Daniel Buck
Re: In addition...
Sat Apr 23, 7:44

Interesting. Arthur F. Wendt wrote several mining/geological monographs, including a frequently cited one on copper deposits in AZ & NM, and published a photo album (photos by the Boock brothers) about a silver smelter he designed at Playa Blanca, near Antofagasta, Chile, but nothing to my knowledge about the world outside his occupational interests.

He was born in Milwaukee, ca. 1850, and graduated from the Columbia University School of Mines.

Wendt died relatively young, early 40s, of kidney disease in 1893 in Germany, where he had gone for a cure.

    • In addition...Mike Mihaljevich, Sat Apr 23 7:15
      In addition to Paul's hits on Nov 1 and Dec 28, 1881, I also have him staying at the Cosmopolitan per the Epitaph of the following dates: Oct 22, 1881 (also listed in Nugget) Oct 28, 1881 (listed ... more
      • Re: In addition... — Daniel Buck, Sat Apr 23 7:44
    • Clean NoseRoy B Young, Thu Apr 21 12:27
      Dan, Wendt must have kept his nose too clean for most of us to have run across him. I just checked 8-10 tombstone books and don't find his name in any of them. If he was ever noticed, perhaps Newspa... more
      • Re: Clean NoseDaniel Buck, Thu Apr 21 17:02
        Thanks, Roy. He popped up a dozen or so times in Arizona newspapers, and was involved in a long running lawsuit, his company Arizona Prince Copper, against Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. H... more
        • Wendt in Tombstonepaul j, Fri Apr 22 10:51
          Dan - I checked my database and found Wendt mentioned among "Hotel Arrivals" twice: Hotel Arrivals [Cosmopolitan] J C Collier and wife, Indiana; J H Collier and wife, Emery City; J McHough, J Scrib... more
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