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Coal Miners Memorial
Fort Pitt Mine,

Fort Pitt, Loupnex,
Walkers Mill,
Collier Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Fort Pitt 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. 13, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Fort Pitt Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Fort Pitt Mine, Fort Pitt, Loupnex, Walkers Mills, 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
FORT PITT MINE
[ A ]
[ B ]
Boyle, James. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, ca.1904, ca.1905, of the Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Bubna, Mike
(Lithuanian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a fall of slate in his room, in the Fort Pitt Mine, Oct. 5, 1900.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
Drennan, Thomas
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a piece of slate, in the Fort Pitt Mine, May 29, 1900.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
[ G ]
Gleist, Adam
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of roof coal, in the Fort Pitt Mine, June 21, 1898.)
[ H ]
Herron, Hugh
(American Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1900, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Both legs broken by a fall of roof;  the mule caught against cross timbers, pulling it down and liberated the roof, which fell on him, in the Fort Pitt Mine, Oct. 9, 1900.)
Hutchinson, John
(Miner, Motorman ca.1897, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Run over by a mine motor, while bringing a trip of mine cars, when nearing a switch, instead of stopping the motor, he only reduced the speed and ran ahead to throw the switch.  He allowed the motor to come ahead, intending to get on it as it came by, but tripped and fell on the track and was run over, mangling his body in a horriable manner, in the Fort Pitt Mine, Jan. 7, 1897.  He died while being removed to his home in Fort Pitt.);
(John Hutchison, motorman for the Block Coal Comapny Mines, located at Fort Pitt, Allegheny Co., PA, on the Panhandle railroad, was run over by the motor. [from "Signal Item," Carnegie, PA].);
(John Hutchinson was born June 8, 1869 in Kilsyth, Stirling, Scotland, came to Ewingville, PA about 1883.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Keefer, W.W.
(General Superintenent, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
McCrickart, A.
(Superintendent, ca.1892, of the Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Fort Pitt Coal Company.)
[ N ]
Nebo, C. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Block Coal Company.)

[ O ]
[ P ]
Piker, Peter
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1900, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, single.);
(Injured.  Leg injured;  caught between mine cars while coupling them in the Fort Pitt Mine Aug. 24, 1900.)
Pratt, John I.
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Schluederberg, Geo. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Sobrotski, John
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Back and head injured by a fall of slate in his working place, in the Fort Pitt Mine, June 23, 1904.)
Sybeski, Andy
(Polish Miner, Mule Driver ca.1903, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars inside of the mine, in the Fort Pitt Mine, Jan. 2, 1903.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Woolstoneroft, Warden
(American Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1903, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15, single3.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and head and shoulders injured by a fall of slate in a room, in the Fort Pitt Mine, March 13, 1903.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
Zimmers, John
(German Miner, Coal Loader ca.1903, Fort Pitt Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 47, married.);
(Injured.  Back and other parts of body injured by a fall of slate in his room, in the Fort Pitt Mine, June 18, 1903.)
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