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The Cross Mountain Mine explosion occurred 9 December 1911 near Briceville, Anderson County, TN.  Eighty-four coal miners were killed and five were rescued.  This disaster occurred less than 10 years after the Fraterville mine explosion, which was also near Briceville, TN.  As one might expect in a small community, there are many family connections among the miners in each disaster and connections between the miners and families involved in both disasters.  This page is dedicated to the miners in the Cross Mountain mine explosion.  My goal was to develop genealogical information on as many miners as possible and show as many inter-relationships as I could determine.  Last year, I published my pages on the Fraterville disaster.  In honor of the pending 100th anniversary of the Cross Mountain mine explosion later this year, I have published my pages about the Cross Mountain miners.  Each miner's name below is linked to a page with information about him.

        
WHO WERE THE CROSS MOUNTAIN MINERS?

The oldest miner killed was John Samuel PETERSON, 61.  The youngest miner killed was Charlie MARLIN, 16.  Fourteen pairs of brothers were killed along with 1 of their fathers.  Five fathers were killed, each with 1 of his sons.  Fifty-four of 83 (65%) of the miners killed were married.  Eleven of the 54 widows (20%) also lost their fathers and/or 1 or more brothers.  I have tried to be as complete and accurate as possible.  There is missing information.  There may be incorrect information.  If you find errors and/or have additional information, please
write me.  I will be happy to add to and/or correct the information that I have published.

Bailey Francis
MINERS KILLED
1.   ALLEN, John, Jr.
2.   AULT, Eugene
3.   AULT, Taylor N.
4.   BURTON, Henry William
5.   CANNON, Harry
6.   CARDEN, James T.
7.   COOPER, James Kelley
8.   DUFF, Floyd A.
9.   DUFF, John H.
10. DUNCAN, Aaron V.
11. DUNCAN, Elijah Frost
12. DUNCAN, Isaac
13. ELLIOTT, Ernest

14. FARMER, Joseph H. "Joe"
15. FARMER, William A. "Will"
16. FOUST, James Aaron Pleasant
17. GALBRAITH, James
18. GALLAHER, Ben L.
19. GAMMON, W. A.
20. GAYLOR, Reuben
21. HARMON, William Conda "Condy"
22. HATMAKER, Parnick A.
23. HAYNES, Americus Alonzo
24. HAYNES, J. F.
25. HILL, Charles O. "Charley"
26. HUNTER, Robert
27. HUTSON, Marsillus "Sil"
28. IRICK, William Henry "Will"
29. IRISH, Horace Augustus "Hori"
30. JOHNSON, Thomas Andrew
31. KESTERSON, Charles Frederick
32. LEATHERWOOD, Tilman A.
33. LEINART, Calvin French
34. LESTER, Richard Jefferson
35. LONG, E. J.
36. MARLIN, Charles "Charley"
37. MARLIN, James A. "Jim"
38. MARLOW, Mark
39. MARLOW, Thomas
40. MARSHALL, John
41. MARTIN, Alonzo E.
42. MARTIN, Daniel O. "Dan"
43. MARTIN, Harvey M. "Harry"
44. MARTIN, Thomas C "Tom"
45. MCKAMEY, Melvin
46. MCQUEEN, Joseph L. "Joe"
47. MCQUEEN, Richard
48. MILLER, Emmett
49. MILLER, Samuel H.
50. OLVEY, Charles Edward
51. OLVEY, Oscar
52. PAYNE, Samuel Coster
53. PETERS, Eugene
54. PETERS, Roy E.

55. PETERSON, John Samuel
56. PETERSON, Lawrence A.
57. PHILLIPS, Daniel "Dan"
58. POLSTON, Lee
59. PRYOR, Durvin
60. RIDENOUR, Francis Marion
61. RIDENOUR, Joseph T. "Joe"
62. RISDEN, Edward "Ed"
63. ROBBINS, David J. "Dave"
64. ROBBINS, Euins
65. ROBBINS, James
66. ROLAND, Albert W.
67. ROLAND, William P.
68. SHARP, Herman
69. SHARP, Robert

70. SLOVER, George Monroe
71. SMITH, Arthur
72. TENO, William Lewis
73. THOMAS, Thomas J.
74. VALLALAY, Patrick "Pat"
75. VALLALAY, Henry Tate
76. VANDERGRIFF, Monroe "Roe"
77. WHITE, Charles L. "Charlie"
78. WHITE, James A.
79. WHITE, John
80. WHITE, Noah
81. WHITTED, Charles L. "Charley"
82. WOOD, Alonzo
83. WOOD, Luther
84. WOOD, Lynn
MINERS RESCUED
85. HENDERSON, Milton
86. HENDERSON, William T.
87. IRISH, George Theodore "Dore"
88. SCOTT, Arthur Thomas
89. SMITH, Irving/Irwin
THE MINERS' PAGES ARE BEING UPDATED WITH NEW AND BETTER INFORMATION.  DURING THIS TIME SOME OF THE MINERS' INFORMATION MAY BE  UNAVAILABLE TEMPORARILY.  CHECK BACK LATER IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.