Alah H. Unthank

Alah H. Unthank (HM1QDY)

Location: Glenrock, WY 82637 Converse County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 49.571', W 105° 47.42'

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Nineteen-year-old Alvah Unthank was one of a group of young men who left Newport, Wayne County, Indiana, for the goldfields of California in 1850. On June 23 the wagon train passed Register Cliff, south of Guernsey. There Alvah inscribed his name: A.H. UNTHANK 1850.
In the early evening hours on June 28 the party made camp here by the North Platte River on account of the sudden sickness of Alvah. On June 29 a family friend, Pusey Graves, wrote: "Lay by today to doctor and nurse Alvah. June 30 Alvah getting worse it's quite hopeless complaining none. July 1 Alvah rapidly sinking. July 2 in the early morning hours Alvah died." Cholera has taken its toll.
Graves wrote: "Alvah lay clam bore his suffering patiently and uttered not a murmer or groan. Bid his father to be of good cheer. His child has paid the great debt of nature. Procured a large neat headstone. Solomon Woody carved the inscription." At noon Tuesday, July 2, 1850, the solemn task of burial took place.
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Year Placed1988
Placed ByOregon-California Trails Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 435399 N 4741815
Decimal Degrees42.82618333, -105.79033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 49.571', W 105° 47.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 49' 34.26" N, 105° 47' 25.2" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1504-1592 Co Rd 27, Glenrock WY 82637, US
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