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Coal Miners Memorial
Horner & Roberts No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 & No. 4 Mines,

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Sept. 29, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Horner & Roberts Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Horner & Roberts Mines, near Elizabeth, 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
HORNER & ROBERTS MINES
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Blackburn, O.A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Horner & Roberts Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Braun, Paul
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Horner & Roberts No. 4 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, in the Horner & Roberts No. 4 Mine, Sept. 22, 1886.)
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Challoner, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Horner & Roberts No. 4 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Injured.  Foot hurt by falling slate, in the Horner & Roberts No. 4 Mine, Dec. 23, 1886.)
Connway, Ezra
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Horner & Roberts Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
Cowan, Archie
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1898, Horner & Roberts No. 3 & No. 4 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Hiryok, Joseph
(Slav. Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Horner & Roberts Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40, married, 2 children, wife and children in the old country.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in No. 1 room II entry, in the Horner & Roberts Mine, May 19, 1898. This happened after firing a shot in the middle of room, the other part next the road was not being undermined.  He and his partner commenced to make ready for another shot and having slate from cut up yet with two posts under it, they thought it safe to work under, but the other shot loosened a piece large enough which when it fell rolled over on Hiryok, striking him on the abdomen, killed him instantly.  This is a usual occurrance with people that are caught with slate, thinking they are always safe under if posts are under it.  This man was a slav and had not worked in the mines long.  He leaves a wife and two children in Austria.)
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Jones, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Horner & Roberts Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
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Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Horner & Roberts Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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McCoy, W. B.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Horner & Roberts Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
Morris, Abel
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Horner & Roberts No. 4 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, single.);
(Injured.  Slightly hurt between a mine car and the side of an entry, in the Horner & Roberts No. 4 Mine, Dec. 15., 1886.)
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Roberts, George W.
(Superintendent, ca.1889, of the Horner & Roberts Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Horner & Roberts Company.)
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