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Coal Miners Memorial
Gilpin Mine,

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

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Feb. 25, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Gilpin Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Gilpin Mines, near Leechburg, 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.
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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
GILPIN MINE
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Fazio, Dario Peter
(American Miner, ca.1931 - ca.1939, Gilpin Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Started working in the mines at around age 8 with his father Domenico Pietro Fazio.);
(Served in World War II.)
Fazio, Domenico Pietro
(Italian Miner, ca.1913 - 1930's, Gilpin Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, married, wife Francesca Fazio.);
(Immigrated from Italy ca.1912.);
(b. ca.1891 - d. Jan. 2, 1972.)
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Hicks, Alfred
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, Gilpin Coal Company, Leechburg, PA, Gilpin Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.)
Hicks, L. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Gilpin Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, for Gilpin Coal Company, Leechburg, PA.)
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McKallip, Charles F.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1897; Weightmaster ca.1897 +, Gilpin Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, married, wife Wilda M. Hawk McKallip.)
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Polome, Charles
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Gilpin Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 42, single.);
(Injured.  Face burned and ear cut by the flame and small coal from a shot fired in his room, in the Gilpin Mine, May 5, 1905.)
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