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Coal Miners Memorial
Thompson Mine,

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated March 30, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Thompson Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Thompson Mine, Epton, 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.

Help preserve our coal mining heritage, Please donate any mine records, maps or copies of them, pictures, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
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COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
THOMPSON MINE
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Findley, William
(Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1913, Thompson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal Company, Cleveland, OH.)
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Hosage, Joseph
(Hungarian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Thompson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Small bone in leg broken by being caught under the wheels of a mine car near a parting on the south face entry, in the thompson Mine, July 1, 1912.)
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Lee, Leonard
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Thompson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate while undermining coal at th eface of a room, in the Thompson Mine, June 29, 1912.)
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Osborne, A. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1913, Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal Company, Cleveland, OH, Thompson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
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Pearce, Joseph L.
(Superintendent, ca.1916, Thompson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Joseph L. Pearce Company.)
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Samon, Andy
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Thompson Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 44, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg by a fall of slate at the face of a room while filling his lamp with oil, in the Thonpson Mine, Feb. 10, 1912.)
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