Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Mine buggy - Virtual Museum of Coal mining in Western Pennsylvania
Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania

Digital Coal Research Library
The 20th Century Society of Western Pennsylvania
Links to:
Return to the Main County Index for Southwestern Pennsylvania Coal Mines


Coal Mines of Allegheny Co., PA MAIN INDEX
Links to More Local History Web Sites
In Association with Amazon.com Check here for books
on coal mining
Coal Miners Memorial
Nixon Mine,

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

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Nixon 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
Nixon Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Nixon Mine, Loupnex, 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.
Can you add additional Coal Miner's names to this Coal Miners Memorial Honor Roll?   e-mail   "The Old Miner" Editor
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.

Your help is needed to preserve our coal mining heritage.
Please donate any mine records, mine maps or copies of them, pictures of the mines, pictures of miners, stories about the miners, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
The Coal & Coke Heritage Center,
Penn State University Fayette Campus,
PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401

COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
NIXON MINE
[ A ]
Armstrong, J. M.
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Nixon Shops, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Berlino, John
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by an explosion of gas.  He passed beyond the main danger station before workings had been examined by the fire boss and ignited the gas near his working place, in the Nixon Mine, April 17, 1904.)
Bernoski, Peter
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Four men were slightly injured by the force of a gas explosion, being struck by flying coal and debris from the blast, in the Nixon Mine, April 17, 1904.)
Boliver, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20.);
(Injured.  Leg Crushed;  fell under mine cars while riding on a full trip, in the Nixon Mine, Oct. 18, 1892.)
Boyle, J. J.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
[ C ]
Carmichal, Thomas
(American Miner, Road Man ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 51, married.);
(Killed.  Killed in a wreck on the motor road. These two men, Wm. Casey and Thomas Carmichal, were riding on the electric motor coming from the mine with a loaded trip.  The motor collided with cars lost from a trip when going into the mine.  The motorman was at fault in not giving proper attention to the signal carried in on the last car, and the mine officials were negligent in not enforcing strict discipline on the motor roads, in the Nixon Mine, Nov. 7, 1901.)
Casey, Wm. J.
(American Miner, Motor Man ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Killed.  Killed in a wreck on the motor road. These two men, Casey and Thomas Carmichal, were riding on the electric motor coming from the mine with a loaded trip.  The motor collided with cars lost from a trip when going into the mine.  The motorman was at fault in not giving proper attention to the signal carried in on the last car, and the mine officials were negligent in not enforcing strict discipline on the motor roads, in the Nixon Mine, Nov. 7, 1901.)
Cecci, Mike
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 39, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate in his room.  He was sitting under the slate, in the Nixon Mine, Aug. 29, 1904.  He died Sept. 13, 1904.)
Clemens, Fred.
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 51, married.);
(Injured.  Head injured by a fall of mine roof, in the Nixon Mine, Sept. 9, 1901.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Ferguson, Hugh
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
Flure, Jacob
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 52.);
(Injured.  Injured by a fall of slate, in the Nixon Mine, March 8, 1892.)
[ G ]
Galetskie, Paul
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate.  The deceased and another man worked together; neither of them were competent to protect themselves, in the Nixon Mine, Dec. 10, 1900.  He died Dec. 25, 1900.)
Gray, J. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Nixon Shops, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
[ H ]
Hoosack, John F.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1905, ca.1906, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ L ]
Linsley, Wm. H.
(Superintenent, ca.1892, ca.1898, of the Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Alex. Black Coal Company, Limited.);
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Long, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 54.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate while drawing props in a pillar, in the Nixon Mine, April 29, 1892.)
[ M ]
Marcello, Ruben
(French Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 64, married.);
(Injured.  Injured about the hips by a fall of slate in his room, in the Nixon Mine, July 16, 1904.  He should have set props.)
McAvoy, Joseph
(Irish Miner, Machine Runner ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Four men were slightly injured by the force of a gas explosion, being struck by flying coal and debris from the blast, in the Nixon Mine, April 17, 1904.)
Michofsky, Anton
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Burned by a Gas explosion;  he went over a danger signal and ignited the gas, in the Nixon Mine, Dec. 9, 1900.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
Ohen, Matthew
(German Miner, Coal Loader ca.1903, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 75, widower.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in his room, in the Nixon Mine, May 18, 1903.)
Olick, Michael
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Slightly burned by a gas explosion, in the Nixon Mine, March 25, 1901.)
[ P ]
Peak, Robert
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 65, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate in his room, in the Nixon Mine, July 15, 1898.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Sanola, Dominick
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Injured.  Four men were slightly injured by the force of a gas explosion, being struck by flying coal and debris from the blast, in the Nixon Mine, April 17, 1904.)
Sartoris, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Four men were slightly injured by the force of a gas explosion, being struck by flying coal and debris from the blast, in the Nixon Mine, April 17, 1904.)
Savastogs, Mike
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured.  Slightly burned by a gas explosion.  A roof fall occurred on a roadway of their room;  Sliver and Savastogs went into the room over the fall with an open light, in the Nixon Mine, March 27, 1901.)
Schluederberg, Geo. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Pittsburg Coal Company, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Seifrey, John
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 60, single.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a fall of slate, in thew Nixon Mine, Sept. 9, 1901.)
Sikoski, John
(Miner Boy, ca.1893, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Nixon Mine, July 27, 1893.)
Sliver, Chas.
(Polish Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Slightly burned by a gas explosion.  A roof fall occurred on a roadway of their room;  Sliver and Savastogs went into the room over the fall with an open light, in the Nixon Mine, March 27, 1901.)
Specher, Jacob
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 59, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate these persons, father and son, were working in a room, a piece of slate broke away from a frre slip and fell upon them;  one prop properly set would have prevented the accident, in the Nixon Mine, April 19, 1901.);
(The spelling for the fathers name is given different than the spelling for the son.);
(See also: Speicher, Paul.)
Speicher, Paul
(American Miner Boy, Miner Boy ca.1901, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate these persons, father and son, were working in a room, a piece of slate broke away from a frre slip and fell upon them;  one prop properly set would have prevented the accident, in the Nixon Mine, April 19, 1901.);
(See also: Specher, Jacon.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
Urella, Andrew
(Lithuanian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Nixon Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slarte inhis room.  He was working under a piece of loose over slate, which he should have taken down, in the Nixon Mine, Nov. 9, 1904.)
[ V ]
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
Search our web sites total data base!
Enter a Miner's last name, Coal Mine name, or Coal Company Name.
 A single name works best.
powered by FreeFind

To Select another Index
to Allegheny County, PA
Coal Mines
Click on the Larry cars
Select another Index to Allegheny County, PA Mines


or
Go to Top of Page

Select another Index to Coal Mines of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
[Click on a letter to take you to that Index]
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Return to the Main County Index for Southwest Pennsylvania Coal Mines

Local History Sites
Links to other coal mining sites
Reference Sources for Southwestern Pennsylvania Coal Mines The New Message Boards have not worked, Use our guestbook.  Email the Editor. Have information to add on Allegheny County Coal Mines?
E-Mail the Editor
View the
"Old Miner's"
Guestbook
Let the Old Miner know you've been here.
Sign the
"Old Miner's"
Guestbook
Guestbook by GuestWorld

FastCounter by LinkExchange
Mercers, an Undertakers Business - Web Productions If you have additional information or pictures on the Coal Mines of Allegheny County, PA
Contact: Ray Washlaski, Editor

Copyright 2008, All rights reserved, by Raymond A. Washlaski, Ryan P. Washlaski & The 20th Century Society of Western Pennsylvania.
Web site Design by "Mercers, an Undertakers" Web Design Company