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Dedication and Benefit


View of Scofield from the Cemetery
Winter Quarters in the distance

Dedicated

To the memory of the Brave Brothers who met their death at Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, in the mine of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company, by an explosion, May 1, 1900.

Benefit

Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, May 12, 1900

At a meeting of Rathborne Lodge No. 9, Knights of Pythias, it was regularly moved and seconded that, "Whereas, many of the Brothers of this Lodge have met their death in the mines of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company and being desirous of perpetuating their memory; not only in our memory but in the memory of all our Fraternal Brothers. Therefore, be it Resolved that we do hereby authorize James W. Dilley, a resident of Scofield, who is perfectly conversant with all the facts in the matter of the explosion, to compile a record of each and every one who met death on May 1, 1900, in mine Number Four of this place, and to cause the same to be published.

David B. Laughlinn, C. C.
W. H. Donaldson, Keeper of Records and Seals.

Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, May 12, 1900

At a regular meeting of Scofield Lodge No. 32, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, held upon the above date, it was regularly moved and seconded, that in order that each and every one of the friends and relatives of our departed Brothers may have an authentic record of the scenes and incidents that transpired at Scofield during the calamity that occurred at this place on May 1, 1900, whereby eighteen of our members met their death by an explosion in the mines of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company of this place; Be it Resolved, that we do hereby authorize Brother James W. Dilley to compile a true record of such scenes and incidents, and cause the same to be published.

W. J. Warner, Noble Grand
Andrew J. Wilson, Secretary

Index

Source: History of the Scofield Mine Disaster, by J. W. Dilley, The Skelton Pub. Co., Provo, Utah, 1900.

Editors Note: The I.. O. O. F. were very active in raising money for the benefit of the widows and children along with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This information is included for historical value, it does not mean the people of this project support these institutions.

 

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