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Judith Reid Researching John Hornsey Casson (1843-1926) Surgeon
Wilma Gamston John Smith Farnsworth, Summit Query
Diane Walker Elizabeth Partington And The Pretoria Pit Disaster 1910
Hannah Parish Manton Colliery, I lost a Great Granddad & 2 Great Uncles in the same pit disaster
Irene Huskinson Elemore explosion 1886 + Thomas Buck
Mrs I Hennessy William Barnes lived in Church St Heanor in 1918
Mr. Davies How can I trace records relating to my grandfather, a miner in the 1900's?


  From: Mr. Davies
Sent:
30 March 2006
Subject:
How can I trace records relating to my grandfather, a miner in the 1900's?

Greetings - I wonder if there would be any way I could trace records relating to my grandfather, Fred Owen Davies! He was a miner in the 1900's in Dudley West Midlands!
If you can help please e-mail me and I shall be happy to give you more details!
Thank you!
Mr. Davies


  From: Mrs l Hennessy
Sent:
07 April 2006
Subject:
William Barnes lived in Church St Heanor in the 1918

My grandfather, William Barnes, died 3 days after a pit accident. He lived in Church Street Heanor. He died September 1918; any idea what mine he would have worked at?
Mrs l Hennessy


  From: Irene Huskinson
Sent:
21 April 2006
Subject:
Elemore explosion 1886 + Thomas Buck

I am researching my husband’s family whose grandparents lived in Hetton.
Grandad passed a whisky tot type glass on to him it is engraved with details of the Elemore disaster We often wondered about the circumstances. The glass must be over 100 years old; he also bequeathed another glass to commemorate the end of the pit strike of April 1912.
My husband's grandfather was Thomas Buck.
Regards
Irene Huskinson


  From: Hannah Parish
Sent:
05 May 2006
Subject:
Manton Colliery

I wonder if you could help me, all I know is that I lost a Great Granddad & 2 Great Uncles in the same pit disaster. The family lived in Worksop at the time near St. Mary (Priory).

My G. Granddad was called Thomas Morris and I know I think one was call George.

I know this is a shot in the dark; I visited Worksop a few weeks ago but could find nothing to do with Manton Colliery.

Your Gratefully

Hannah Parish

 


  From: Pete Richards
Sent:
17 Dec 2009
Subject:
Manton Colliery - MAY be able to help

Found this posting asking about Thomas Morris and the Manton Pit Disaster on your website Maybe able to assist. I know it's an old posting.

Peter


  From: Diane Walker
Sent:
17 June 2006
Subject: Elizabeth Partington And The Pretoria Pit Disaster 1910
Hiya, I have recently got the urge to research my family tree. I have only just started so have not got a lot of information.
The reason I am contacting you is because of something my father said. He mentioned his grandmother ELIZABETH PARTINGTON (maiden name), and that she received some award or was acknowledged for helping at the Pretoria Pit Disaster in1910, she would have only been young- possibly under 10 yrs.
Scene Of The 1910 Disaster
I cannot find any information about her, so would be very grateful if anyone would be able to help
Regards
Diane xx

References:-
Clare Staveley
Pretoria Survivors 1910
Tragic Record That Made Me Weep
Scene Of The 1910 Disaster
Pretoria Pit at Westhoughton, Lancashire, 344 killed.
The First Rescue Stations In The Country

I have apparently got the wrong email address


  From: Wilma Gamston
Sent:
19 June 2006
Subject:
John Smith Farnsworth, Summit Query

Can You help with a John Smith Farnsworth, husband of Leah who was killed in Summit Colliery at the age of 34.

we think he had a daughter who immigrated to Australia in 1925. Any info or where to search for info would be appreciated.

Wilma Gamston.


  From: Judith Reid  
Sent:
3 July 2006
Subject: Researching John Hornsey Casson (1843-1926) Surgeon

I am researching John Hornsey Casson (1843-1926) who was Surgeon to the Alfreton Ironworks and the Riddings and Selston Collieries during the 1870s.

I am trying to find out any more information about him or about his time working there and I wondered if you were able to help at all?

Also how would the system have worked back then - would the surgeon have had an office actually at the colliery so as to be on site to attend to injuries or illnesses?

Was this common practice - did each colliery have their own doctors?

I would be very grateful for any details you, or any of your site users, are able to pass on.

Many thanks
Judith Reid

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