Miner’s First Name:   William
Miner’s Middle Name:   James
Miner’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Miner’s Picture:   William Sanderson
Birth Place of Miner:   Broughton, Yorkshire
Miner’s Country:   England
Arrived in USA:   10/08/1885

Miner Information:
Born into a mining family, both William and his father, George, were miners in an iron mine in North Yorkshire, England. After his older brother, George,emigrated to Australia, William responded to an appeal from mine owners in Pennsylvania to experienced miners in England, Wales, and Ireland to come to the anthracite coal fields. These miners were offered transportation for themselves and their families and were guaranteed housing and employment if they signed a labor contract. William left his home in England and brought his wife and family, including a newborn, Arthur, who was born at sea and named after the ship which carried the family to America. They settled initially in the Providence section of Scranton and later in Moosic, Pennsylvania, where William purchased a home. He worked his entire life as a miner, finally retiring after more than thirty-five years in the mines. He died at home at the age of 80.

Place & Manner of Miner’s Death:   He died of natural causes (probably black lung) at home in Moosic.
Died:   7/10/1936
Birth Date:   06/09/1856

Married:   Yes
Place Miner Was Married:   Christ Church, Coatham, Yorkshire, England

Wife’s Name:   Eliza
Wife’s Middle Name:   Agnes
Wife’s Last Name:   Wray
Birth Place of Wife:   Coatham, Yorkshire
Wife’s Country:   England
Arrived in USA:   
Place & Manner of Wife’s Death:   
Died:   12/21/1918
Birth Date:   05/24/1856

Number of Children:   10

Child Name 1:   William
Child’s Middle Name:   George
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   09/27/1880

Child Name 2:   Edward
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   03/22/1882

Child Name 3:   Arthur
Child’s Middle Name:   Illinois
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   09/25/1885

Child Name 4:   Annie
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   01/07/1887

Child Name 5:   Edith
Child’s Middle Name:   Marian
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   07/21/1889

Child Name 6:   Arthur
Child’s Middle Name:   John
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   10/09/1891

Child Name 7:   Elizabeth
Child’s Middle Name:   Ruth
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   03/29/1893

Child Name 8:   Josephine
Child’s Middle Name:   Helen
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   03/22/1895

Child Name 9:   James
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   05/19/1899

Child Name 10:   Robert
Child’s Middle Name:   
Child’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Birth Date:   3/26/1902

Author’s Name:   Donald
Author’s Middle Name:   William
Author’s Last Name:   Sanderson
Relationship to Miner:   Grandson