William Bedson

Male 1857 - 1882  (25 years)


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  • Name William Bedson 
    Born 1857  Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism 3 Jan 1858  St Margaret, Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    William Bedson baptism 1858
    William Bedson baptism 1858
    Gender Male 
    Census 1861  Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    scholar, age 3, son 
    Census 1871  Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    scholar, age 13, son 
    Census 1881  Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    coal miner, age 24, son 
    Died 1 Jul 1882  Bloomfield Township, Polk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
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      1883 REPORT OF STATE MINE INSPECTOR
      WILLIAM BEDSON
      The jurors, upon their oaths, do say that the said William Bedson came to his death on the 1st day of July, 1882, at or about 11:30 A.M., by a blow from timber and suffocation in the pit of the Empire Coal Company in Bloomfield township, Polk county, Iowa, caused by the fall of a quantity of soapstone, an accident common in coal works, and not otherwise. <
      W. D. Trowbridge, )
      J. D. KiSLBR, Jurors.
      I. W. Griffith, Coroner of Polk county, Iowa.
    Person ID I2358  Birchenough
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2014 

    Father James Bedson,   b. 1826, Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Newcastle, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Massey,   b. 1829, Stoke-on-Tern, Shropshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F297  Group Sheet

    Spouse Mary Keen,   b. 3 Jun 1862, Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Jul 1881  Registry Office, Newcastle, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Bedson=Keen marriage 1811
    Bedson=Keen marriage 1811
    Children 
     1. James Bedson,   b. Sep 1881, Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Betley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F914  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsCensus - scholar, age 3, son - 1861 - Betley, Staffordshire Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - coal miner, age 24, son - 1881 - Betley, Staffordshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • William Bedson married Mary Keen in July 1881 at Newcastle Registry Office. James Bedson was born two months later. William was a coal miner and he may have been attracted to coal mining in America to support his family because the next thing we discover is his death in July 1882 in Iowa. The subsequent coroner's report reveals accidental death underground due to collapse of the roof ... "a common occurrence".

  • Sources 
    1. [S1592] birth i2358.

    2. [S938] baptism i2358.

    3. [S953] 1861 Census i955.

    4. [S954] 1871 Census i955.

    5. [S956] 1881 Census i955.

    6. [S1823] death i2358.

    7. [S937] marriage f914.