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Witteville, OK Mine Explosion In Indian Territory, Jan 1906

EXPLOSION KILLS FOURTEEN MINERS.

FIRE DAMP CAUSE OF DISASTER IN INDIAN TERRITORY.

ONLY TWO MEN OUT OF SIXTEEN WORKING IN THE SHAFT ESCAPED WITH THEIR LIVES.

Poteau, Indian Territory, Jan. 25. -- Fourteen lives were lost in the explosion yesterday in slope No. 4, of the Witteville mine. The explosion was caused by fire damp. Three of the fourteen bodies have been recovered, but it is impossible to enter the mine because of the gas, to attempt a recovery of the other bodies.
The dead:
JOHN ALEXANDER.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER.
PETER DUNSETTO.
ANGELO REEK.
J. H. HARP.
JAMES DUFFEY.
THOMAS REEK.
JOSEPH BATTLEY.
F. FRANKMAN.
JAMES THOMAS.
ANGELO SPARIAT.
FRANK REEK.
JOSEPH TURK.
A. H. DUNLAP.
The explosion occurred in entry No. 4, where sixteen men were at work. Two of the men nearest the entrance were able to make their escape.

The Fort Wayne Sentinel Indiana 1906-01-25

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he was my great grandpa

he was my great grandpa

JAMES DUFFY

JAMES DUFFY WAS MY GRANDFATHER

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