Photo Above: Eccles No. 6 c1970
This Eccles, WV site was originally conceived in March of 2000. These pages are dedicated to the courageous families and the descendants of the Coal Miners that toiled there in the early to mid-20th Century. If you have a family tie to Eccles, WV these pages are for you to enjoy and reminisce.
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Here's a revised video that I made about my grandfather, Frank Hadra, and the Eccles, WV 1914 mine disaster that he survived. My grandfather and father never mentioned the disaster to me. I found out about it when I read my grandfather's Naturalization papers. In 2000 I traveled to Scarbro, Eccles and Beckley to research my family. I knew that my grandmother died there somewhere in 1913. After a few days of searching records and talking to people I visited the Eccles Post Office, There on the walll was a display of newspaper artilces and photos of the 1914 Mine Disaster. The postmaster at the time mentioned that he had a copy of "They Died in the Darkness" and if I wanted to copy the pages about Eccles. As I read the account I was totally shocked to see my grandfather;s name, Frank Hadra, listed as a survivor in No, 6! Let me know what you think about it.
1914 Eccles, WV Mine Disaster Redux
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