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Coal Miners Memorial
Enterprise Mine, Enterprise No. 1 Mine,

Garrett,
Summit Twp.,
Somerset County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Nov. 26, 2009

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Enterprise Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Enterprise Mine, Enterprise No. 1 Mine, Garrett, Summit Twp., Somerset 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.

COAL MINERS MEMORIAL
ENTERPRISE MINES
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Bowden, Joseph
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Enterprise No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 52, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed by a fall of roof and slate, in the Enterprise No. 1 Mine, May 20, 1901.  There was a water crack in the roof that could not be seen, which allowed it to fall, swinging the posts out.)
Brydon, J. C.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Somerset Coal Company, Somerset, PA, Enterprise Mine, Somerset Co., PA.)
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Merrell, W. A.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, Merrill & Walker Company, Enterprise Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(See also: Merrill, W. A.);
(General Superintendent, ca.1912, W. A. Merrell & Company, Garrett, PA, Enterprise Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Enterprise Mine, Somerset Co., PA, for W. A. Merrell & Company, Garrett, PA.)
Merrill, W. A.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, Enterprise Mine, Somerset Co., PA, for W. A. Merrill Company, Garrett, PA.);
(See also: Merrell, W. A.)
Murray, John
(Irish Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Enterprise No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA,  Age 49, married, 2 children.);
(Killed.  Instantly killed on the tipple by a loaded runaway mine wagon, outside the Enterprise No. 1 Mine, Sept. 10, 1901.  The deceased was on the tipple when a mine wagon was coming down the incline which ran off the track, and in putting it on again it got loose from the rope, and struck another mine wagon knocking it against Murray, instantly killing him.)
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Sarner, Andrew
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1901, Enterprise No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 36, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal, in the Enterprise No. 1 Mine, Nov. 1, 1901.)
Shober, J. W.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Enterprise Mine, Somerset Co., PA, for Somerset Coal Company.)
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Thomas, Chas.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, Enterprise Mine, Somerset Co., PA, for Enterprise Coal Company, Meyersdale, PA.)
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