|Death: ||May 25, 1909|
Microfilm archive photo at right:
Carthage Evening Press
March 27, 1909
1900 United States Federal Census enumerated on the 12th day of June, 1900 reports that William Hayden, a boy of 6 was living with his parents in Galena Twp., Joplin, Jasper county, Missouri. The household members were William's father Oscar aged 30, was working day labor; His mother Anna age 29 and siblings Anna Dell 9 and Emma 4.
By 1909 he was working at the Coahuilla Lead & Zinc Company's mine in the area called Porto Rico in Jasper county, Missouri.
It was part of a large lead and zinc mining conglomerate that operated in the Jasper county area.
Also killed in the mine accident was Bert Ross that is buried in Park Cemetery in Carthage, MO.
Article below published in the Carthage Evening Press newspaper on May 27, 1909
4 MINERS KILLED BY FALLING ROCK AT PORTO RICO
COAHUILLA EMPLOYEES ARE BURIED UNDER SLAB
LANDER HAS CLOSE CALL
Badly Mangled Bodies Are Recovered After an Hour's Work - Three Men Leave Families
Special by Telephone to the Press
Webb City, Mo., May 25 - Four men were instantly killed in the Coahuilla Lead & Zinc Company's mine at Porto Rico, when an immense slab of rock fell from the roof upon them. Three of the men who lost their lives are married and have families. The dead are David Hay, C. Green, William Hayden and B Roff. Hayden is a youth of 20 years.
Charles Lander was working with the others, but was a short distance away when the mass of rock came rumbling down upon his fellow miners. It was thought at first that only two of the miners had been caught under the rock, but after digging for an hour, four bodies were recovered. All were badly mangled.
The accident occurred shortly before the noon hour.
Charles D. Smith, a young man who is well known in this city and who married Miss Lucy Bruen in Webb City early this spring, is manager of the Coahuilla Mining Co., having come to Jasper County from St. Louis just a year ago to open the mine at Porto Rico.
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Dec 01, 2012
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