|Death: ||May 15, 1926|
The Cherokee Sentinel, May 21, 1926, page 1:
GAS EXPLOSION AT CIGARET MINE
On Friday Afternoon About 2:00 O'clock Blast Occurred
FOUR MEN ARE KILLED
Whole Family – Father and Two Sons – Three of Those Who Were Killed
Our city was shocked on Friday afternoon when an explosion which was felt all over town occurred at the Cigaret mine just south of the city limits, which is owned by the Lightning Creek Coal Co. Men, women and children rushed to the scene. James W. Jameson was instantly killed and geo. J. Hollis was so badly injured that he died soon after being taken home. These men were working on top, and persons in the neighborhood whose attention was called to the blast say that the men were hurled higher than the tree tops, which was 50 feet or more, and that the timber which was in the derrick was hurled even higher and scattered over much territory.
Harold Halley Jameson and John Crockett Jameson, brothers and sons of James Jameson, were working in the mine, on a platform some twenty feet below, and when rescuers first arrived it is said that they could hear Crockett calling for help, but it was some time before assistance could be given them. Smoke and gas was coming from the mine, but T. J. Rogers with but a wet handkerchief over his mouth and nostrils, was let down. Although the air was very bad he stayed until he had secured Crockett Jameson to a rope so that his body could be removed. Crockett was dead when he reached the surface.
The mine rescue car had then arrived, but the men did not seem to know what to do. They waited around for a long period and finally one of their number was let down and came up immediately and said the mine would have to be pumped before the body of Hallie (sic) could be found. Bill Barnard told them to let him down and he would find Halley, and in less than 10 minutes the body was on the surface.
John Crockett Jameson, 26 years of age, was born in Arkansas, and leaves to survive him his widow, Mrs. Sadie Jameson. Crockett had also worked as a railroad man, but had quit and gone to mining.
Funeral services for James Jameson and his two sons were held at the M.E. Church at 3:30 Sunday by Rev. W.H. Bunting. Harold Holley Jameson, having belonged to the Priestly-Ridley Post of the American Legion was given a military funeral and a large number of men in uniform were present with the band and flags, and taps was sounded at the grave. Burial was in Cherokee cemetery.
James W. Jameson (1866 - 1926)
Harold H Jameson (1892 - 1926)*
John Crockett Jameson (1900 - 1926)
Created by: Cheryl White
Record added: Feb 05, 2014
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