Obituary: Thomas Gower

High House Miner Killed


A Fayette county man was killed Tuesday in an accident at the Nemacolin mine of Buckeye Coal company.

Thomas Gower, 32, of near High House, died instantly when he fell or was knocked off a string of empty cars and went under the wheels. The accident took place about 11 p.m., shortly before Mr. Gower's shift was due to end. A snapper in the mine, Mr. Gower was a member of Nemacolin local of the United Mine Workers and Grace Chapel Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maude Early Gower; two children, Charles and Sandria, at home; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gower, High House, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Iva Diamond, and Robert, Woodside; James, Betty and Donna Rae, High House; Mrs. Alice Grubles, Vances Mill: Donald, Messmore, and Mrs. Jean Hurvosky, Cleveland.

Friends will be received after 6 this evening at the home of his mother, where services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Friday. Rev. David Hunter will officiate, and burial will he in Walnut Hill cemetery under direction of the Goldsboro funeral home, Fairchance.

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