|Birth: ||May, 1882|
|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1908|
GAS LETS GO
SEVEN DEAD IN MINE EXPLOSION AT POTTSVILLE
Seven Mine workers were killed and ten others injured at Pottsville, Pa., last Thursday by an explosion of gas in the Williamstown colliery of the Summit Branch Mining Company. The mine was wrecked and set on fire. The dead are John Reilly, Arthur Hawk, Charles Rickert, John Wittle, Anthony Frelas, James Bowman and Michael Stakum.
The most seriouly injured are William Meinhart, Charles Parker, Martin Doyle, Ralph Finley, John Walsh, Isaac Hess, Charles Hepler and Monroe Shade.
The explosion is believed to have been caused by one of the men lifting the gauze of his safety lampp just after a shot which brought down a large body of coal. The work of rescue was immediately begun, and when volunteers entered, the injured were found near the foot of the shaft, where they had fallen unconscious. All of the dead were found a short distance from the shaft, battered and burned into an almost unrecognizable mass. The doctors say that three of the injured men may die.
[National Labor Tribune - July 23, 1908]
Mary Arabella Miller Kissinger (1881 - 1964)*
Reuben Garfield Hawk (1907 - 1924)*
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