Silver Cliff, CO Mining Accident, Jul 1891

Mr. Gavin Brownlee was instantly killed in the Globe shaft, on the Humboldt lead, at Rosita on last Thursday afternoon at about two o'clock. He and several others were running a drift from the shaft and Mr. Brownlee had just the a fine showing of mineral and called to his fellow workers to come and see it, when some huge rocks gave way and fell, completely burying him. Help was called from an adjoining shaft, and everything possible done to extricate the unfortunate man, but when taken out his skull was found to be crushed, showing that death must have been instantaneous. The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church, this city, at 2:30 on Friday, by Rev. I. W. Smith of Rosita and were largely attended by members of A. O. U. W. and I. O. O. F. and many other citizens. Deceased was a man of estimable character and had many friends. He was 47 years of age and leaves two daughters.- Mrs. E. P. Casebeer and Mrs. John Mattes both residents of this place. Our sincere sympathies are extended to the bereaved relatives. {The Silver Cliff Rustler}

2 Jul 1891