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Title: Death at mine recorded in newspaper?
Post by: Paul Johnson of Hartlepool UK on Tuesday 12 February 13 17:25 GMT (UK)
Hi all,

I have come across an ancestor's death at http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/w009.htm#i16328

"Johnson, James, 06 Apr 1927, aged 37, Stoneman, killed by a fall of stone"

Does anyone know if this would have been reported in a newspaper, and if so, where would I look?

Many thanks,

Paul Johnson
Title: Re: Death at mine recorded in newspaper?
Post by: stanmapstone on Tuesday 12 February 13 21:36 GMT (UK)
There would have been an inquest, which would probably have been reported in a newspaper covering the area, and a local library could have copies.
Stan
Title: Re: Death at mine recorded in newspaper?
Post by: tillypeg on Thursday 14 February 13 16:21 GMT (UK)
Hi Paul,

I have looked at the Northern Echo and the Darlington & Stockton Times but can find no mention of James Johnson, sorry.

Perhaps someone else can suggest other archives for newspapers for the relevant area....
Title: Re: Death at mine recorded in newspaper?
Post by: Paul Johnson of Hartlepool UK on Thursday 14 February 13 17:13 GMT (UK)
That's a shame, but I really appreciate you looking.

Many thanks,

Paul
Title: Re: Death at mine recorded in newspaper?
Post by: Paul Johnson of Hartlepool UK on Thursday 14 February 13 20:29 GMT (UK)
Thanks to Grenville for the following information.


northern daily mail
west hartlepool
8 april 1927

                                            DISTRICT NEWS
                                                ------
                                            WHEATLEY HILL
                                                ------
                                            FATAL ACCIDENT

while following his employment as a stonemason on the night shift at wheatley hill, on wednesday, james johnson (37) of fifth street, was fatally crushed by a fall of stone. he leaves a widow and young children. the deceased was a popular secretary of the colliery football club.

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