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Coal Miners Memorial
Margerum Mine,

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

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Margerum 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. 30, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Margerum Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Margerum Mine, Imperial, 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
MARGERUM  MINE
[ A ]
Armstrong, J. M.
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Biczyak, Ignacz
(Granish Miner, Machine Scrapper ca.1917, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured below knee.  Machine jack slipped out and struck his leg, in the Margerum Mine, Oct. 29, 1917.)
Bormish, Jacob
(Austrian Miner, Scraper ca.1904, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a mining machine.  He was caught in the cutter chain.  His leg was so badly mangled that he died after it was amputated, in the Margerum Mine, July 8, 1904.)
[ C ]
Cherin, Joseph
(Austrian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co. PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and ankle crushed by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Margerum Mine, Oct. 16, 1912.)
Coking, Frederick
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Back and hand injured by a fall of roof coal, not seriously, in the Margerum Mne, Dec. 6, 1898.)
Crouch, J. E.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ D ]
Dunbar, F. B.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fonchel, Paul
(Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1898, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Margerum Mine, Nov. 19, 1898.)
[ G ]
Garrett, W. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
Joice, G.
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 52, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate in his room;  the danger could have been detected and guarded against by ordinary care, in the Margerum Mine, Nov. 25, 1901.)
[ K ]
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1905, Pittsburg Coal Company, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kelly, William
(Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1898, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 16.);
(Killed.  Killed by falling under a trip of full mine cars, outside of the mine, at the Margerum Mine, June 2, 1898.)
Kuze, John
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1905, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Leg taken off by being caught by a mine machine, in the Margerum Mine, June 15, 1905.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
Meacel, Bruno
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1917, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate at the face of a rib, in the Margerum Mine, Aug. 10, 1917.)
Miller, John
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, single.);
(Injured.  Eye knocked out and face and breast injured by a blast at the face of a room.  He throught the shot had missed fire and returned to examine it when it went off, in the Margerum Mine, Feb. 23, 1912.)
Murray, W. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, ca.1903, of the Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ N ]
Newton, C. G.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Morgan, Moore & Baine Company.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Scovel, Joseph
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Margerum Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken and head injured by a fall of slate, in the Margerum Mine, July 8, 1898.)
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