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

Hite [Creighton],
East Deer Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Hite Mines, 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
Hite Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Hite Mines, Hite [Creighton], East Deer 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
HITE  MINES
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Adamson, James
(Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, of the Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for McFetridge Brothers Coal Company, Hite, PA.)
[ B ]
Borechock, Frank
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Slightly burned by gas, in the Hite Mine, Jan. 15, 1903.)
Bosnick, Mike
(Turkish Miner, Trip Rider ca.1917, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured by mine cars on an entry, in the Hite Mine, Aug. 21, 1917.)
Buffalo, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1917, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Eye infested.  Struck by a piece of coal, in the Hite Mine, April 28, 1917.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
Dovich, Sam
(Turkish Miner, Mule Driver ca.1917, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder bruised.  Caught between a mine car and a rib on an entry, in the Hite Mine, March 9, 1917.)
Dufour, L.
(Belgian Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1907, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Body burned by an explosion of powder ignited by a spark falling from his lamp while in the act of filling a charge from a can near the face of his room, in the Hite Mine, April 29, 1907.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
[ G ]
[ H ]
Hendricks, Andy
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Machine Miner ca.1916, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Hite Mine, Mar. 6, 1916.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jacoby, Constantine
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.  Electrocuted. He came in contact with the trolley wire on the traveling road while on his way to work, in the Hite Mine, July 28, 1914.)
Jenkins, H. S.
(Miner, ca.1904, Hite Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade, ca.1904.  Certificate issued ca.1904.)
[ K ]
[ L ]
[ M ]
McFetridge, G. H.
(General Superintendent, ca.1898, ca.1900, ca.1903, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, McFetridge Brothers Company, Hite, PA, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1901, Hites No. 1 Mine & Hites No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for McFetridge Brothers Company, Hite, PA.)
McFetridge, George
(Superintendent, ca.1892, ca.1900, of the Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for McFetridge Brothers Company.)
McFetridge, L. B.
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, Hite Mine, for McFetridge Brothers Coal Company, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
McFetridge, R. B.
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, McFetridge Brothers Coal Company, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
[ P ]
Pish, Martin
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Laborer ca.1914, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being caught between a mine car an a post on the narrow side of the road, in the Hite Mine, June 5, 1914.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Radvani, Paul
(Slavonian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Thigh fractured.  Caught between a mine car and a mine post on an entry, in the Hite Mine, Jan. 29, 1916.)
Rosnick, Hiram
(Turkish Miner, Mule Driver ca.1917, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg and knee lacerated.  Caught between a mine car and a rib on a heading, in the Hite Mine, May 31, 1917.)
[ S ]
Smith, George W.
(Miner, ca.1904, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, First Grade, ca.1904.  Certificate issued ca.1904.)
Stauffer, George
(American Miner Boy, Miner Boy ca.1900, Hite Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15, single.);
(Killed.  Fataly burned by powder;  he was pouring powder from one vessel into a canister, having his open flame lamp on his cap, ehich fell and ignited the powder, in the Hite Mine, April 6, 1900.)
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