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Coal Miners Memorial
Peterson Mine,

near Tarentum,
Peterson,
East Deer Twp.,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 17, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Peterson Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Peterson Mine, near Tarentum, Peterson, East Deer 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
PETERSON  MINES
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Beale, H. S.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, McKean Coal Company, Tarentum, PA, Peterson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Haronik, Martin
(Miner, ca.1904, Peterson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of Mining Laws, ca.1904:  Martin Haronik, employed at the Peterson Mine, East Deer Twp., Charge, passing a a danger signal.  The defendant was held for court and true bills found.  Defendant was found guilty as indicted and sentenced to pay $1.00 abd costs.)
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Mackintosh, R. B.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, McKean Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Peterson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Reay, William
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1904, Peterson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a mine wagon over passing over it.  He fell while trying to get on his trip, in the Peterson Mine, Feb. 12, 1904.)
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Schriner, Steve
(German Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Peterson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken.  Struck by a sprag in a passing mine car as he stepped of the track to let the car pass into the room, in the Peterson Mine, Nov. 15, 1909.)
Skupen, George
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1914, Peterson Mine, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the face, in the Peterson Mine, May 21, 1914.)
Spratt, Ed.
(English Miner, Mule Driver ca.1908, Peterson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, married.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by a mine car passing over it.  He was getting on the front end of a trip of mine cars, in the Peterson Mine, Oct. 3, 1908.)
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