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Old 09-13-2006, 04:09 PM
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Hiya everone,

My name's Hannah and im from Manchester in the UK. After abit of reserch on the ellis island website, i found that two of my great great uncles left the UK to become coal miners in 1904 in hanna, carbon county WY. I think i've found that one of the uncles died in one of the many coal mining incidents, however i'm quite interested in trying to find out what happenned to the other?? Did he stay in Hanna? get married etc?? do i still have distant relatives living in WY??

Just wondering if anyone was form hanna? or carbon county? could you point me in the right direction into finding some information?? or put me in contact with someone you could know who might like to help? I'd also maybe like to know a little about the history of the mining accidents? does anyone know where i could find death records form these accidents??

Basically if anyone know's anything about the area/town i'd love to know, it'd be nice to know where my ancestors have ended up.

Thanks for any help you all can give me

Hannah (i know its amusing i'm called hannah too)

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Old 09-13-2006, 08:29 PM
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Default Hi, from Hanna WY

I live in Hanna, but I’ve only lived here a little over a year and I’m not really acknowledged to the town’s history, nor it’s mining history. I’ve heard a few stories from some locals, but not enough to be beneficial to you. However, I’ve been to the Hanna cemetery, and do know many “unknown miners” have been laid to rest there, and other known/identified ones whom, all, lost their lives in the explosion you’re referring to. Quite a special/intricate memorial has been erected at this cemetery for all the miners who lost their lives during that horrific accident.

Here’s a website that might be beneficial to you, also, (good luck!):
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Old 09-14-2006, 03:27 AM
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Default Thanks :)


Looking on the memorial i can see one of my g g uncles, R.Wilson (1908) the other uncle was called Thomas Wilson, but i cant see him. However if one of them died in a mining incident then i can imagin there is a distinct possibilty that the other could have died at the same time. Strange that his name isnt on the memorial though. I've left another post on another website as well so fingers crossed someone else may know someone who knows something about death and marriage registration in Hanna.

Thanks for your help

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Old 07-08-2007, 09:17 PM
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Default about hanna

hi hannah. i used to live in hanna but it was in the 70s and a few yrs in the 90s.but i do know if u go to the library and try to find a book,its called letters to dear dan. if theydont have it where u are they can maybe get it for you by ordering it or borrowing it.the book tells alot of history about hanna and the coal mines there and the people who lived there. i was amazed at what i read in it and the detail of the history. it even mentions alot of names and dates of the people and when they were there. also it mentions the mine accidents in detail. hope you can find this book as im sure it will help you out. good luck
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:02 PM
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Hello, I Saw Your Post And Got Curious So I Did Alittle Research. I Found A Thomas Wilson Who Was Born In England In The 1910 Census In Wv. He Was 38 Years Old. His Occupation Was Coal Miner. Don't Know If This Is The Right Person Or Not But Thought I'd Pass It Along. If It's Not, Do You Have The Ages Of Thomas And R?
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