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Coal Miners Memorial
Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine,
Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine,
Cecil,
Washington County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that mined the Bituminous Coal seams of the Laurel Hill Mines, Washington County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

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

Updated April 11, 2010

A Memorial to the Coal Miners that Worked the
Laurel Hill No. 2 & No. 5 Mines


Following is a partial list of the miners, mine employees and company store employees that worked the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Laurel Hill No. 4 Mine, Cecil, Washington 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
LAUREL HILL MINES
[ A ]
Andurski, Michael
(Hungarian Miner, Pick Miner ca.1891, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 38, married, 1 child.);
(Killed:  Michael Andurski, a Hungarian Miner, died on January 23, 1892, from injuries received in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine on December 14, 1891.  This accident was not reported for some time after its occurrence, but from what could be learned, it was caused by the man having failed to set props under a dangerous piece of slate.  He was a stranger to coal mining and was not competent to protect himself.)
Armstrong, J. M.
(General Superintendent, ca.1917, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
[ B ]
Beaumariage, S. A.
(Superintendent, ca.1917, of the Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
Bierd, Thomas
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1892, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 22.);
(Injured.  Injured by a fall of slate, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, July 28, 1892.)
Burns, Howard
(Superintendent, ca.1916, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company.)
[ C ]
[ D ]
DeBaize, Wm.
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 20, single.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by a fall of slate in his working place, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Jan. 21, 1898.)
[ E ]
[ F ]
Fereday, Benj.
(Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, of the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ G ]
[ H ]
[ I ]
[ J ]
[ K ]
Kagle, Thomas
(Superintendent, ca.1912, of the Laurel Hil No. 2 Mine & Laurel Hill No 5 Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburgh Coal Company, Pittsburgh, PA.)
Katon, Sidney
(Miner, Pick Miner ca.1898, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 50, single.);
(Injured.  The jack bar on the mining machine slipped and struck him on the leg, breaking it below the knee, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, April 20, 1898.)
Keefer, W. W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1905, Pittsburg Coal Company, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Kelly, Mike
(See: Kulic, Mike.)
Kingsland, John
(At Reissing’s in Cecil, on Friday morning, John Kingsland was caught in the flywheel of No. 2 Shaft and instantly killed. The body was so badly mutilated that Dr. La Ross was sent for to give directions as to the manner of preparing it for burial. Deceased leaves a wife and child. He came here from Ohio. [from the "McDonald Outlook," McDonald, PA, Oct. 29, 1892.].);
(See also: Kingsly, John.)
Kingsly, John
(Miner, General Helper ca.1892, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 30, married, 1 child.);
(Killed.  Lost his life by falling against a fly-wheel of the air-compressor, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Oct. 28, 1892.);
(See also: Kingsland, John.)
Krotuski, John
(Hungarian Miner, Fireman Boiler House ca.1904, he fired the boilers, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 38, married.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by mine cars running into the boiler house.  Outside the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, May 19, 1904.)
Kulic, Mike
(Austrian Miner, ca.1900, Laurel Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, married, wife and two children, and mother in Austria-Hungary.);
(Killed.  He was working in Room 6, left-entry, and slate fell on him, his back was broken, in the Laurel Hill Mine, Nov. 3, 1900.);
(He was a boarder on Barr St.);
(He was know as Kelly among the English people, but his name was Kulic.);
(See also: Kelly, Mike.);
(Obit in the Nov. 3, 1900 "McDonald PA Outlook.")
[ L ]
Lovings, John
(American Miner, Coal Loader ca.1904, Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 23, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate, in the Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine, May 28, 1904.)
[ M ]
McClain, John
(Irish Miner, Fire Boss ca.1909, Laurel Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 58, married, Catherine Smith McClain, 5 children.);
(Died.  Died after a year's illness of catarrh of the stomach, June 8, 1909.);
(Interred in Robinson's RunCemetery. [from the June 11, 1909 "McDonald PA Record".])
Morgan, Daniel
(Irish Miner, Laborer ca.1901, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 32, married.);
(Injured.  Back injured by a fall of rock, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, March 28, 1901.)
[ N ]
Nazilanik, John
(Miner, ca.1892, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 28.);
(Injured.  Injured by a fall of slate, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Aug. 9, 1892.)
[ O ]
[ P ]
Pool, Paul
(Miner Boy, Door Boy ca.1892, Laurel Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 13.);
(Killed.  Crushed by a pit wagon, in the Laurel Hill Mine, ca. May, 1892.)
Prine, John
(Granish Miner, Coal Loader ca.1912, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 22, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of coal at the face of a room, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Dec. 9, 1912.)
Puzzi, Mr.
(French Miner, ca.1892, Laurel Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, married.);
(Lived at Miller's Crossing.)
Puzzi, Mr., Jr.
(French Miner Boy, Mule Driver ca.1892, Laurel Hill Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 16.);
(Killed.  Fatally injured by being caught between between a dilly wagon and the wall of the mine, in the Laurel Hill Mine, May, 1892.  He died the falling Sinday.  Interment at Arlington Cemetery.);
(Lived at Miller's Crossing.)
[ Q ]
[ R ]
Rend, John
(Superintendent, ca.1892, of the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, for W. P. Rend & Company.)
[ S ]
Savage, A.
(Miner, Cager ca.1892, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 35.);
(Injured.  Slightly injured by coal cars, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Dec. 30, 1892.)
Schluederberg, George W.
(General Superintendent, ca.1900, ca.1901, ca.1912, ca.1916, Pittsburgh Coal Company, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine, Washington Co., PA.)
Stevenson, James
(Miner, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, married, wife Euphemia Dickson Stevenson, 7 children.);
(Died suddenly Friday, June 4, 1909, at 2 p.m., at his home at Roscoe, Pa. He had been ill of typhoid pneumonia. [from the June 11, 1909 "McDonald PA Record."].)
Skidmore, Thomas
(Miner Mule Driver ca.1892, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 24.);
(Injured.  Injured by coal cars, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Aug. 8, 1892.)
Smith, James
(American Miner, Pick Miner ca.1904, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 42, single.);
(Injured.  Leg broken by a fall of slate in his working place, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, July 7, 1904.  The slate should have been posted or taken down.
Soyock, George
(Hungarian Miner, Laborer ca.1900, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 50, married.);
(Killed.  Killed at the tipple outside; he was helping to move a railroad car under the tipple and his head was crushed between the railroad car and trestle support timber, outside the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Dec.28, 1900.)
[ T ]
Tansey, Hugh
(Scotch Miner, Pick Miner ca.1900, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 45, single.);
(Injured.  Head and shoulder injured by fall roof, in the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Nov. 26, 1900.)
[ U ]
[ V ]
[ W ]
Walker, William
(American Miner, Mule Driver ca.1917, Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine, Washington Co., PA, Age 26, single.);
(Injured.  Ribs dislocated by mine car on an entry while attempting to replace it on the track, in the Laurel Hill No. 5 Mine, March 1, 1917.)
Williams, D. S.
(Superintendent, ca.1898, of the Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburg & Western Coal & Coke Company.)
[ X ]
[ Y ]
Yeats, Andrew H.
(Superintendent, ca.1903, ca.1905, Laurel Hill No. 2 Mine, Washington Co., PA, for Pittsburg Coal Company.)
[ Z ]
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