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Joseph Irving Bodily

Male 1900 - 1924  (24 years)


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  • Name Joseph Irving Bodily  [1
    Born 3 Jan 1900  Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Mar 1924  Carbon, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Irving Bodily killed in Castle Gate Accident. Vernal Called to Mourn The Loss Of Four Of Her Citizens In Mine Catastrophe.

      In what will go down in history as one of the major mine accidents of the country. Vernal loses four of her citizens Saturday when the Castle Gate No. 2 mine owned by the Utah Fuel Company was blown up by three terrific explosions and 175 lives snuffed out.

      The first explosion occurred about 8:00 o'clock Saturday morning and with such force as to hurl the iron door of the mine one half mile across the canyon and timers as far as a mile away, sending the entire concrete front far out. The 18 foot entrance was enlarged to a 50 foot hole.

      The cause of the explosion will never definitely be known as there will probably not be a survivor of all who were in the mine. Nearly every one of the victims are married men. There are seven fathers and their sons who perished in the mine.

      Besides J. Irving Bodily from Vernal there are O. E. Sander and two sons, who are well known in the Ashley valley having worked for several years at the Pack-Allan coal mine here. Having no relatives here they will not be brought home for burial.

      The remains of Bodily were found at 11 o'clock Tuesday night and arrived home Thursday evening. His wife, a Miss Smith, he married after going to Castle Gate to work shortly after arriving home from a mission. Mrs. Bodily also lost two brothers in the disaster all her living male relatives in America, as she is a native of England. Mr. Bodily had been working there for about two years.

      Word has been received from Joseph Bodily, the father, who is now in California, that he would arrive for the funeral. He is there for the health of one of his sons and notice had not reached him at first. The time of the funeral which will be held in the Maeser Ward Chapel, cannot be determined until it is known when Mr. Bodily will arrive which will be probably some time Sunday or Monday.

      -Vernal Express, March 14, 1924, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
    Person ID I2118  Henry Grow Family
    Last Modified 22 May 2012 

    Father Joseph Henry Bodily,   b. 01 Apr 1876, Lewiston, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1974, Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Mary Alice Fisher,   b. 02 Jul 1876, Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1944, Vernal, Uintah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1899  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jan 1900 - Utah Link to Google Earth
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    Joseph Irving Bodily
    Joseph Irving Bodily
    Funeral Procession for one of the victims

    Histories
    Funeral Services and Life Sketch of Joseph Bodily
    Funeral Services and Life Sketch of Joseph Bodily
    Vernal Express, March 21, 1934, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

  • Sources 
    1. [S81] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unit;), Year: 1910; Census Place: Randlett, Uintah, Utah; Roll: T624_1609; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 307.
      Birth date: abt 1900 Birth place: Utah Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Randlett, Uintah, Utah


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