Miners Killed in the
Winter Quarters Mine Explosion

May 1, 1900

The following is a list of the miners that were killed in the Winter Quarters Mine Explosion. I am interested in finding out any information you might have concerning these individuals. If you know birth dates, birth places, or parents names please e-mail Kathy Hamaker with the information. Thank you for your help.

Much of the information on this page has been added by Jacky Caras. Jacky has spent many hours searching for more information about the miners who died in the explosion. She has donated the information she found to the webpage. Her name is listed in the "Family Representation" column for the individuals that she has submitted information. A Family Group Sheets (FGS) have been made available to show documentation and research of Jacky. Click on the FGS following her name for a PDF file of the Family Group Sheet. Thank you Jacky for your contribution to this webpage.

Miner From Birthdate Birth Place Spouse Parents name Place buried Family Representative
Adamson, Andrew Robertson Scofield, Utah 30 Jul 1886 Winter Quarters, Utah   Father: David Patterson Adamson
Mother: Janet Keddie Douglas
Scofield Jacky Caras
Ahola, Isak Viktor Valentininp Finland 8/9/1875 Ylikylä village, Karijoki single Isak Valentin Isaksson & Wilhelmina Hermansdaughter   Family representative: Sandra Neher
& Tuomo Tuuri
Anselmo, Nicola Salt Lake, Utah 30 Aug 1860 Grimaldi, Consenza, Italy   Father: Fortunato Anselmo
Wife: Serafina Iachetta
Salt Lake City Jacky Caras
Bengtilä, Anders Gustaf Kaustinen, Finland 3 Feb 1873 Kaustinen, Finland   Anders Andersson Bengtilä & Lena Kaisa Scofield Family representative: Emil Dahlberg
Bengtilä, Matts Andersson Kaustinen, Finland 12 May 1871 Kaustinen, Finland   Anders Andersson Bengtilä & Lena Kaisa Scofield Family representative: Emil Dahlberg
Bernard, Henry San Francisco, CA         Scofield  
Bettison, Henry (s/b Harry) Canton, Fulton, Illinois 1 Dec 1876 England single William Bettison Canton, Fulton, Illinois James Bleess
Bintala, Andrew
probably spelled Rintala in Finland
Finland         Scofield  
Bintala, Henry
probably spelled Rintala in Finland
Finland         Scofield  
Bjarnason, Gunnar Richfield, Utah 25 Apr 1881 Skalmor, Iceland Isabelle Muir
mar. 8 Feb 1900
Thorarinn & Brynhildir Jonsson Bjarnasson Richfield  
Brennan, Guy Scofield, Utah         Scofield  
Brogden, Thomas
research by Bleess
North Lawrence, Ohio 1866   Ann Brogden   Newman Creek Cemetery, North Lawrence, Stark, Ohio James Bleess
Burns, John Martin Scofield, Utah 4 Apr 1881 Ayrshire, Scotland   David & Sarah Jane Mitchell Burns Scofield  
Burns, Ralph Scofield, Utah abt 1860   Thurza Williams Davis
mar. 1898
  Scofield Kristi Hawthorne
Cassidy, Martin Spring Valley, Ill            
Clark, George Albert Coalville, Utah 10 Oct 1882 Coalville, Summit, UT   Walter & Mary Ann Baker Clark Coalville Family representative: Merlene Powell.
Clark, Samuel Walter Jr. Coalville, Utah 8 Dec 1875 Coalville, Summit, UT Elizabeth Cox Walter & Mary Ann Baker Clark Coalville Family representative: Merlene Powell.
Clark, William Henry Coalville, Utah 7 Apr 1880 Coalville, Summit, UT   Walter & Mary Ann Baker Clark Coalville Family representative: Merlene Powell.
Clark, William Jr. Coalville, Utah 11 Aug 1877 Coalville, Summit,Utah   William & Rachael Cherry Clark Coalville, Summit, Utah  
Coclet, Peter (Cocklet) Springfield, Illinois         Scofield  
Coulthard, George W. Scofield, Utah 23 Nov 1874 South Church, Durham, Eng. single William & Eliza Williamson Coulthard Scofield  
Davies, John Newburn (Powell, J.N.) (note) Scofield, Utah 6 Dec 1882 Justus, Stark, OH   John William & Mary Ann Palmer Davies Scofield  
Davies, William Osborne (Powell, W.O.) (note) Scofield, Utah 17 Jul 1884 Justus, Stark, OH   John William & Mary Ann Palmer Davies Scofield  
Davis, Daniel Scofield, Utah 1842 Garthmarthenshire, Wales   Henry & Mary Davis Scofield Jacky Caras
Davis, David   4 Jul 1850 Aberdare, Glam, Wales   Roger William & Ann Morgan Davies Spanish Fork  
Davis, David John Scofield, Utah 4 Feb 1885 Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming   David John & Thruza Williams Davis (stepfather Ralph Burns) Scofield (first day of work in the mine.) Karen Foster and
Kristi Hawthorne
Davis, George Owen Springville, Utah 18 Apr 1881 Lehi, Utah, UT   John Thomas & Mary Ann Owen Davis Springville, Utah, UT  
Davis, John Owen Springville, Utah 21 Oct 1878 Lehi, Utah, UT   John Thomas & Mary Ann Owens Davis Springville, Utah, UT  
Davis, John Q. Scofield   of Diamondville, Uinta, Wyoming     Scofield Jacky Caras
Davis, John Thomas Springville, Utah 11 Nov 1851 Kidwelly, Carmarthen, Wales Mary Ann Owens John & Jane Thomas Davies Springville, Utah, UT  
Davis, Richard T..              
Davis, Roger Bowen Scofield, Utah 11 May 1879 Treorky, Glams, Wales single John & Mary B. Davis    
Davis, Thomas   11 Dec 1857 Glaas, Wales   Roger William & Ann Morgan Davies Spanish Fork  
Davis, William Powell Scofield, Utah 2 May 1884 Winter Quarters   Henry Davis & Catherine Price Scofield  
Delclift, Joseph Scofield, Utah age40   single   Scofield  
Dementir, George Scofield, Utah age40       Scofield  
Dixon, Richard Coalville, Utah 5 Apr 1874 Howdom, Durham, England Miriam Livsey Thomas Dixon & Maria Arnold Coalville Family representative: Merlene Powell.
Doucha, John Finland     single      
Dougall, William Bernard Scofield, Utah 23 Jul 1872 Springville, Utah   Father: HughMacSwein Dougall
Mother: Mary Catherine Streeper
Springville, Utah Jacky Caras
Douglas, William Keddie - history Spanish Fork, Utah 2 Dec 1869 Fifeshire, Scotland Hannah Jane Small Robertson Thomas & Margaret Kiddie Douglas Spanish Fork  
Duer, M. Voreen              
Edwards, Charles Coalville, Utah 27 July 1856 England Sarah Jane Hollands   Coalville  
Erickson, Erick Finland         Scofield  
Erickson, Herman Finland         Scofield  
Evans, David D. Provo, Utah 13 Nov 1863 Rumney, Monmouthshire, Wales Hannah Mouter Young David Evans & Mary Jones Provo, Utah Jacky Caras - FGS
Evans, David Thomas Scofield, Utah 20 Apr. 1864 Abercanaid, Glamorgan, Wales Davies (Davis), Mary Ann Isaac Robert & Catherine Thomas Evans Scofield Family representative: Cowan, Gary R. also Family representative: Maureen Canto.
Evans, Evan Scofield, Utah 4 Apr 1877 Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah   William & Jane Thomas Evans Spanish Fork Family representative: Maureen Canto. also Kaye Hooley
Evans, R.L. Scofield, Utah            
Evans, R.S. Scofield, Utah            
Evans, Richard Thomas. Scofield, Utah 6 Sep 1866 Abercanaid, Glamorgan, Wales Martha Evans Isaac Robert & Catherine Thomas Evans Scofield Family representative: Cowan, Gary R.also Maureen Canto.
Farish, Robert - history Scofield, Utah 4 Apr 1864 Salinville, Columbiana, OH Mary Evans Robert & Mary Davison Farish Scofield Gail. and Gary Ungricht
Farish, Thomas - history Scofield, Utah 5 May 1857 Spenemore, Durham, England Ruth Whimpy Robert & Mary Davison Farish Cleveland, Emery, UT Gail. and Gary Ungricht
Farish, Thomas Robert - history Scofield, Utah 22 Jul 1886 Scofield, Carbon, Utah   Thomas & Ruth Whimpy Farish Cleveland, Emery, UT Gail. and Gary Ungricht
Ferrans, James Victor, Colorado 20 Jan 1861 Hurlford, Ayrshire, Scotland Janet French
md. 6 Jul 1883
Robert & Ann Jeffrey Ferrans Sunnyside Cemetery, Victor, Colorado
info
Robert Ferrans &
Gerry Moss &
Barb Lambert
Ferrans, Robert Victor, Colorado 21 Jul 1883     James & Janet French Ferrans Sunnyside Cemetery, Victor, Colorado
info
Robert Ferrans &
Gerry Moss &
Barb Lambert
Forsnapa, Matti (headstone) Salt Lake, Utah 1878       Scofield  
Franklin, Andrew Jackson
headstone
Price, Utah 1867 Watauga, NC Mary Jane Potter Andrew Jackson & Mary Jane Winters Franklin Cleveland, Emery, UT
also has headstone in Scofield
Family representative: Jan Cangie.
Frasnafa, Malti              
Funari, Gabriel Salt Lake, Utah   Italy     Salt Lake City Jacky Caras
Gatherum, James Watson Provo, Utah 3 Oct 1859 Midlth, Scotland Angeline Hood James & Mary Watson Gatherum Provo David Parker
Gatherum, Thomas Provo, Utah 16 May 1858 Fife, Scotland Emma Jane Frankland James & Mary Watson Gatherum Provo David Parker
Gatherum, William Provo, Utah 1878 Carnbee, Fife, Scotland   James & Mary Watson Gatherum Provo David Parker
Goode, James Scofield, Utah         Scofield  
Goode, William Scofield, Utah age 38   single   Scofield  
Gourdin, Gustave Scofield, Utah 29 Jul 1875 Petite Foret, Nord., France Elizabeth Allwen Jones Julien Joseph & Rosalie Falce Gourdin FHL cem. rec. says Scofield  
Gourdin, Leon
photo
Scofield, Utah 12 Jun 1870 Petit Foura, Inne, France Mary Evans Julien Joseph & Rosalie Falce Gourdin Scofield Lila Caldwell
Greaves, Joseph N. Scofield, Utah 5 Apr 1875 Winter Quarters, Utah Margaret Ann Morris   Scofield Jacky Caras
Hankala, Kalle
(or Hougala, Calle)
(or Hougala, John)
probably spelled Honkala in Finland
Finland     single   Scofield  
Hardy, Eddo           Scofield  
Hardee, Edward Morgan Scofield, Utah 29 Jun 1874 Llangnor, Glamorgan, Wales   Thomas & Mary Jones Hardee Scofield Janice Young & Timothy Williams
Hardee, Thomas John Scofield, Utah 6 Apr 1873 Aberkenfig, Glamorgan, Wales Annie Patterson Thomas & Mary Jones Hardee Scofield Janice Young & Timothy Williams
Hauta, Andrew
(or Houta, Antti)
Finland     single   Scofield  
Hauta, Johan (Houta, John) Finland         Scofield  
Hays, W. A.           Scofield  
Heikkila, Alex
(or Heikala)
aka Kankaanranta
Veteli, Finland 21 Nov 1874 Veteli, Finland Alina Heikkila - she returned to Finland in 1903 Erik Kankaanranta & Lisa Patana Scofield Ritva Heinonen
Heikkila, John (or Heikala) Finland     single   Scofield  
Honkala, Johannes Lestijärvi, Finland   Lestijärvi, Finland wife: Johanna Honkala
children: Aino (born 1896), Johanna (born 15 Apr 1898) & Iita (born 1900)
Juho Honkala Scofield Mikko Jokisaari
Huhtala, Elias
(or Huntala, Elial)
(or Hutala, Elias)
Finland 1857 Finland Mrs. Mary Hutala   Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Huhtala, Neilo
( or Huntala, Nicholai)
Finland 1884   single Elias & Mary Hutala Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Hunter, Adam - history Ogden, Utah 25 Oct 1857 Clackmannan, Clack., Scotland Margaret Sneddon John W. Hunter & Margaret Allan Ogden Family relative: Barbara Howell
Hunter, David - history Ogden, Utah 22 Jul 1872 Clackmannan, Clack., Scot. single Adam Hunter & Mary Patterson Ogden Family relative: Barbara Howell
Hunter, James A. (Wanlass) - history Ogden, Utah 15 Jan 1882 Riverdale, Weber, Utah   John Hunter & Christina Wanlass Ogden Family relative: Barbara Howell
Hunter, James Chalmers - history Ogden, Utah 19 Jun 1882 Kanesville, Weber, Utah   Robert Hunter & Janet Chalmers Ogden Family relative: Barbara Howell
Hunter, John - history Ogden, Utah 29 Dec 1863 Clackmannan, Clack., Scot. Johanna Harrower Adam Hunter & Mary Patterson Ogden Family relative: Barbara Howell
Hunter, John S. - history Ogden, Utah 22 Feb 1885 Kanesville, Weber, Utah   Adam Hunter & Margaret Sneddon Ogden Family relative: Barbara Howell
Hunter, Robert Allen - history Ogden, Utah 9 Mar 1849 Pottery, Clackmannan, Scotland Janet Chalmers / Christina Wanlass John W. Hunter & Margaret Allan Ogden Family relative: Barbara Howell
Huntus, Matti
(or Hundas, Matt)
Finland abt 1875 Finland Selma Klinnala Father: John Hundas
Mother: Anallis Kettamala
Scofield Jacky Caras
Illingsworth, David Coalville, Utah 5 Jul 1851 or 1852 Idel, Yorkshire, England Susannah Sutcliffe Father: Moses Illingworth
Mother: Harriet Beauland
Coalville Family representative: Merlene Powell.
& Jacky Caras - FGS
Jacobson, Matt. Finland   Finland   Father: William Jacobson
Mother: Minnie
Scofield Jacky Caras
Jacobson, Wm. Finland   Finland Minnie   Scofield Jacky Caras
James, George Joseph Coalville, Utah 31 May 1880 Oldbury, England   John Henry James & Pheobe May Pearsall Coalville Family representative: Merlene Powell &
Peggy Pollock
James, John Henry Coalville, Utah 1858 or 1846 Staffordshire, England or Lanchashire Phoebe May Pearsall George & Lisa Mary James Coalville Art James &
Family representative: Peggy Pollock
Jarvikorpi, John
(or Korpi, John)
Finland 30 Dec 1853- note       Scofield  
Jenkins, James J. Scofield, Utah age 45   Margaret     Family representative: John Gilbert and Maxine Pearce
Johnson, Christian Salt Lake, Utah 22 Sep 1845 Salby, Holbaek, Denmark Johanna Marie Eugenia Hultgvest   Salt Lake City Jacky Caras - FGS
Johnson, John Finlander     widower   Scofield  
Johnson, John Scofield, Utah            
Jones, Edward Tervelich Scofield, Utah 20 Aug 1886 Kentucky   Lewis & Barbara Davis Jones Scofield  
Jones, John Thomas Scofield. Utah 6 Aug 1861 Glams, Wales Sarah Lester John Thomas & Jane Humphreys Davies Jones Scofield  
Jones, Levi Scofield, Utah 25 Nov 1862 or 1867 Aberdare, Glamorganshire, South Wales Elizabeth Ann Potter   Scofield Jacky Caras
Jones, William Garfield Scofield, Utah 17 Jan 1881 Alleghany, MD   Lewis & Barbara Davis Jones    
Juppo, Eupich (Uppa) Finland   Finland Johanna   Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Kangas, Mike (Hangas) Finland   Finland   Mary   Jacky Caras
Karaner, J. Finland         Scofield  
Karbela, John
(or Kopela)
probably spelled Korpela in Finland
Finland 1862 Finland Mary   Scofield Jacky Caras
Karlson, John
Uusi-Tarkka, Juho Herman Kaaposon
Finland 12 Dec 1859 Kauhajoki, Finland   father: Kaapo
Mother: Maria
  Tuomo Tuuri
Katkn, Joseph Finland 1875 - note       Scofield  
Keranene, Jacob
(or Keranan, Jacob)
probably spelled Keranen in Finland
Finland     single   Scofield  
Ketola, Franze Alexander Finland     single Had son with Lizzie Peltomaki. See info here.   Wilfred Peters
Kevicaho, Herman
(or Kiviaho)
Finland   Finland Hulda   Scofield Jacky Caras
Kienokoski, Kalle Konstantin Nikolainp (Koski, Charles) Finland 17 Apr 1872 Ylikylä village, Karijoki single Nikolai (Nils) b. 1846
Greta Sofia b. 1850
  Tuomo Tuuri
Kirton, John   27 Jan 1863 Westmoor, Northumberland, England Elizabeth Jane Mason Father: John Kirton
Mother: Grace Barrass
Lehi, Utah, Utah Family representative Nathan K. Hunter
& Jacky Caras
Klemola, Andrew
(or Klemala, Antti)
Finland 1877 Finland single Mary Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Klemola, Juanter Leander
(or Klemala)
Finland 1881 Finland single Mary Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Klemola, Westerli
(or Klemala, Wester)
Finland 1885 Finland single Mary Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Koloson, Frank Karlson Finland     Selma Klolson   Scofield Jacky Caras
Koski, John Alfred (Koskisen) Finland 1871 Finland Ida Selina Aho   Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Koski, Matt Finland     single      
Kostella, K.              
Kotka, Joseph Anderson
Kotka, Jooseppi Antinpoika
Kannus, Finland 8 March 1875 Kannus, Finland Ida Anderson
Lida Johanna Jaakontytär Grekilä
  Scofield Markus Heikkila
Krook, John              
Lacasse, Joseph              
Lahey, John              
Laakso, Kristian Christ or (Lackso, Christ)
Lakso, Kristian
Finland 9 Nov 1875 Kauhajoki, Finland single Gabriel Laakso Lakso
Helena Uuuron Maki
Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS- more info available at findagrave.com.
Birth place & date added by Tuomo Tuuri
Langstaff, George Provo, Utah 20 Jun 1880 Northumberland, England   Robert & Margaret Langstaff Provo Cindy Davis.
Langstaff, Robert Provo, Utah 22 Oct 1851 Northumberland, England Margaret   Provo Cindy Davis.
Lappi, Charles              
Law, Clyde Edwin Scofield, Utah 14 Jan 1876 Newton, Jasper, IA Elmira Mower George Washington & Elizabeth Law Fairview, Sanpete, UT  
Lehto, Jacob Finland     single;      
Leyshon, Lewis Spanish Fork, Utah 15 Jan 1883 Scofield, Carbon, Utah single William & Emily Crofts Leyshon Spanish Fork, Utah, UT Family representative Della (Leyshon) Taillet and Cindy Hills
and Cathie Owens
Lindbeck, Oscar              
Livsey, Samuel Coalville, Utah 26 May 1880 Farnsworth, Lancashire, England   Thomas Livsey & Isabella Pilkington. Coalville, Summit, Utah Family representative: Merlene Powell.
Lloyd, Benjamin L.
research by Bleess
headstone
Grand Junction, CO 1861 Glamorgan, Wales Annie Lloyd William & Elizabeth Reed Lloyd I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Orchard Mesa, Colorado James Bleess
Lloyd, John Scofield, Utah 25 Aug 1858 Pembrokeshire, Wales Harriet Price Richard & Martha Rees Lloyd; Scofield  
Lokos, J.           Scofield  
Lossen, Valentine Scofield, Utah            
Lotka, M.J.           Scofield  
Lundgren, John (I.I.) Finland     single      
Luoma, Aaprami (Abe) - history Finland 3 Apr 1856   Anna Lisa Tofferi Aaprami & Kaissa Isoluoma Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Luoma, Aaprami Adolph (A. A.) - history Finland 1883   single Aaprami & Anna Lisa Tofferi Luoma Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Luoma, Aleksanteri (Alex) - history Finland 16 Jun 1869   single Aaprami & Kaissa Isoluoma Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Luoma, Annti Kustaa (Gust) - history Finland 6 Aug 1864   single Aaprami & Kaissa Isoluoma Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Luoma, Heikki Vihtori (Henry Victor) - history Finland 10 Apr 1871   Maria Elvina Leides Aaprami & Kaissa Isoluoma Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Luoma, Juho Heikki (Henry J.) - history Finland 1881   single Aaprami & Anna Lisa Tofferi Luoma Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Luoma, (Matti) Leander - history Finland 16 Nov 1857   Marjaana Isoaho Aaprami & Kaissa Isoluoma Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Luoma, Viljami (William) - history Finland 20 Jul 1875   Maria Paasila Aaprami & Kaissa Isoluoma Scofield Doug Kero.
Maio, Guiseppi (Joseph) Salt Lake, Utah         Salt Lake City  
Maki (Macky), Andrew Finland         Scofield Sonja L. Niemi & Jacky Caras - FGS
Maki (Macky), Anth Finland         Scofield Added to list by Jacky Caras - FGS
Maki (Macky), Isack Finland         Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Martin, J.C.              
Miller, Harrison A. Scofield, Utah 6 Feb 1867 Kamas, Summit, UT; Elnora Margaret Wiseman Willam & Margaret Jane Neibaur Miller Spring Glen, Carbon, UT Family representative: Lois McMahan.
Miller, Issac A. Scofield, Utah 26 Sep 1871 Coalville, Summit, UT not married Willam & Margaret Jane Neibaur Miller Spring Glen, Carbon, UT Family representative: Lois McMahan.
Miller, John L. Scofield, Utah Nov 1872 Glamorgan single David & Elizabeth Ann Davies Miller Springville Evergreen Cemetery  
Miller, Morgan Scofield, Utah 11 Jun 1867 Glamorgan single David & Elizabeth Ann Davies Miller Springville Evergreen cemetery  
Miller, Van Ransler R. Scofield, Utah 3 Jan 1861 Salt Lake City, UT Sarah Salina Gay (md 1886) Willam & Margaret Jane Neibaur Miller Morgan City or Spring Glen Family representative: Lois McMahan.
Miller, William Scofield, Utah 10 Jun 1869 Glamorgan single David & Elizabeth Ann Davies Miller Springville Evergreen Cemetery  
Muir, Daniel Lockhart Richfield, Utah 7 Aug 1885 Richfield, Sevier, UT   John L. & Janet Wilson Muir Richfield  
Muir, George Wilson Richfield, Sevier, Utah 27 Mar 1883 Almy, Uinta, WY   John L. & Janet Wilson Muir Richfield  
Muir, John L. Richfield, Utah 14 Aug 1852 Lanark, Scotland Janet Wilson John & Margaret Glen Muir Richfield  
Nielson, William Alexander Elsinore, Utah 6 Mar 1877 Elsinore, Utah   Father: Gustave Wilhelm Nielsen/Nilsson
Mother: Augusta Wilhemina Jonssen Larsson
Sister: Libbie E. Nielson
Elsinore, Utah
block 60 plot 3 lot 3
 
Niemi, Maknus
(or Mirmi, Mack)
Finland         Scofield  
Niena (Meamie), Oscar Finland            
Ojan, Leander (or Ojin, Lee)
Jattila, Jaakko Leander
Finland 30 Jul 1883 Isojoki, Finland single Victor & Sophia Ojan Ogin Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Birth place and date added by Tuomo Tuuri
Ojan, Victor (or Ojin)
Jattila, Vihtori
Finland 23 Dec 1854 Isojoki, Finland Sophia   Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Birth place and date added by Tuomo Tuuri
Pack, Richard Finland     Anna   Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Padfield, David American Fork, Utah 24 Jan 1874 American Fork, Utah, UT single Samuel & Christina Hutchison Padfield American Fork, Utah, UT Annette Bates.
Padfield, Samuel James American Fork, Utah 1 Oct 1872 American Fork, Utah, UT Catherine Evans Samuel & Christina Hutchison Padfield American Fork, Utah, UT Annette Bates.
Padfield, Thomas American Fork, Utah 5 Feb 1876 American Fork, Utah, UT Alice D. Samuel & Christina Hutchison Padfield American Fork, Utah, UT Annette Bates.
Palokankku, John Finland 1868 -- note       Scofield  
Parmley, William Provo, Utah 2 Jun 1853 Durham, England Mary Veal Joseph & Mary Jennison Parmley Provo, Utah, UT John Parmley.
Patterson, William Hunter
Dilley lists him as: Willie Hunter
Ogden, Utah 4 Nov 1884 Fishcross, Clack., Scotland   James Fyfe & Helen Hunter Paterson Ogden Family representative Barbara Howell.& Jacky Caras - FGS
Pattinson, Mathias Scofield, Utah 29 Jun 1871 Beddington village, Morpeth, Northumberland, England Jessie Potter
married: 30 Nov 1899 in Winterquarters
Matthew & Eliza Mycroft Pattinson Scofield Mervyn Reeves
Pesola, Jacob Finland     single   Scofield  
Pesola, John Finland     single   Scofield  
Pesola, K.
(Christ)
Finland     single   Scofield  
Pitman, Daniel Scofield, Utah 13 Aug 1857 Blaenavon, Llanfoist, Mnmth,England Mary Ann Boyack James & Ann Hamblin Pitman Spanish Fork, Utah, UT Kim Erkkila.
Pitman, John Scofield, Utah 8 Mar 1884 Scofield, Carbon, UT   Daniel & Mary Ann Boyack Pitman Spanish Fork, Utah, UT Kim Erkkila.
Pitman, John Scofield, Utah 12 July 1853 Verteg, Trevethin,Mnmth,England Amy Parker James & Ann Hamblin Pitman Scofield Kim Erkkila.
Pitman, (Messach) Meshick Scofield, Utah 2 June 1868 Blaenavon, Llanfoist or Pontypool, Monmouthshire, England Mary Paterson James Pitman & Ann Hamblin Scofield Kim Erkkila. & Jacky Caras - FGS
Pottojankas, Matt Finland            
Price, John Leslie   It is believed that this individual didn't die in the explosion. We believe John Leslie Price was born 7 Aug 1854 (death certificate says 1851) in Wales and died 29 Oct 1910 in Scofield, Utah. He was buried 31 Oct 1910 in Scofield cemetery. At the time of his death he was serving at the Town Marshall.   Ashley Price
Price, John Roderik Scofield, Utah (1882) Wales   Town Marshall - John Leslie & Ellen Davis Price Scofield  
Pugh, William Scofield, Utah 12 May 1855 Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales Margaret Aubrey David & Sarah Rees Pugh Scofield Richard Wade
Punkkala, Hendry Finland     Karolina Emilia Pinkka   Scofield Jacky Caras
Ramage, Thomas John Scofield 12 Mar 1875 Lanark, Scotland Christina Aikman Gilbert
md. 4 Apr 1900
William & Margaret Givens Ramage Scofield  
Reese, Richard David Scofield, Utah 11 Nov 1855 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Mary Jones Howell Morgan & Sebelia Mary Reese Scofield Ralph F. Corral
Reese, William Charles Scofield, Utah 29 Jun 1871 Scranton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania Sarah Jane Boweter John Reese & Agnes Sharp Scofield Jacky Caras
Reilly, Thomas H. (Riley) Scofield, Utah 5 Nov 1859 Barre, Luzerne Co., Penn Ada   Scofield  
Riley, Thomas Scofield, Utah 17 Apr 1865 Plawsworth, Durham, England Rachel Ann Bulger - 30 Jun 1888 Thomas Riley & Elizabeth Ann Sweeting Scofield David Christensen
Rollo, Antonio Salt Lake, Utah         Salt Lake City  
Rönnback, Rikhard Stanislus Finland 7 May 1866 - note Karijoki, Finland   Matti Nygård - b. 1835
Liisa - b. 1838
Scofield Tuomo Tuuri
Sabbie, Chas Finland            
Salo, William Joki Finland Jul 1875 - note Finland Sophia Salo   Scofield; Jacky Caras - FGS
Samuels, Ed. H. Scofield, Utah It is believed that this individual didn't die in the explosion. We believe it is Edward Hamilton Samuels, son of William Samuels and Janet Keddie Douglas, born 9 Dec 1897 and died 6 Jun 1901 in Scofield. Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Samuels, William Scofield, Utah 22 Jan 1864 Scotland Janet Keddie Douglas   Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Silien, Jacob - history Finland about 1849 Finland Susanna Louise Koski   Scofield Ann P. Moshman & Brandy Luth
Skersies, Daniel Scofield, Utah 22 Dec 1868 of Germany Mrs. Elizabeth Skersies   Scofield Jacky Caras - FGS
Stewart, Richard Ogden, Utah 31 Oct 1874 Sterling, Scotland Margaret Allen Hunter Richard & Christenia Steele Stewart Ogden, Weber, UT Family representative Barbara Howell. and
Heather E. Blair
Strang, Frank Jr. - history Ogden, Utah 23 Apr 1876 Scotland   Francis Strang & Ann Hunter Ogden, Weber, UT Chad Brown and
Barbara Howell.
Strang, Francis (Frank) - history Ogden, Utah 28 Jul 1848 Scotland Ann Hunter John Strang & Mary Burrell Ogden, Weber, UT Chad Brown and
Barbara Howell.
Street, Edwin Thomas Scofield, Utah 31 Dec. 1876 Treorchy, Glamorgan,Wales Amy Pitman Edwin & Gwladys Rees Street Scofield Kim Erkkila.
Sutherland, Peter
research by Bleess
Canon City, CO age 21   single James Sutherland Greenwood Cemetery, Canon City, Fremont, CO James Bleess
Thomas, Evan Davis Scofield, Utah 2 Jun 1874 Treibert, Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales   Evan Sanders & Margaret Davis Thomas Scofield Jacky Caras
Thomas, Frederick Davis Scofield, Utah 14 Sep 1880 Logan, Cache, UT   Evan Sanders & Margaret Davis Thomas Scofield Jacky Caras
Thomas, John Scofield, Utah         Scofield  
Thomas, Joseph Parry Edwards Scofield, Utah 14 Oct 1882 Logan, Cache, UT   Joseph & Ann Parry Thomas Scofield
see note
Jacky Caras
Thomas, Joseph Sanders Edwards Scofield, Utah 21 May 1851 Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales Ann Parry Frederick Edwards & Susan Sanders Thomas Scofield
see note
Jacky Caras
Thomas, Richard Lewis Scofield, Utah 21 Aug 1852 Glamorgan, Wales Martha Jones Lewis & Joanna Powell Thomas Ferron, Emery, UT  
Tomlinson, William Scofield, Utah         Scofield  
Ullathorne, Walter William Coalville, Utah 8 Aug 1847 Durham, England Jane Ranken John Ullathorn & Elizabeth Gardner Coalville Jacky Caras - FGS
Valikangus, Aleksi (Kangas, Alex) Finland 1864   Kaisa Matilda Luoma   Scofield Family representative: Doug Kero.
Wallace, James Sr. Scofield, Utah 22 May 1838 Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland Elizabeth Brown
mar. 26 Jul 1862
George & Mary Wallace Scofield Kay Kissell Black and
Wendy Raskey
Warila, Alfred Finland     Brita   Scofield Jacky Caras
Waslkama, Nikalis Johanson
Walkamaa, Niklas
Kauhajoki, Finland 17 Apr 1874   single Juho (Johan) Lahti (b. 1835)
Anna Lisa Johansdr (b. 1837)
Scofield; Tuomo Tuuri
Watson, Al. E. Eureka, Utah 19 Feb 1868 England, UK Mrs. Lizzie Alfred E. Watson   Eureka, Juab, Utah Jacky Caras - FGS
Webber, John           Scofield  
Webber, John Scofield, Utah 18 Dec 1863 Wales   Matthew & Margrett Reynolds Webber Scofield or Erie Cemetery, Weld County, Colorado E.G. Webber
& Jacky Caras
Webber, Thomas Scofield, Utah 11 Aug 1871     Matthew & Margrett Reynolds Webber Erie Cemetery, Weld County, Colorado E.G. Webber
& Jacky Caras
Webber, William Scofield, Utah 25 Jul 1879     Matthew & Margrett Reynolds Webber Erie Cemetery, Weld County, Colorado E.G. Webber
& Jacky Caras
Wilcox, David Mt. Pleasant, Utah 9 Nov 1879 Mt. Pleasant, Utah single Joseph Wilcox & Candace Blanchard Rowe Mt. Pleasant, Utah Kathy Harwood
Williams, Daniel H. Wales, Utah 26 Jan 1847 Brecon, Brecknock, Wales Margaret Jenkins   Wales, Sanpete, Utah Jacky Caras - FGS - FGS
Williams, Llewellyn Scofield, Utah 19 Aug 1884     Robert & Mary J. Williams Scofield Jacky Caras
Williams, Robert Scofield, Utah 18 Mar 1855 Wales, UK Mary J.   Scofield Jacky Caras
Wilson, Alexander Ferguson Jr. Salt Lake, Utah 9 Jul 1877 Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland Elizabeth Hunter Alexander Wilson & Isabella Law Salt Lake City, UT Louis Carson Wilson.
Liz McCleery Fullerton
Wilson, George Scofield, Utah 2 Dec 1874 Unstone, Derby, England Sarah Pugh John D. & Anne Robinson Wilson Scofield Richard Wade
Wilson, Henry Harrison - history Scofield, Utah 16 Mar 1858 Scottsdale, Penn. Elizabeth Fife Douglas   Scofield Louis Carson Wilson.
Wilson, James L. Salt Lake, Utah 19 Jan 1886 Grass Creek, Summit, Utah   Alexander Wilson & Isabella Law Salt Lake City Liz McCleery Fullerton
Wilson, Sandy Alexander Wilson Sr. and his son, Alexander Ferguson Wilson Jr. both used the nickname of Sandy. Alexander Ferguson Wilson Jr. was killed in the explosion and is listed in this index. Alexander Wilson Sr. (also called Sandy Wilson) was outside the tunnel No. 4, was blown eighty feet and his leg was broken, he received other injuries but he lived. Read more information about this family here.  
Wilson, William L. Salt Lake, Utah 20 Mar 1881 Grass Creek, Summit, Utah   Alexander Wilson & Isabella Law Salt Lake City; Liz McCleery Fullerton
Wilstead, James William Price, Utah 23 Nov 1880 Mnmths., England   Robert Dodd & Sasannah Davies Wilstead Lawrence, Emery, UT  
Wilstead, Robert Dodd Price, Utah 9 Jan 1854 Somersetshire, England Susannah Davies William & Maria Dod Willstead Lawrence, Emery, UT  

Possible Addition to the list

Miner From Birthdate Birth Place Spouse Parents name Place buried Family Representative
Johnson, Mack   abt 1870   Olaka, Amanda     Jacky Caras


Davis, John Newburn (Powell, J.N.) and Davis, William Osborne (Powell, W.O.)

The father of John Newburn and William Osborne died in 1889. Their mother remarried William Powell which accounts for them be listed as Powell, J.N. and Powell, W.O. on the original list of miners killed.



Henry Bettison

FHL film #2055466 item 2 was titled "Obituaries and odds & ends of Canton Register, Canton, Fulton Co., Ill. Jan 5, 1899 to Jul 4, 1901."

May 3, 1900 - p. 2 col. 2
Harry Bettison, the eldest son/ of William Bettison was killed in a coal mine accident at Scofield, Utah. His Father Wm. Bettison lived at 627 South 3rd. Ave. Canton, Ill. Harry had left home about 8 mo's ago & was employed by the Pleasant Valley Coal Co. at Scofield, Ut. Henry Bettison was age - 24 yr's on the 1st day of last Dec. He was born in England while his parents were revisiting their native country. But he grew up in Cuba & Canton, Ill. The family had lived in Canton for 13 yrs. (The Obit calls him Harry, then changes to Henry.) His is the 3rd violent death in the family of this widowed Father. Henrys elder bro. - John was drowned in the Illinois river, Sept. 15, 1897. Eighteen yr's ago, another bro. a child of 4 or 5 yr's was drowned in England when the family was on a visit in the old country. The surviving members besides the Father are 2 sons & a daughter - Earnest & William & Catherine all at home.

May 10, 1900 p.1 col.5
On Mon. Eve. the remains of Henry Bettison, the Canton victim of the accident at the Scofield, Utah. He was killed in a mine explosion. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Ill.



Gunnar Bjarnason

Copied from Utah Icelandic Settlement

Gunnar Thorarinsson was born 25 April 1881 at Skalmarbaer, Thykkvabaerjarklaustur, Vestur Skaftafell, the son of Thorarinn Bjarnason, born 17 June 1849 at Hruni Kalfafell i Fljotshverfi, Vestur Skaftafell, died 21 February 1924 in Spanish Fork, Utah; and Brynhildur Jonsdottir, born 9 December 1849, died 4 March 1885 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Gunnar immigrated to Spanish Fork, Utah with his parents in 1883. Gunnar moved to Cleveland, Utah in Emery County with his family. He married Isabelle Muir 8 February 1900 at Richfield, Utah. Isabelle was born 16 December 1880 at Richfield, Utah, died 28 July 1966 at Smithfield, Utah; she is buried in Richfield, Utah. Gunnar worked at the Winter Quarters Mine near Scofield, Utah. 1 May 1900 was the day the Winter Quarters Mine blew up, killing at least 200 men. Gunnar was one of these miners. It was the worst single loss of life in Utah history and one of the five worst mining disasters in U.S. history. The Winter Quarters Mine record lists him as Gunnar Bjarnason from Richfield, Utah.





photo courtesy of Mr. Zimmerman of Stark, Ohio

Thomas Brogden - research by James Bleess

Brogden was a member of Rathbone #9 KP

Massillon Independent, Ohio - May 10, 1900

The body of the late THOMAS BROGDEN who was killed in the Schofield mine disaster arrived at North Lawrence this afternoon. The arrangements have not been made.

Massillon Independant Newspaper in Massillon, Ohio

A number of Massillonians on Thursday attended the funeral of the late Thomas Brogden, of North Lawrence, who was killed in the mine disaster at Schofield, Utah. Services were held at the home of the deceased, the Rev. Mr. Yoder of the Methodist church, officiating. The North Lawrence Odd Fellows, with which organization Mr. Brogden was connected, were present at the services in a body.

Newman Creek Cemetery

Row 10
North Lawrence (a mile north)
Stark County,Ohio
Date of death was given as 1900 no other dates in the Stark Co. Library other Brogdens are buried near Thomas.



Christian Johnson - research by Jacky Caras

Salt Lake's Victims:
Funeral Services to be Held in This City Tomorrow
Salt Lake Herald Newspaper May, 1900

The body of Christian Johnson, which was accompanied from Scofield by the widow and child of the deceased, will be buried tomorrow. Johnson was fifty-five years of age and a native of Denmark. He came to Utah twenty-seven years ago, and for a time resided at Big Cottonwood. Later he made this city his home. His family consisting of a wife and seven children, live in the Eighth Ward. The funeral will take place from the ward meeting house at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.




Leon Gourdin


Leon Gourdin and wife Mary Evans. Mary Evans was the daughter of Richard and Ann Harries Evans. Written on the back of the photos is: "my mother's sister Mary and her first husband. He was killed in a mine explosion." Photo courtesy of Lila Caldwll



Alex Heikkila Kankaanranta

Alex Heikkila Kankaanranta was born in a small village in the parish of Veteli, Finland, as the eldest surviving child of Erik Kankaanranta and Lisa Patana. His younger brother, Matti, had emigrated to the US in 1896 with his family, and they came to live in Scofield. Alex - who was marrried to Alina Heikkilä - arrived to New York October 7th in 1899 with a friend, August Lang, also from the Veteli parish, and they were heading to Scofield, Utah. Their contact person on the ship manifest is Matti Lang, Alex's brother, who lived in Castle Gate.



NOTE:

The birth year or birth date was found in a cemetery inventory done by Elaine Bonnett. The inventory only listed five men. Richard Ronback, John Jarvekorpi, John Palokankkie, Joseph Katkm and William Joki Salo. The cemetery list is available at FamilySearch.org/books/Family History Books/.



Reese, Richard David - My wife's great grandfather Richard David Reese was killed in the Scofield Mine. Her grandfather Thomas Reese worked in the mine that day but he lived through it. In the book, "History of the Scofield Mine Disaster" by J.W. Dilly, page 110, it is written that: Jeremiah Davis is one of the lucky men who escaped from the mine on May 1. He was about half way in the mine when the explosion occurred, and at once started for the main exit. There were five boys behind him, and they impeded his progress considerbly. One was Evan Williams, the others boys were Tommy Reese, Gus Hoagland, Harry Knight, Fred Hirst, and Dave Pugh.



Silien, Jacob was born in Finland and came to American some time between 1882 and 1893 with his wife and four children. His wife's name was Susanna Louise Koski. His daughter, Christina was born April 1882 in Finland and was a step daughter to Susanna Louise Koski. Jacob and Susanna had a son, Fred Silien, born 22 Jun 1893 in Omaha, Nebraska. He died 29 July 1959. Another son Yalmur Silien was born 20 Jan 1895 in Omaha, Nebraska. Jacob and his family moved to Utah between 1895 and 1898 where Sakarias was born April 1899 in Utah. Susanna was born Nov. 9, 1848 in Finland and died December 16, 1926 in Council Bluff, Iowa.

If you are related to or would like more information about this family please e-mail Brandy Luth.



Benjamin L. Lloyd - research by James Bleess

The three Lloyd boys, for some time past at Palisade but well known here, lost two brothers in the coal mine explosion at Schofield, Utah, last Tuesday. Nonpareil Notes, May 3, 1900, Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection

Search was centered in Grand Junction, Colorado, where Dilley says the body was sent. Lloyd was apparently a member of the IOOF (Odd Fellows) but not lodge 32 (Rebekah). Sutherland was also a member of IOOF. It was this membership and resulting insurance policy that allowed them to be shipped home and a nice stone erected in those trying times. The 1900 census found William Lloyd and Elizabeth Lloyd, living in Palisade, Colorado. In the 1920 census they were living in the same town. He is buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Orchard Mesa, Colorado. Orchard Mesa is actually a part of Grand Junction. His name on the headstone shows as BENJAMIN LLOYD ( no initial ) and his death date was May 1st, 1900 and inscription is Killed in the mine disaster at Schofield, Utah. His Parents William and Elizabeth are also in the same cemetery.

Benjamin Lloyd is buried in the IOOF north and middle section of the Orchard Mesa Cemetery. It has been refered to as the Masonic cemetery also. Apparently several sections with different identities are close to each other. Benjamin is in row 9.

Headstone - Benjamin Lloyd, Killed in Scofield Utah coal mine disaster, May 1, 1900, aged 39 years photo by Roxanna



Peter Sutherland - research by James Bleess

Search was centered in Grand Junction, Colorado, where Dilley says the body was sent. Lloyd was apparently a member of the IOOF (Odd Fellows) but not lodge 32 (Rebekah). Sutherland was also a member of IOOF. It was this membership and resulting insurance policy that allowed them to be shipped home and a nice stone erected in those trying times.

Headstone

Headstone photo courtesy of A. Mauriello.

Tues. CC Clipper - 8 May 1900
BURIED HERE
Victim of the Horrible Utah Mine Accident Resided at Brookside

One of the victims of the horrible coal mine accident at Scofield, Utah, was buried in Canon City last Saturday. He was Peter Sutherland, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sutherland of Brookside, where he had lived until a short time ago when he went to the Utah mine. He was a native of Scotland and was a man well liked among those who knew him. His body was enclosed in a neat casket which was not opened as the remains would have been scarcely recognizable. Services were conducted by Rev. H. N. Wilson of the Presbyterian church and the burial was in the Canon cemetery. So far as known this was the only man who was killed in the disaster who came from this part of the state.


Canon City Record - Thurs. 10 May 1900
Victims of Utah Mine Explosion

On Saturday the funeral services of Peter Sutherland were held at the home of his parents in Brookside. Interment taking place in the Canon City cemetery. Rev. Willson officiated. The deceased met death in the coal mine disaster at Schofield, Utah. May 1st. The attendance at the funeral was so large that it was necessary to hold the services out of doors.

Peter Sutherland
Greenwood Cemetery
Block 21, Lot 335, grave 10.
Canon City, Colorado.



Robert & Llewelyn Williams

Information submitted by Jacky Caras

There is a mention of a Williams family in the Dilley book page 64. "...Take one instance, that of Mrs Williams, who came from Tennessee with her husband and a family of seven children a few days before the explosion. Her husband went to work in the mine and the next day met his death there.

Mrs. Mary Williams received $168.00 from the Scofield Relief Fund July 1900. She sued the PVCC (Pleasant Valley Coal Company) and received $500.00 less taxes $33.00. FHL film #484812 pg 271. Llewelyn was 16 years old.



Alfred E. Watson

Information submitted by Jacky Caras

Dilley book Page 79: Burial Service at Eureka The funeral services over the remains of Al E. Watson, one of the victims of the recent mine explosion at Scofield will be conducted from the Odd Fellows' hall tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 1 o'clock under the auspices of Tintic Lodge No. 12,I.O.O.F. of which the deceased was a member. The deceased is a brother is Superintendent Joe Watson of the Eureka Hill mine, and Eph. Watson, Justice of the Peace, and was a resident of this place about nine months ago.The body will be interred at the city cemetery. Al. E. Watson was 33 years of age at the time of his death, and leaves a wife and three small children. Joe Watson returned last evening from Scofield, where he went to care for his brother's wife and family, and have the remains sent to Eureka. Mr. Watson said that everything possible was being done by mining company, and also by the outside people who were at Scofield. The rescue was still going on when he left the grief-stricken coal camp; Mr.Watson says that superintindent G. W. Sharp is especially deserving the praise for his faithful labor. Mr. Sharp has, he said, scarcely taken time to eat or sleep while the rescue work progressed, and did everything in his power to console and care for the unfortunate familles who are left without sustenance by the awful calamity.

Mrs. Lizzie Watson received $150.00 from the Scofield Relief Fund July 1900. She sued the PVCC (Pleasant Valley Coal Company) and received $500 less $33.00 taxes. FHL film #484812 pg 296.



Joseph Perry Thomas & Joseph Sanders Edwards Thomas

Information received from Diane Miller

Joseph Sanders Thomas and his son Joseph Parry Edwards Thomas was originally buried in Scofield, Utah and on November 25, 1933, members of their family had the Wheeler Mortuary of Springville re-inter the remains of four of the family from Scofield to the Spanish Fork Cemetery. Those four where: Joseph, his son, Joseph Parry who was 18 years old he and his father were killed in the Scofield mine disaster; Joseph's father, Frederick Edwards Thomas, and Joseph's young daughter, Elizabeth Ann, who was one month old when she died in Scofield.

Headstones and memorials can be found on findagrave.com. These two links will take you there: Joseph Sanders Thomas Memorial# 12496143 and Joseph Parry Thomas: Memorial# 12496140



Deseret News 1900-08-22 Scofield Orphan Adopted

Judge Hiles has made an order confirming the adoption of Nellie Minervie Johnson by Henry Wilson and wife, residents of this city. The child's father, Meg Johnson, was killed in the Scofield explosion on May 1st last, while its mother has been an inmate of the Provo asylum since August, 1897. The child is 3 1/2 years old, and has two sisters and a brother at the orphans' home.



Pitman, (Messach) Meshick

At the death of Meshick Pitman in the Winter Quarters mine his three sons and baby daughter became orphans. His wife had died in October of 1899 in Scofield, Carbon, Utah probably in child birth. Her baby daughter, Mary Pitman was born 2 Oct 1899 in Scofield. The following newspaper article was found in the Eastern Utah Advocate dated 17th of May 1900. The Witman (Pitman) children, the four only real orphans as a result of the Scofield disaster, have been placed in good homes. The three boys will be taken to Provo people and the little girl has been placed in a Scofield home. The baby girl Mary Pitman died 19 Aug 1900 just a few short months after her fathers death.



Wilson, Sandy

The Salt Lake Herald 1900-05-06
Two Dreadful Cases Found by Committee

Mrs. "Sandy" Wilson, (Elizabeth Hunter Wilson) whose husband (Alexander Ferguson Wilson Jr.) was killed with two other brothers (William L & James L Wilson) and a fourth (possibly referring to her brother John Hunter who died) who has since died, was confined three days before the accident of May 1. Her husband was among those known to be killed a short time after the tragedy occurred, and because of the turmoil created at her home, the matter was not kept from her. She was told that not only was her husband among the dead, but that his two brothers were killed, her father (in-law, Alexander Wilson) was injured and a fourth brother (in-law John L. Wilson) fatally hurt.

She became delirious at once, and lay in that condition in bed with her three-days-old baby without attention. Her mother-in-law and other relatives and friends were too horror-stricken and dazed to attend to her. In their grief they forgot all about her.

For three days no one came near her bedside. And during that time she lay prostrate and moaned and raved with the babe at her breast. (baby Mary Isabell Wilson born 25 Apr 1900.) The fire went out in the house. There was nothing for her to eat, and no medicine. She was helpless, while the body of her husband lay in the next room.

Salt Lake Herald 1900-05-02
Most Awful Disaster in History of Utah

In the meantime John Wilson, who had been blown with his horses nearly 150 yards across the canyon from the mouth of the mine, had been discovered and was taken to his home. The back of his skull was crushed and some solid substance had been driven through his abdomen. He left here alive on a special train for Salt Lake to be attended in the hospital.

(later in the same article) John Wilson, who was driving at the mouth of the tunnel, was blown over 200 yards down the dump. ...Wilson had his skull mashed and his recovery is doubtful.

Sandy Wilson also on the outside was hit by flying timbers and his life is despaired of. Probably the most terrible catastrophe has come to the Wilson family, Sandy Wilson, the father, who was on the outside of tunnel No. 4, was blown eighty feet and his leg was broken, and he received other injuries. His son, Jack, was blown across the gulch. Three other sons have been brought out of No. 4 dead. They are Sandy, Jr. (Alexander Ferguson Wilson Jr., W. J. James (James L. Wilson) and Bill (William L. Wilson). What makes the accident to them more heartrending is the fact that the wife of Sandy, Jr., was confined three days ago, and she is lying in a critical condition.

Salt Lake Herald 1900-05-02
Four Mine Victims Brought to Salt Lake

...across the aisle lay father and son in the persons of Alex and John L. Wilson. The former at the time of the explosion was standing thirty feet distant from the mouth of the shaft. The elder seemed to be the only man who was conscious of his surroundings, although suffering from a broken leg, severe contusions and possible internal injuries.

John L. Wilson, the young man, was the most seriously injured of the quartette, having borne the full brunt of the explosion at the mouth of the tunnel, and being blown 200 feet down the canyon, with the result that the back of his skull was crushed like an eggshell, so much so that Drs. A. J. Holmquist of Helper and Bascom, who accompanied the injured men to town from the scene of the catastrophe, entertained grave doubts as to his recover.

He estimated that among the list of casualties there were but ten men suffering from injuries from which they would recover, with the possible exception of John L. Wilson.

Fireman James F. Wilson at No. 2 received the appalling news in a dispatch from his brother, Andrew J. Wilson, who conducts a butcher shop at Scofield, at 7 p.m. last night. It read: "Sandy and Johnny hurt and three boys killed. Come down."

All the Wilsons were well known in this city. Two of the brothers formerly run a butcher shop on West South Temple Street, and John lived here for years with his family. They are injured and may be numbered with the dead before this morning, while the three boys. Alexander, William and James, are already gone. Alexander was married, being about 23 years old, and his brothers are aged 19 and 14 respectively. They are nephews to Fireman Wilson, who left for the scene last night.

The father, "Sandy" Alexander Wilson, the man injured with a broken leg died 6 Sept 1910 in Salt Lake City. Cause of death Intestinal obstruction and contributory myocarditis.

The son, John Law Wilson, the young man blown across the canyon 150-200 yards, died 11 May 1927 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Cause of death was carcinoma of Stomach, contributory: old injury to skull with cerebral ?.




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