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 William Anders Anderson

William Anders Anderson

Birth
Kalmar län, Sweden
Death 24 Nov 1934 (aged 78)
Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Burial Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Plot WABA LOT 267
Memorial ID 100007263 · View Source
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William was injured with a severely lacerated scalp and right hand, when a premature explosion set off by lightning striking the shaft while working in the "C" Shaft of the Chapin Mine, Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan. A co-worker was killed.(Dickinson County Mine Inspector Reports.)

MANY ACCIDENTS
EXPLOSION CAUSED BY LIGHTNING IN NEW CHAPIN SHAFT
A fatal accident occurred at the new shaft at the Ludington last Saturday afternoon in which Anton Erickson was killed & William Anderson & Charles Anderson seriously wounded.
A crew of 8 Swedish miners had been at work during the forenoon at the bottom of the shaft, which is about 1,000 feet deep. They had drilled 9 holes & charged them with dynamite. Four of the men had gone to the surface & 1, Alban Salfholm, was up about 30 feet in the shaft uncoupling the air hose. The other three Anton Erickson, William Anderson & Charles Anderson, were at the bottom of the shaft connecting the leading wire to the charges of dynamite in the several holes preparatory to exploding them.
While they were working, lightning struck the shaft & ran down the cable.

William Anderson, 78, a resident of Iron Mountain for the past 50 years, died at 11 last evening at home, 709 East A Street, following an illness of the past month due to complications.
He was born in Solliden, Hjorted, Sweden. He was a carpenter by trade & worked at the Chapin Iron Ore Mine.
A son, Charles William, survives along with 3 sisters & a brother: Mrs. Gust Rahm, Mrs. Emma Muller, Mrs. Frank Rahm & Charles Anderson.
(Friday, November 25, 1934, The Daily News, Iron Mountain, Dickinson, Michigan.)

SIBLINGS:
William Anders Anderson 100007263
Kristina Sofia Andersdotter Rahm 104576395
Mathilda Carolina Anderson Rahm 100524795
Emma C. Anderson Mueller 100458164
Charles F. Anderson 130641145


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WILLIAM
ANDERSON
1856-1934
HUSBAND

Gravesite Details This memorial can be found along the road in northwest Waba on Lot 269

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  • Created by: klh
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100007263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Anders Anderson (11 Feb 1856–24 Nov 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100007263, citing Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by klh (contributor 47722765) .