The book: "Coeur d'Alene Diary: The First Ten Years of Hardrock Mining in North Idaho." Metropolitan Press, 1968, 152 pages.
"the question arose as to where to bury Captain Fayette Place, who had died after a long illness. Place had been a resident of the district for about two years and was a native of New York. He was 56 years old and had been one of the first men into.."
--This was all that could be viewed in the book due to copyright and potential sale item. A copy could be obtained via the interlibrary loan system; OR, a volunteer such as on the RAOGK (as previously provided) could copy the info on him.
--The Tacoma Library has a copy. I can look at the information on him if you haven't already seen this.
The rest of the information you may already have.
Civil War Pension Index: 1861-1934 Record
Fayette Place, widow Kate N Place. "F C bols Cav"(F Company, Cavalry?), Application no: 524047, Certification no: 454653, South Dakota, date of filing: 1891 Aug 27??
The 1880 Census for Strawberry Gulch, Lawrence County, Dakota Territory
Fayette Place, age 45(1834/1835), born in New York to both parents born in Massachusetts, Supv. of G. Quartz Mine.
Kate N, age 25, born in Pennsylvania to both parents born in PA.
--Kate identified as Kate Norma Espy, daughter of Samuel c. Espy and Martha Jane Humphrey. Died in British Columbia, Canada.
The 1870 Census for Logan, Dakota Territory
Fayette Place, 28, born in Michigan, Day Laborer, living with:
Silas Patterson, 21, wood chopper, born in Indiana
(There is no proof this is the correct person, however the name criteria is met, he does have possible connection to above location(Dakota Territory) and below location(Michigan). If his information was provided to the enumerator by Silas, he might not have known much about him.
The 1850 Census for Hamilton, Van Buren County, Michigan
Horace Place, age 42(1807/1808), born in Vermont, farmer
Fanny, 23, born in Massachusetts
Almina 17, born in New York
Suzina A, 2
La Fayette, 15(1834/1835), NY
--There is NO proof this is the correct person or the correct family. It does meet basic criteria; however, it MUST be proven. A connection to this was also made by a firstname.lastname@example.org
, however, there is NO proof identified. This person identifies the wife of Horace as being Fanny Kate Litchfield. This person also connects to Howland and Emory Place with additonal information. This person's information is on Ancestory's click on a leaf system, so it is unknown if this person has any records of proof.