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Coal Mines of Cambria Co., PA MAIN INDEX

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Coal Miners Memorial
Beaver Run Mine,
Beaver Run No. 1 Mine,
Beaver Run No. 2 Mine,

Beaverdale,
Summerhill Twp.,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Beaver Run Mines, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated April 27, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Beaver Run Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Beaver Run Mines, Beaverdale, Cambria 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
BEAVER RUN MINES
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Booth, W. H.
(Superintendent, ca.1906, of the Beaver Run No. 1 Mine & Beaver Run No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Beaver Run Coal Company Altoona, PA.);
(See also: Booth, Wm. H.)
Booth, Wm. H.
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Beaver Run Coal Company Altoona, PA.);
(See also: Booth, W. H.)
Boucher, I. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Beaver Run Coal Company, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
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Frazer, C. F.
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, Beaver Run Coal Company, Altoona, PA, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Beaver Run Coal Company, Altoona, PA, Beaver Run No. 1 Mine & Beaver Run No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA.)
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Grasinio, Feriano
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 40, married.);
(Injured.  Tibial and fibula fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Beaver Run Mine, Nov. 13, 1917.)
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Hughes, George
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 49, married.);
(Injured.  Foot fractured by a fall of rock in a room, in the Beaver Run Mine, Oct. 16, 1917.)
Humolis, John
(Austrian Miner, Company Man ca.1917, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars.  Outside the Beaver Run Mine, July 30, 1917.)
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Mast, Andy
(Slavonian Miner Boy, Spragger ca.1917, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Radius fractured and finger cut off by mine cars on an entry, in the Beaver Run Mine, June 27, 1917.)
Morris, Thomas William
(English Miner, ca.1942, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 64, married, wife Margaret Ann Morris.);
(Immigrated to the United States ca.1907.);
(Born March 25, 1878, in Trimdon, County Durham, England, died May 5, 1951.).
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Shannon, A. E.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Beaver Run Coal Company.)
Sharcheck, David
(Horwat Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Beaver Run Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Ankle broken by a fall of rock in a room, in the Beaver Run Mine, Oct. 25, 1917.) 
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