During a trip to the Sierra Mountains in Gold Rush country, I came across mention of the "McMANUS GOLD MINE" in an 1898 newspaper of Sonora, CA. My research is for that surname and I decided to see if more could be learned about this man. In a few hours, I learned that CHARLES WHITFIELD McMANUS and wife, MAUD C. BECKWITH McMANUS were owners. Also located was a voter registration for Charles in 1890; a marriage record; three deeds pertaining to the mine; their death certificates which include the parents of Charles who were OWEN and CAROLYN FORCE MCMANUS of Marion, IND. and RUSH CO., IND. I also visited their burial site and learned a little about where they lived and how they mined and died. If anyone is interested in this family or collateral surnames, please contact me and I will provide all information I can.