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History of the Allequippa Mines, Camden, Allegheny Co., PA


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Coal Miners Memorial
Alliquippa Mine,
Allequippa No. 1 Mine,
Allequippa No. 2 Mine

Camden,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Allequippa Mines, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated Sept. 16, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Allequippa Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Allequippa Mines, Camden, Allegheny Co., PA.   The coal miners names have been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper obits, newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, township histories, and names of coal miners submitted by various people, etc..
The Nationalities listed for various miners, are taken directly from "Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA" as reported for the various years.  Those listed as American, could be either native born or naturalized citizens.
Can you add additional Coal Miner's names that worked at the Allequippa Mines to this Coal Miners Memorial Honor Roll?     e-mail   "The Old Miner" Editor
Since 1870, Pennsylvania's Annual Report on Mining Activities has recorded 51,483 deaths from mining accidents-- 31,113 deaths in anthracite mines and 20,370 deaths in bituminous mines.

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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
ALLEQUIPPA  MINES
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Blackburn, O. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1903, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Braddock, Samuel
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1889, Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 59.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, in the Alliquippa Mine, May 10, 1889.);
(Samuel Braddock was instantly killed in Allequippa mine, May 10, by a fall of slate.  This accident occurred through failure to either take the slate down or to set props under it, for the danger could have been seen if closely examined.  It seems as if the deceased went under the slate in the morning without making any examination of his room.)
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Forsythe, John
(American Miner, Day Hand ca.1900, Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed; a mine car ran over it, in the Allequippa Mine, Jan. 24, 1900.)
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Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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McGregor, Charles
(Miner, Mine Boss ca.1889, of the Allequippa No. 1 Mine & Allequippa No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Short, Edward
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1889, Alliquippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 59.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate and coal, in the Allequippa Mine, Sept. 14, 1889.)
Sykes, John
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Head and face bruised by a fall of slate, in the Allequippa Mine, May 29, 1900.)
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Watkins, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, of the Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Wilson, James
(Superintendent, ca.1889, of the Allequippa Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Bailey, Wilson & Company.)
Wilson, John
(Miner, ca.1891, Alliquippa Mine, Monongahela River, Allegheny Co., PA.;
(Injured.  Cut on head and legs by a fall of slate, in the Alliquippa Mine, Oct. 4, 1891.  [from the "Connellsville Courier," Connellsville, PA, Oct. 11, 1891.].) 
Wilson, Joshua
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 46, married.);
(Injured. Foot injured and two ribs fractured by a mine car wheel catching him, in the Allequippa Mine, Jan. 3, 1900.)
Wilson, William W.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Bailey, Wilson & Company.);
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Alliquippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consoldiated Coal & Coke Company.)
Wood, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Alliquippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Alliquippa Mine, March 8, 1886.).
Wood, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Alliquippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Alliquippa Mine, May 8, 1886.):
(This could be the same man as George Woods, listed below.)
Woods, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Allequippa Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 60. married.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of roof coal, in the Allequippa Mine, Jan. 5, 1898.);
(This could be the same man as George Wood, listed above.)
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A special thanks to Glen Dixon, Researcher, for his research in the early newspapers of Fayette County and the sourrounding area, and the addition of many of the miners names from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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