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 Isaac Rough

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Isaac Rough

Birth
Nescopeck, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Dec 1869 (aged 30)
Stockton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 86255861 View Source
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Civil War Veteran.
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Hazleton Newspaper
'VETERAN BURIED BY MINE CAVE May 30, 1924'
Hazleton military orders today ornamented the last resting place of Isaac Rough, Civil War veteran, whose body is buried 400 feet deep, probably the only case known where one of the boys of the '61-'65 awaits the call of Gabriel's trumpet so far below the surface of the earth. Rough was a Stockton miner and his house and that of Wm. Swank, a neighbor, went down into the lower No. 7 levels of the Stockton mines in a cave-in during the winter of 1869.

The nine children of Swank and the two children of Rough, together with the men and their wives, were swallowed by the convulsion of the surface and recovery of their bodies was impossible.

Eventually the cave-in was filled up and a marble marker placed on the restored levels of the earth. The monument was enclosed by a fence, trees were planted and today the little plot is in the midst of a village almost deserted, because the Stockton mines have been worked out for years and all but the top level of the workings are filled with water.


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  • Created by: delancey23
  • Added: 5 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86255861
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/86255861/isaac-rough : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Rough (22 Jan 1839–18 Dec 1869), Find a Grave Memorial ID 86255861, citing Stockton Mine Disaster Cemetery, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by delancey23 (contributor 46899891) .