Woodford Co, IL Roanoke Coal Mine Accident, Jun 1906
On June 20, 1906, four men, employees of the Roanoke Coal Co., fell to their death down the shaft of the coal mine. They were ANDREW MITCHELL, AUGUST MUESER, JOSEPH DeWASME and CAMILE FAUCON. The men were at work on scaffolding timbering the shaft, 60 feet from the top of the 500 foot shaft, when the scaffolding broke causing the tragedy.
The Woodford County [IL] history : Woodford County Board of Supervisors 1968, page 168