Henry Johnson

 
The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
June 18, 1891, page 1
 
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Colored Miner Killed.

Henry Johnson, a colored workman at the Bufford ore bank, met with an accident on Friday last that cost him his life.

He, with a squad of hands was picking in an open cut, the kind of mining most common in Georgia, when a body of earth well laden with ore becoming separated from its position precipitated upon the men. All escaped unhurt except Henry, who was caught by the falling weight. He had his leg broken in two places, but the mortal injury was internal. He was brought as soon as possible to the city on an extra car, and the best of medical attention immediately supplied, but it was of no avail, he died that night.

This is one of those accidents which seem occasionally unavoidable in mining for treasure hidden within the bowels of the earth.

 

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