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Coal Miners Memorial
Avenue Mine,
Avenue No. 1 Mine,
Avenue No. 2 Mine,

Brackenridge,
Natrona,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Avenue 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
Avenue Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Avenue Mines, Natrona, Brackenridge, 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.
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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
AVENUE  MINES
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Adams, Norman
(Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, of the Avenue No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Allegheny Coal & Coke Company.)
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Garlick, Nick
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Avenue Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Squeezed across the chest by a fall of slate while drawing pillars.  He neglected to post after he had been warned to do so, in the Avenue Mine, May 10, 1910.)
Grunden, George
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Avenue Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken while switching a mine car into the siding, his head touched an electric wire and he was thrown with such force as to break his leg, in the Avenue Mine, Nov. 2, 1909.)
[ H ]
Hicks, Alfred
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Allegheny Coal & Coke Company, Leechburg, PA, Avenue Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Hicks, L. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Avenue Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Allegheny Coal & Coke Company, Leechburg, PA.)
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, Allegheny Coal & Coke Company, Leechburg, PA, Avenue No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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[ M ]
Macheski, Bruno
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Avenue Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a a fall of coal.  He fired a blast and failed to examine the roof before going to the face of the entry, in the Avenue Mine, March 24, 1910.)
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Premeak, Mike
(Polish Miner Pick Miner ca.1910, Avenue Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Thigh fractured by flying coal from a blast.  He fired a blast and then returned and lighted the squib for a second blast, which exploded before he could get a safe distance, in the Avenue Mine, Nov. 11, 1910.)
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[ U ]
Ulinski, Alexander, Sr.
(Polish Miner, Avenue Mines, Ally Coal & Coke Company [Allegheny Coal & Coke Company, Leechburg, PA], Natrona & Brackenridge, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Alexandria "Alice" Hotkowska Ulinski, children.);
(Killed.  Family history said that Alexander Ulinski, died as a result of complications from a mining injury, an overturned coal car caught him, ca.1918.);
(Born Feb 25, 1875 in Mulawa,Gub, Plock, Warszaw, Poland.)
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