Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 11:01:37 :
Monday, March 3, 1958
Ex-Miner Lichtenberg Dies At 81
William Lichtenberg, 81, on of the last of the vanishing old-time gold miners, died Saturday in San Rafael General Hospital of a heart ailment.
Lichtenberg, who was born at 201 Locust avenue, San Rafael, and who spent his late years in the old family home there, devoted nearly half a century to gold mining.
He joined in the 1897 gold rush to Alaska. He mined in South America, Mexico and the Mother Lode country. He held many superintendencies for mining companies, and on two occasions in the early 20s, paid miners from his own pocket when the company welched on wages.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna W. Dubois and Mrs. Elsa L. Johnson, both of San Rafael.
Private funeral services were to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the family residence. Inurnment was in Mt. Tamalpais Crematory, directed by Keaton’s Mortuary.
Donations may be made to the Marin County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
A Death Notice in the same paper adds that he was also the brother of the “late Marie and Rudolph Lichtenberg and Charlotte Ziel.”
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