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Coal Miners Memorial
Widnoon Mine,
Widnoon No. 1 Mine,

Widnoon,
Madison Twp.,
Armstrong County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated March 25, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Widnoon Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Widnoon Mines, 1 mile southeast of Lawsonham, Widnoon, Madison 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
WIDNOON MINES
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Brown, F. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1906, of the Widnoon No. 1 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, for Widnoon Coal Mining Company, Lawsonham, PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Widnoon Coal Mining Company, Lawsonham, PA, Widnoon No. 1 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Widnoon Coal Mining Company, Reynoldsville, PA, Widnoon Mine, Armstrong Co., PA.)
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Cobbett, J. D.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Widnoon Coal Mining Company, Lawsonham, Pa, Widnoon Mine, Widnoon, Armstrong Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Widnoon Mine, Widnoon, Armstrong Co., PA, for Widnoon Coal Mining Company, Lawsonham, PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Widnoon Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, for Widnoon Coal Mining Company, Reynoldsville, PA.)
Craig, Thomas
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Widnoon Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 34, married, 4 children.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of coal, in the Widnoon Mine, July 15, 1904.)
Crissman, E. M.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Widnoon No. 1 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof slate, in the Widnoon No. 1 Mine, Feb. 24, 1906.  He had gone back on the entry to eat lunch, and had sat down on the track when stone fell on him.)
Crissman, Samuel
(American Miner, Scraper ca.1906, Widnoon No. 1 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 22, married.);
(Injured.  Hand severely injured by a fall of mine roof, in the Widnoon No. 1 Mine, June 4, 1906.)
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Fish, R. E.
(American Miner, Laborer ca.1917, Widnoon Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by an explosion of dynamite in his hand while blasting a ditch.  He drilled a hole in the bottom rock and charged it with dynamite, which failed to explode and he was preparing to explode it by putting another stick of synamite into the hole when it exploded in his hand, in the Widnoon Mine, March 22, 1917.  He Died of blood poisoning April 4, 1917.)
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Johnston, O. E.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Widnoon Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 54, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs broken while lifting a piece of coal into mine car in a room, in the Widnoon Mine, June 9, 1917.)
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Robert, Harry
(American Miner Boy, Greaser ca.1906, Widnoon No. 1 Mine, Armstrong Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by mine cars outside the Widnoon No. 1 Mine, Nov. 26, 1906.)
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