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 Robert Gordon Meyerhoffer

Robert Gordon Meyerhoffer

Birth
Lark, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 16 Jul 1950 (aged 36)
Lark, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot B, 93, 4
Memorial ID 132904 · View Source
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner
Tuesday, July 25, 1950

CREWS FIGHT FIRE AS HOPE GIVEN UP FOR MINER TRIO

Workmen, having given up hope of finding three trapped miners alive, are turning their attention to fight a fire in the United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co. lead mine.
Crews of 30 men equipped with gas masks concentrated on the blaze in the 5826-foot incline of the 500-foot level.
Oscar Gleaser, industrial relations manager for the firm, said the men were using a fog spray on the blaze with good results.
It was the fire which filled the mine with fumes and trapped five miners a week ago Sunday.
Two of them - Horace Martin Seal, 57, and Byron G. Thomas, were found dead. The three still missing are Clyde Augustson, 41, Robert Gordon Meyerhoffer, 37, and Leland D. Neilsen, 37.
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Sunday, August 13, 1950
page B5

SERVICES HELD FOR MINERS

Contributions to their church and community were praised at funeral services Saturday for Clyde W. Augustson, Robert Gordon Meyerhoffer and Leland David Nielsen, whose bodies were recovered Wednesday from the Lark mine of United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co.
Joint services for Mr. Augustson and Mr. Meyerhoffer were conducted Saturday morning in Lark ward chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Clyde Crump, bishop. Services for Mr. Nielsen were conducted by Mr. Crump Saturday afternoon in Riverton First ward chapel.
Mr. Crump noted that Mr. Meyerhoffer and Mr. Augustson "laid down their lives in an effort to save the lives of two of their fellow workers." They entered the mine after it was learned that Mr. Nielsen and another miner were trapped in the mine.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132904
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Gordon Meyerhoffer (19 Feb 1914–16 Jul 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132904, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .