Donner Party Survivor Dies

[This is a transcription of a newspaper article from The San Francisco Call, Wednesday, May 18, 1904.  For a larger image of the newspaper page, please visit the Library of Congress, Chronicling America project.]

Donner Party Survivor Dies.

SANTA ROSA, May 17.—Robert Crooks, a negro, who was one of the survivors of the Donner party, passed away this afternoon at the County Hospital, where he had been spending his remaining days. Crooks was a native of Missouri, aged 76 years, and death was due to heart failure. When the Donner party departed from their Eastern homes for California, Crooks was a servant in the family of that name and elected to come with them on the trip.

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