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Sid Hatfield
Birth: May 15, 1893
Pike County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1921
Welch
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA

Police Chief and former miner in Matewan, WV, during what is now called the "Coal Wars," in the 1920's. He and Mayor C. Testerman helped protect miners who were being evicted by the Baldwin-Felts detectives. His murder by Felts Detectives resulted in the founding of the United Mine Workers Union. He was played by David Strathairn in John Sayles' 1987 film "Matewan." 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Hatfield (1845 - 1923)
  Rebecca Crabtree Hatfield

Cause of death: Murdered on the McDowell County Courthouse steps
 
Burial:
Buskirk Cemetery
Buskirk
Pike County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 18, 2000
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Sid Hatfield
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God bless you on your Angel Day. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014

- ESB 1964
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