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 Robert Farish

Robert Farish

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Death 1 May 1900 (aged 35)
Burial Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 150743 · View Source
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Robert Farish, his brother, Thomas Sr. and his nephew Thomas Jr. were 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.

(Conflict in DOB....Apr. 4, 1864).


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  • Created by: billcarr
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 150743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Farish (7 Apr 1865–1 May 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150743, citing Scofield Cemetery, Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by billcarr (contributor 46560268) .