Lansford, PA Mine Accident, Aug 1915

Imprisoned in Mine, Dies

Special to The Inquirer

MAUCH CHUNK, Pa., Aug. 17.---John West, of Lansford, a miner, was entombed today in the No. 11 Colliery of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company at Lansford for three hours and by the time he was rescued was dead. He was 25 years old and was married a year ago.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 18 Aug 1915

Search for more information on this disaster and other train wrecks, fires, accidents, etc. in historical newspapers in the Newspaper Archive. You just might find your ancestors in old newspaper articles. Search for your ancestors among the billions of names at ancestry.com Find death records, census images, immigration lists and genealogy other databases for your surnames. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors. Start Your Family Tree It's FREE and easy. Start with yourself, your parents, grandparents and you're on your way to building your family history! Get Started Now and build your family tree at ancestry.com. It's Free!