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 Jacob Keranene

Jacob Keranene

Birth
Death 1 May 1900 (aged 38–39)
Burial Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 150274 · View Source
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Jacob Karenene was a Finnlander. He came to america to seek a better life. Here he lays. Not much of a reward considering how hard he and his fellow miners must hace worked during a shift underground. The 40 hour week as we know it, overtime, fair labor standards act didnt exist. You worked and worked some more. If you didn't, your job went to another. I read in the Mining museum in Helper, Utah, a miner (in 1900) was paid .60 cents a ton for the coal he loaded. He had to clean any impurities himself. He had to buy explosives from the company store as well as candles or lamp oil( to see ), shoes, gloves...everything. The average debt to the company store was 19 days work. It was very difficult to get ahead.


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  • Created by: billcarr
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 150274
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Keranene (1861–1 May 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150274, citing Scofield Cemetery, Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by billcarr (contributor 46560268) .