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Coal Miners Memorial Trout Run Mines, Trout Run, Wishaw, Winslow Twp., Jefferson Co., PA


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Coal Miners Memorial
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Wishaw Mines:
London Mine,
Sherwood Mine,
Sherwood No. 1 Mine,
Sherwood No. 2 Mine,
Trout Run Mine,
Trout Run No. 1 Mine,
Trout Run No. 2 Mine,
Wishaw Mine,

Wishaw,
Winslow Twp.,
Jefferson County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Aug. 26, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Wishaw Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the London Mine, Sherwood Mine, Sherwood No. 1 Mine, Sherwood No. 2 Mine, Trout Run No. 1 Mine, Trout Run No. 2 Mine, Wishaw Mine, Wishaw, Winslow Twp., Jefferson 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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Please donate any mine records, mine maps or copies of them, pictures of the mines, pictures of miners, stories about the miners, mine memorabilia, books on mining, or tax deductable monetary donations to:
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PA Rt. 119, P.O. Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401

COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
WISHAW, JEFFERSON CO., PA MINES
[ A ]
[ B ]
Brooks, John
(Polish Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1904, London Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Leg severely injured by mine cars, in the London Mine, Oct. 3, 1904.)
Bussoletti, Pacificio
(Miner, Wishaw Mines, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Clontz, Samuel
(Miner, ca.1925, Wishaw Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, Age 30, married, wife Mae Armagost Clontz, 2 children.);
(Killed. Injured April 7, 1925, at the Wishaw Mine tipple when a mine car ran over him crushing his right leg above the knee and the left leg below the knee, as he attempted to board it, died at 4:30 p. m. April 13, 1925, in the Adrian hospital. Following the accident both his legs were amputated and the victim of the accident rallied, but pneumonia developed causing death.);
(The deceased was born at Goat Hill a son of Jacob and Rachael Clontz and had lived all his life in the vicinity of Reynoldsville. He was a veteran of the World War, having served a year overseas. At the end of the conflict he came home and was united in marriage December 26, 1919, to Miss Mae Armagost in Reynoldsville. He was a member of the Red Men and the Protected Home Circle and was held in high regard in the vicinity where he had spent his life.
He is survived by his mother, his widow and two children: Irvin aged 4, and Irvin aged 18 months. Three brothers and one sister also survive: Lester, of Panic; John, of Brookville; Dallas and Mrs. Claude Brumbaugh, of Reynoldsville.  Interred in Reynoldsville Cemetery.)
Calvetti, Mario
(Miner, ca.1898 - 1931, London Mine, Jefferson Co., PA.)
[ D ]
Day, Harry
(Miner, Mine Foreman, Wishaw Mine, Jefferson Co., PA.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
[ G ]
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
[ L ]
Lewis, Edward
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Sherwood Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, Age 59, married.);
(Injured.  Hip dislocated and body bruised by a fall of coal, in the Sherwood Mine, Aug. 25, 1898.)
[ M ]
Measelskie, Anthony
(Polish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, London Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Injured.  Leg fractured while attempting to jump on a train of mine cars in the mine, in the London Mine, Jan. 18, 1904.)
[ N ]
Neale, Albert
(Miner, Wishaw Mine, Jefferson Co., PA.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Pacitti, Alfonso
(Miner, ca.1924, Wishaw Mines, Jefferson Co., PA, married, wife Mary Lisciandro Pacitti.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Reed, John
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Sherwood Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1904, Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Reynoldsville, PA, Sherwood No. 1 Mine & Sherwood No. 2 Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Reynoldsville, PA, Trout Run No. 1 Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Sherwood No. 2 Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA.)
Reed, Joseph
(Superintendent, ca.1904, of the Sherwood No. 1 Mine & Sherwood No. 2 Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Reynoldsville, PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1904, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Trout Run No. 1 Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company, Reynoldsville, PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1905, ca.1906, of the Sherwood No. 2 Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, for Jefferson & Clearfield Coal & Iron Company.)
Reeding Lawrence
(Superintendent, ca.1923, Wishaw Mine, Jefferson Co., PA.);
(Transfered to the Iselin Mine, Indiana Co., PA, ca.1923. [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, March 13, 1923.].)
Rydbom, Carl
(Miner, Wishaw Mines, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, married, wife Nora Rydbom.)
[ S ]
Syphrit, Mr.
(Miner, Outside Foreman, ca.1923, Wishaw Mine, Jefferson Co., PA.);
(Transfered to the Iselin Mines, Indiana Co., PA, ca.1923 as the Tipple Boss.  [from the "Indiana Evening Gazette," Indiana, PA, March 13, 1923.].)
[ T ]
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Wells, S. C.
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Sherwood No. 2 Mine, Wishaw, Jefferson Co., PA, Age 33, married.);
(Injured.  Ankle fractured and dislocated by a fall of coal in his working place, in the Sherwood No. 2 Mine, March 3, 1905.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
[ Z ]

Samuel Clontz

April 14, 1925

VICTIM OF WISHAW TIPPLE ACCIDENT DIED YESTERDAY

Samuel Clontz, of Reynoldsville, Succumbs to Pneumonia at Age of 30 Years.

Samuel Clontz, aged 30, injured a week ago today at the Wishaw mine tipple when a mine car ran over him crushing his right leg above the knee and the left leg below the knee, as he attempted to board it, died at 4:30 p. m. yesterday in the Adrian hospital. Following the accident both his legs were amputated and the victim of the accident rallied, but pneumonia developed causing death.

The deceased was born at Goat Hill a son of Jacob and Rachael Clontz and had lived all his life in the vicinity of Reynoldsville. He was a veteran of the World War, having served a year overseas. At the end of the conflict he came home and was united in marriage December 26, 1919, to Miss Mae Armagost in Reynoldsville. He was a member of the Red Men and the Protected Home Circle and was held in high regard in the vicinity where he had spent his life.

He is survived by his mother, his widow and two children: Irvin aged 4, and Irvin aged 18 months. Three brothers and one sister also survive: Lester, of Panic; John, of Brookville; Dallas and Mrs. Claude Brumbaugh, of Reynoldsville.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday beginning at 2 o'clock at the late home of the deceased and interment made in the Reynoldsville cemetery. Rev. W. V. McLain will officiate.

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