Century-Old Cemetery Mystery Solved By El Dorado County Woman

CBS Sacramento

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EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — A century-old mystery at an El Dorado County cemetery was solved by a woman on a mission armed with the Internet.

Jo Thomas knows a lot about the man who is buried in what was an unmarked.

“At the time he died, he was supposedly the oldest man in the county,” she said.

But they never met, and she has no family relation to him whatsoever.

Two years ago, a Massachusetts woman posted a request on findagrave.com. She wanted a picture of her third great-grand uncle’s grave.

“When I read his obituary, I just thought this is fascinating, this guy just fascinated me,” Thomas said.

The Placerville woman wanted to help. She learned that the grave she was looking for belonged to Mason Brown, a man who came to California in 1849 from Maine during the Gold Rush.

“I think…

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