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Historical Note - Week of February 15th

The Anaconda Standard, February 18, 1896


He Was a Well Known Mining Man in This State

Special Dispatch to the Standard

Livingston, Mont., Feb. 17.—Harry Gassert, a mining man well known throughout the state, died at his home near Cinnabar at 11 o’clock to-day. Dr. Alton was summoned to his bedside yesterday and went up to Cinnabar on a special train, and in a short time succeeded in relieving his patient, who was suffering from appendicitis, and when the doctor left in the evening Mr. Gassert was resting easily. Another message this morning called Dr. Alton to Cinnabar on the regular train, but when he arrived Mr. Gassert had grown worse so rapidly that he was beyond human aid. His remains will be brought to Livingston to-morrow and the funeral will occur here on Thursday.

Harry Gassert first went to Cooke City in 1884, and in company with his partner, Jacob Redding, invested quite heavily in mining properties at that camp. This was immediately subsequent to the disposal of their Blue Bird property in Butte for the sum of $100,000. Ever since then Mr. Gassert has been investing more capital every year in Cooke mines. He made his home in Cooke from 1884 to 1887, and has since then resided near Cinnabar. His first wife died about four years ago, and 18 months ago he remarried, this time a lady much his junior and a niece of his first wife. He leaves but one child, an infant. He was about 60 years of age.

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