Thank you, Judy and Lisa! Stories like yours give me hope that I may find my great-grandfather's grave someday. Documents from Svetlice, Slovakia, just say that he "died in America."
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Judy" <hogelj@...> wrote:
> Even though I didn't have any mining accidents in my family, I did have a few miners, so I thought I'd take a look anyway. I actually found a record for a relative that had a non-mining accident that was reported in this list. You never know where you'll find something!
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Lisa Marzonie <lmbookworm@> wrote:
> > From: Lisa Marzonie <l.a.marzonie@>
> > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> > Cc:
> > Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 11:04:47 -0400
> > Subject: Re: [S-R] US mining accident 1899-1972 online index
> > This can be a great tool. Once we found my husband's gr. grandfather's accident listing, we were able to find his d.o.d. (three days after the accident). With those pieces of information in place, we were able to determine that he died before there was a Byzantine church built in Punxatawny, PA. That prompted us to check with the Roman Catholic church and "Voila!" we found his burial information which had been lost over the years. Happy to say we've now placed a marker on his previously unmarked grave. It probably never would have been possible without the mining accident records.
> > "Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul." ~Thomas Merton