5. Baba, Kataichi


Kataichi BABA(1,3) was born in about 1893 in Japan. (2) He died in a gas explosion in Frontier No. 1 coal mine on 14 August 1923 at the age of 30 in Frontier, Wyoming.(2)   Kataichi’s body was shipped to Denver, Colorado where he was cremated.(2,4)

Unfortunately no more information has been found on this coal miner.

 Sources:
        (1) Kemmerer Republican, (Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming), 24 August 1923, page 1, microfilm; Lincoln County Library, 519 Emerald Street, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming 83101.
        (2) Kataichi Baba, death certificate file no. 1449 (14 August 1923), State of Wyoming, Wyoming State Archives, 2301 Centeral Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.
(3) 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.
(4) Kemmerer Republican, Friday, 17 August 1923 page 1, on microfilm at the Lincoln County Library, Kemmerer Branch, Kemmerer, Lincoln, Wyoming.

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