28. Forsman, Emil


Emil FORSMAN(1-2)  was born on 18 March 1892 in Hango, Finland.(3-5)  He immigrated on 21 June 1906 to New York.(4)  On 15 July 1911 in Kemmerer at the home of Ivan S. Jones, Esq., Emil married Fanny Marie Hirvi who was born in Lohtaja, Finland.(7)  He was naturalized on 12 June 1915 in Lincoln County, Wyoming.(4)  Emil submitted draft registration cards for WWI on 5 June 1917 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana where he was working as a miner at the Black Rock Mine.(5)   Emil was described as being tall, medium build with blue eyes and light hair.(5)  He appeared in the census in 1920 in Newcastle, Washington with his wife Fanny, daughter and brother-in-law John Hirvi.(6)   He died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 31 in Frontier, Wyoming on his daughter’s 10th birthday.(3-4)  Emil was buried on 17 August 1923 in Kemmerer, Wyoming.(3)  Emil was survived by his wife and one daughter.

Sources:
            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. Emil Forsman, death certificate file no. 1461 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
            4. Emil Forsman, , Lincoln County, Wyoming, Thrid District; Lincoln County Historical Societies, online digital; Courthouse, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming.
            5. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch," digital, FamilySearch, FamilySearch.org (: online digital 8 March 2018), Emil Forsman; citing United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8QX-SHB : 12 December 2014), Emil Forsman, 1917-1918; citing Butte City, Montana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,684,101..
            6. 1920, population schedule, Year: 1920; Census Place: Newcastle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1924; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 25, Emil Foreman; digital images, Ancestry.com (: online digital 8 March 2018); Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
            7.  Wyoming. Lincoln County. Lincoln County Court House, Kemmerer. Marriage Record-online digital from Lincoln County Historical Societies. Emil Forsman, (1911), Lincoln County Marriages: 164.

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