869 Page 3, column 2
Clarke, Captain Charles D., Native of Lancaster Ohio, d. 29 Mar 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 27yr, White Pine News Apr 5, 1869 Page 2 column 1 and column 5
Coburn, Charles, Native of Salem Mass., d. 28 Dec 1868, Treasure City NV, age: 19yr, Pneumonia, White Pine News 2 Jan 1869 Page 2, column 3
Dilner, George, Native of Missouri, d. 03 Apr 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 32yr, Pneumonia, White Pine News March 27, 1869 Page 3 column 2 and Apr 5, 1869 Page 2 column 2
Drake, Lillie Treasure, d. 14 Aug 1871, Infant daughter of Francis And Sallie Drake, Stone has been removed, Information taken from photo in Volume 1, Northern Nevada, Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps, Stan Paher's Illustrated Atlas - 1993 - Nevada Publications
Elliott, Abraham, d. 24 May, 1869, bur. 30 May, 1869, Injured, Treasure City NV, Mining Accident - Cornish funeral ceremony, White Pine News May 24, 1869 Page 3, column 1; May 25, 1869 Page 3, column 2; May 31, 1869 Page 2, column 1
Flynn, Daniel, d. Treasure City NV, (Commonly known as 'Brocky') First death by violence in Treasure City, Murdered, White Pine News Feb 27, 1869 Page 1, column 1
Freethy, John Breage Cornwall, d. 19 Apr 1879, Treasure City NV, died of Pneumonia, Letter sent to wife Catherine and copy emailed by gr-grandaughter Diane Freethy
Furlong, Patrick, Native of Canada, d. 20 Oct 1869, Treasure City NV, Pneumonia, White Pine News Oct 23, 1869 Page 2, column 5
Giles, Richard, Native of Cornwall, England, d. 20 Oct 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 28yr, Pneumonia, White Pine News Oct 23, 1869 Page 2, column 5
Hefferman, Pat, Native of Ireland, d. 6 Apr 1869, Treasure City NV, White Pine News Apr 7, 1869 Page 2, column 4
Hinkle, W. W., d. 25 May 1869, Treasure City NV, age: About 40yr, White Pine News May 27, 1869 Page 2, column 1
Irwin, Truman, d. 2 Mar 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 37yr, Pneumonia, White Pine News Mar 27, 1869 Page 2, column 3
Lagrue, Infant, d. 16 Mar 1870, Treasure City, Nevada, son of Hector, age: 15 Monthsyr, Infant son of Hector Lagrue, White Pine News March 16, 180 Page 2, column 2
Lutherson, Charles B., Native of Denmark, d. 24 Feb 1869, Treasure City NV, age: About 43yr, Killed by lightening, White Pine News Feb 24, 1869 Page 3, column 1
Meehan, Ellen Agnes, d. 28 Jun 1870, Treasure City NV, age: 9 yrs, 5 mo, 28days, White Pine News Jun 30, 180 Page 2, column 5
Meehan, Margaret Anne, d. 14 Jul 1870, Treasure City NV, age: 7 yrs, 8 mos. 14days, White Pine News, Jul 14, 1870 Page 2, Column 4
Riley, John, County Cork, Ireland, d. 14 Jul 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 27yr, Shot by John Mitchell, White Pine News, Jul 15, 1869 Page 2, column; Jul 16, 1869 Page 2, column 1; Jul 17, 1869 Page 3; column 2; Jul 20, 1869 Page 3, column 2; Jul 21, 1869; Page 3, column 1; Jul 21, 1869 Page 3, column 2; Jul 22, 1869 Page 3, column 1
Sheldon, Cyrus, Native of New York, d. 10 Mar 1870, Treasure City NV, age: About 34 yr, Compression of the brain, caused by a blow or fall, White Pine News, Mar 11, 1870 Page 3, column 3; Mar 12, 1870 Page 3, column 1
Smith, Henry, Native of Bremen, Germany, d. 19 May 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 45yr, Brief illness, White Pine News, 20 May 1869, Page 2, column 4
Thomas, Hosea A., d. 21 Feb 1870, Treasure City NV, age: 74yr, White Pine News, Feb 25, 1870 Page 2, column 4
Turner, John, Native of Iowa, d. 18 Feb 1869, Treasure City NV, age: About 25yr, White Pine News, Apr 7, 1869 Page 2, column 2
Westerman, F.H., d. 6 Jun 1869, Treasure City NV, White Pine News, Jun 7, 1869 Page 2, column 1
Wilson, John, Native of Switzerland, d. 31 Aug 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 27yr, Mine accident, White Pine News, Sep 2, 1869 Page 3, column 1
Young, James, Native of Ireland, d. 22 May 1869, Treasure City NV, age: 21yr, White Pine News, May 24, 1869 Page 4, column 4
Youngblood, David, d. 8 Mar 1869, Treasure City NV, Pneumonia, White Pine News, Mar 13, 1869 Page 2, column 2

 

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