1872 Middle District Rpt of Fatal Accidents

(consisting of parts of Luzerne and Carbon Cos.)

 

(from the Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the Anthracite Coal

Regions of Pennsylvania for the Year 1872)

 

DATE, OCCUPATION, AGE, WIDOWS-ORPHANS, COLLIERY, OWNER/OPERATOR

1/5 PHILLIP COMBE, miner, 23, married -1 orphan, Baltimore No. 1 mine, D & H Canal Co

1/6 ALBERT COURTRIGHT, fireman, 19, Niagara shaft, Luzerne Coal & Iron Co

1/15 HEARTLESS TRAVAIL, rock miner, 25, married, Hollenback shaft, W-B C & I Co

 

2/6 PATRICK M'CULLOCH, tracklayer, 54, married - 6 orphans, Henry shaft, L C & I Co

2/6 ROBERT HAYES, miner, 24, married, Henry shaft, Luzerne Coal & Iron Co

2/6 ROBERT NORRIS, engineer, 24, married -1 orphan, Henry shaft, Luzerne C & I Co

2/6 PATRICK BARRET, miner, 30, married - 2 orphans, Henry shaft, Luzerne C & I Co

 

3/9 BENJ. E JONES, driver, 18, Hollenback No. 2, Wilkes-Barre Coal & Iron Co

3/15 GEORGE FERGESON, laborer, 25, married, Hartford mines, W-B C & I Co

 

4/13 WILLIAM C LEWIS, miner, 38, married - 3 orphans, Gaylord slope, W-B C & I Co

4/18 _______ MATHEWS, rock miner, 19, Audenreid shaft, Wilkes-Barre Coal & Iron Co

 

5/1 JAMES SHEARON, driver, 20, Baltimore No. 1 mine, Delaware & Hudson Canal Co

5/9 WILLIAM DODSON, slate picker, 14, Gaylord slope, Wilkes-Barre Coal & Iron Co

5/11 DAVID MORGAN, M. engineer, 24, Pine Ridge shaft, Delaware & Hudson Canal Co

5/11 DAVID DAVIS, M. engineer, 24, Pine Ridge shaft, Delaware & Hudson Canal Co

5/11 JAMES LYNCH, driver boy, 16, Fuller's shaft, Northern Coal & Iron Co

5/22 JOHN DINGWALL, mining boss, 39, married - 5 orphans, Enterprise shaft, Hillside C&I

 

6/29 WILLIAM THOMPSON, miner, 49, married - 8 orphans, Paxton mines, Paxton Coal Co

 

7/11 ISAAC GORDON, driver, 19, Mill Creek drift, D&H Canal Co

7/17 JAMES PRICE, miner, 30, married - 3 orphans, Mill Creek slope, D&H Canal Co

 

8/9 BARNEY WHITE, miner, 40, married - 8 orphans, Baltimore No. 1, D&H Canal Co

8/12 VALENTINE ZINCARD, laborer, 26, married - 1 orphan, Tunnel No. 2 - Nanticoke

8/21 DAVID SNYDER, engineer, 30, married - 3 orphans, Sugar Notch breaker, W-B C & I

8/31 PATRICK GALLAGHER, laborer, 23, Hollenback No. 2, W-B C & I Co

 

9/7 CHARLES DAVIS, asst driver, 16, Mill Creek drift, D&H Canal Co

9/10 RICHARD WILLIAMSON, miner, 53, married - 6 orphans, Empire shaft, W-B C & I Co

9/11 JOHN J MILLER, door boy, 12, Washington slope, Lehigh C & N Co

9/15 WILLIAM WILLIAMS, engr's fireman, 23, Kingston shaft, Waterman & Beaver

9/16 THOMAS BATTLES, laborer, 35, Diamond shaft, W-B C & I Co

9/19 PATRICK BRENNAN, fire boss, 36, married - 4 orphans, Diamond shaft, W-B C & I

9/30 JAMES CAREY, laborer, 18, Sweatland shaft, Northern Coal & Iron Co

 

10/4 THOMAS CRONAN, miner, Sugar Notch mine, W-B C & I Co

10/7 MICHAEL HAWLEY, laborer, 21, Empire No. 4 slope, W-B C & I Co

10/17 WILLIAM CHASE, footman, 27, married - 2 children, Hartford mine, W-B C & I Co

10/31 WILLIAM SNOW, miner, 42, widower - 4 children, Nottingham shaft, L C & N Co

 

11/1 WILLIAM JOHNSON, miner, 40, married - 1 orphan, Washington tunnel, L C & N Co

11/7 HUGH M'GURK, miner, 26, married - 1 orphan, Prospect shaft, Luzerne Coal & Iron Co

 

12/2 JOHN CLARK, slate picker, 14, Mill Creek breaker, D&H Canal Co

12/4 PATRICK O'CONNER, laborer, 23, married - 3 orphans, Empire shaft, W-B C & I Co

12/6 THOS. M'MANNIS Jr, laborer, 18, Colliery No. 2 - Ashley, New Jersey Coal Co.

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