Coal mine death 1894

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  1. Chimp

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    Trying to help out a friend

    Name: Edward Rowlands
    Birth Year: abt 1861
    Event Type: Death
    Event Year: 1894
    Death Age: 33
    Death Date: 17 Nov 1894
    Death Place: Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales
    Occupation: Collier
    Colliery: Dowlais No.2
    Owner: Dowlais Iron Co
    Notes: Fall of roof (rock 50 square feet area from 6 to 12 ins. thick) between the face and a row of props 8 to 10ft. back. It fell off at a slip which could have been seen before. Rowlands died November 21. Four feet seam. 2 killed.

    Can anyone explain the 2 different death dates?

    I've tried searching newspapers but am getting nothing. Any further information would help.
     
  2. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    difference between actual death & registration? or a report of?
     
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    As in 17th November accident happened 21st November when they got the body out?

    Surly they couldn't register the death until the body was found without the life spark.

    When you register a death, no matter if it's 3 weeks after the event, you register when death occurred.

    No wonder the person I am helping was confused, I am now too.
     
  4. kernowmaid

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    Can you read Welsh, Chimp? This is the only reference I can find ("Baner ac Amserau Cymru" 28 Nov 1894 (courtesy of BNA).

    Was it the Albion Mining Disaster? If so, that appears to have occurred in the August - the pages of Sept/Oct/Nov are full of the appeal details.

    Jane

    There! It took me so long to type the Welsh words that I missed the essential information! :rolleyes:
     

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    Ah thank you Jane.

    Damwain Angeuol - Cymmerodd damwain angeuol le yn Mhwll No. 2, Bedlinog, boreu ddydd sadwrn. Syrthiodd y 'top'' ar ddau weithiwr; sef, Edward Rowlands, a bachgen o'r enw David John Jones. Lladdwyd yr olaf yn y fan; a derbyniodd y llall y fath niweidiau fel ofnir am ei adferiad.

    Google translate (very roughly)

    Fatal accident - Cymmerodd fatal accident place in Pool No. 2, Bedlinog, on Saturday morning. Fell the 'top' 'on two workers; namely, Edward Rowlands, a boy named David John Jones. The latter was killed on the spot; and the other received such injuries as feared for his recovery.

    So the accident happened on Saturday 17th November 1894. Edward died on Wednesday 21st November 1894.
     
  6. Bay Horse

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    That certainly makes sense.
     
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