William Edson

2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst mining disaster in English history.

First Name: William
Last Name: Edson
Role: Miner
Parents: Francis and Grace
Married: Yes
Age: 25
Born: Monk Bretton, Yorkshire, England
Lived: Barnsley
Buried: 16/12/1866
Burial Location: St. Paul, Monk Bretton,
Additional Information:

William Edson married Sarah Cooper Baughdle on 25 December 1865 at St. John the Baptist, Royston. They had two daughters, Lavina and Grace. His brother, John, was also killed in the disaster.

Map for William Edson

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims