Stearns, KY Coal Mine Explosion, Feb 1910

SIX MEN KILLED.

EXPLOSION IN KENTUCKY MINE HAS BAD RESULT.

Stearns, Ky., Feb. 9. -- An explosion in Mine No. 1, of the Stearns Coal company, today killed six men outright. It is thought the victims ran into a pocket of gas which ignited when it came in contact with their lamps.
The casualties were:
FRED COMPTON.
G. W. KING.
ALBERT THRASHER.
EDWARD THRASHER.
ELIHU GRUNDY.
BENJAMIN GRUNDY.
JOHN TROXELL.
None of the other workmen in the mine were injured. The explosion took place in one of the innermost recesses of the workings and expended its force upon the men in the immediate vicinity. Hoisting machinery was not damaged and no difficulty was experienced in recovering the bodies.

Lawrence Journal World Kansas 1910-02-09

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It was not Jess Edwards whom

It was not Jess Edwards whom died in 1910 ,as he died in a mine explosion in 1917 at Fidelity mines

Jess Edwards my ggrandpa was

Jess Edwards my ggrandpa was not killed in that accident.he died in a mining accident December 10,1917

Burial Site for Albert Thrasher

Since I wrote a letter to Ky Exp Magazine I have received a letter from Samuel Perry informing me that we need to check The cemetery called Wright Farm Cemetary or the Wright Cemetary. At the time of the mine explosion it was called Camp 1 Cemetary. he was part of a renovation team in 2003 and believes he saw a tombstone for a Thrasher who had been killed in a mine explosion. I hope to contact the owner of the property to see if we will be permitted to check this out

Mine explosion 1910

My great-grandfather was Albert Thrasher. My grandmother Onie Thrasher Edwards was about 16 at the time of the explosion. She told us they did not recover her father's body from the mine. Also this piece states Edward Thrasher killed, but I suspect it was her brother-in-law Jess Edwards instead, as he too was killed in the explosion. His body was recovered and he is buried at Wesley's Chapel near Somerset KY.

Stearns mine explosion 1910

Albert Thrasher is the grandfather of my husband Garry Z Sears. His family is trying to find where Albert's body was taken for burial. It has been rumored that his body was not recovered from that mine. We would like to find out if he was indeed left inside the mine or taken to a cemetery, we would like to be able to honor him at his grave site wherever that may be. Please help us with any information you may have.