1938 – Rodgers, Albert E
Researched by Local Historian Sandra Struggles:
Albert Ernest Rodgers was born in 1919, and lived at 18, College Ave, Staveley with his parents. Albert had worked at Markham since leaving school. He had only just got out of the pit when the 1937 disaster happened, and was on the same shift when a fire broke out later the same year. He was called Albert Ernest after his mother’s brothers, Albert and Ernest Baguley who were both killed in the First World War (1915 & 1916). Their names are on the Cenotaph at Staveley. Albert Ernest Rodgers, aged 19 years was buried at Staveley Cemetery in the same grave as his brother, Benny who died in 1933 aged 11 years.
Family History researched by Paul Burkitt:
Albert Ernest Rodgers was born in 1918 in Staveley, Derbyshire. His parents were Leonard Rodgers (1887 – 1955) and Mary Elizabeth Baguley (1886 -1971). He was their fourth child.
At the time of the disaster, Albert Ernest, aged twenty, was still living with his parents at 18 College Avenue in Staveley. He was employed at Markham Colliery as a haulage hand.