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 William Samuels

William Samuels

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Death 1 May 1900 (aged 33)
Burial Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 50682 · View Source
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William Samuels was killed in the Scofield Mine disaster. This was an unparalleled catastrophe here on the Utah frontier or anywhere for that matter. 107+ widows resulted and 250+ fatherless children resulted. Many little kids were given up for adoption. Where would a widow turn for help in those days? (William's birth date did show as 1864). Each dead miner received a new suit of clothes, a coffin and a wonderful outpouring of flowers from towns all over Utah. It is a heart warming story, "the flower train". I think it a wonderful feature for a novel. Too bad the story is true. Alas, oh alas.


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  • Created by: billcarr
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Samuels (22 Jan 1867–1 May 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50682, citing Scofield Cemetery, Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by billcarr (contributor 46560268) .