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Coal Miners Memorial
Shaws Mine,
Shaws No. 1 Mine & Coke Works
(Elk Lick No. 1 Mine & Coke Works)
(Consolidation No. 104 Mine & Coke Works)
(Shaw Big Vein No. 1 Mine),

Shaws No. 2 Mine
(Elk Lick No. 2 Mine)
(Consolidation No. 105 Mine)
(Shaw Big Vein No. 2 Mine),

Elk Lick No. 3 Mine
(Shaw Big Vein No. 3 Mine),

Shaw Mines,
Summitt Twp.,
Somerset County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated Feb. 16, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Shaws Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, coke workers, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Shaws No. 1 Mine & Coke Works & Shaws No. 2 Mine, Shaw Mines, Summitt 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
SHAWS MINES & COKE WORKS
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[ B ]
Battoney, James
(Austrian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, May 1, 1905.)
Bittner, Herman
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, C. & E. L. Company Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 34, married.);
(Injured.  Collar bone broken by a fall of coal, in the C. & E. L. Mine, April 1, 2009.)
Brydon, J. C.
(General Superintendent, ca.1905, Somerset Coal Company, Somerset, PA, Elk Lick No.1 Mine & Coke Works, Elk Lick No. 2 Mine, Elk Lick No. 3 Mine, Somerset Co., PA.)
[ C ]
Carouse, Tom
(Italian Miner, Roadman ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken and otherwise injured by an electric mine motor, in the Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Nov. 27, 1905.)
Chamberlin, A.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, Shaws Mine, Somerset Co., PA, for Cumberland & Elk Lick Coal Company, Meyersdale, PA.)
[ D ]
Defconore, Ross
(Miner, ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  Jan. 15, 1912.  Ross Defconore, Peter Delconore, Andy Gobosky and Stanley Motchensky, miners, Consolidation No. 104 Mine of the Consolidation Coal Coal Company.  Charge:  Burning impure and explosive oil.  Feb. 2, plead guilty.  Sentenced to pay the costs and paroled for one year.)
Delconore, Peter
(Miner, ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  Jan. 15, 1912.  Ross Defconore, Peter Delconore, Andy Gobosky and Stanley Motchensky, miners, Consolidation No. 104 Mine of the Consolidation Coal Coal Company.  Charge:  Burning impure and explosive oil.  Feb. 2, plead guilty.  Sentenced to pay the costs and paroled for one year.)
Delsignore, James
(Italian Miner, Coke Loader ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 32, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being crushed under a railroad coke car that was being shifted down the track.  Outside the Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Oct. 27, 1905.  The car shifter was on the car and was applying the brake in order to stop at a certain point when the brake chain broke.  The car being on a light grade gained some speed and to avoid a runaway the foreman of the yard turned a switch, running the front trucks of the car on one track and the rear trucks on aother.  Delisgnore jumped out of the car just as it was coming to a stop and fell under.  He dued two hours later.)
Downey, Thomas
(American Miner Boy, Motorman ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 2 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 19, single.);
(Injured.  Bruised over kidneys.  Squeezed between the mine motor and an air door, in the Elk Lick No. 2 Mine, Feb. 10, 1905.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
[ G ]
Gobosky, Andy
(Miner, ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  Jan. 15, 1912.  Ross Defconore, Peter Delconore, Andy Gobosky and Stanley Motchensky, miners, Consolidation No. 104 Mine of the Consolidation Coal Coal Company.  Charge:  Burning impure and explosive oil.  Feb. 2, plead guilty.  Sentenced to pay the costs and paroled for one year.)
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
Jones, Thomas
(American Miner Boy, Brakeman ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 2 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 17, single.);
(Injured.  Hand crushed by a mine car, in the Elk Lick No. 2 Mine, March 16, 1905.)
[ K ]
Kallis, John
(Slavonian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 27, married.);
(Injured.  Thumb crushed by a mine car on a heading, in the Consolidation No. 104 Mine, March 26, 1912.)
Kashenvetz, Gottlieh
(German Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 41, married.);
(Injured.  Hands and body burned by an explosion of powder, in the Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Aug. 28, 1905.)
Kilroy, Bart
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 35, married.);
(Injured.  Back and foot bruised by a fall of slate at the face of a room, in the Consolidation No. 104 Mine, May 2, 1912.)
[ L ]
Lee, Robert
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1912, Consolidation No. 105 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 25, married.);
(Injured.  Foot bruised and head cut by a mine car on a heading, in the Consolidation No. 105 Mine, Jan. 25, 1912.)
[ M ]
Mackesy, Frank
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 18, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal, in the Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Nov. 2, 1905.)
Martin, James
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 52, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Nov. 20, 1905.)
Meager, Jonathan
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, C. & E. L. Company Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 30, married.);
(Injured.  Shoulder bruised by a fall of coal, in the C. & E. L. Co. Mine, April 8, 1886.)
Motchensky, Stanley
(Miner, ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  Jan. 15, 1912.  Ross Defconore, Peter Delconore, Andy Gobosky and Stanley Motchensky, miners, Consolidation No. 104 Mine of the Consolidation Coal Coal Company.  Charge:  Burning impure and explosive oil.  Feb. 2, plead guilty.  Sentenced to pay the costs and paroled for one year.)
[ N ]
[ O ]
[ P ]
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rawlins, A. C.
(General Superintendent, ca.1901, Cumberland & Elk Lick Coal Company, Shaws No. 1 Mine & Coke Works & Shaws No. 2 Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(Superintendent, ca.1901, of the Shaws No. 1 & No. 2 Mines, Somerset Co., PA, for Cumberland & Elk Lick Coal Company.)
(Lived in Meyersdale, PA.)
Robinson, Andrew
(Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1898, Shaws Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Thigh Broken;  Struck by an electric mine motor, in the Shaws Mine, Nov. 28, 1898.)
[ S ]
Saylor, Rudolph
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1886, C. & E. L. Company Mine, Salisbury Branch, Somerset Co., PA, Age 45, married.);
(Injured.  Leg bruised by a fall of coal, in the C. & E. L. Co., Mine, Nov. 24, 1886.)
Sholets, Phillips
(Italian Miner Boy, Pick Miner ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 16, single.);
(Injured.  Arms and face burned by powder, which ignited while he was handling iy in his working place, in the Consolidation No. 104 Mine, March 10, 1912.)
Smith, A. G.
(Superintendent, ca.1905, of the Elk Lick No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 Mines, Somerset Co., PA, for Somerset Coal Company.)
Spence, Robert
(Miner, late 1800's - ca.1907, Shaw Mines, Someset Co., PA, married.);
(d. ca.1907.)
[ T ]
Thornly, Hilton
(Miner, Mine Foreman, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA.);
(Prosecuted for Violations of the Mining Laws:  Jan. 25, 1912.  Hilton Thornly, mine foreman, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, of Consolidation Coal Company.  Charge: Permitting miners to burn impure and explosive oil.  Feb. 2, 1912, plea nolo contendere.  Sentenced to pay a fine of $10.00 and the costs.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
Valentone, Domonic
(Italian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1912, Consolidation No. 104 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 27, single.);
(Injured.  Hips bruised by a fall of slate near the face of a pillar, in the Consolidation No. 104 Mine, May 28, 1912.)
[ W ]
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Young, Grant
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1905, Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, Somerset Co., PA, Age 35, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by an electric mine motor, in the Elk Lick No. 1 Mine, April 8, 1905.)
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