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Explosion at Consol No. 9 Mine, near Farmington, WV

Explosion at Consol No. 9 Mine, near Farmington, WV

Posted: 29 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Apr 2004 2:31AM GMT
Surnames: DEEL
Looking for information about a Howard A. DEEL that died in the explosion at Consol No. 9 Mine, near Farmington, WV, in Monongalia or Marion Co., WV on November 20, 1968.

Want either information about Howard, or to correspond with other survivors of this tragedy.

Beverly Burford
yarddog1@bright.net

Names of the 78 miners that lost their lives in Consolidated No. 9 Mine on Nov. 20, 1968

Mary G. (Deel)Norton Snock (View posts)
Posted: 30 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Anderson, Armstrong, Ashcraft, Barr, Beam, Bingamon, Boggess, Boros, Butt, Carpenter, Cartwright, Currence, Davis, DeBerry, Decker, Deel, Efaw, Ferris, Forte, Foster, Freeman, Glover, Goff, Gouzd, Hardman, Hartzell, Hayes, Henderson, Jenkins, Kaznoski, Kerns, King, Kniceley, Kovar, Mainella, McDonald, Martin, Matish, Lee, Michael, Megna, Minor, Moody, Moran, Morris, Parsons, Muto, Petro, Rogers, Sheme, Sigley, Skarzinski, Snyder, Sopuch, Stoneking, Strait, Takacs, Tate, Taylor, Tennant, Tichenor, Toler, Toothman, Trimble, Triplett, Walter, Walker, Willard, Williams, Wilson, Horvath, Jones, Tarley, Yanero
Farmington (Marion County, West Virginia, USA) No.9 Mine Explosion
Consolidation Coal Co. Mine
November 20, 1968

This list contains the names of the men who died in the mine explosion taken from court papers from the “Circuit Court Of Marion County”, civil action numbers 3582 and 3590.



My father, Howard A. Deel, died in this mine blast (and is one of the 19 men never recovered) when I was 8 months old. The circuit court papers can be viewed at Marion County court house, or you can obtain a copy, like I did, for a small fee. I would also like to thank all the people and companies{there is well over 1,000} that donated money to the (Farmington)Consolidated No. 9 Mine disaster fund for the children, wives, and family members of the victims of the mine explosion. These men did not die in
vain, they helped set into motion the landmark federal “Coal Mine and Safety Act” passed by Congress in 1969.

78 Men Who Parished in the Mine Explosion Are As Follows:

(NOTE: *19 Men Were Never Recovered)

Arthur A. Anderson
Jack O. Armstrong
Thomas D. Ashcraft
Jimmy Barr
Orvil D. Beam
John J. Bingamon
Thomas Boggess
Louis S. Boros
Howard W. Butt
Lee Edman Carpenter
David V. Cartwright
William E. Currence
Dale E. Davis
Albert Ray DeBerry
George O. Decker
Howard A. Deel
James Eli Efaw
Joe Ferris
Virgil A. Forte
Hilery Foster
Aulda G. Freeman
John Frank Gouzd
Charles F. Hardman
Ebert Hartzell
Simon P. Hayes
Paul F. Henderson Jr.
Steve Horvath
Junior M. Jenkins
James Jones
Pete J. Kaznoski
Robert D. Kerns
Charles E. King
James R. Kniceley
George R. Kovar
David Mainella
Dennis McDonald
Walter Rex Martin
Frank Matish
Hartsel Lee
Jack Duane Michael
Emilio Megna
Wayne R. Minor
Charles E. Moody
Paul O. Moran
Adron W. Morris
Randall R. Parsons
Raymond R. Parsons
Joseph Muto
Nicholas Petro
fred B. Rogers
William D. Sheme
Robert J. Sigley
Henry J. Skarzinski
Russell D. Snyder
John Sopuch
Jerry L. Stoneking
Harry L. Strait
Albert Takacs
William L. Takacs
Dewey Tarley
Frank Tate, Jr.
Goy A. Taylor
Hoy D. Taylor
Edwin A. Tennant
Homer E. Tichenor
Dennis L. Toler
John Wesley Toothman
Gorman H. Trimble
Roscoe Triplett
James H. Walter
William T. Walker
Lester Burl Willard
Edward A. Williams
Lloyed W. Wilson
Jerry R. Yanero

Consolidation Coal Co No. 9 Mine

Mary G. (Deel) Norton Snock (View posts)
Posted: 30 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Deel
Farmington (Marion County, West Virginia, USA) No.9 Mine Explosion
Consolidation Coal Co. Mine
November 20, 1968

This list contains the names of the men who died in the mine explosion taken from court papers from the “Circuit Court Of Marion County”, civil action numbers 3582 and 3590.



My father, Howard A. Deel died in this mine blast (and is one of the 19 men never recovered) when I was 8 months old. The circuit court papers can be viewed at Marion County court house, or you can obtain a copy, like I did, for a small fee. I would also like to thank all the people and companies{there is well over 1,000} that donated money to the (Farmington)Consolidated No. 9 Mine disaster fund for the children, wives, and family members of the victims of the mine explosion. These men did not die in vain, they all helped set into motion the landmark federal “Coal Mine and Safety Act” passed by Congress in 1969.

78 Men Who Parished in the Mine Explosion Are As Follows.
NOTE:*19 Men Were Never Recovered

Arthur A. Anderson
Jack O. Armstrong
Thomas D. Ashcraft
Jimmy Barr
Orvil D. Beam
John J. Bingamon
Thomas Boggess
Louis S. Boros
Howard W. Butt
Lee Edman Carpenter
David V. Cartwright
William E. Currence
Dale E. Davis
Albert Ray DeBerry
George O. Decker
Howard A. Deel
James Eli Efaw
Joe Ferris
Virgil A. Forte
Hilery Foster
Aulda G. Freeman
John Frank Gouzd
Charles F. Hardman
Ebert Hartzell
Simon P. Hayes
Paul F. Henderson Jr.
Steve Horvath
Junior M. Jenkins
James Jones
Pete J. Kaznoski
Robert D. Kerns
Charles E. King
James R. Kniceley
George R. Kovar
David Mainella
Dennis McDonald
Walter Rex Martin
Frank Matish
Hartsel Lee
Jack Duane Michael
Emilio Megna
Wayne R. Minor
Charles E. Moody
Paul O. Moran
Adron W. Morris
Randall R. Parsons
Raymond R. Parsons
Joseph Muto
Nicholas Petro
fred B. Rogers
William D. Sheme
Robert J. Sigley
Henry J. Skarzinski
Russell D. Snyder
John Sopuch
Jerry L. Stoneking
Harry L. Strait
Albert Takacs
William L. Takacs
Dewey Tarley
Frank Tate, Jr.
Goy A. Taylor
Hoy D. Taylor
Edwin A. Tennant
Homer E. Tichenor
Dennis L. Toler
John Wesley Toothman
Gorman H. Trimble
Roscoe Triplett
James H. Walter
William T. Walker
Lester Burl Willard
Edward A. Williams
Lloyed W. Wilson
Jerry R. Yanero

JIMMY BARR

CHRISTIE STREM (View posts)
Posted: 1 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JIMMY BARR
I AM RELATED TO JIMMY BARR. OF MARION COUNTY
Posted: 11 Nov 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jan 2004 6:03AM GMT
Surnames: Boggess
I am not sure if this is trelated. I saw a Thomas Boggess in the mining accident. I am desperately looking for leads to my family. My father Roy Franklin Boggess, lived in several counties in WVa. I believe he lived in Marrion county at one time. He also lived in Wyoming county. He worked in the NURIVA COAL CO. in the 30's and 40's. I am looking for any related persons. He had a brother Paul a sister Ruby. Mother Ida (Simpkins) Boggess and father
Walter Boggess. Roy was born July,1911. Wanting to know who Walter's parents were and who Ida's parents were.

I appologize if I am out of line writing this site. Loretta
( Boggess, McAlpine ) Horn. LHorn10269@aol.com also at

LHorn75139@aol.com

consol no.9

Charlotte Michael (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Michael
Dear Mary,
My husband is a son of Jack Michael, also one of the 19 unrecovered from no.9. We are planning on attending the meeting on June 27, 2001 regarding the drilling into the memorial site to extract the methane. I'm assuming you also have been contacted about this, I was wondering how others feel about this proposal.
Charlotte

Re: Consolidation Coal Co No. 9 Mine

Posted: 26 Nov 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Mar 2002 6:31PM GMT
Surnames: Sigley
My grandfather was killed at the same mine in 1947 i think a charge went off and he was killed but can not fine records of his death on the net so how can i fine info on the accident?

Re: Names of the 78 miners that lost their lives in Consolidated No. 9 Mine on Nov. 20, 1968

Posted: 14 Jun 2002 4:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jul 2002 4:55AM GMT
My uncle was one of the 19 never recovered. Emilio Megna. Thank you for listing these names

Re: Names of the 78 miners that lost their lives in Consolidated No. 9 Mine on Nov. 20, 1968

Brenda Anderson Malphrus (View posts)
Posted: 1 May 2003 6:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Arthur A Anderson
Dear Mary,
My farther was Arthur A. Anderson i'm so glad that I found your letter my mother passed a few years ago and I wanted to find some things about all they men who gave their lives for No. 9 coal mines, I know live in South Carolina and I wanted to put this together for my 2 daughters and there children I know it's been a long times since the disaster and I was only in the second grade when we lost our love ones but I still fill the hurt each and everyday even more so since my mom Annabell passed if you get anythingelse I would really appreciate it very much, and it is very good to meet you.

Thanks Brenda

Re: Names of the 78 miners that lost their lives in Consolidated No. 9 Mine on Nov. 20, 1968

REBECCA (View posts)
Posted: 30 Dec 2003 2:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
MY FATHER, CHARLES D. SWIGER WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE MINE RESCUE SQUAD AT THIS TIME AND HELPED RECOVER THE BODIES. THANK YOU FOR NOT LETTING ALL THESE MEN WHO WORKED SO HARD TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES GO FORGOTTEN. IT MEANS ALOT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK MY FATHER QUESTIONS I KNOW HE WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWER THEM. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT MY EMAIL ADDRESS AND I WILL PUT YOU IN TOUCH. (AUTHOR ONLY PLEASE)
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