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 Emer Clyde Baxter

Emer Clyde Baxter

Birth
Gallia County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Jan 1905 (aged 34)
Milford, Beaver County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot E IOOF_54_4
Memorial ID 152696 · View Source
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Son of Noah Baxter of Pennslyvania and Lidia Ellen McMillian of Ohio

Never married

From the St. Paul (Nebraska) Republican, January 26, 1905, page 1, transcribed by Linda Berney:

CLYDE BAXTER KILLED -

Joseph Anthony received a telegram from Milford, Utah, just after the Republican had gone to press last week, stating that his nephew, Clyde Baxter, had been killed in a mine explosion at that place. Further details are anxiously awaited and will be published when received. Mr. Baxter was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Baxter, formerly of this place, and was well known here. He went to Utah several years ago and became interested in some very rich copper mines. His mother went to Milford several weeks ago after spending the summer in St. Paul.
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From the St. Paul (Nebraska) Republican, February 2, 1905, page 1:

...reprinted from the Milford (Utah) Times, as follows:
On Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, the last fuse of nineteen loaded holes in the bottom of the shaft 360 feet deep of the Majestic company's Old Hickory Mine in Rocky district, five miles northwest of Milford, had been ignited by Clyde Baxter, when the three men engaged in the work, Foreman San Potts, Frank Gully and Baxter, jumped on the bucket, gave the signal to hoist, and when about 12 or 14 feet up, one of the shots went off. The concussion was so great that it lifted the bucket about 2 feet up. The unfortunate Baxter was thrown from the bucket and fell to the bottom of the shaft, where under and around him 18 loaded holes went off. The other men were hoisted to the top...

The search for the body of Baxter was immediately begun by four miners. After working two hours removing the rock and debris broken by the shots, the searchers first came upon the right leg which had been torn from the body, afterwards they found a foot and finally found the balance of the body, crushed and mangled in a fearful manner. The body, together with the wounded men, were brought to Milford....

The body was taken charge of by the Odd Fellows here and shipped to Salt Lake on Thursday night for interment. Several members of the local lodge accompanied it. The aged mother in Salt Lake and brothers here have the sympathy of all in this, their hour of woe and grief."



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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 152696
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emer Clyde Baxter (12 Feb 1870–18 Jan 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 152696, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .