COAL MINERS - A REMEMBRANCE
These two links are a very special tribute to "COAL MINERS" who perished at their task. They are borrowed from Wilma Mitchell Carroll's web site. Difficult to view with dry eyes.
WILMA, GOD LOVES YOU
"OH GOD, FOR ONE MORE BREATH"
MINE DISASTER STORIES BY DOLORES RIGGS DAVIS
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
Each link contains a very descriptive story of the disaster and a NAME LIST of victims. Dolores's web site can be accessed from each of these links.
LUZERNE COUNTY - PENNSYLVANIA - 1869
One hundred and ten entombed miners wage a losing battle against the "GRIM REAPER".
"PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE THEIR HANDS"
DISASTER AT WEVACO, WV - Oct. 31, 1951
Wevaco is located on the Cabin Creek in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
On Oct. 31, 1951 disaster struck the night shift of the Truax - Traer Coal Company's United No. 1 Mine at Wevaco. The nature of the disaster was a dust explosion. This disaster claimed the lives of twelve souls.
I want to thank CAROLYN J. RIFE for providing the following list of victims.
Eugene Debs Barker
John Andy Barker
Farrier Lloyd Butler
Bert C. Clendenin
Frank Thomas Davis
Lawrence A. Hawks
Estil B. Postalwait
Alert De Raimo
Leslie M. Slack
Dennis S. Stanley
James G. Stone
They have left "ALMOST HEAVEN WEST VIRGINIA" to be in "GOD'S TRUE HEAVEN"
IN MEMORY OF BOONE COUNTY MINERS
BONITA CONLEY'S TRIBUTE
If you have coal mining roots in Boone County, WV you will want to visit Bonita's web site. There are listed many names and photos of miners who were fatally injured while performing their mining duties. There are also other mining items.
BONITA'S HEART IS BIGGER THAN A TWELVE FOOT SEAM OF WEST VIRGINIA SMOKELESS COAL