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  1. Millard Alvarez "Freezer" Holliday: Birth: 14 JUN 1899 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 14 MAY 1963 in Garten, Fayette County, West Virginia

  2. Gladys V. Holliday: Birth: 16 SEP 1900 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 10 OCT 1972 in Raleigh County, West Virginia

  3. Agnes Clara Holliday: Birth: 16 MAY 1904 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 14 NOV 1995 in Hilltop Nursing Home

  4. Wesley Thomas "Tommy" Holliday: Birth: 12 APR 1906 in Edmond, Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 18 SEP 1975 in Spencer, Roane County, West Virginia

  5. Henry R. Holliday: Birth: 21 MAR 1908 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Death: 4 AUG 1989 in Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia


Notes
a. Note:   1880 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
  1900 U.S. Federal Census ayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove Ansted & Hawks Nest Towns Holiday, Henry R. head 1874 25 Holiday, Lena A. wife Mar 1889 21 Holiday, Alvarez M. son Jun 1899 11/12 (in file)
  Death Record Name: Henry Holliday Sex: Male Death Date: 30 Jan 1908 Death Place: Fayette, West Virginia Cause of death: mine explosion Age at Death: 35y Birth Place: Bachman, W.Va. Marital Status: Married Occupation: Miner Informant: John B. Woodville (in file)
  Publication: Post-Herald Published: May 28, 1963 Headline: Yesterday And Today By Shirley Donnelly The funeral of M. A. (Freezer) Holliday at Garten May 17 caused a lot of history to come to the surface in memory. Holliday was originally from "yon side" of New River as Oak Hill people commonly refer to those who reside on the other side of the river. His father was Henry Holliday, who was killed in the Bachmann (Hawks Nest) mine explosion on the afternoon of Jan. 30, 1908, when his son, M. A. (Freezer) Holliday, was less than nine years old. Now for a word about the Bachmann explosion that claimed nine lives. This mine was located on the south side of New River near Hawks Nest. It was called the Valley mine at times but was most generally known as the Bachmann mine after the superintendent, a man who was about as broad as he was long, so Charley Walters of Beckley, an old man, once told me. It was a dusty mine and that was long before rock dusting had come into use as an explosion preventative. They were given to shooting coal off the solid, always a dangerous practice as all old miners will tell you. They used black powder and dynamite in this mine. Although the district mine inspector, J. G. Boyd, recommended . that the miners use flameless powder, the men in this mine ignored Boyd's advice. Henry Holliday was usually in charge of the mine when Bachmann was sick or had to be away. Holliday was in charge the day the mine blew up and took him with it. Nine men were killed outright and another badly burned. So great was the force of the explosion that two of the mine's victims were blown clear out of the mine. All others were found at the entries. By six o'clock that evening the mine was cleared of debris and the last of the nine bodies recovered. All were mutilated and burned by the blast. Upon investigation the probable cause of the holcaust in the Buckmann mine was concluded to have been a very heavy charge of dynamite. This charge was set off in the neck of one of the rooms, off the air course. Killed in the resultant disaster were Peter Barlow, John Boles, Richard Byers, John Clark, Travis Faught, Holliday, Charles Kassel, Thornton Wilson, and A.A. Wogle. Boles is buried in the Arthur cemetery on Route 21 about three miles north of Fayetteviile. Near where Boles is buried rest the remains of a Revolutionary war soldier who was at Valley Forge with George Washington. .....[change of subject]..... M. A. Holliday's family is scattered. One of the Holliday girls lives in Virginia. Two sons live in Albuquerque, N. M. Another daughter is in Cairo, Egypt. Only one of the children lives now in West Virginia. Holliday's nickname was "Freezer", a play on his name of "Alvarez."


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