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Coal Miners Memorial
Thornburg Mine,

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

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Thornburg 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 Feb. 13, 2008

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Thornburg Mine

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Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Thornburg, Crafton, 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
THORNBURG MINE
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Bloschacki, Frank
(Polish Miner, Mule Driver ca.1916, Thornburg Mine, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Cheek badly cut.  Kicked by a mule in a room on the butt entry, in the Thornburg Mine, March 16, 1916.)
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Carmichael, William
(American Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Thornburg Mine, Age 64, married, 2 children.);
(Killed. Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room while undermining the coal, in the Thornburg Mine, April 10, 1916.  Died April 20, 1916.)
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McGregor, C. C.
(American Miner, Superintendent ca.1916, Thornburg Mine, Age 26, married);
(Injured.  Ankle severely bruised.  Caught between two empty mine cars on an entry, in the Thornburg Mine, July 12, 1916.);
(Superintendent, ca.1916, ca.1917, of the Thornburg Mine, for P. C. & Y. Coal Company.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, P. C. & Y. Coal Company, Thornburg Mine.)
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Stauffer, George
(American Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Thornburg Mine, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Instep fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room while taking down coal, in the Thornburg Mine, Aug. 10, 1916.)
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Tonco, Andy
(Austrian Miner, Laborer ca.1916, Thornburg Mine, Age 36, single.);
(Injured.  Hand and fingers bruised.  The truck on which he had placed a loaded slate car jumped the track, causing the car to run back and catch his hand.  Outside the Thornburg Mine, Jan. 26, 1916.)
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Washingle, Joseph
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Thornburg Mine, Age 46, married.);
(Injured.  Finger cut off by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Thornburg Mine, Feb. 7, 1916.)
Wolk, William
(Austrian Miner, Machine Miner ca.1916, Thornburg Mine, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Back bruised and vertebrae dislocated by a fall of roof on the room roadway near the face of the room, in the Thornburg Mine, Feb. 25, 1916.)
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