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Coal Miners Memorial
Bellwood Mine,
(Bellewood Mine),
(Bellenwood Mine),

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

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Bellwood Mine, 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
Bellwood Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Bellwood Mine (Bellewood Mine) (Bellenwood Mine), Homestead, 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
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Kramer, George W.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, ca.1903, of the Bellwood Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Munhall Company.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, ca.1903, George Kramer Company, Bellewood Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Shelbalsky, William
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Bellenwood Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21.);
(Killed.  Fell under a moving trip of full mine cars, in the Bellenwood Mine, Feb. 19, 1886.)
Shulty, Herman
(Miner, ca.1886, Bellenwood Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of horseback, in the Bellenwood Mine, Nov. 30, 1886.  The man was taking out a room pillar, and at the time of the accident was removing the back props.  The horseback was running parallel with the pillar, and was about six feet wide and sixteen inches deep.  The prop which caused the accident was set under the centre of the horseback, and should not have been taken outl as by a close examination of the roof it could be plainly seen that it was unsafe to remove it.  The young man was spoken of, as being a very careful miner, but in this instance he either erred in judgement of the place, or did not make as close an examintion of the place as he should have done.  Timbers can be withdrawn with comparative safety if done in the right was and at the proper time, but such work should always by done by experienced men, who would know at a glance which prop could be removed with safety, and which should be left for protection.)
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Wilkinson, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Bellwood Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken in two places by a fall of coal, in the Bellwood Mine, Feb. 24, 1898.)
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