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

Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 9, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Boston Mines

Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Boston Mines, Boston, 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 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.

Your help is needed to preserve our coal mining heritage.
Please donate any mine records, mine maps or copies of them, pictures of the mines, pictures of miners, stories about the miners, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
The Coal & Coke Heritage Center,
Penn State University Fayette Campus,
PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401

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Miles, Albert
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1891, in W. H. Brown & Sons' Boston Mine No. 2, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Badly injured in a slate fall, both legs crushed, in the Boston No. 2 Mine, April 23, 1891.  [from the "Connellsville Courier," May 1, 1891.].)
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Stoker, James
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1892, Boston No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by the breaking of a coupling hook on the dilly-trip, in the Boston No. 1 Mine, April 28, 1892.)
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A special thanks to Glen Dixon, Researcher, for his research in the "Connellsville Courier" Connellsville, PA newspaper and other newspapers of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and the addition of many of the miners names from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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