Keith and Perry Mine Disaster 1888

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Date: 29 Mar 1888 [unknown]
Location: Rich Hill, Bates County, Missourimap
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters Missouri Disasters
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History and Circumstances

  • Date: 29 Mar 1888
  • Location: Rich HIll, Missouri
  • Victims: 24 deaths, 12 seriously injured
  • Cause: Explosion
Name Sourced Bio Connected Category
Black, Charles
Black, George
Black, William
Brown, Bruce
Dickson, Silas E.
Gray, John
Henderson, Fred
Hill, W. Henry
Kay, Charles
Lawler, Frank
Leffler, John
May, Joseph
McPherson, Gibson C.
Neptune, J. C.
Roberts, John
Robinson, George
Sheppard, Henry
Smith, Charles
Smith, Jordan
Spangler, Peter
Trickle, Joshua
White, E.
Young, Charles
Note: 23 victims are listed in the Coronor's Jury Verdict.[1]


  • Brown, Eddie
  • Brown, Henry
  • Dick, Robert
  • Dullahaunt, M.
  • Fernando, R.
  • Gray, Newman B.
  • Henry, George
  • Henry, John
  • Jackson, Frank
  • Jones, D. C.
  • Lee, Old
  • Lucas, John
  • Marshal, Arch
  • Mason, R.
  • Neptune, C. J.
  • Reed, Ed
  • Richards, W.
  • Roberts, C. W.
  • Roberts, John
  • Smallwood, Charles
  • Sweeney, G. R.
  • Taylor, Wm.
  • Williams, J. L.
  • Young, William
  • Young, C. W. [2][3][4]

Rescue Efforts

Results and Findings

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  1. The Butler Weekly Times, Butler, Missouri. April 11, 1888. Page 5.
  2. The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland. March 31, 1888, page 4
  3. The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 31, 1888, page 4
  4. The Butler Weekly Times, Butler, MO. April 4, 1888, page 5


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