David B. Jones
Page by Bob Leathers
1886 January 28: David B. Jones was born in Walton West, Pembrokeshire, Wales to David and Mary Ann (Hallier) Jones.
1888: David B. Jones immigrated from Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales to the United States with his mother, Mary Ann (Hallier) Jones, age 24, who followed her husband David Jones to America and brought the children Mary J Jones. and David B. Jones with her. Both Mary J. Jones and David B. Jones were born in Wales.
1900: David B. Jones was living with his parents and a coal miner in the Union Pacific Coal Company's No 1 Mine in Hanna.
1903 June 30: David B. Jones was kill the Union Pacific Coal Company's Hanna Mine No. 1 Mine explosion. He was 17 years old at the time of his death.
1903 July 22: Day 23 after the explosion David B. Jones' body was next found. He was a driver and the son of David Jones of Hanna, who identified him. (THE HANNA MINER: At the Bottom of the Mine by Bob Leathers)
David B. Jones, age 17, a miner from Wales, not married, was killed in the June 30, 1903 explosion of Union Pacific Coal Company's No. 1 mine in Hanna. Like James While Jr. he was a Mule Driver in the mine and happened to have been in the same area of the mine as James when the explosion occurred. His body was found at the 18th parting, identified and removed from the mine on July 21, 1903, day 22 after the explosion. The force of the explosion knocked David and his trip of coal into splinters as well. David, his mule and his trip of pit cars were found at the edge of the manway. The force of the explosion completely disrobed David, as it did James, of every stitch of clothing and left them both completely nude and mangled. David was buried in Plot 72 in the Hanna cemetery. (THE HANNA MINER: At the Bottom of the Mine by Bob Leathers)