Tammila, Wester and Manda: Hanna Old Timers
Exhibit from Bob Leathers
Wester and Manda Tammila of Hanna
News of the passing of Wester Tammila at the Wyoming General Hospital at Rock Springs on April 10th shocked and grieved his many friends at Hanna.
Mr. Tammila was born in Finland, November 3rd, 1883, and left his native country in 1901 to join his father in Minnesota. Later he came west to Wyoming and began work as a miner in Diamondville.
In 1910, he was married to Miss Manda Huhtala, and in 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Tammila moved from Diamondville to Hanna where Wester entered the employ of The Union Pacific Coal Company, in which service he was a faithful and trusted employe until taken ill a short time before his death.
Funeral serves were held at the Finnish Hall on April 15th, interment being made in the Hanna Cemetery.
The deceased leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Manda Tammila, one son, John, and one daughter, Suoma, a sister and three brothers in Minnesota and a lot to sorrowing friends. The sincere sympathy of the community of Hanna is extended to the bereaved family and relatives. (Union Pacific Coal Company Employe's magazine, June 1928)