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Coal Miners Memorial
Camp Hill Mine,

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

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Dec. 18, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Camp Hill Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Camp Hill Mine, Chartiers, 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
CAMP HILL MINE
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Dempster, Alexander, Jr.
(Scotish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1882, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Immigrated from Scotland ca.1881.);
(Son of Alexander Dempster, Sr.)
Dempster, Alexander, Sr.
(Scotish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1882, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Immigrated from Scotland ca.1881);
(Brother-in-law of Archibald M. McIntyre.)
Downey, John, Jr.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, CAmp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of John Downey, Sr.);
(Moved to the Arden Mine, PA ca.1905-06.)
Downey, John, Sr.
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1878-1899, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, wife Johanna McNamara Downey.);
(Immigrated from Wales ca.1971.);
(Died at age 66, ca.1899.)
Downey, Timothy
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1890-1895, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of John Downey, Sr.);
(Moved to the Arden Mine, PA ca.1905-06.)
Downey, William E.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1910, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Son of John Downey, Sr.)
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Gormley, James
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1880, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(A boarder with the John Downey family.)
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Hutchinson, William
(Miner, Machine Miner ca.1909, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, 9 children.);
(Killed.  Electrocuted while at work in the Camp Hill Mine, Aug. 9, 1909.  While cutting coal with his machine, he came in contact with the electric current operating his machine.);
(Buried in Chartiers Cemetery.)
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McIntyre, Archibald M.
(Scotish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1883-1906, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Immigrated from Scotland ca.1882.);
(Brother of James & John McIntyre.);
(Lived at Ewingsville, PA, moved to Arden Mines, PA ca.1905-06.)
McIntyre, James
(Scotish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1883-1886, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Immigrated from Scotland ca.1882.);
(Brother of Archibald M. & John McIntyre.);
(Lived at Ewingsville, PA.);
(Died at age 22.)
McIntyre, John
(Scotish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1887-1895, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Immigrated from Scotland ca.1882.);
(Brother of Archibald M. & James McIntyre.);
(Lived at Ewingsville, PA.);
(Died at age 23.)
McMurray, John
(Scotish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1880, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, the widow Johanna McNamara Downey, ca.1900.);
(Step-father of John Downey, Jr., Timothy Downey & William E. Downey.)
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Rodgers, Francis
(Miner, ca.1886, Camp Hill Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 56.);
(Killed.   Killed by a fall of slate, in the Camp Hill Mine, Oct. 19, 1886.  The man was mining coal in a room.  He was an old and experienced miner, but on this occasion he seemed to have been working in a very careless manner, although the dangerous condition of the over slate was pointed out to him that it was unsafe to mine more coal until props were set.  Nevertheless he continued to undermine thge coal, knowing at the time that his life was endangered thereby.  The result was, that a piece of slate four feet long, three and a half feet wide and ten inches thick, fell upin him, causing instant death.
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