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 John McGurk

John McGurk

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Death 7 Dec 1903 (aged 42)
Burial Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
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JOHN M'GURK DEAD-Eighteenth Victim of Ferguson Disaster Expired Last Night

John McGurk, night fire boss in the ill-fated Ferguson mine, who was badly burned in the explosion there November 21, died at his home in Dunbar Monday night. McGurk had almost recovered from his burns, and was getting along nicely, when a sudden attack of pneumonia ended his life. His serious illness began on Sunday. Monday, Dr. H. J. Coll was called in consultation with Dr. W. T. McKinney who has had the case in church. The pneumonia was so malignant; however, that nothing could be done to save McGurk's life.

This makes 18 fatalities from the fatal explosion, counting in the missing man, Michael Bene, who is now certainly supposed to have been killed by the explosion, but whose body has not yet been recovered. McGurk, who was 42 years old, leaves a wife and four children. His oldest son, James, was killed in the explosion. The funeral will be held at the home in Dunbar at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning, and at the Dunbar Catholic Church at 10 o'clock, when high mass of requiem will be celebrated. Interment will be made in the Dunbar Catholic Cemetery. The remains were prepared for burial today by Undertaker M. L. Stader.

The Courier, Connellsville, PA, Tuesday Evening, December 8, 1903, page 1, column 5

(See his son James' Bio for more.)


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  • Created by: RobMinteer57
  • Added: 27 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97890062
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John McGurk (12 Mar 1861–7 Dec 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97890062, citing Saint Aloysius Cemetery, Dunbar, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024) .