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 Thomas Harrison Kissinger

Born - October 6, 1888

Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Occupation - Coal Miner

Married - February 4, 1911

Reformed Parsonage, Elizabethville,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Veteran of World War 1

Enlisted - 1907

Served - 127th U.S. Army Coast Artillery in Panama

Died - July 25, 1932

Susquehanna Collieries ,Lykens,

Dauphin County,  Pennsylvania

Burial - Simeon Union Cemetery, Gratz,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Find A Grave Memorial # 45801777



Brothers - Tom & Jacob Kissinger






An investigation was being conducted today by Deputy Coroner

George Wrenn, of Lykens, into the death of Thomas Kissinger, 43,

of Elizabethville, who, with another miner, was buried beneath a rush

of coal while preparing to cut a pillar at the Susquehanna colliery at

Lykens yesterday. Edward Jury, 60, of Wiconisco, the other miner,

escaped with minor injuries and dug himself out of the coat to go to

the rescue of Kissinger.


Completely buried by the rush of coal, estimated at six mining tons,

Kissinger suffered a broken neck and died almost instantly.

Jury was about waist deep in the coal and managed

to crawl from the shaft before being overcome by gas.

The two miners were placing battery poles on props in preparing to

cut a pillar of coal at No. 4 level, when he accident occurred.

Four other miners, Perry Lynch, of Lykens;

William Straub, of Millersburg;

Joseph Motter, of Wiconisco,

and Motter's helper, summoned by Jury,

worked for an hour to extricate Kissinger.

Sickened by the gas-filled mine, Jury was taken to his home

 by his son-in-law, Allen Lentz, brother of County Commissioner,

 James E. Lentz.

Kissinger, who was a World War veteran, was a member of the

 Gratz Post American Legion. He is survived by his widow,

who was Miss Eva Umholtz, of Gratz;

two sons, Lee and Marion Kissinger, both at home;

a daughter, Mrs. Henry Shadle, of Elizabethville;

five brothers, Edmon of Wiconisco; Daniel, of Loyalton;

Harvey, of Gratz; Jacob, of Arizona,

and Charles, of Michigan;

three sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Sarah) Hoy, of  New York;

Mrs. Frank (Mary Ann) Hartman, of Washington,

and Mrs. Leander (Dora) Schaeffer, of Rife; his mother, Mrs. Amanda Kissinger, of Rife, and two grandchildren.




Wife - Eva Edna (Umholtz) Kissinger

Born - September 2, 1889

Lykens Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Occupations - Homemaker, Laborer, and Retired from the

Naval Supply Service, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Died - August 17, 1978

Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Buried -  Simeon Union Cemetery, Gratz,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Find A Grave Memorial # 45801824

Eva's Parents - Levi & Anna Maria (Radel) Umholtz



Daughter - Margaret Arlene( Kissinger) Shadle

Born - April 14, 1911

Husband - Henry Veneda Shadle


Son - Levi Jacob (Lee ) Kissinger

Born - September 7, 1912

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Died - January 27, 1998

Lykens, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Buried - Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


Son - Marion Gilbert Kissinger

Born - March 8, 1923

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Died - December 12, 1939

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Buried -  Simeon Union Cemetery, Gratz,

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania



Father Jacob E. Kissinger

Mother - Amanda (Williard) Kissinger




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