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Coal Miners Memorial
Chalfant Mine
(Fayette Mine),

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Aug. 4, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Chalfant Mine (Fayette Mine)


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Chalfant Mine, Noblestown, Allegheny Co., PA.   Name changed to Fayette Mine ca.1931.  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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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:
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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
CHALFANT MINE (FAYETTE MINE)
[ A ]
Allen, John
(Scotch Miner, Laborer ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Rib and side injured.  Caught between an entry pillar and pipe which he was taking into the mine on a truck, in the Chalfant Mine, Dec. 12, 1916.)
[ B ]
Burge, Valentine
(Belgian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Chalfant Mine, Oct. 2, 1916.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
Davis, Daniel
(Welsh Miner, Mule Driver ca.1904, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Hand injured by a lump of coal falling off the mine car at a room parting, in the Chalfant Mine, June 1, 1904.)
Dearow, Baptist
(Belgian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured. Eye brow and arm severely cut and bruised.  Kicked by a mule, in the Chalfant Mine, June 17, 1916.)
Delipne, Felex
(Belgian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 72, married.);
(Injured.  Side injured.  He was lifting a tee-iron rail on an entry and stumbled and fell under the same, in the Chalfant Mine, Dec. 7, 1916.)
Diean, Bazzli
(Austrian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Back injured by lifting a derailed mine car onto the track in a room, in the Chalfant Mine, Nov. 7, 1916.)
Dunn, Edward
(English Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Knee cut and bruised by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Chalfant Mine, Sept. 7, 1916.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Furno, Harry
(Italian Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Foot severely bruised.  Run over by a loaded mine car coming out of a butt entry.  The driver ahead flaged for him to stop, and while Furno was getting off to stop his trip his foot caught in a frog of a switch, in the Chalfant Mine, Aug. 16, 1916.)
[ G ]
Gelston, J. S.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Fayette Coal Company.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Fayette Coal Company, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Fayette Coal Company.)
[ H ]
Hunt, A. G.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Fayette Coal Company, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Fayette Coal Company.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kenney, Joseph
(Belgian Miner, Pick Miner c a.1912, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Foot injured and two toes cut off by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Chalfant Mine, Sept. 9, 1912.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
[ N ]
[ O ]
Obanage, Bassel
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Shoulder and two ribs broken by a fall of slate in his room, in the Chalfant Mine, Dec. 3, 1903.)
[ P ]
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Sleavk, Steve
(Slavonian Miner, Cutter ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured.  While barring a mining machine over at the face of a room, the bar slipped, and the machine skidded and caught his ankle, in the Chalfant Mine, Dec. 27, 1916.)
Struman, Louis
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of slate at the face while shearing coal, in the Chalfant Mine, June 20, 1916.)
[ T ]
Tasse, John
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder and ribs injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Chalfant Mine, Oct. 10, 1916.)
Tenneyson, Charles
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Wrist broken.  Caught between mine car and a pillar while pulling a loaded mine car out of a room on the butt entry, in the Chalfant Mine, Aug. 10, 1916.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Valeny, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured.  Hand badly bruised by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Chalfant Mine, Sept. 12, 1916.)
[ W ]
Williamson, Constantine
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1905, Chalfant Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the right leg below the knee by mine cars running over him, in the Chalfant Mine, May 6, 1905.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
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