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Coal Miners Memorial
Dysart Mine,
Dysart No. 1 Mine,
Dysart No. 2 Mine,

Dysart,
Dean Twp.,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated July 13, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Dysart Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Dysart Mine, Dysart, Dean Twp., 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
DYSART MINES
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Balsor, Gust
(Miner Boy, Rope Rider ca.1898, Dysart Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Leg and arm broken;  caused by taking hold of the shaft of the fan and he could not let go and it carried him around and threw him against the machinery, in the Dysart Mine, Sept. 29, 1898.)
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Gerocha, Frank
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Dysart Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 45, single.);
(Killed.  He was killed by a fall of coal, which should have been spragged but was neglected, the result was that it fell upon him, crushing his head and body so as to cause death, in the Dysart Mine, March 21, 1898.)
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Hill, Harry
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Dysart Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 48, single.);
(Injured.  Right leg broken below the knee and three of his ribs fractured by a fall of slate, in the Dysart Mine, Dec. 15, 1898.)
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Laughman, D.
(Superintendent, ca.1886, of the Dysart No. 2 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for D. Laughman Company, Altoona, PA.)
Leahy, Cason
(Superintendent, ca.1886, of the Dysart No. 1 Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for Cason Leahy Company, Hemlock, PA.)
Leahy, Thomas
(Miner, Mine Foreman ca.1898, Dysart Mine, Cambria Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Dysart Mine, Cambria Co., PA, for D. Laughlin & Company, Lilly, PA.)
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Meaklaw, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Dusart Mine, Cambria Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of bony, in the Dysart Mine, Nov. 8, 1898.)
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