|Birth: ||May 15, 1893|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1921|
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."
Jacob Hatfield (1845 - 1923)
Cause of death: Murdered on the McDowell County Courthouse steps
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Record added: Jun 18, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9980
God bless you throughout the 2013 Yuletide season, and especially, Merry Christmas (early). Rest in Peace.|
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God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.|
Richard S. Barzelogna
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