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Coal Miners Memorial
Snow Hill Mine,

Fayette County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Snow Hill Mine, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 28, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Snow Hill Mine


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Snow Hill Mine, Fayette 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
SNOW HILL MINE
[ A ]
Ausburn, F. M.
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA.)
[ B ]
Blackburn, O. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, ca.1903, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Burrow, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Snow Hill Mine, March 26, 1901.)
[ C ]
Casner, John
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Snoe Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 31, married.);
(Injured.  Bruised about the body by a fall of coal, in the Snow Hill Mine, Jan. 9, 1905.)
Crumbie, John
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
[ D ]
[ E ]
Eckart, Martin
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 42, married.);
(Injured.  Leg bruised by a fall of coal, in the Snow Hill Mine, Jan. 24, 1905.)
Edwards, James
(Welsh Miner, Pick Miner ca.1906, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 48, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate, in the Snow Hill Mine, Nov. 9, 1906.)
England, George
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1889, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and otherwise injured by falling roof coal, in the Snow Hill Mine, July 26, 1889.)
[ F ]
Furney, J. F.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1889, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Injured.  Injured by falling roof coal, in the Snow Hill Mine, July 26, 1889.)
[ G ]
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
[ L ]
[ M ]
McGoff, John
(See: McGough, John.)
McGough, John
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1911, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Crushed through the abdominal region by a fall of slate, in the Snow Hill Mine, Aug. 3, 1911.);
(See also: McGoff, John.)
Mentzer, Gordan
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1891, Snow Hill Mine, on the Monongahela River, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Killed.  Kiled buy a fall of slate, at the Snow Hill Mine, May 20, 1891, while drawing mine posts.  [from "The Connellsville Courier," Connellsville, PA, May 22, 1891.].)
Miller, Louis S.
(In 1880, Mr Miller and J Underwood , J S Elliott, and John W Ailes formed a partnership and opened their present "Snow Hill Mine" in Jefferson township opposite the village of Roscoe. )
[ N ]
[ O ]
[ P ]
Porter, John A.
(Superintendent, ca.1903, of the Snowhill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.);
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
[ S ]
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, Monongahela River Consolidated Coal & Coke Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Smith, Samuel
(Miner, Mine Boss ca.1889, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA.)
Snaith, John
(English Miner, Mule Driver ca.1904, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 30, single.);
(Injured.  Arm broken and wrist dislocated by being caught between a mine car and entry pillar, in the Snow Hill Mine, Nov. 30, 1904.)
[ T ]
[ U ]
Ulasky, Paul
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 28, married.);
(Injured.  Leg bruised by a fall of coal, in the Snow Hill Mine, June 6, 1905.)
Underwood, Joseph
(Superintendent, ca.1889, ca.1898, of the Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, for Alps Coal Company.)
[ V ]
[ W ]
Weiseman, Peter
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Peter Weiseman, miner, was instantly killed in Snow Hill Mine January 30th, 1900, by being struck by a post which was dislodged by falling slate.  The deceased and Thomas Wright were together, and previous to the accident they had been taking out posts from under the slate; on of the posts was in such a position as to be somewhat fifficult to remove, and the latter requested the deceased who at the time was trying to get it out, to allow him to do the work, as he was much younger and more likely to avoid the slate or post catching him, but he refused.);
(See also: Wissmann, Peter.  These are probably the same man.)
Wissmann, Peter
(Miner, ca.1900, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA, married.);
(Killed.  Killed by a fall of slate, while dislodging mine posts, in the Snow Hill Mine, January 30, 1900.);
(See also: Weiseman, Peter.  These are probably the same man.)
Wright, Thomas
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Snow Hill Mine, Fayette Co., PA.);
(Was working with Peter Weiseman, when Weiseman was killed.)
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A special thanks to Glen Dixon, Researcher, for his research in the "Connellsville Courer" newspaper and other newspapers of Fayette and Washington Counties, and the addition of many of the miners names from Fayette County.

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