Jobe While: Son of John While Sr. and Louisa
Notes from Bob Leathers
Job While - far right in the picture below = was born on July 19, 1893, in Hanna, Wyoming, his father, John While Sr., was 36 and his mother, Louisa, was 28. He had six brothers and one sister. He died on August 9, 1964, in Saratoga, Wyoming, at the age of 71. Jobe never married. He lived many years with his sister Sarah (While) and Robert Cummings his brother-in-law. (BL)
Missing in the picture is Edward "Ed" While who lived in California at the time of his brother's funeral.
Attending John "Jack" While Jr.'s funeral were his brothers - James "Jimmy" While, Robert "Bob" While, William "Bill" While and Jobe "Job" While - all sons of John "Jackie" While Sr. and Louisa. Missing in the picture is Edward "Ed" While who lived in California at the time of his brother's funeral. (While Family Collection from Bob Leathers)
Job was seriously injured in the No. 4 mine in 1935.
While, Job - American, age 43, rope rider, Hanna No. 4 Mine. Fracture and laceration of all toes of right foot with amputation of three middle toes. Period of disability estimated four weeks. Job was rope rider on main slope hoisting rope. He was riding a loaded trip from a lower level to another entry above, and as he attempted to step off the moving trip at the top entry, he stepped on a piece of loose coal, lost his balance and swung around causing him to fall and several cars of loaded trip passed over toes of right foot. Clean haulage roads with tight cars, enabling the mine management to maintain clean track, are essential to prevent such accidents. Rope riders should also exercise more precaution in alighting from a moving trip. (UPCCEM, December 1935)