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Coal Mines of Allegheny Co., PA MAIN INDEX

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

Boston,
Elizabeth Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Feb. 25, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Browns No. 1 & No. 2 Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Browns No. 1 & No. 2  Mines, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., 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
BROWNS NO. 1 & NO. 2 MINES
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Blackburn, O. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Browns No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Copeland, Sander
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Browns No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married, 3 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Browns No. 2 Mine, July 26, 1901.  He was working in an entry, had all the slate taken down but one piece, which he thought was safe.  He went under it to do some work when it fell on him.)
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Dewar, James A.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Browns No. 1 & Browns No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for W. H. Brown's Sons Company.);
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Browns No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
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Maleman, Henry
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Browns No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 55, married.);
(Injured.  Body injured by a fall of slate, in the Browns No. 1 Mine, March 29, 1900.)
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Peterson, Geo. E.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, Browns No.1 & No. 2 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
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Rojohn, Henry
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1901, Browns No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars, in the Browns No. 2 Mine, May 7, 1901.)
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Steker, Martin
(English Miner, Mule Driver ca.1901, Browns No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being run over by the front mine wagon of his trip, in the Browns No. 2 Mine, June 10, 1901.)
Subliska, Adam
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Browns No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate that he had no reason to be under, in the Browns No.2 Mine, May 24, 1901.  The coal was all loaded and this one piece only had to be taken down and moved, and he went under it just as it fell.)
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Thomas, Edward
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Browns No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by being caught between a loaded mine wagon and the mine roof, in the Browns No. 2 Mine, Mar. 15, 1898.)
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