|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1861, Scotland|
|Death: ||May 1, 1900, USA|
James Ferrans, having arrived in the United States from Scotland, left a booming gold town in Colorado and headed to Utah to mine coal. It has a ring of disbelief to me. I hope to learn more and understand the movements of Mr Ferrans. On May 1, 1900, Winter Quarters # 4, a coal mine, exploded and 200+ miners were killed. James Ferrans was part of this group. It was a dark day in Scofield, Utah. James, rest in eternal peace.
Thank you Rick McVey for this wonderful photograph and for your effort in acquiring same.
Apparently Robert and son, James share the same marker and most likely the same grave.
The Epitaph reads:
An Amiable father here lies at rest,
As ever God with His image blest.
The friend of man, the friend of youth
The friend of age, the guide of youth.
This fine update from Patty Savoy, 05/22/09:
I just read the story about the father and son from Colorado who died in a coal mine cave in. The story is true, however, the father son and family went to Carbon Utah Winter camp. They actually lived in Gunnison Colorado. They were coal miners. They had nothing to do with the Gold mining. James Ferrans was married to Janet Rose French and after his death she took the remaining family back to Colorado and later married Albert Zweifel. They lived on a ranch which is now flooded over by the Blue Mesa Dam. James and Janet Ferrans had two sons Joseph and James and two daughters-Annie and Nellie. James-the son married Bertha Mae Curran. Bertha's first husband was Valentine Ehret who was my mother in laws grand parents.I have pictures of the family and the flooded ranch. It was really exciting for me to find the monument. The last living child of James and Bertha lives in Ca. and I don't think she knows about it. I am going to send the picture to her. Thank you so much for providing us with this.
Janet Rose French Zweifel (1865 - 1956)*
Victor Sunnyside Cemetery
Plot: not known
Created by: billcarr
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15381095
Rest in peace, James. After the manner of your death you have earned it.Godspeed!|
Added: Aug. 15, 2006