Lewis, Donner Party

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Lewis Donner

Birthdate: (3)
Death: 1847 (3)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Donner, Donner Party and Elizabeth Donner, Donner Party
Brother of George Donner, s/o Jacob, Donner Party; Mary Donner, Donner Party; Isaac, Donner Party and Samuel, Donner Party
Half brother of "Sol" Hook, Donner Party and William Hook, Donner Party

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About Lewis, Donner Party

On March 3, 1847, the Second Relief set out from the camps, leaving rescuer Nicholas Clark behind at the Alder Creek to assist the Donners. He was staying in Jacob Donner’s tent a few days later when a terrible storm set. It lasted for what seemed a week.

   Just as the storm was closing, Lewis Donner died, and the poor mother was well-nigh frantic with grief. As soon as she could make her way to the other tent, she carried her dead babe over and laid it in Mrs. George Donner’s lap. With Clark’s assistance, they finally laid the child away in a grave cut out of the solid snow. 


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Lewis, Donner Party's Timeline

Age 3