NameMary [APPLETON] 5406
Death Dateaft Mar 1947
Birth Date11 Apr 18865407
Birth PlacePenns Valley, Centre Co., PA, USA
Residence Date16 Jun 1900 Age: 14
Residence PlaceCurwensville, Clearfield Co., PA, USA
Residence DateMar 19475406
Residence PlaceCurwensville, Clearfield Co., PA, USA
Death Date24 Mar 1947 Age: 60
Death PlaceGlen Richey, Clearfield Co., PA, USA
Death MemoNear
Burial Date27 Mar 1947
Burial PlaceBloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Clearfield Co., PA, USA
OccupationCoal Miner
Cause of DeathKilled in a Coal Mine Rock Fall
FatherJohn APPLETON (1839-1911)
MotherCatherine KLINE (1849-1921)
Misc. Notes

CLEARFIELD PROGRESS, Clearfield, PA, March 25, 1947 Curwensville Man Killed In Rock Fall Hugh Appleton, 60, Caught In Fall At Refractories Mine

CURWENSVILLE - Caught under a fall of 30 tons of rock while working at the North American Refractories Company coal mine near Glen Richey, Hugh Appleton, 60, of Curwensville, was instantly killed Monday at 10:40 a.m. A crew of 30 men dug into the rock until 3:40 yesterday afternoon before Appleton`s badly crushed body was recovered. Coroner R. L. Williams of Houtzdale was to investigate the accident today.

Company officials said Appleton and George Mayersky were working together, removing pillars from the operation when the rock fell. Appleton shouted a warning to Mayersky just before the fall occurred. Mayersky was uninjured.

Appleton had worked for the company for 23 years. He was born April 11, 1886, a son of John and Catherine Kline Appleton, both of whom are deceased. Surviving are his widow, Mary, and seven children: Mrs. Havard Bloom, Curwensville; Mrs. Harold Graham, Pittsburgh; Mrs. James Hamm, Curwensville, Hugh Jr., Miles, Ivan and Larry, all at home. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and five sister. Two children preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, from the Liniger Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul E. Dale officiating. Interment in the Bloomington Cemetery. There will be no viewing of the body.

A Hugh Appleton (b. abt 1886) is newly married to wife Nora and appears in the 1910 census living in Curwensville, Clearfield, PA.71

Note: Hugh and Nora in the 1910 Census live two-doors from my great-grandparents Emanuel and Hannah (Hoopengardner) Wertz.3
Family ID11020
Reside DateMar 19475406
Reside PlaceCurwensville, Clearfield Co., PA, USA
ChildrenDorothy (->1973)
 [Unknown Gender] (-<1947)
 [Unknown Gender] (-<1947)
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