Francis "Frank" EYNON(1,2) was born on 15 December 1873 in Illinois to Thomas Eynon and Elizabeth.(3-6) He appeared in the census in 1880 in Coalville in Utah Territory with his parents and three siblings.(7) He appeared in the census in 1900 in Northside, Wyoming working as a coal miner and living with Henry Hikes, George Saathoff, Henry May and Archie R. Bowman.(5) Frank married Emily A. Kiddy on 17 February 1907 in Frontier, Wyoming.(10) Frank appeared in the census in 1910 in Kemmerer, Wyoming living with his wife Emily and three children.(8) He submitted draft registration cards for WWI on 12 September 1918 in Kemmerer where he was working for the Kemmerer Coal Company in Sublet, Wyoming.(6) Frank was medium height, medium build, and had blue eyes and brown hair.(6) Frank appeared in the census in 1920 with his wife and five daughters, in Lincoln County where he was working in the coal mine as a “fire boss”.(4) Frank died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 49 in Frontier.(3,9) He was buried on 17 August 1923 in the Kemmerer City Cemetery.(3,9)
A week after Frank was buried; Frank’s siblings published the following opinion in the local newspaper:
We, the sister and the brothers of Frank Eynon, who was killed in the mine explosion at Frontier, Wyo., August 14, wish to extend our thanks to the many friends of his family for their acts of kindness and words of sympathy in the hours of their bereavement and also wish to exonerate all those who at the same time made the supreme sacrifice with their lives, despite the findings of a coroner's jury to the contrary, notwithstanding, fully realizing they were all victims of a cruel social order, whereby that when vast fortunes are acquired from any given industry it is necessary that the workers in that industry shall pay the price of such fortunes in sweat or blood.
Unfortunately our brother and his 98 comrades, in this instance, through their economic necessity were called upon to pay both which thousands of our comrades have done before and will continue to do until we all awake to a realization of our economic status as workers.
MRS. MARTHA THOMAS(11)
Signed by Frank’s grieving siblings, WM-William Eynon, T.F.-Thomas Eynon and Martha (Eynon) Thomas. Frank was survived by his wife, Emily and 5 dependent daughters ranging in age from 17 years to 6 years old.(2)
1. Kemmerer Republican, (Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming), 24 August 1923, page 1, microfilm; Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming 83101.
2. Sneddon Robert T. Inspector (Dist 1) & Robert V. Hotchkiss Inspector (Dist2), "State Coal Mine Inspectors Of Wyoming, Districts No. 1 and 2," year: 1923; report, 1923; , Wyoming State Archives on microfilm, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
3. Frank Eynon, death certificate file no. 1432 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
4. 1920, , population schedule, Year: 1920; Census Place: Election District 4, Lincoln, Wyoming; Roll: T625_2027; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 58, Frank eynon; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online digital 18 July 2011); Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch..
5. 1900, population schedules, Year: 1900; Census Place: Northside, Sweetwater, Wyoming; Page: 16; Enumeration District: 0054, Frank Eynon; digital images, Ancestry.com (online : online digital 18 July 2018); Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004..
6. "U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital, Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005., Ancestry.com (: online digital 7 March 2018), Frank Eynon; citing United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.:, Registration State: Wyoming; Registration County: Lincoln; Roll: 2022241.
7. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Records of the Bureau of the Census; , Record Group 29, NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls, Year: 1880; Census Place: Coalville, Summit, Utah; Roll: 1338; Page: 14D; Enumeration District: 072, online digital/7 March 2018, National Archives,, Washington, D.C..
8. 1910, population schedule, Year: 1910; Census Place: Kemmerer, Uinta, Wyoming; Roll: T624_1747; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0128; FHL microfilm: 1375760, Frank Eysan; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online digital 18 July 2011); Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006..
9. Cemetery-Headstone, Kemmerer City Cemetery, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming. Personal photograph, property of and in possession of Roberts Roots & Branches, of headstone taken between 2000 and 2003., Francis Eynon.
10. Marriage Records, Western States Marriage Record Index, BYU/Idaho Special Collections, Rexberg, Idaho, online. firstname.lastname@example.org, Marriage ID#178562, Volume D, page 309.