December, 1924       Wiliston Area Newpaper article as follows:

 

!    William Storm of Hanks was killed in a coal mine near that town about 1:30 yesterday afternoon. It is reported that he had been working alone when the accident occurred and his body was discovered by a teamster. A large piece of coal, which had evidently fallen from above, was lyingon top of the

unfortinate man and his neck was broken. It is quite probable that he was

instant death. It required four men to remove the piece of coal from his body.

   Mr Storm was a man about 45 years old and is survived by a wife and two

children, seven and five years of age.

 

Info from Eleanor Storm, who was married to Ray Storm, William was his father.

He went by the name Will. he was not Catholic but his wife Eileen Trillion was.

He was buried in Catholic Church, but was not allowed to be buried in the

Catholic cemetery, at Hanks, and is buried just outside fence. He had 7

brothers who all came from Germany togeather. They all came west but not to

North Dakota. She had no idea if only William was the only one to come to North Dakota. She thought William came to Ambrose, ND and then to Hanks, ND.

 

Martin Knudsvig said a man in Hanks, ND said the Stone brothers came into the

United States from Canada, so may have came from Germany thru Canadian

immigration port.

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