Is there anything available in Guernsey Co., about the coal mining accidents that took place there early in the century. I have that my gg garndfather was killed at a mining accident at the Imperial mine at Derwent on 1-30-1908, his name was John Urwin. I have the coroner's inwuest report as well as quite a few obits.
Much to my surprise, yesterday I received, from a cousin, a paragraph transcribed from "Abstracts of Coroner's Inquests of Guernsey Co., Ohio 1904-1921" that reads: Wm. P. James Age 19- male -blue eyes -brown hair -born in America. Residence- Amsterdam, Ohio. Miscellaneous- found body at Derwent, Ohio. Coroner W.B. Yeo Feb. 29, 1908.
That is less than one month from the date of my gggrandfather's death. The amazing thing is that this Wm P. James is the brother of John Urwin's daughter-in-law. Wm's sister Naamah married John Urwin's son Emmett in 1902.
Is there anyone available in Guernsey Co., that might be able to get for me a copy of the actual coroner's inquest as well as check on a possible obituary for William P. James.
I would be more than happy to reimburse anyone for doing so.
Was the Imperial mine the only one in the area? Could both of these have happened in the same mine? My curiosity is peaked, how about yours?
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