Died Here, Buried There
Those who died in San Juan County, Colorado, but were buried elsewhere.
Faces of the Flu
The 1918 flu epidemic in Silverton, Colorado
Death in the Snow
This volume concentrates on the astounding number of snowslide deaths in the Silverton area.
Where Daisies Nod
Another small volume of selected excerpts from The Story of Hillside.
Over My Dead Body
154 pages of selected excerpts from the more detailed Volumes 1 and 2 of The Story of Hillside Cemetery. An interesting quick trip into history, it depicts the colorful character of Silverton and its people.
The Story of Hillside, Volume One
Volume 1 (see below)
Surnames beginning with letters A through L
Burials 1872 – 1996
The Story of Hillside, Volume Two
Volume 2 (see below)
Surnames beginning with letters M through Z
Burials 1872 – 1997
The two volumes of The Story of Hillside document burials in San Juan County, with detailed information on the life of each person. Events, names, dates, places, relatives, ancestors and descendants are profusely noted throughout the volumes.
The present compilation, based principally on tombstone data and exhaustive newspaper research, identifies more than 3,000 burials, as well as providing a wealth of historical biographical and genealogical details.
As you progress through these life stories, you will gradually find yourself being drawn into the life of each person as you learn of their experiences from birth to death … lives filled with accomplishment, happiness, hopelessness, disappointment, tragedy, quiet desperation and bitterness. Without realizing it, you will absorb the colorful history of the Silverton area and learn what it was like to live in a high country mining camp where life and the environment were extremely harsh and dangerous.