Ed King

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Death Notice of Ed King

Sixteen Dead in Mine Explosion
Ed King, of Whitwell, Victim of Explosion at Mulga, Ala. Monday
Birmingham, Ala. October 5 (1914).--

Sixteen men are known to be dead and twelve injured as the result of a pocket gas explosion at the Mulga mines of the Woodward Iron company, near Ensley, this morning. Removal of the bodies is proceeding tonight, only nine of the sixteen dead having been brought out prior to eight o'clock.

Mine officials state the explosion as purely local and was caused by striking a pocket of gas. What ignited the gas has not been determined. The mine itself was not seriously damaged. Mulga mines had a previous explosion April 20, 1910, when thirty-five were killed.

Three of the dead have been identified: Ike Calsoki, Ed King and Charles Campbell, white miners.

Mr. King was formerly of Whitwell.

This notice was provided by Cheryl Cook Singleton

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June 13, 2003