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No Wealth for Levinia

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Levinia Perry arrived in Mountain City, Colorado Territory, from Cornwall, England, on September 21, 1863. The day she stepped off the stagecoach, she married her sweetheart Hugh Champion, who had waited for her for two long years.

This book, authored by her granddaughter Amy Hoskin Hill and adapted by the author's grandson Dennis Mayfield, tells the true story of Levinia's struggles in the mining town that became Central City, Colorado.

Life was not easy for this couple. Four of their ten children had died by the time Hugh passed away at an early age. Two more had died by the time Levinia passed away.

They endured cycles of births, deaths, floods, fires, feast and famine as the town grew with the discovery of gold and cycled back to poverty for Levinia and her family.


Children of Hugh Champion and Levinia Perry

There were ten children; all except Albert were born in Mountain City, an area that later became Central City, Colorado.

Children of William John Champion and Grace Ann Stephens


Children of Samuel John Hoskin and Lillie Champion


Sons of George Perry and Christiana


  • Hill, Amy H., and Dennis C. Mayfield. No Wealth for Levinia. 2nd ed. 2013. Print.