J. Bedwell609 was
born about 1885 in Charleston, Bradley County, Tennessee.609 He died of a fractured skull on 28 Nov 1924 in Mascot,
Knox County, Tennessee.609
He was buried on 30 Nov 1924 in Lynhurst Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.609
1910 Census for Inyo County, California, taken in May 1910, shows William
J. Bedwell, age 25, single, born in Tennessee of parents born in Tennessee, living
in a construction camp while working as a miner (the census page says construction
camp at the top, but just about everyone listed is a miner or a laborer).
1920 Census for Seattle, King County, Washington, taken in Jan 1920, shows
William J. Bedwell, age 34, single, born in Tennessee of parents born in Tennessee,
living as a roomer in a private household while working as a gold miner.
William J. Bedwell's death certificate says he died on Nov 28 1924 at
3am of "Fracture of skull & abrasions over body -- died instantly. Fell
in mine shaft elevator." The accident occured in Mascot, Knox County, TN.
It doesn't list a date of birth, but says he was "about 39, born in Charleston,
TN". A woman named Theresa Bedwell was the reporter. William J. was buried
in Lynhurst Cemetery in Knoxville, TN. It shows his parents as Squire Bedwell
and Victoria Kyle.