KIRKHAM, JANE - Lake County, Colorado | JANE KIRKHAM - Colorado Gravestone Photos


Lone Grave Cemetery
Lake County,

In 1879, a stagecoach line in Colorado started having a lot of trouble with robberies. The stage would sometimes carry gold shipments between Leadville and Buena Vista, Colorado. Somehow, someone seemed to know when there would be gold on the stage, even though this information was secret. The stagecoach company decided to catch the thief. One day, when the robber came out of hiding to rob the stage, some deputies were hidden inside the stagecoach. They shot the robber. When they pulled off the robber’s mask, they discovered that it was the wife of one of the deputies! He was so humiliated and embarrassed, he buried her beside the trail where she was killed instead of bringing her body back to town. Her headstone is still there today. It says:
“My Wife – Jane Kirkham – died March 7, 1879 – Aged 38 years, 3 months, 7 days.”

Contributed on 10/29/07 by gail.kilgore
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Record #: 19214

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Submitted: 10/29/07 • Approved: 10/29/07 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R19214-G19214-S3

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