My 2nd great-uncle left the devastation of the Mexican Revolution for a chance at a new start in a new country, working in the copper mines of Butte, Montana during WWI. But was he there for the Speculator disaster of 1917?
When visiting the gravesite of my husband’s 2nd great grandparents this July in Maricopa, California, we came across some nearby headstones that we thought might be for people related to us. One of those was for Walter S. Gann, brother of my husband’s 2nd great grandmother Pauline Adeline Gann.
My husband’s 2nd great grandmother Pauline Adeline Gann was allegedly born on 4 December 1860 in the mining town of Jenny Lind (Calaveras County), California, which was located on the road between Stockton and the southern mines. We recently visited Jenny Lind.