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Submitted: 11/4/08 • Approved: 11/10/08 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22159-G0-S3
Gravestone Inscription: the name Sam Cole is hand-written on a Funeral Home Marker.
Note: The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was next to the original town of Buckskin Joe, now a ghost town. President Theodore Roosevelt approved the land grant for the cemetery to be used by Alma residents on 3/21/1902, Patent No. 1638.
Source: the following was taken from the Fairplay Flume Newspaper (Fairplay, Park County) dated June 17, 1898 page 2.
A sad accident happened Saturday afternoon when Samuel E. Cole met his untimely end, being killed by lightening. He had just left the Moose Mine with his jack-train and had gone about 300 feet when the firey (sic) bolt struck him killing him and his horse instantly. The sorrowful news nearly prostrated his young wife. He was an industrious, steady citizen and leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss. The parents of both and brother and sister live in Kansas.
The funeral on Monday was attended by most everybody in Alma and showed the high esteem in which Sam Cole was held in Alma.
Contributed on 11/4/08 by southparkperils
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