93. Wainwright, Joseph, Sr.

born:  13 May 1868, Croydon, Morgan, Utah
died:  14 August 1923, Frontier, Lincoln, Wyoming
buried:  Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming
father:  John Wainwright
mother:  Margaret Aspey
married:  25 March 1891, Morgan, Utah
wife:  Harriet Cordelia Rock

US Federal Census 1920


  1. Thank you for this blog. My Great Grandfather, Joseph(Joe) Wainwright Sr. and my Great Uncle Joeseph(Joe) Wainwright Jr. were killed in the Frontier Mine Explosion. I have not been to Kemmerer since the late 1990's for a Wainwright Family Reunion. This information helped me know that the Frontier Mine was located in Frontier, Lincoln, Wyoming. I now know the death place of the two of them to add to geneological records. They are buried in Kemmerer, but died in Frontier.
    My mother grew up in Kemmerer and the stories she told are important to my family history. Thank you for all the time spent by you to clarify some of that history.

    1. I am so very glad that you found this blog and the information has been helpful for you. I am truly grateful to be able to share this historical information and the accounts of the accident with you and your family. It was such a sad day in the history of Frontier and in all coal mining communities. If there is anything you would like me to add please let me know. Janet