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Robert Thomas Farish, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1886, USA
Death: May 1, 1900, USA

Thomas Farish Jr., his father, Thomas Sr. and his older brother Robert were killed in the explosion of Winter Quarters #4, a coal mine. This at Scofield, Utah May 1st, 1900. This was a tragedy beyond comprehension on the frontier. There were no support services, no insurance, no government relief. Widows were left alone to raise large familys and some how fend for themselves. Each deceased miner received a new suit of clothes (if he was intact) and a coffin. Also he received a roughed out R I P style, wooden headstone with his name written in pencil! One source tells me over half the 200 names were misspelled. Each widow received $500.00 from the mine. It was a black day in Scofield. 4 weeks later the mine reopened with a fresh crew of miners.

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Mother: 46361095
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 Parents:
  Thomas Farish (1857 - 1900)
  Ruth Whimpey Farish (1860 - 1919)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Thomas Farish (1886 - 1900)
  Maud V Farish (1894 - ____)*
  Edward Farish (1894 - ____)*
  John Farish (1896 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cleveland Cemetery
Cleveland
Emery County
Utah, USA
Plot: A - 62 - 4
 
Created by: billcarr
Record added: Aug 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15406888
Robert Thomas Farish, Jr
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Robert Thomas Farish, Jr
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Robert Thomas Farish, Jr
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- Lorna Coombs
 Added: Sep. 9, 2011
Rest in peace Thomas Jr. Godspeed! 14 years old is too young to be in a coal mine! Some things have improved.
- billcarr
 Added: Aug. 18, 2006
 
 
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