Death Of Well Known Millwright

Another pioneer, Daniel Clay Wickham, passed to his long rest last Saturday at the County Hospital where he had been for about five years.

On Monday he was laid to rest in the buying ground set aside by that institution for that purpose, at which Rev. E. E. Clark officiated.

He was born in New York and was 82 years, 9 months and 28 days of age and came to California 54 years ago. Probably no man in El Dorado County had been more prominently identified in its early mining and milling interests than Dan Wickham. Being an expert mill-wright his services were in demand and many of the big mills along the Mother Lode were constructed by him, and he was at one time Superintendent of the Springfield Mine in the Mud Springs District.

Source: Placerville Mountain Democrat, January 21, 1911.

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