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Morrisdale Mine,
Morrisdale Shaft No. 1 Mine,
Morrisdale Shaft No. 2 Mine,
Morrisdale Shaft No. 3 Mine,
Morrisdale Mine No. 4,
Morrisdale Mine No. 5,
Morrisdale Mine No. 6, Morrisdale No. 10 Mine,

Morrisdale,
Morris Twp.,
Clearfield County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Oct. 6, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Morrisdale Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Morrisdale Mines, Morrisdale, Morris Twp., 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
MORRISDALE MINES
[ A ]
Alstadt, R. F.
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Morrisdale Shaft No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA.)
[ B ]
Brown, Hugh
(Miner, ca.1927, Morrisdale No. 1 Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in the Morrisdale No. 1 Shaft Mine, June, 1927.)
[ C ]
Curran, John
(Miner, ca.1912, Morrisdale, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade ca.1912.  Received his certificate ca.1912.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fletcher, Charles H.
(Miner, ca.1883, Morrisdale Mines, Clearfield Co., PA, married, wife Mary Fletcher.)
Fuller, Fred
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Morrisdale Shaft No. 6 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA.)
[ G ]
[ H ]
Hohnke, Lewis
(Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1917, of the Morrisdale Shaft No. 3 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA.)
Hollaman, Andrew
(Miner, ca.1918, Morrisdale No. 3 Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Morrisdale No. 3 Shaft Mine, Sept. 19, 1918.)
Hughes, William
(English Miner, Pick Mier ca.1912, Morrisdale No. 3 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Back severely injured by a fall of slate in his working place while setting a prop under a loose piece of roof, in the Morrisdale No. 3 Mine, Dec. 2, 1912.)
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jones, James
(Miner, ca.1892, Morrisdale Mines, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Morrisdale Mines, Nov. 10, 1892.)
[ K ]
[ L ]
[ M ]
Matthias, Albert Edward
(Miner, ca.1901, Morrisdale Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Morrisdale Shaft Mine, Feb. 28, 1901.)
Matthias, John
(Miner, ca.1896, Morrisdale Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Morrisdale Shaft Mine, May 11, 1896.) 
Maxwell, Charles B.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, ca.1917, Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA, Morrisdale Mines, Clearfield Co., PA.)
McCann, Roy
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Morrisdale No. 4 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA.);
(Miner, ca.1912, Morrisdale, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Passed his examination for Mine Foreman, Second Grade ca.1912.  Certificate issued ca.1912.)
[ N ]
Nigro, Philip
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Morrisdale No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Injured.  Shoulder blade fractured by a fall of coal in his working place.  He was working in "Slip" coal and had not set the necessary sprags, in the Morrisdale No. 2 Mine, Jan. 21, 1912.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Ross, Alex M.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Morrisdale No. 1 Mine, Morrisdale, Clearfield Co., PA, for Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA.)
[ S ]
Simms, Albert
(Miner, ca.1944, Morrisdale No. 1 Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Morrisdale No. 1 Shaft Mine, March, 1944.)
Simms, Peter
(Miner, ca.1944, Morrisdale No. 1 Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Morrisdale No. 1 Shaft Mine, March, 1944.)
Smeal, Clifford
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1917, Morrisdale No. 1 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, Age 26, married.);
(Injured.  Two ribs fractures and head bruised between derailed mine cars and a heading pillar, in the Morrisdale No. 1 Mie, Aug. 28, 1917.)
Smith, L. B.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Morrisdale No. 5, and No. 10 Mines, Clearfield Co., PA, for Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA.)
Sommerville, Farquharson
(Miner, ca.1916, Morrisdale Shaft No. 3 Mine, Clearfeld Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident in the Morrisdale Shaft No. 3 Mine, July 12, 1916.)
Spooner, Robert
(Miner, ca.1899, Morrisdale Shaft Mine, Clearfield Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Killed in a mining accident, in the Morrisdale Shaft Mine, May 9, 1899.)
Stoker, Ed.
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Morrisdale Shaft No. 2 Mine, Clearfield Co., PA, for Morrisdale Coal Company, Morrisdale, PA.)
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