Shanda, Edward c1887-1915
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/20/2017 at 22:09:10
Edward Shanda Killed in Treadwell Mine
The many Petersburg friends of Edward Shanda were shocked to learn of his death last Saturday at the Mexican mine in Treadwell.
Shanda was employed as an oiler at the hoist. It seems that he was engaged in adjusting some gear of the hoist, and had called to the engineer that all was clear. The cage was then started up, and it is thought Shanda was caught and crushed by the heavy balance weight which was released when the engine was reversed. He climbed out of the pit, walked about thirty feet, and then collapsed. He died a few minutes later while being taken to the hospital.
Deceased was 28 years of age, and was born in Elborough, Iowa (sic). He is survived by a widow and infant daughter, who reside in Douglas, and a brother in Oregon and one in Iowa. The funeral took place in Douglas last Monday.
Mr. Shanda was a resident of Petersburg up to about a year and a half since, and his marriage to Mable Israelson took place in this city about two years ago. From here he went to Ketchikan, where he worked at his trade as a barber, and last spring moved to Treadwell, after stopping here with his wife for a short visit.
~source: Petersburg Weekly Report, Petersburg, AK; Saturday, December 15, 1915
1900 U.S. Census, Salt Creek, Tama co. Iowa; age 13; parents Frank & Anna and 6 siblings
1905 Iowa State census index: Tama, Tama co. Iowa; age 17
His death certificate (on-line, Ancestry) gives birthplace as Elberon, Iowa, age 28; DOD 12/18/1915, of a dislocation of neck; wife Mable; insured by the Alaska Mexican Gold Mining Co.; burial Douglas cemetery, Douglas, AK (there is a photo of his gravestone on FindAGrave)
Tama Obituaries maintained by Karon Velau.
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