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Coal Miners Memorial
Nickle Plate Mine,

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Oct. 3, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Nickle Plate Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Nickle Plate Mine, McDonald, 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
NICKLE PLATE MINE
[ A ]
Austin, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30.);
(Killed.  Killed by falling slate, in the Nickle Plate Mine, Dec. 31, 1892.)
Ayers, Frank
(American Miner Boy, Miner Boy ca.1901, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in a room;  he was working with his father who knew the slate was unsafe, in the Nickle Plate Mine, March 6, 1901.)
Ayers, Mr.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.,1901, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(Father of Frank Ayers, who was killed in the Nickle Plate Mine.)
[ B ]
Britt, John
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ C ]
Clark, James
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, single.);
(Injured.  Foot injured by a fall of slate;  he was in the act of pulling the loose slate down, in the Nickle Plate Mine, Sept. 26, 1900.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
Eloi, Leante
(Belgian Miner, ca.1892, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(On the 29th ult., of fever, near Nickel Plate mine, Mrs. Leante Eloi, dreceased was one of a party of six that came here from Belgium about six months ago, and only the two brothers, Joseph and Leante Eloi, remain. Mrs. Joseph Eloi died on the 17th ult. and two children of Leante Eloi died during the summer. [from the "McDonald Outlook," McDonald, PA, Dec. 3, 1892.].)
Eloi, Joseph
(Belgian Miner, ca.1892, Nickle P{late Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married.);
(On the 29th ult., of fever, near Nickel Plate mine, Mrs. Leante Eloi, dreceased was one of a party of six that came here from Belgium about six months ago, and only the two brothers, Joseph and Leante Eloi, remain. Mrs. Joseph Eloi died on the 17th ult. and two children of Leante Eloi died during the summer. [from the "McDonald Outlook," McDonald, PA, Dec. 3, 1892.].)
[ F ]
Fereday, Benj.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ G ]
Gadsinisky, Jos.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 61, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken; he was struck by an empty mine car, in the Nickle Plate Mine, Nov. 8, 1898.)
[ H ]
Hornet, Leon
(French Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1901, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in his room;  he had driven a wedge over the loose slate, in tending to take it down, and then went under it to work without setting props, in the Nckle Plate Mine, Sept. 23, 1901.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1905, Pittsburg Coal Company, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
Murray, Wm. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
[ P ]
Paskin, Desire
(Belgian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 44, married.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by falling coal and slate, in the Nickle Plate Mine, Sept. 15, 1900.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Sappy, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 65, married.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of coal, in the Nickle Plate Mine, May 14, 1898.)
Sauters, J. D.
(Superintendent, ca.1892, ca.1898, of the Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for J. D. Sauters Company.)
Schluederberg, Geo. W.
(General Superintendent,c a1900, Pittsburg Coal Company, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Suppy, Leon
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Nickle Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28.);
(Injured.  Back injured by falling slate, in the Nickle Plate Mine, Dec. 6, 1892.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Wollman, Thomas
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1892, Nickel Plate Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28.);
(Injured.  Legs injured between mine cars, in the Nickle Plate Mine, June 13, 1892.)
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