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Jamison No. 8 Mine Disaster 1926

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Date: 14 Jan 1926
Location: Farmington, Marion County, West Virginiamap
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters West Virginia Disasters
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Southeast United States Mining Disasters Team | West Virginia Mining Disasters | Jamison No. 8 Mine Disaster 1926

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History and Circumstances

Farmington is also shown as the Lincoln District, Marion County, West Virginia in Census Records and older vital records.
  • Victims: 19 deaths
  • Cause: Coal Mine Explosion of undetermined origin. The ignition source that set off the original explosion never could be determined, but investigators did find a classic combination of factors that could have set the stage: inadequate ventilation, inadequate control of explosive methane gas and coal dust, and inadequate testing for methane.

Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Lonnie Bell
W. P. Carr
Archie Franklin Cutlip Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leo Vernon Cutlip Yes Yes Yes Yes
John Dennis
Clarence D. Fonner Yes Yes Yes
Charles Benjamin "Benny" Fonner Yes Yes Yes
Joseph Flaherty
Wassel Frankoff YES YES No YES
F. D. Lester
Coy Franklin Lough Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cornelius C. Mahaney Yes Yes Yes Yes
Herbert C. Myers Yes Yes Yes Yes
William Ellsworth Myers Yes Yes No Yes
Pearlie Jackson "P. J." Sell Yes Yes Yes Yes
John Starensky
John Thomas
Nicholas "Nick" Soika aka Zapatosky YEs Yes No Yes
John Zeman

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings



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