Gurnie E. Rose Trapped By Slide At Mine Gob Pile
Smith Creek Man, Shovel Operator, Killed In Mishap Near Canonsburg
Buried under and avalanche of reddog which engulfed his gasoline shovel, Gurnie Eli Rose, 51, of Waynesburg R. D. 4 (Smith Creek) was killed yesterday morning at 9:45 at a reddog pile near the Hill Church, near Canonsburg.
Mr. Rose, shovel operator for the Patterson Construction Company, was operating a shovel used in loading reddog at the gob pile when he noticed a large section of the pile of reddog start to slide. He leaped from the cab, but was caught in the avalanche and buried under tons of hot reddog which also engulfed the shovel, setting it afire. It was about a half hour before his badly burned body could be recovered.
A son of N. B. Rose, deceased, and Mrs. Debbie Goodwin Rose, of Waynesburg, R. D. 4, he was born July 11, 1896, in Whiteley Township and had lived in Greene County all his life. He had been employed as a shovel operator for several years in construction work. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge at Zanesville, Ohio.
Besides his mother he leaves his wife, Emily Morris Rose, Waynesburg, R.D. 4; three daughters, Mrs. Jane Woodruff, Waynesburg, R. D. 4; Mrs. Woodrow Rohanna, Waynesburg, R. D. 3, and Josephine Rose at home; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. S. Ewing McNay, Waynesburg; Mrs. Austin Scott, Rogersville, and Mrs. Luke C. Riley, Baltimore, Md., and one brother, Jacob D. Rose, Waynesburg.
ROSE - Funeral services for Gurnie Eli Rose, of Waynesburg, R. D. 4, who met death in an accident Tuesday morning, August 19, 1947, will be held Thursday, August 21, at 3 p.m., at the Weaver Funeral Home, West High street,. Burial will be in Oakmont Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home after noon today (Wednesday).
Democrat Messenger, August 20, 1947 (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Gurnie Eli Rose, aged 51 years of Waynesburg, R.D. 4, was killed Monday morning, August 18, while operating a shovel at the Hill's Church near Canonsburg. The shovel was being used to load reddog at the gob pile when he apparently noticed a slide in the reddog and started to jump from the shovel but was buried under an avalanche of tons of hot reddog. His body was not recovered for about a half hour due to flames igniting the gasoline shovel, which was also buried. Mr. Rose, a son of the late N. B. Rose and Debbie Goodwin Rose of Waynesburg, R.D. 4, was born July 11, 1896, in Whiteley Township. His entire life was spent in Greene County. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge at Zanesville, Ohio. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Emily Morris Rose; three daughters, Mrs. Jane Woodruff, Waynesburg R.D. 4; Mr. Woodrow Rohanna, Waynesburg R.D. 3, and Josephine Rose at home; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. S. Ewing McNay, Waynesburg; Mrs. Austin Scott, Rogersville, and Mrs. Luke C. Riley, Baltimore, Md., and one brother, Jacob D. Rose, Waynesburg. Funeral Services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Weaver Funeral Home. Interment in Oakmont Cemetery.
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