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Coal Miners Memorial
Bagdad Mine,

Gilpin Twp.,
Armstrong County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 8, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Bagdad Mine

Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Bagdad Mines, Bagdad, Gilpin Twp.,  Armstrong 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.

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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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Hicks, Alfred
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, ca.1909, Bagdad Coal & Coke Company, Leechburg, PA, Bagdad Mine, Armstrong Co. PA.)
Hicks, L. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, ca.1909, of the Bagdad Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, for Bagdad Coal & Coke Company, Leechburg, PA.)
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Klingensmith, Jesse
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1905, Bagdad Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by mine cars in the mine, while bringing down, on a slight grade on the entry, a loaded trip of mine cars, in the Bagdad Mine, Sept. 6, 1905.  He was sitting on the front mine car and it left the track and squeezed him between it and the entry pillar.  He had neglected to put in enough sprags to take his trip down the grade at a safe speed.)
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