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Coal Miners Memorial
Snowden Mine,

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Snowden Mine, Gastonville, 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 that worked at the Sarah Mine 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.

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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:
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PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401

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Blockford, Daniel
(Welsh Miner, Pick Miner, ca.1900, Snowden Mine, Age 41, married.);
(Injured.  Foot injured by a fall of clay from a "clay vein," in the Snowden Mine, Jan. 10., 1900.)
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Garey, Michael
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Snowden Mine, Age 47, married.);
(Injured.  Three ribs broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Snowden Mine, Feb. 8, 1900.)
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Larue, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Snowden Mine, Age 60, single.);
(Injured.  Slightly injured on back and foot by a fall of slate, in the Snowden Mine, April 18, 1898.)
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McCoy, W. B.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Snowden Mine, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
McKay, John
(Miner, Mine Boss ca.1889, Snowden Mine.)
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Reynolds, Jese
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1898, Snowden Mine, Age 22, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a mine car running over it, in the Snowden Mine, May 6, 1898.)
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Schuelderberg, Geo. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Snowdon Mine, for Pittsburgh & Chicago Gas Coal Company.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, Pittsburg Coal Company, Snowden Mine.)
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Van Eman, D. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1889, of the Snowden Mine, for Pittsburgh & Chicago Gas Coal Company.)
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