|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1883|
|Death: ||May 1, 1900, USA|
Robert (and James, his father) left Victor, Colorado, a gold boom town to mine coal in Utah. It is a mystery to me for sure. I hope to unravel this one in time. Once in Scofield, Having arrived in Utah, life began with a full time job in the mine. On May Day (the 1st) about 2 hours into the shift mine #4 exploded. Almost every one underground was killed either by force or by after damp (carbon monoxide). For 200 good men, there was no escape. It was surely a black day in Scofield. Apparently they share this marker and most likely this grave. Robert and James, rest forever in divine peace.
Thank you Rick McVey for this wonderful photograph and for your effort in acquiring same.
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.
Victor Sunnyside Cemetery
Plot: not known
Created by: billcarr
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15381361
I am a descendant of James Ferrans wife Janet Rose French's sister, Ellen French Mitchell. May they rest in peace!|
Added: Mar. 15, 2013
Rest in peace Robert. You deserve a rest after your awful death. Godspeed.|
Added: Aug. 15, 2006