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Hawk's Nest, WV Mine Explosion, Jan 1908

EXPLOSION IN A WEST VIRGINIA MINE SNUFFS OUT NINE LIVES.

Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 31. -- Nine miners met sudden death in the New River colliery known to miners as the Lower Boone mine, 45 miles from here, near Hawk's Nest, in an explosion that partly wrecked the mine. It is stated that 25 men were in the mine at the time of the explosion, and nine lost their lives. The others escaped with only slight injuries.
The dead:
HENRY HOLLIDAY, mine boss, married.
JOHN BOWLES, single.
A. J. WAGLES, single.
CHARLES CASSE, married.
WILBUR WILSON, single.
JOHN CLARK, married.
RICHARD MYERS, single.
TRAVICE PAUGHT, single.
PETER BARLOW, single.
The last three named were from Jackson, O. Lower Boone mine is the property of the Boone Coal and Coke company, and was a small one. Twenty-five is the largest number of men that ever worked in the shaft.

The Mansfield News Ohio 1908-01-31

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Alternate Mine name

This mine was known as the "Bachman" Mine.

West Va Coalmine Explosion 1908

You need to go to -The Washington Times,wash,dc./jan.31,1908/1st edition/page 16/image 16. to see article that is titled (EXPLOSION KILLS NINE IN WEST VIRGINIA MINE)
CHARLESTON,W.VA.- J ANUARY 30,1908
The DEAD are:
Grover Bowles, Lawrence Shares, Harry Wilson, Wilbur Wilson, Grandison Coles, Charles Workman, William Buffman & 2 UNIDENTIFIED. Must read entire article. Also if interested there is another article that gives more detailed on injuries. @ Salt Lake ,Utah newspaper dated Jan. 30,1908.
I believe (but not sure just yet) that Grover Bowles is my Great-Great -Grandfather.and I believe that another killed John Bowles was his brother.
Cheryl Moore

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