Grenfell Family History

The Cornishman Thursday 11 December 1879


 News has been received here during the last few days from Nevadaville, Gilpin County, Colorado, of the death of William Grenfell, (known among his associates as “Copper”) of Carnyorth. It appears that Grenfell was attacked by typhoid fever, and, notwithstanding that he was attended by three doctors, he died in a few days. The saddest part of the story, however, is that his wife sold off her goods only a short time since to join him, and rumour says that he was dead before she arrived. Be that as it may, she is now a widow—in quite a strange land, though let us hope amidst true Cornish sympathy and aid.

Transcriber’s note: Born St Just in Penzance, son of Thomas GRENFELL and Elizabeth HOLLA.

 Contributed by Bob Bolitho