A 7 year old Litle Boy's Memories of his father's death

Husband, Father, Miner
Husband, Father, Miner

Mr. Hise
Mr. Hise

The memories that remain in my mind of my father are still a haunting memory. It was January 1944 that we children returned to our home in Bean Fork, Kentucky. There we found that our father had been taken to the Middlesboro, Ky hospital. No information was given to the children, but our mother was at the hospital. My mother returned home early in the morning and we found that our father had passed away.

From information that has been given to me, Jack P. Hise was killed right at the end of the work day when he knocked out a prop after blasting had taken place earlier. A large piece of slate fell on him and crushed his body. As I searched for records, there are only the newspaper obiturary and death certificate available.

Rest in Peace
Rest in Peace

If anyone from Garmeda, Kentucky or Bell County has a memory of this accident or the work that took place in the Garmeda mine, I would love to hear from them.

2 thoughts on “A 7 year old Litle Boy's Memories of his father's death

  • April 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm
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    You brought tears to my eyes. This is the type of story that is very near and dear to my heart and one of the reasons this site was started. I come from a mining family an so I’m always deeply touched by any mining tragedy. I would love to give your father a proper tribute on our site. If you would like I would be honored to publish his obituary or anything you would like to share to our Mining Memorial. A picture would be great as well. You could publish it or you can e-mail it to me and I will publish it. I have already published your post to the Mining Memorial beause I think your father deserves to be remembered for his sacrifice. May he rest in peace. I will also try to find out something about that explosion. My email is chowellesq@yahoo.com if you need to reach me personally.
    Christy

  • April 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm
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    I will gather some information for you and pictures of dad. I thank you for your kind offer and look forward to provide information for the Mining Memorial.

    Leo

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