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Coal Miners Memorial
Vulcan Mine,

Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Dec. 28, 2008

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Vulcan Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Vulcan Mine, 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
VULCAN  MINE
[ A ]
[ B ]
Baker, J. C.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
Basway, Jno.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 44, single.);
(Injured.  Leg injured by a fall of slate, in the Vulcan Mine, Sept. 29, 1898.)
Burtman, W. J.
(Scotch Miner, Mule Driver ca.1901, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by mine cars, in the Vulcan Mine, Aug. 1, 1901.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fereday, Charles
(Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, of the Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ G ]
Gerdy, Steve
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Vulcan Mine, Aug. 31, 1898.)
[ H ]
Hall, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kagle, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA.)
Kansas, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Foot injured by a fall of slate, in the Vulcan Mine, Dec. 29, 1898.)
Keefer, W.W.
(General Superintenent, ca.1903, ca.1905, Pittsburg Coal Company, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
Molishfski, Alex.
(Lithuanian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1903, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate in his working place.  The fire boss on his rounds that morning had not put up a danger signal warning the victim of  the dangerous slate, in the Vulcan Mine, Aug., 22, 1903.)
[ N ]
Newman, Robert
(American Miner Boy, Company Man ca.1903, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Arm broken by mine cars in the mine, in the Vulcan Mine, Jan. 21, 1903.)
[ O ]
O'Rourke, F. J.
(Irish Miner, Laborer ca.1900, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by being crushed between a railroad car and a pillar supporting the tipple outside of the mine; while moving the railroad car forward to the screen, outside the Vulcan Mine, Oct. 12, 1900.)
Orr, David
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Vulcan Coal Company.)
[ P ]
Peach, Wm.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Vulcan  Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate and roof;  he was mining out a room pillar when a large mass of slate and roof fell upon him without warning, in the Vulcan Mine, May 22, 1900.)
Petty, Mike
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broke by a fall of coal, in the Vulcan Mine, May 16, 1901.)
Petty, Peter
(Hungarian Miner, Machine Helper ca.1901, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Vulcan Mine, Aug. 2, 1901.)
Polauis, Stanley
(Polish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1903, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 56, single.);
(Injured.  Foot injured by a fall of slate in his room, in the Vulcan Mine, July 18, 1903.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rudd, Charles
(English Miner Boy, Miner Boy ca.1900, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate in his room, in the Vulcan Mine, Oct. 18, 1900.);
(The father and son worked together, the fire boss told the father to set props but he failed to do so.);
(Son of John Rudd.)
Rudd, John
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Both legs broken by a fall of slate in his room, in the Vulcan Mine, Oct. 18, 1900.);
(The father and son worked together, the fire boss had told the father to set props but he failed to do so.)
[ S ]
Sabulsky, Paul
(Russian Miner, Machine Runner ca.1901, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Killed.  Killed by a mining machine;  he was caught by the cutter chain and his body was drawn into the machinery, in the Vulcan Mine, June 19, 1901.)
Schluederberg, Geo. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, ca.1912, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Succo, Joe
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Injured about the head and shoulders by a fall of slate, in the Vulcan Mine, Apr. 23, 1898.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Watters, Henry
(Austrian Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1903, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of roof coal, in the Vulcan Mine, May 29, 1903.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
Zatawan, Jno.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Vulcan Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Head injured by a fall of slate, in the Vulcan Mine, July 22, 1898.)
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