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Walker Co. Mining Accident

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Walker Co. Mining Accident

Posted: 27 Dec 2004 12:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Mar 2005 12:53AM GMT
Surnames: POTTER
My gr grandfather, William Thomas (Tom) POTTER was killed in a mining accident in a mine near Dora, Walker Co., on 23 Mar 1908. I finally found what I am positive is his death certificate verifying the family stories (the initials on the certificate are incorrect--I believe it says J.F. or J.T. instead of W.T. (one of his sons is John Franklin so I suspect the mistake was made). He was visiting a son, Chester, and Chester's family when the accident occured. He was not working the mine--Chester was. I keep hoping someone might find a newspaper article or obit about the accident. Any help appreciated. His descendants have a yearly Reunion in July. Always try to bring new info. We think he is buried in the "White Cemetery" near Dora where a lot of miners were buried. He has two grandsons buried next to him, but none of the graves were ever marked.
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fcspatti 27 Dec 2004 7:48PM GMT 
melissahogan6... 27 Jan 2005 8:48PM GMT 
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