From the October 1, 1914 Skidmore New Era:
Theo. Gwinn received a telegram Friday morning announcing the very sudden death of his brother, H. P. Gwinn of Chico, California, who died Thursday, September 24, of heart failure.
Mr. Gwinn was 77 years old at the time of his death. In 1859, when he was a young man of 22 years, he with many others went to the Eldorado of the new world, the gold field of California, to seek his fortune, and made that country his home until his death.
Twenty years ago in 1894, he visited his brother, Theodore, of Skidmore, whom he had not seen before in thirty-five years, or since he left for the Pacific coast. He came here in March and remained until the following June. Many citizens of Skidmore and vicinity will remember his visit here.
He was married some eighteen years ago, but his wife is dead. He leaves no children.