Hadra / Chadra Family
My grandfather, Frank Hadra (Chadra), was a survivor of the April 28, 1914 Eccles #5 Mine Disaster. He was trapped in Eccles #6, 250 feet below the surface, for several hours before being rescued. My grandmother, Florentyna Mlynek Chadra, died of a hemorrhage with child in Eccles, WV in 1913 leaving Frank to care for four children. . He had four additional children with his second wife Anna Majerczyk Hadra.
Prior to moving to Eccles in 1912, they lived in Scarbro / Carlisle, WV and Frank worked in the mines for New River Company. The John and Mary Mlynek family were relatives.
January 3, 1920 - The US Census shows that Frank Chadra was a lodger living with the Charlie Kulona Family at 331 A Street Allentown in Eccles Precinct Eccles, (Raleigh County) West Virginia. He lists his age as 40 yrs, immigrated in 1907, was naturalized in 1916. He lists his, his father, and mother's place of birth as Austria and their mother tongue as German. He said yes of being able to speak English. His occupation was pick miner.
The family lived, worked and played in Eccles, WV from 1912 through approximately 1923 with a brief stay in Jefferson Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio from 1918 through the mid 1920s........ Dennis Chadra
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