Clinton, IN Coal Mine Explosion, May 1920

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EXPLOSION KILLS FIVE.

OPEN MINER'S LAMP CAUSED ACCIDENT IN CLINTON COAL MINE.

Clinton, Ind., -- Five men were killed and six others injured, two probably fatally in a mine explosion near Clinton Saturday morning. The accident is said to have been caused by an open miner's lamp.
The dead are:
ANDREW WILSON.
JAMES SMITH.
FRANK HUGHES, all of Clinton.
JOHN HOWE, of Terre Haute.
ART THOMPSON, of Terre Haute.
The injured are:
JOHN WHITMARSH.
ROBERT MONTGOMERY.
JIMMIE NEEDHAM, all of Clinton.
ELI FULKERSON, of Terre Haute.
SAM WOODS, of Sanford.
LEE STEWART, of Carbon.
WILSON and HOWE were killed by the explosion and SMITH, THOMPSON and HUGHES were victims of after damp while attempting to rescue the body of HOWE. NEEDHAM was also a member of the rescue party. THe other members were seriously burned by the explosion.

Tipton Tribune Indiana 1920-05-03

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CLINTON, IN, COAL MINE EXPLOSION, MAY 1920

Currently compiling a list of all men and boys from Galston in Scotland, who were killed in mining accidents here and overseas. The list of 5 men killed in this Clinton Coal Mine accident, includes the names of Andrew Wilson and James Smith but fails to give details of origin. I know a James Smith aged 23 and from Galston arrived in the U.S.A., on the Mauretania on the 6th September 1912, headed for Sullivan. Can anyone provide further information which may confirm that those two casualities came from Galston, Scotland?