|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1870, Germany|
|Death: ||Nov. 1, 1941|
Killed in Mine
Falling Coal Fractures
Skull of Veteran
Joseph J. Killian was killed Saturday morning when a piece of coal fell down the shaft of the Bunker Hill Mine and struck him on the head while he was working. The accident occurred about 10:45 a. m.
At an inquest conducted by Deputy Coroner George M. Schroeppel the jury returned a verdict of accidental death "from fractured skull when coal fell down shaft at Bunker Hill mine."
Mr. Killian was born in Germany October 18, 1870 and has been a resident of this community for 40 years. He was one of the first miners employed at the Bunker Hill mine when it opened.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Wednesday from the Schroeppel Undertaking company funeral home with the Rev. C. H. Kuhlman officiatiny. Burial was made in St. John's cemetery. Members of the Progressive Miners of America of which he was a member attended in a body and conducted services at the grave.
His wife, Hedwig C. Killian preceded him in death in 1930. He is survived by 10 children, Mrs. Mary Schannot of Granite City; Mrs. Rose Delaney, Joseph Killian, Jr., Msr. Agnes McCormick, Leo Killian, and Richard Killian, all of Collinsville; Mrs. Anna Ahring, Caseyville; Hubert Killian, Mitchell, Frank Killian and Roy Killian of Detroit. He is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Six sons acted as pallbearers. Mr. Killian resided at 508 North Center street.
Hedwig Killian (1880 - 1930)*
Saint John Cemetery
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