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From: "WM LEVANTI" <>
Subject: Re: [ILFRANKL] 1951 Orient #2 Mine Disaster
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 17:10:44 -0600
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See WLL below.
Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: "JoAnn McGhee" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:33 AM
Subject: [ILFRANKL] 1951 Orient #2 Mine Disaster


> Mine Disaster West Frankfort IL, 21 Dec 1951
>
> The Benton Evening News, Benton, IL, in the Fri. 21 Dec 2001 edition,
published
> a wonderful 16 page supplement,
> 50th Anniversary, Orient No. 2 Mine Explosion. It includes several old
photos,
> such as: members of the West Frankfort
> Auxiliary Fire Dept, who helped with the rescue and recovery effort; a
photo of
> Charles Thomas SOUTHERN, with
> tribute by granddaughter Desiree SOUTHERN RATAY; a scene in front of the
> temporary morgue in the gym of the
> West Frankfort Central Junior High School, where bodies of the victims
were
> taken for identification; the entire
> front pages, (reduced in size) of the Daily American newspaper, Sun. 23
Dec
> 1951, Wed 26 Dec 1951. Thurs. 27 Dec
> 1951, and Sat 29 Dec 1951 issues. This supplement includes a history of
the
> mine; a list of the victims, and where they
> were from, and other data.
>
> The victims, as listed in this supplement, are:
> (Area North of Mine)
> BENTON
> Arthur ADAMS
> Bill AKINS
> Fay AUSTIN
> Roy B. BEATY
> (s/o Phillip Carroll BEATY and Effie Florence BRITTON )
>
> Lawrence BELL
> Wm. W. (Nig) BELL
> Carroll BRIDGES
> Aston Lee BUFFORD
> Paul Virgil DOLLINS
> Joseph Leroy FITZPATRICK
> Harry (Tater) GUNTER
> (Harry mar. Viola Loretta SANDERS,
> children:Sharon (who mar. Tom KAYS) and Curtis GUNTER )
>
> Robert (Rink) HINES
> Audrey HUFFSTUTLER
> Roy HUTCHINS
>
> John (John Cookie) KUCEWESKY
> (SRJ: John married Rosabel NANCE
> d/o Aud E NANCE [s/o Charles A NANCE & Laura A WEBB ]
> and Ethel Mae LEARNED [ d/o Matthew G LEARNED & Roxie Ann
PEARSON]) on
> 25 Nov 1937 (FCI?) ;
> I do not have where John was born or parents for him...-srj)
>
> Lafet LIPSEY
> Wallace MILLER
> Warren MITCHELL
> George NOVAK
> Earl OVERTURF
> Shelby PASLEY
> Andy PESKA
> Thomas PIERSON
> Vallie PRITCHETT
> (mar. ? -- had Ruth Ann, Sharon and Val PRITCHETT)
>
> Joe REVAK
> Robert RICE
> Charles ROSE
> (SRJ: is this Charles Earl ROSE s/o Lloyd ROSE and Jerdenia Caroline
WARD
> ??? )
>
> Thomas RUNNELS
> (mar. Walberg Myra ? - has dau. Elaine RUNNELS who mar. Kenneth Eugene
> BARNFIELD )
>
> Wm. D. (Dub) SANDERS
>
> Chalon Howard SMITH
> (he mar. Martha Melinda CRISP - still need his parents though)
>
> Charles SOUTHERN
> (believe this is Charles Thomas SOUTHERN ;
> father of Philip SOUTHERN who mar. Caroline BEATY ; not sure if
> Desiree SOUTHERN RATAY d/o Philip or not..)
>
> Silas STEWART
> (Silas Noble s/o William Riley STEWART and
> Margaret Ann Dicy GRAY [ d/o James Wm GRAY & Henrietta Jackson
SHORT] )
>
> Hearstel SUMMERS
> Paul TAYLOR
> John D. THOMAS
> Louis Albert (Buck) TRAPPER
>
> Charles Harvey WHITLOW
> (02 Apr 1899 Greenville, MO - 21 Dec 1951 ; mar. Bessie Mae VEACH 02?
Jul 1921
> FCI ;
> s/o William Sherman WHITLOW and Martha Myrtle HOWARD ;
> brother of Charles: Nobel Sherman WHITLOW was President of the local
union
> at the time )
>
> Carl WILLIAMS
>
> BUCKNER
> Earl (Red) PAYNE
>
> CHRISTOPHER
> Guy RICE
>
> MACEDONIA
> Guy JOHNSON
> (s/o Clarence Edward JOHNSON and Dora MEADOWS)
>
> LOGAN
> Estel James BRADLEY
> (b. Marion, Williamson Co., IL ; s/o Loyd BRADLEY and Etta KELLY ;
husband of
> Lola MELVIN)
>
> Rev. Oral BRADLEY
> (Rev. Oral BRADLEY Jr. s/o Oral BRADLEY Sr. and either Mary LUTHER or
Grace
> CASH;
> this Oral mar. Ella ? and had son Glen Allen BRADLEY who d. in 1992
;
> Oral BRADLEY Sr. and Estel were brothers ;
> Most of this family bur. Maplewood section in cemetery in Marion,
> Williamson Co., IL)
>
> Lonnie Jackson CAIREL
>
> SESSER
> Clarence EUBANKS
> (SRJ: Clarence Lyle EUBANKS (s/o Quincy EUBANKS and Lola Mae SHORT )
> mar. Della Marie WILLIAMS (d/o Willis Allen WILLIAMS and Luvisa
> WILKERSON ) on 17 Aug 1931 Benton, FCI )
>
> Rolla JONES
> Sam MONTGOMERY
>
> THOMPSONVILLE
> John F. BENNETT
> (John Forest BENNETT per Jeannette O'Boyle)
>
> Roy WESTRAY
> (s/o Amos WESTRAY [s/o John L WESTRAY & Julia M UTLEY] and Sarah ? -
per
> Carol Garbo)
>
> James H. WILLIAMS
>
> WHITTINGTON
> Burton SPENCER
> Wayne SPENCER
> (SRJ: both of these brothers are s/o
> Willis SPENCER [s/o Francis Marion SPENCER & Rhoda A DAY]
> and Ethel HARMON [d/o L HARMON & Mary J "Mollie" SUTTLE] ;
> I do not have when Burton and Wayne were born )
>
> (Area South of Mine)
> WEST FRANKFORT
> Charles BARTONI
> Wilburn BELL
> James L. BLACK
> James O. CANTRELL
> Thomas CLARK
> Andrew CUNNINGHAM
> John DOBRUFF
> George R. DUNLAP
> Frank (Frenchie) EVRARD
> James FOWLER
> Henry Otis HARPER
> Herschel Clarence HARRIS
> Roscoe KARNES
> Otis LEWIS
> Mynett LOCKHART
> Bill McDANIEL
> John MATELIC
> Claude MILLIGAN [ brother of Lena MILLIGAN ODLE ]
> (s/o Sylvester MILLIGAN and Ada BLADES PARTIN ;
> married Reathel WILSON [d/o Willie WILSON and Hannah TRUSTY ] )
>
> Harry (Had) MORTHLAND
> Edward MUNDY
> Roy L. NEIBEL
> R.L. NEWELL
> Max P. NOLEN
> Marion ODLE
> (s/o William Leroy ODLE and Sarah Alma SADLER ;
> mar. Lena MILLIGAN - see her brother Clyde)
>
> John POLIC
> George POLLOCK
>
> John QUAYLE
> (unmarried, s/o George QUAYLE and Isabelle TIDYMAN - they are from
Durham
> Co., England)
>
> Joseph QUAYLE
> (mar. to Maxine CUNNINGHAM , s/o George QUAYLE and Isabelle TIDYMAN -
they
> are from Durham Co., England; Joe and Maxine had one son, George
QUAYLE;
> Joe and John also had a sister Elizabeth QUAYLE HOGG )
>
> Alexander RAMSEY
>
> Ellis REACH, Jr.
> (s/o Ellis REACH Sr. and ? ;'
> he married Wanda Mae NEAL (d/o Vallie NEAL and Ora M PHILLIPS ) )
>
> Ellis REACH, Sr.
> (father of Ellis REACH Jr.)
>
> Tom ROBERTS
> John SADOSKI, Jr
> Stanley SANDUSKY
> Mike SENKUS
> Charles R. (Chuck) SMITH
> Earl H. SMITH
> George R. SMITH
> Had a son John SMITH - who mar. Marian ROTRAMEL. (WLL)
She is the Granddaughter of Marion & Lena (MILLIGAN) ODLE, named
above. (WLL)
>
> Wm. R. SMITH
> Leon SUMMERS
> Ted TAPLEY
> Howard WALL
> Max WAWRZYNIAK
> B.R. WILLIAMS
> W.E. (Kentuck) WILSON
> Wm. Zell YATES
> Victor YOUNKIN
> Louis (Zoggy) ZANZUCHI
> Joe ZEBOSKI
>
> CARTERVILLE
> Rivers ASHMORE
>
> ELKVILLE
> Earl R. REES
>
> JOHNSTON CITY
> Oscar BARTLEY
> James William FAIRBANKS
> John (Chicken John) FARKAS
> Archie (Frenchie) FERBUS
> John Everett (Abe) HAYNES
> Pete PETROFF
> Carroll STUBBLEFIELD
> Alberic VANCOUWELAERT
> Walter Logan WOODWARD
>
> HERRIN
> Paul COATS
> Claude (Shorty) ROLAND
>
> MARION
> Charles E. BOYD
> Rallph KENT
> Clyde (Little Moe) MOSES
>
> PITTSBURG
> Clyde DUPREE
>
> ZEIGLER
> Jesse CONNOR.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard B. Lee" <>
> To: "Franklin County" <>; "roots web"
> <>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 12:41 PM
> Subject: [ILFRANKL] Info. request.
>
>
> > Hello!
> > My father is Richard V. Lee formerly of West Frankfort, Franklin County,
> > Illinois. During the two years that he served ('46-'48) in WW2 he
served
> > aboard the ships the General Brewster and the Admiral Mayo. He also
served
> > with the 37th Infantry Division, Phillippino Citizenship; the 1st Air
> > Division, FEAF (Far Eastern Air Force), the 22nd Bomb Group (B29's) and
the
> > 101 Fighter Wing. He was a medic at that time with those particular
groups.
> > He was also living in West Frankfort in '51 during the incident of the
Orient
> > Coal Mining Accident at the time when approximately 111 individuals lost
their
> > lives. My respect goes out to those people and their families!
> > I would like to find some history on the Orient mine incident as well as
the
> > Peabody Mining Co. in southern Illinois and any rosters on the Lee and
Eubanks
> > families that may have worked with those mines.
> > My father is in his '80's presently. He is a great man and father. He
has not
> > only served in the military, but he has been a physician in Illinois,
Indiana
> > and Arizona as well as having done missionary work in Nigeria, Kenya,
Zambia
> > and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
> > His children were Nancy and Rebecca (Becky, of course.) and myself,
Richard B.
> > Lee. His wife is Ruth Eleanor Burris.
> > Other information available upon request.
> > I can think of no greater honor for this great man than to discover any
> > photographs or history than that which would pertain to the above
information.
> > Anyone who may know him, the family and have interesting feedback would
be
> > welcome as well. Information regarding other ancestors may be
forthcoming in
> > near future.
> > Thank-you for your time and consideration in advance!
> > Sincerely,
> > Richard B. Lee
>
>
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