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- Gates, Mrs. Mattie - Monday,December 2, 1918
The Humboldt Star (Winnemucca, Nevada) page 1, column 2
DEATH OF WIFE OF S. P. ENGINEER
Mrs. Mattie Gates, wife of Charles E. Gates, Southern Pacific engineer, died last Thursday at her home in Sparks of influenza. Mrs. Gates was well known in Winnemucca, where the family resided until the division was moved to Imlay. They later removed to Sparks. She was 33 years of age and was born in Elko county. Besides her husband and two young daughters she is survived by seven brothers and four sisters. They are M. A. and R. G Connor of the United States Navy, and B. H. and R. H. Connor of the United States army. E. J. Connor of San Francisco, F. S. Connor of Sebastopol, Cal., and H. G. Connor of Sacramento; Mrs. J. H. Harre and Mrs. Sadie Hawes of Imlay, Mrs. C. H. Wear of Oakland and Mrs. J. H. McClintic of Knights Landing, Cal.
Mrs. Gates was a member of the Winnemucca chapter, O. E. S.
- McColley, Hiram H. - Monday, December 2, 1918
The Humboldt Star Winnemucca, Nevada) page 1, column 1
PIONEER OF ’63 CROSSES DIVIDE
DEATH OF H. H. McCOLLEY, ONE OF THE COUNTY’S OLDEST RESIDENTS
Hiram H. McColley, a pioneer of Nevada and California and one of the oldest residents of Humboldt county, died here Saturday morning. Death was due to a dropsical condition incident to extreme age. For many years he had made his home at Platora, from which place he was brought about a month ago and place in the hospital.
Mr. McColley was born near Columbus, Ohio, May 13, 1833. He came to California in 1854 with an emigrant train which traveled down the Humboldt river. He first followed placer mining in Butte county and in 1856 engaged in the store and hotel business in Inkskip, Cal., and in 1859 engaged in the same business in Honey Lake valley. In 1863 he came to Star City, a mining camp in the Humboldt range, this county, where he conducted a store. In 1865 he went to Dun Glen and rented the Crook hotel. Two companies of U. S. troops were stations at Dun Glen at that time and Mr. McColley built an adobe building on the Humboldt river and conducted a store for the emigrants. In 1866 he went to McDermitt and formed a partnership with Joe Snapp and they opened a store at the old military post. They branched out into the stock business, but the Indians stole all their horses and mules, some of the latter being valued at $500 a span.
In 1871 Mr. McColley located the M. C. ranch and water right at McDermitt. He retained the ranch until 1882 when he sold to Herron & Mullaney and moved to Willow Creek, where he became interested in mining and bought the Wild Deer claim, which he operated several years. His mining ventures proved a failure and he engaged in the station business at Willow Creek, now Platora, which he sold to Thomas Scott in 1907. Mr. McColley’s wife died in 1916 and there are no surviving relatives living in this state.
The funeral of the old pioneer was held at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon from Ayers’ undertaking parlors.
- McColley, Lucy S. (Lenhart) - Friday, January 14, 1916
The Humboldt Star (Winnemucca, Nevada) page 1, column 6
MRS. M’COLLEY PASSES AWAY
WAS ONE OF THE PIONEER WOMEN OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY
Mrs. H. H. McColley of Willow Creek, another of the old pioneers passed away here at 2:30 o’clock yesterday morning after an illness covering almost a year. Her age was 74 years and nine months and she was born at Columbus, Ohio, her maiden name being Lucy S. Lemhart.
Her parents were natives of Baden, Germany. She is survived by her husband, who was at her bedside when she passed to eternal sleep.
A short time prior to the Civil War she was united in marriage to William Coulter, who was a lieutenant in the Union army and was killed at the battle of Red River Crossing. In the year 1869 the deceased and her son, the late William Coulter, came West. In that same year she was married in Winnemucca to H. H. McColley and made their home at McDermitt, where they resided until the year 1878 when the family moved to Willow Creek, where they resided almost continuously ever since. Her son passed away some seven or eight years ago at Tonapah.
Mrs. McColley was a pioneer in the true sense of the word, for she was among the first passengers to come here on a through train over the Central Pacific railway, which had been completed on a short time. Her husband came to this State in 1862 from California, having crossed the plains in 1854 and is no one of the oldest residents in the State of Nevada.
Mrs. McColley was a woman of refinement, a kind neighbor and a true friend and withal a woman of heroic mould in bravely meeting the stern requirements and often the disappointment of life, and above all was a woman of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the old pioneer.
The funeral was held at 1:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon from the M. E. church, Rev. P. H. Willis officiating. After the services many old settlers and friends followed the remains to the cemetery, where she was laid to rest. The pallbearers were C. P. Hoskins, C. E. Haviland, F. G. Hoenstine and A. E. Organ.