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Coal Miners Memorial
Pan Handle Mine,

Borland (Panhandle),
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

by
Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Advisor,
Peter E. Starry, Jr. "The Old Miner."

Updated July 21, 2008

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Pan Handle Mine

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Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Pan Handle Mine, Borland, 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
PAN HANDLE MINE
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Balack, Nickolas
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of roof;  he was taking out props in pillar workings and first removed the ones nearest the coal face which left no safe way of retreat while removing the back props, in the Pan Handle Mine, Nov. 20, 1901.)
Bohomar, Henry
(Miner, Machine Runner ca.1898, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Foot badly cut be coming in contact with the cutter bar of a mining machine, while it was in motion, in the Pan Handle Mine, Apr. 22, 1898.)
Boomes, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, single.);
(Injured.  Burned about the face and hands by an explosion of gas, inthe Pan Handle Mine, Sept. 8, 1898.)
[ C ]
Cox, Job
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Leg and foot slightly injured by a fall of slate, in the Pan Handle Mine, Oct. 21, 1898.)
Cully, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate in his working place, in the Pan Handle Mine, Aug. 3, 1898.)
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Federal, Max
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Pan Handle Mine, July 17, 1901.)
Ferree, Samuel
(American Miner Boy, Machine Helper ca.1900, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 16.);
(Injured.  Hip and side injured by a fall of coal;  the coal broke away from a clay slip, in the Pan Handle Mine, April 17, 1900.)
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House, Frank
(Miner, Machine Helper ca.1898, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, single.);
(Injured.  Hand injured;  was squeezed between two mine cars, in the Pan Handle Mine, June 1, 1898.)
Housowe, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Head injured by a fall of slate, in the Pan Handle Mine, Aug. 8, 1898.)
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Jones, F. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pan Handle Coal Company.)
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Keefer, W.W.
(General Superintenent, ca.1905, ca.1906, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Lindsay, W. H.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(See also: Linsley, Wm. H.)
Linsley, Wm. H.
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(See also: Lindsay, W. H. )
[ M ]
Mardoff, John
(Belgian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, single.);
(Injured.  Leg injured, necessitating amputation;  he fell under a mine car, in the Pan Handle Mine, March 26, 1900.)
Miller, Edward
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1900, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Leg injured; caught between mine cars, whicj jumped the track, in the Pan Handle Mine, Feb. 9, 1900.)
Mislowski, John
(Miner, ca.1897, Borland Mine (Pan Handle Mine), Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, in the Borland Mine, Oct. 4, 1897.)
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Renshaw, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
Rozeri, Sabastiamo
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in a room pillar.  He got between a mine car and the slate to pull the slate down.  When it began to fall ha had no way of retreat and was struck by the slate, in the Pan Handle Mine, July 13, 1904.)
[ S ]
Savage, Henry
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by a fall of slate;  he was pulling the slate down, in the Pan Handle Mine, April 5, 1900.)
Schluederberg, Geo. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Steward, Smaley
(American Miner, Machine Runner ca.1901, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Pan Handle Mine, June 13, 1901.)
[ T ]
Tuul, John
(Russian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1900, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Head and breast injured by a fall of slate in his room, in the Pan Handle Mine, Sept. 11, 1900.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Volavage, Frank
(Polish Miner Boy, Coal Loader ca.1903, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and head injured by a fall of slate in his room, in the Pan Handle Mine, Oct. 24, 1903.)
Volling, Peter
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Pan Handle Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Back slightly injured by a fall of slate, in the Pan Handle Mine, Sept. 7, 1900.)
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