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Layland Mine Explosion



The following miners were killed in the Layland Mine Explosion, 
Layland, West Virginia, on March 2, 1915.  These miners were immigrants 
from Italy and other European Countries.  All are buried in the 
St. Mary's Cemetery in Hinton, West Virginia. 
   BENGIG, Andy; died Mar. 2, 1915
   BENGIG, George; died Mar. 2, 1915
   CAROLLO, Salvatore; born Dec. 25, 1887, died Mar. 2, 1915, 
      age 27 y, 6m, 5d, born in Corini, Italia.
   GIAPANNO, Antonio; born Nov. 15, 1882, died Mar. 2, 1915
   GIOVINE, Nella; died Mar. 2, 1915, age 29
   GREGOVITCH, Andrea; died Mar. 2, 1915
   LIGGIERI, Mimichile; born Dec. 15, 1899?, died Mar. 2, 1915, 
      born Corini, Italia
   MARGIANO, Carlo; died Mar. 2, 1915
   MARINUCCI, Giuseppa; died Mar. 2, 1915
   MORIGI, Paolo; born Nov. 15, 1877, died Mar. 2, 1915, born 
      Corini, Italia
   PLESHA, Steve; died Mar. 2, 1915
   POTAIN, Andy; died Mar. 2, 1915
   SCOLOCITZ, Louis; died Mar. 2, 1915
   SOVIC, Frank; died Mar. 2, 1915, age 28y
   SPOLORIC, Toni; died Mar. 2, 1915
   ZUFFINETTI, Carlo; born Dec. 13, 1878, died Mar. 2, 1915, 
      born Italia
[Information taken from the Summers County Historical Society Cemetery 
Book, published 1996.]
This is by no means a complete list.
Submitted by Valerie F. Crook, 
August 1998.


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