Edwight, WV Slate Fall At Mine, Sep 1940
2 EDWIGHT MINERS DIE IN SLATE FALL.
VICTIMS ARE WILLIS STREETS, 48, AND JAMES SMITH, AGED 41.
Edwight, West Virginia -- Sept. 21 -- A slate fall yesterday afternoon in a mine of the Raleigh-Wyoming Mining Company at Edwight proved fatal to two men.
The dead are:
WILLIS STREETS, 48.
JAMES SMITH, 41, both of Edwight.
Mr. Streets is survived by his wife; three children, Howard Streets of Paradise, Ky., James Streets and Mrs. Margaret Addis of Edwight; two brothers, Owen Streets of Indianapolis, Ind., and John Streets of Drakesboro, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Buckhannon of Paradise and Miss Effie Streets of Washington, D.C., and his father, J. P. Streets of Drakesboro.
The body will be removed to Drakesboro tomorrow where services will be held Wednesday.
Surviving Mr. Smith are his wife; two children, Ruby Lee and Julia Ann; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Linville of Edwight, Mrs. Martha Rhodes of Marfork, Mrs. Georgia Adkins and Mrs. Lou Adkins of Van.
Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m.at the Bailey Cemetery. Rev. Harvey Richmond will officiate.
The Valley Mortuary, Whitesville, has both bodies.
Charleston Gazette West Virginia 1940-09-22