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Coal Miners Memorial
Walton Mines,

West Elizabeth,
Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated April 11, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Walton Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Walton Mines, West Elizabeth, 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
WALTON MINES
[ A ]
Anderson, Mr.
(Miner, Walton Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Barton, Joe
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1903, Walton 2nd Pool Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Walton 2nd Pool Mine, May 15, 1903.)
Birkholtz, Mr.
(Miner, Walton Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Blackburn, O. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Walton Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.):
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Redman Mills Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, & Walton 2nd Pool Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Blackmore, Samuel
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Upper Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal, in the Upper Walton Mine, Feb. 24, 1886.)
[ C ]
Capp, Morris
(Superintendent, ca.1892, of the Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Joseph Walton & Company.)
Conner, Zan
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1891, at Joseph Walton & Company, near West Elizabeth, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, at the Joseph Walton & Company Mine, Sept. 24, 1891.  [from "The Connellsville Courier," Connellsville, PA, Sept. 25, 1891.].)
Cramer, Henry
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Slightly hurt by a fall of roof coal, in the Lower Walton Mine, March 2, 1886.)
Culey, John
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1916, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Hip and ribs fractured by a fall of slate at the face of a rib, in the Walton No. 2 Mine, Oct. 9, 1916.)
[ D ]
Deemer, Peter
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22.);
(Killed. Back broken by an empty mine far, in the Lower Walton Mine, Mar. 8, 1886.)
Dilts, Mr.
(Miner, Walton Mines, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Dowden, Oliver
(Miner, Mule Driver, ca.1892, Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(Killed. Oliver Dowden, a driver at the Watson Coal Company mine, at Rankin Station, on the Belle Vernon Division of the P. McK. & Y.R.R was killed Tuesday afternoon.  He was on a trip, when the car jumped the track, throwing him against the side of the entry, crushing his body.  [from Thursday, September 15, 1892 issue of the "McKeesport Daily News," McKeesport, PA.])
[ E ]
[ F ]
Falin, Amil
(American Miner, Machine Runner ca.1909, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the Walton No. 2 Mine, Oct. 11, 1909.)
Fedor, Mike
(Russian Miner, Scraper ca.1907, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of coal at the face of a room while in the act of moving a mining machine, in the Walton No. 2 Mine, Oct. 28, 1907.  The scraper had removed the front jack and was barring the machine back when about a ton of coal fell over and caught him.  A shot crack from the last cut intersected with a clay vein that run at an angle across the room and cut off all adhesion.  He died two hours later.)
Ferguson, A.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Walton 2d Pool Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(See also: Ferguson, Archibald.)
Ferguson, Archibald
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Walton 2d Pool Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(See also: Ferguson, A.)
Fuller, William
(American Miner, Stone Mason ca.1901, Walton Lower Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Toes broken by a fall of slate, in the Walton Lower Mine, April 15, 1901.)
[ G ]
[ H ]
Hoziak, Joseph
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1907, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate at the face of a room while taking down coal, in the Walton Mine, July 23, 1907.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kapp, John M.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, ca.1903, ca.1904, of the Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA,  Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Kapp, Maurice
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Joseph Walton & Company, Inc.)
Kavash, Mike
(Slavonian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, Walton Mine 2nd Pool, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured. Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Walton Mine 2nd Pool, March 19, 1906.)
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1906, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Walton 2d. Pool Mine, Allegheny Co., PA; Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Kenseir, Charles
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 51, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Lower Walton Mine, May 11, 1886.)
Knight, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Walton Upper Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 56, married, 6 children.);
(Killed.  Injured fatally by a fall of roof coal, in the Walton Upper Mine, Mar. 8, 1898.  Died on March 14, 1898.)
[ L ]
Large, Robert P.
(Miner Boy, Miner Boy ca.1886, Upper Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15.);
(Injured.  Slightly hurt by a fall of coal, in the Upper Walton Mine, Feb. 9, 1886.)
Lee, Alexander
(American Miner,m Pick Miner ca.1901, Walton Upper Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 33, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Walton Upper Mine, April 25, 1901.)
Lorenzo, John D.
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Walton Upper Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 36, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being run over by a locomotive that hauls the full mine cars from near the mine entrance to the river tipple, and returns with the empty mine cars, at the Walton Upper Mine, April 20, 1900.  Immediately preceding the accident the deaceased was sitting on the foot board of the engine smoking a pipe, and while the tobacco in the pipe was yet afire he put it in his pocket, a few minutes after that he discovered smoke issuing from his pocket, he then became excited and jumped from the locomotive, but in doing so he slipped and fell in front of it, and one of the driving wheels ran over him in such a manner as to cause death the same evening.)
[ M ]
Macloski, Frank
(Granish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1909, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Knee cap broken by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Walton No. 2 Mine, Oct. 2, 1909.)
McManus, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 20.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of roof, in the Lower Walton Mine, March 27, 1886.)
Munhall, Fredrick G.
(American Miner, Wireman ca.1906, Walton Mine 2nd Pool, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by coming in contact with an elcetric wire, in the Walton Mine 2nd Pool, Aug. 15, 1906.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
Oblock, John
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Walton Mine 2nd Pool, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 35, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of slate, in the Walton Mine 2nd Pool, Dec. 6, 1906.)
[ P ]
Peach, John
(Miner, Mule Driver ca.1898, Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Knee dislocated;  fell in front of a moving mine car, in the Walton Mine, Dec. 24, 1898.)
Penville, Felio
(Miner, ca.1886, Walton Mines, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 42, married, 5 children.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fal of horseback, in the Walton Mine, March 3, 1886.)
Phillips, D. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Walton Upper Mine & Walton Lower Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Jos. Walton & Company, Inc.);
(Superintendent, ca.1900, of the Walton Upper Mine & Walton Lower Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1903, Walton 2nd Pool Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.)
Poindell, John
(American Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1901, Walton Upper Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 15, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Walton, Upper Mine, Jan. 16, 1901.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Reid, Edward
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 43, single.);
(Injured.  Back and hip injured by a fall of slate, in the Walton Mine, May 4, 1898.)
Rick, Mike
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal and slate, in the Walton Mine, Nov. 29, 1901.)
[ S ]
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, Pittsburg Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Walton Upper Mine & Walton Lower Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1916, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburg, PA, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Scott, S. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1909, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA.)
Shaffour, Alexander
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Lower Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 46, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and ankle sprained by a fall of slate, in the Lower Walton Mine, April 11, 1904.)
[ T ]
Takopin, Thomas
(Austrian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1906, Walton Mine 2nd Pool, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Leg bruised and small bone broken by being run over by a mine car, in the Walton Mine 2nd pool, July 21, 1906.)
Tate, Stephen
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Walton Upper Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 28, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Walton Upper Mine, Jan. 29, 1901.)
Tonstrate, John
(Austrian Miner, Machine Scraper ca.1906, Walton Mine 2nd Pool, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Rectum lacerated by being caught by the bits of an electric coal cutting machine, in the Walton Mine 2nd. Pool, July 21, 1906.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Wagner, Richard
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1907, Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, Age 43, married, 7 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate at the face of a room while knocking down coal, Sept. 5, 1907.  He had fired a butt shot and in going back he went under the slate when it fell and caught him.  He died ten days later.)
Withers, Alfred
(English Miner, Pick Miner ca.1909, Walton Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, married, 5 children);
(Immigrated from England ca.1879.);
(Killed.  Alfred Withers, one of the best known residents of Floreffe, employed as a miner in the Walton No. 2 Mine, was killed on Tuesday evening. His dead body was found in the workings at about 9:30 o'clock. It would seem that he had been pushing a car out of his room and it had run back on him, rolling him and breaking his neck. Mr. Withers was about 48 years of age, and was a highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Petersburg Methodist Episcopal church and a Knight of Pythias. His wife and five children survive him. The burial will be on Friday afternoon at Elizabeth cemetry. [Notice from the "Elizabeth Herald," April 15, 1909].)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Young, John
(Superintendent, ca.1909, of the Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburg, PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1916, of the Walton No. 2 Mine, Allegheny Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA.)
[ Z ]
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A special thanks to Glen Dixon, Researcher, for his research in the "Connellsville Courier" Connellsville, PA newspaper and other newspapers of Fayette and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania, and the addition of many of the miners names from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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