Casualties of the Mine Explosion at Hanna
June 30th, 1903


Office of State Coal Mine Inspector for Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyo., June 1st, 1904

To His Excellency,
        Fenimore Chatterton,
                Governor of the State of Wyoming.

Sir: --

I have the honor to submit to you my report of the mine explosion which occurred at Hanna, Carbon County, Wyoming on June 30th, at 10:15 A.M., 1903, in the property of the Union Pacific Coal Co.

This report has been delayed until this late date for the reason that there were so many complications connected with the disaster and the great damage done to the mine, the long and tedious efforts made by the Coal Company exploring the mine for persons who lost their lives, the slow and tedious difficulties of recovering them, the many unfortunate obstacles to contend with in repairing and restructuring the mine, so that the last body might be found and brought to the surface, which has only been accomplished at a very recent date so that a satisfying inspection could be made. No previous report prior to this date, could have gathered the same correctness as the one I now present to you.

(Signed) A.E. Bradbury,
        State Inspector of Coal Mines
                District No. One

Herewith I append the names of all persons who lost their lives in the explosion of Hanna Mine No. 1 owned by the Union Pacific Coal Company.

List of men killed in mine June 30th, 1903.

Check No.

Name

Date found

Where found 

(entry)

Room

37 Arthurs, Mike 10-22 22 15
9 Ashblund, John 08-08 17 dip
219 Austin, Desha 10-22 22 28
16 Austin, William 10-22

22

29
239 Aysto, Samuel 08-18

18

196 Bain, Richard 10-23

2

back at face

Battle, John, Foreman

26

Bettue, John 12-08 26 back face
91 Blumstrom, John 07-24 20 back

Boney, John 06-30

11

plane

Brown, Ed 07-20

17

opposite 25
7 Ciarallo, C. 12-02

28

inside 5th crosscut 28E

Cittila, Axel 08-08 17 dip out edge
192 Clarkson, John 11-28 20 25
49 Clarkson, Robert 11-30 20 25

Cos, John H.

not found - supposed to be buried in cave

31 Cox, John R.

12-02

28

outside 5th crosscut

Cox, John, Fire Boss

Not found. Still in mine

194 Dandry, C.

10-22

22 18

Davis, Thomas

08-08

17 dip out edge
353 Davis, Uriah

07-23

20 13
205 Delmonico, Jim

08-08

17

dip
376 Denny, James

12-04

slope

8th crosscut from basin
285 DiCesare, P. 10-21

22

cross 17 & 18
153 Elearto, John 12-12 28 inside 5th crosscut 28
151 Glatt, Henry 08-08 17 dip
125 Hako, Mat 08-08 17 dip
342 Hall, Wm. 12-03

slope

8th crosscut from basin
89 Hapgood, Alfred 08-08

17

dip

Hayes, James 07-24

20

back
67 Heiskamen, A. 08-22 16 in cross cut
67 Heiskamen, G. H. 08-22 16

135 Heitala, Alu 08-18 18

79 Hill, John H. 08-08

17

dip
16? Hokka, John 08-21

16

208 Holm, Alf. 08-18

18

55 Honks, John 07-24 20 back
112 Hooper, Geo. 07-24 18 23
142 Hopnack, John 08-22 16

233 Huhta, John 08-21

16

in cross cut
167 Hullanda, Otto 07-24

20

back

Jacobson, Ole 07-24

20

back

Jacobson, Oscar 08-08 17 dip at edge on rock
195 Jacobson, Sak 08-08 17 dip

Jarvals, Mat 08-07 17 parting

Jones, Dave D., Sr. 07-21

18

parting

Jones, John D. 07-01

slope

at 7 entry
25 Judspeth, Sam 07-18

16

1

Julio, Joe 12-04 slope 8th crosscut from basin
132 Kaeria, Samuel 07-24 20 back
268 Kamkimo, Y. 07-16 16 Bet. 6 & 7
237 Kenkamper, Henry 08-08

17

dip
5 Kertilla, Chas. 08-08

17

dip
58 Kiemo, Alex. 08-08

17

dip
183 Klassen, S.J. 11-30 20 36
175 Koski, Andrew I. 08-18 18

272 Kukkola, Oscar 07-27 20 near 32
146 Laamanen, Nic 07-24

20

17
137 Lakko, Sac 08-08

17

dip
83 Lanty, Thos. 07-23

20

14
46 Lassali, John 07-24 20 back
28 Leakela, Harry 07-30 16 Bet 14 & 15
30 Linberg, John 07-24 20 back
281 Linden, Gus 07-27

20

near 32
156 Lindi, Henry 07-23

20

14
134 Longi, Andrew 10-22

22

72 Longi, August 08-08 17 dip
130 Longi, Mat 10-23 22 crosscut at face
24 Longi, Mat A. 07-24 20 back
2 Longu, Eric 08-08

17

dip
149 Louna, M.M 08-08

17

dip
43 Love, Ed. 10-23

22

29
221 Lundberg, Mat, Jr. 07-24 20 back
174 Lundbert, Mat, Sr. 07-24 20 back
18 Luoma, Andrew 09-30

19
77 Luoma, Dan 07-30

16

29
136 Luoma, Eric 10-02

18

19
258 Maki, Alf 08-08

17

dip
92 Maki, August 08-08 17 dip
217 Maki, Gabe 07-18 16 7
86 Maki, Isaac S. 08-08 17 dip

Malberg, Gust 07-27

20

near 32
247 Malberg, John 07-23

20

18
249 Malberg, Mat 07-23

20

18
94 Marzon, Phillip 10-22 22 17
3 Massaro, D. 07-22 15 21
211 Massaro, Nic 10-21 22 16

Masse, H., Fire Boss

26

Massey, James 12-06

26

face
86 Matson, Andrew 08-18

18

177 Matson, August K. 08-08 17 dip

Matson, Axel 12-13 17 bet. 2 & 3 rooms
41 Matson, Elmer 08-18 18

Matson, John B. 08-21

18

parting
117 McDonald, A. 10-30

22

13
170 McDonald, Jesse 10-22

22

13

McKenna, Felix 07-16 Pump room

McKenne, Geo. 12-03 slope 26 back
179 Mertilla, John 08-18

Mickelson, Martin 07-21

18

parting
8 Mickelson, Samuel 11-7

18

20
34 Mikkila, Jac 07-18

16

29
216 Miller, Ben 12-04 slope 8th crosscut from basin
80 Miller, Mark 08-18 18

4 Munley, Tobert 11-02 22 14
271 Nanti, Jac 07-24

20

back
59 Neimo, Abe 08-08

17

dip
52 Newsome, A.E. 12-03

slope

8th crosscut from basin
160 Nickelson, Fules 07-24 20 17
166 Niemo, Chas. 10-23 22 30

Nieststc, Jas 08-08 17 dip
147 Nikkola, Alec 07-27

20

near 32
279 Nioma, Alf. 07-24

20

back
176 Nissila, Mat 08-21

16

Norconen, John 12-16 15 dip near 17 over cast

Nowley, Pete 10-20 22 parting inside mnway
280 Nukkola, Mike 07-27 20 near 32
130 Ojala, Simon 07-19

16

1 Ojua, Henry 08-08

17

dip
99 Passi, John 08-18

18

44 Pelto, chas. 08-18 18

95 Pelto, John 07-24 20 back
56 Petracco, E. 08-18 18

100 Pouti, S. 08-08

17

dip
254 Pulkamen, Wm. 10-23

22

30
6 Rait, John 12-03

28

outside 5th cross
253 Rankinen, H. 07-24 20 back
246 Rassia, Wm. 08-18 18

Reese, Jenry 07-24 20 back
23 Renko, Herman 08-08

17

dip
159 Runnola, John 07-18

16

11
35 Ruski, Carl 07-24

20

back
40 Rysberg, John 08-21 16 11

Saari, John A. 07-01 slope at 7 entry
235 Saari, Lauri A. 07-30 16 29
181 Sakrison, Wm. 08-08

17

dip

Salo, rudolph 07-12

16

1
109 Sanders, Henry 10-22

22

13
183 Sanson, J.H. 10-18 18 20
232 Schill, Theodore 03-03 Between 5 & 7 on manway
213 Sheffield, Jos. 08-08 17 dip

Smith, James 08-08

17

dip out edge
203 Smith, W.L. 10-22

22

16
32 Somerill, Chas. 08-21

16

238 Sorvista, Nic 07-24 20

Sporro, Mike 07-21 Bet. 18 & 20 on slope
139 Takia, John 07-30 16 29
184 Talkanan, Henry 08-22

16

17
167 Talkanan, Herman 08-29

16

63 Tempet, John 08-08

17

dip
25- Thidz, Nick 12-04 20 26
131 Thomas, James 10-23 22 crosscut at face
124 Tikka, Andrew 07-24 20 back
264 Tinnley, Clay 07-23

20

16
107 Tinsley, Robert 07-23

16
236 Tukola, Mat 10-08

20

crosscut 26 to 27
240 Tukola, S. 10-28 20 26
190 Waktala, Jels 08-08 17 dip
218 Watson, James 07-23 20 13
70 Weathers, Thos. 08-18

18

11 Westerland, Gus 07-17

16

While, James, Jr. 07-23

20

While, James, Sr. 08-08 17 dip out edge

While, Job 08-08 17 dip out edge
81 Wilkins, Fred 09-05 18 23
224 William, Wm. 08-18

18

231 Williams, Andrew 07-24

20

189 Williams, W.O. 10-23

22

28
120 Wilmunen, Henry 07-24 20 back
148 Wilmunen, Sakru 07-24 20 back
286 Zalla, A.U. 08-18 18

 


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