Location: Ludlow, Las Animas County, Colorado
Surnames/tags: Mining_Disasters Colorado
Las Animas County, Colorado -
1914 Miner Striker Altercation
History and Circumstances
- Area History
- Include a short history of the town or area of the mine relating to the mine; how the mine influenced the area, etc.
- Strike History
- Include whatever you can find
- Massacre Circumstances
When it happened, why, how, etc.; who was involved.
PUT IN BOLD any names of miners, investigators, rescuers that may be in the text.
Add photos if you find any.
- Investigation Report
Add any info you find of interest; if books are written, make a copy of the cover and link to the book UNDER Want to Know More? section.
Add any positive results of the disaster.
There were 17 victims of the Ludlow Massacre including women, children, and babies.
|Petrucci, Frank||4 months||1914|
|Petrucci, Joe||4 ½||1909|
|Petrucci, Lucy||2 ½||1911|
|Snyder, Jr., William||11||1903|
|Valdez, Elvira||3 months||1914|
- Add photos if found and other items of interest.
- Add newspaper articles if found.
- Add number of children, etc., or other info about the families.
Add Survivors in a table if you find a list using the same format as victims.
If you add text containing names, add that or other info and PUT THE NAMES IN BOLD.
Rescue Effort & Rescuers
From disaster history, add the rescue efforts and any rescuers you may find.
If the NAMES are in the text you put here, BOLD THE NAMES.
You can create a table of Rescuers using the same format as for victims.
Others Involved/Supporters and the Aftermath
Many were involved after the disaster:
- miners, not involved in the disaster as survivors or rescuers, who might be noted elsewhere as working in that mine,
- and supporters in the aftermath
We would like to honor them also.
The sources and resources may uncover others who may be honored and remembered.
Create table if you find a list,
Add what you find in photos, stories, articles, etc.
If the NAMES are in the text you put here, BOLD THE NAMES.
Museums & Memorials
- Add links to museums or memorials regarding this disaster
- Add photos of memorials
Children Who Died
Sad, but true, many children were killed in the massacre. In addition to the "other" Memorial sticker, you may also COPY & PASTE the following somewhere below the profile Biography section heading to show they died way before their time:
This results in this sticker:
This can be inserted in the paragraph describing the child mine worker’s death circumstances.
- Note: Also be sure to mark “no spouse” and “no children” in the appropriate places in the profile edit page
- Click on “Add” in the “Spouse” area which takes you to another page where you can click on UNMARRIED and follow the links to show no spouse.
- On the edit page under CHILDREN, check the box by “No Children”.
This results in a much cleaner and accurate profile.
The Memorials add the Occupation categories to the Miners' and Mining Rescuers' profiles.
The Miners' Support Ribbon is added to Miners' Family members and Supporters involved in this coal mining disaster.
General Notes regarding Stickers:
- The text is a variable that can be changed to fit the individual.
- Text is limited to 100 characters
- The name line in a person's profile will fill in the name of the person in the Memorial Sticker.
- wording may be changed in the Connection= to fit the individual's profile
- A miner who is killed in the disaster along with a brother or father can have both a Miners' Memorial and "Miners' Family Sticker added to his profile. An example is included below.
For others involved, i.e., family members, others involved, miners who worked there but not in the mine that day, the suggestions can be copy&pasted and then edited.
Some Suggestions For Miners:
- wasn't working that day, so escaped the
- worked in the mine, but was not involved in the
Suggestions For Mining Rescuers:
- helped with rescue and recovery in the
- was a rescuer killed in the rescue efforts in the
Categories to Add to Miners' Profiles
ADD the following categories to the TOP of the Miner's profiles as they are researched and added, or found on WikiTree.
To add categories to an individual's page:
1. Copy & Paste the following to the top of the profile page:
2. Save Changes
3. Click on the PROFILE and make sure the categories appear.
If underlined and in BLACK, congratulations! You have added the profile to the category. You may click on the underlined categories to see the miner's profile on that category page.
Note: If you see someone you are researching, or your ancestor appears on this page you are welcome to add the categories and a sticker to that person's page and contact a Profile Manager of this page for the table to be updated.
This is our way of helping you honor the miners in your family.
OR if you want to help grow the WikiTree community tree:
- Research the names of miners killed on WikiTree, and if found, add the categories above and the project template and stickers below to their profile page.
- Add miners to WikiTree by creating their profile.
- Research names found in the investigation report and add the profiles if you find enough information.
- Add genealogy resources that are found specifically relating to this disaster, or the area.
- Possible sources to add by link:
- Interment Records
- Area Genealogical & Historical Societies
- Library Collections online
Want to Know More?
- This is where to place additional stories, articles and other items of interest to Read More About It
- Add resources or links to articles [that may be copyrighted] that add more details
- List books about the disaster, possibly with a photo of the book cover
- Disaster Page
- History and circumstances of the disaster with photos as available
- Memorial to be used for that disaster (Profile Memorial Template)
- List of names of those killed, injured, etc. where available & Create tables
- Genealogy Resources
- Museums/Memorials commemorating the disaster web links/photos
- Resources & Read More About It [Want to Know More Section]
- Individual Profiles To Do List
- For each miner, family member, mining rescuer or family member found:
- Research WikiTree for existing profiles
- Research external sites for more information on miners killed
- review investigation reports for names of miners and others involved
- complete profile page
- upload individual miners' photos; family info of select miners, other similar if found
- Search resources and genealogy info for more information on victims and families, and others involved
- For Wikitree Profiles:
- All duplicates should be merged into the final profile ID. PPP should be added if there are known duplication problems/or the person is considered notable.
- Worldwide Mining project box template, sticker and categories included on the page
- Biography is cleaned up and free of any GEDCOM leftovers, Ancestry trees with no links, etc. and styled according to Category:Styles and Standards. Use of inline citations is encouraged, and please do not copy large swaths of text from elsewhere. Paraphrase and link!
- Each individual should have a quality source or reference to their association with the Worldwide Mining Disaster- i.e. a website or published biography
- Create and attach immediate family
- Connect to the main WikiTree tree
- Link/include any memorials, gravestones, etc. whether photo, web link, obituary or other
- Personal To Dos
- Also can be used as a personal To Do list as the page is worked on
- Delete the Disaster Page “To Dos” as they are completed
- Add other sources used in completing or researching the disaster.
- TIP: add inline references and sources as you work through the page - it will save a lot of time and frustration.
- Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
- Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Sheryl Moore and John Anderson. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)