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Chris Johnson

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Burial Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 150316 · View Source
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A Chris Johnson is buried in Salt lake City cemetery. Birth: 1845
Death: May 1, 1900, USA

Chris Johnson was killed in the explosion of Winter Quarter #4, a coal mine, at Scofield, Utah May 5,1900. 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 reopen with a fresh crew of miners. I verified the burial plot by telephone with Salt Lake City Cemetery. [Edit Bio]

Burial Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: 4 - 6 -3 - west 1/2




  • Created by: billcarr
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 150316
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Chris Johnson (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150316, citing Scofield Cemetery, Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by billcarr (contributor 46560268) .