Cherry Mine Disaster, Triple Funeral


A triple funeral for a father and his two sons, who all died in the Cherry Mine disaster of November 13, 1909.
Henry Kroll, aged 56, Alexander Kroll, aged 23, and Alfred Kroll, aged 15 (white child’s hearse).

On Saturday, November 13, 1909, like most days, nearly 500 men and boys, and three dozen mules, were working in the mine. 259 were killed when a coal car filled with hay for the mules caught fire.

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