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Coal Miners Memorial
DuBois No. 1 Mine
(B & S. Shaft No. 1 Mine)
(Buffalo & Susquehanna Shaft No. 1 Mine),
DuBois No. 2 Mine
(B. & S. Shaft No. 2 Mine)
(Buffalo & Susquehanna Shaft No. 2 Mine),
near DuBois,
Clearfield County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated April 19, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
DuBois Mines
(B. & S. Shaft Mines) (Buffalo & Susquehanna Shaft Mines)


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the DuBois Mines, near DuBois, Clearfield 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
DU BOIS MINES  (B. & S. MINES)
[ A ]
Alsop, George
(Welsh Miner, Mule Driver ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 40, single.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by mine cars in the mine, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Oct. 22, 1906.)
Axelson, Julius R.
(Miner, ca.1912, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman , Second Grade, ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
[ B ]
Bogle, James A.
(Miner, ca.1912, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Bogle, Joseph
(Miner, ca.1912, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Assistant Mine Foreman ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
Brozoskis, Simon
(Lithuanian Miner, Cutter ca.1912, Debois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Thigh Fractured by a fall of roof at the face of a room, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, July 10, 1912.)
Bulcher, Joseph
(Lithuanian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by a fall of roof slate, in the DuBois No. 2 Mine, March 12, 1906.)
[ C ]
Chick, William
(Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1917, of the DuBois No. 1 Mine, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA, for Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal & Coke Company, DuBois, PA.)
Currans, Hugh
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1912, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 22, married.);
(Injured.  Leg severely injured by mine cars on an entry, in the DuBois No. 2 Mine, March 19, 1912.)
[ D ]
Dullca, Joseph
(Polish Miner, Scraper ca.1912, Dubois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by a fall of coal at the face of a pillar, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, March 29, 1912.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Farso, Angelo
(Italian Miner, Company Man ca.1912, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of the leg by a fall of slate in a room near the face, in the DuBois No. 2 Mine, March 1, 1912.)
Ferrier, H. B.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Ribs fractured and spinal cord injured by being caught between loaded mine cars in the mine, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Feb. 14, 1906.)
Finkalovich, Frank
(Russian Miner, Company Man ca.1912, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 29, married.);
(Injured.  Foot injured by a falling cross timber on an entry, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Feb. 27, 1912.)
Forrest, David
(Scotch Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 58, married.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of coal and slate in his working place.  An overcharged blast knocked out the timber supporting the roof and he was replacing it when the roof fell on him, in the DuBois No. 2 Mine, Aug. 6, 1906.)
Forster, Charles
(Miner, ca.1909, Buffalo & Susquehanna Shaft No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Buffalo & Susquehanna Shaft No. 2 Mine, April, 1909.)
[ G ]
Gaskie, Frank
(Lithuanian Miner, Cutter ca.1912, Dubois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Arm fractured while running mining machine at the face of a room, in the Dubois No. 1 Mine, March 8, 1912.)
Gelneth, J. F.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Hands and face burned by flame from a blast at the face, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Nov. 9, 1912.)
Gogenus, Thomas
(Russian Miner, Scraper ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Foot severely crushed by a mining machine, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Nov. 2, 1906.)
Griffith, Thomas
(American Miner, Cager ca.1912, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by mine cars at the foot of the shaft, in the DuBois No. 2 Mine, July 13, 1912.)
[ H ]
Harvey, James
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1917, Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal & Coke Company, DuBois, PA, DuBois No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA.)
Horburn, Enoch
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by a fall of coal in his working place, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Nov. 2, 1906.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jeffery, James
(Miner, ca.1912, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
[ K ]
Kearn, Hugh
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 53, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured by being knocked down by a mule in the mine, in the Dubois No. 2 Mine, Feb. 16, 1906.)
Krokanus, Joseph
(Russian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 24, single.);
(Injured.  Severely injured byu a fall of roof slate, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Sept. 6, 1906.)
[ L ]
Lucovich, Joseph
(Lithuanian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1912, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by mine cars on an entry, in the DuBois No. 2 Mine, Aug. 8, 1912.)
[ M ]
Magolis, Zigmont
(Russian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by mine cars in the mine, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Sept. 10, 1906.)
McCutchson, Hugh
(Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1917, of the DuBois No. 2 Mine, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA, for Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal & Coke Company, DuBois, PA.)
Munch, Charles P.
(General Superintendent, ca.1906, Buffalo & Susquehanna Coal Mining Company, DuBois, PA, DuBois No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Clearfield Co., PA.)
[ N ]
Norgilus, Matt
(Lithuanian Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 25, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of roof slate on the roadway of a room, about ten feet from the face.  Timber set to protect the roadway had been placed too close to the track, and in bringing out a loaded mine car, a prop that supported a cross timber was dislodged by the mine car, causing the roof to fall, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Jan. 16, 1912.)
North, Mathew
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Foot severely injured by mine cars in the mine, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, July 26, 1906.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Pierce, Miles
(American Miner, Power House Engineer ca.1912, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Foot crushed by machinery in the power house.  Outside the DuBois No. 2 Mine, Feb. 7, 1912.)
Pinolas, Andrew
(Polish Miner, Machine runner ca.1906, DuBois No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and head cut by a fall of roof slate, in the DuBois No. 2 Mine, March 5, 1906.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rakus, Joseph
(Lithuanian Miner, Mule Driver ca.1912, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 21, single.);
(Injured.  Body severely crushed by being caught between a mine car and a coal pillar on an entry, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Jan. 12, 1912.)
[ S ]
Shettler, Guy
(American Miner, Runner ca.1906, DuBois No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Compound fracture of arm, and head severely injured, while riding on mine cars in the mine, in the DuBois No. 1 Mine, Oct. 22, 1906.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Williams, William
(Miner, ca.1912, DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Fire Boss ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]
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