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Coal Miners Memorial
Reilly No. 1 Mine, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Reilly No. 3 Mine,

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Feb. 26, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Reilly No. 1 & No. 2 Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Reilly No. 1, No. 2 & No. 3 Mines, Willock, 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
REILLY  MINES
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[ B ]
Bamley, Harry
(Italian Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1904, Reilly No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Foot cut.  Caught by the bits of a mining machine, in the Reilly No. 1 Mine, March 4, 1904.)
Big, Joe
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Reilly No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 47, single.);
(Injured.  Knee injured.  Struck by a piece of falling slate, in the Reilly No. 1 Mine, May 25, 1905.)
Biros, Frank
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Reilly No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of roof, in the Reilly No. 1 Mine, June 9, 1906.)
Buggie, Seal
(American Miner, Machine Loader ca.1904, Reilly No. 3 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 43, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of roof coal, in the Reilly No. 3 Mine, Aug. 20, 1904.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Foster, Joe
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1906, Reilly No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Head cut and collar bone broken by a fall of slate, in the Reilly No. 1 Mine, Nov. 5, 1906.)
[ G ]
Gassette, Frank
(American Miner, Machine Loader ca.1904, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of mine roof, in the Reilly No. 2 Mine, May 19, 1904.)
Gevan, Bartan
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Reilly No. 3 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured.  Struck by a mine post, in the Reilly No. 3 Mine, Oct. 25, 1906.)
[ H ]
Halt, Conrad
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Reilly No. 3 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Two ribs broken.  Caught between a mine car and an entry pillar, in the Reilly No. 3 Mine, Oct. 21, 1905.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jones, Richard
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Reilly No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Patterson & Robbins Company.);
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Reilly No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, for Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal Company.)
[ K ]
[ L ]
[ M ]
Maloy, Neil
(Irish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1905, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 44, single.);
(Injured.  Leg cut off by a fall of slate, in the Reilly No. 2 Mine, May 2, 1905.)
[ N ]

[ O ]
Osborne, A. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1904, Patterson and Robbins Company, Reilly Mines No. 1, No. 2 & No. 3, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal Company, Reilly Mines.)
[ P ]
Perocia, Frank
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof, in the Reilly No. 2 Mine, June 26, 1906.)
Petit, Ubert
(Belgian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 37, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof coal, in the Reilly No. 2 Mine, Feb. 8, 1906.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Salvester, Joseph
(Italian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1905, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 58, married.);
(Injured.  Leg injured.  Caught between bumpers of two mine cars, in the Reilly No. 2 Mine, Aug. 7, 1905.)
Sholda, Steve
(Hungarian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Reilly No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 31, single.);
(Injured.  Skull fractured.  Kicked by a mule, in the Reilly No. 1 Mine, Nov. 16, 1905.)
Sholer, Nat
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Reilly No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Foot injured by a mine post falling on it, in the Reilly No. 1 Mine, April 8, 1905.)
Shurie, Mike
(Hungarian Miner Boy, Machine Loader ca.1904, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Both legs broken by a fall of slate, in the Reilly No. 2 Mine, Oct. 20, 1904.)
Siskey, Adam
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Reilly No. 1 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Reilly Mine, Oct. 26, 1903.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Walker, Major
(American Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1904, Reilly No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a mining machine, in the Reilly No. 2 Mine, May 11, 1904.)
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