1888 Rpt of Non-Fatal Accidents in the Third Anthracite District, comprising

part of Luzerne County.

 

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

of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending 31 December, 1888)

 

NOTE: most of the printing in this book is completely legible. However, some

letters, in some words, are faint to non-existent. Where a letter in a

person's name is in doubt, a lowercase alpha will be used; where a character

is completely illegible, an asterisk will be used.

 

1/4 JOSIAH JENKINS, miner, 43, widower, Woodward, Plymouth twp

1/6 ALF WILCOX, laborer, 19, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

1/6 JULIAN SCHMITZ, laborer, 20, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

1/9 PATRICK CLEARY, runner, 21, Hillman vein, Wilkes-Barre

1/10 JOHN WELSH, laborer, 24, Maffet, Sugar Notch

1/10 DANIEL LOWELL, brakeman, 16, Slope 4, Nanticoke

1/11 ROBERT ROBERTS, runner, 20, Shaft 3, Edwardsville

1/11 JOHN FISHER, miner, 40, married 4 children, Parrish, Plymouth

1/12 CHRISTOPHER NESBIT, engineer, 34, married 1 child, Nottingham, Plymouth

1/12 JOHN CONYNGHAM, miner, 42, married 4 children, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

1/13 MORGAN THOMAS, driver, 15, Red Ash 2, Wilkes-Barre

1/18 EDWARD R JAMES, driver, 17, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

1/19 SAMUEL H JONES, miner, 38, married 4 children, Slope 1, Nanticoke

1/19 MICHAEL SOADY, fireman, 21, Shaft 1, Edwardsville

1/19 PATRICK MANLY, slate-picker, 14, Shaft 1, Edwardsville

1/23 THOMAS S THOMAS, miner, 30, married, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

1/23 FRANK MONK, driver, 18, Gaylord, Plymouth

1/25 JOHN TRAVESTER, miner, 30, married 2 children, Shaft 4, Edwardsville

1/26 MILTON SNYDER, slate-picker, 16, Jersey 8, Ashley

1/27 JOHN T H JONES, mason, 45, Nottingham, Plymouth

1/27 LODWICK DAVIES, mason, 35, married 1 child, Nottingham, Plymouth

1/27 DAVID LLOYD, laborer, 29, married, Nottingham, Plymouth

 

2/1 STEPHEN ROBERTS, miner, 25, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

2/2 CHARLES RAVAGE, driver, 18, Shaft 1, Edwardsville

2/2 JOHN ROBERTS, teamster, 37, married 4 children, Avondale, Plymouth twp

2/4 MICHAEL MASKO, oiler, 22, Newport 6, Glen Lyon

2/4 WILLIAM BRENNEN, driver, 17, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

2/4 ECKLEY MORGAN, laborer, 22, Nottingham, Plymouth

2/4 JOHN GRIFFITHS, miner, 27, Shaft 1 Lee vein, Nanticoke

2/4 VORCHICK OSTROSKI, laborer, 28, married 3 children, Shaft 1 Lee vein

2/4 DAVID S EVANS, miner, 25, married 2 children, Shaft 1 Lee vein, Nanticoke

2/4 JAMES GIBSON, laborer, 26, Shaft 1 Lee vein, Nanticoke

2/4 JOHN COSGROVE, laborer, 28, married, Slope 1, Nanticoke

2/7 GEORGE GNYDES, footman, 22, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

2/8 ELI BITTENBENDER, laborer, 17, Breaker 2, Plymouth

2/9 JOHN CUBLOFSKI, laborer, 40, married 4 children, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

2/13 HUGH NOLAN, miner, 54, married 5 children, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

2/13 ISAAC SARTAIN, miner, 31, married 3 children, Shaft 1 Forge vein,

2/13 FRANK LANEZUG, laborer, 27, Shaft 1 Forge vein, Nanticoke

2/18 FRANK BRAY, mason, 16, Breaker 2, Nanticoke

2/18 MERRITT FREDERICK, outside foreman, 47, 5 children, Parrish, Plymouth

2/18 THOMAS FINERTY, driver, 17, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

2/20 JACOB PERRY, miner, 35, married 4 children, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

2/20 JOHN BAIL Jr, oiler, 16, Shaft 9, Shaft 9, Sugar Notch

2/21 MORGAN J ROWLANDS, helper, 15, Shaft 4, Kingston

2/22 GEORGE F MCGINNIS, miner, 27, married 1 child, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

2/22 MIKE EGLASS, laborer, 24, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

2/23 THOMAS MILLS, slate-picker, 18, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

2/24 JOSEPH JOHNSON, miner, 57, married 4 children, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

2/24 JAMES REAGAN, laborer, 24, Hillman vein, Wilkes-Barre

2/25 JOSEPH JOHNSON, miner, 55, married, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

2/28 WILLIAM PROSSER, miner, 30, Shaft 4, Edwardsville

2/29 JOHN FINNIGAN, miner, 37, married 4 children, Nottingham, Plymouth

2/29 MICHAEL O'DONNELL, laborer, 23, Nottingham, Plymouth

 

3/2 JACOB RUFUS, driver, 18, Baltimore tunnel, Wilkes-Barre

3/5 SAMUEL WILLIAMS, runner, 19, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

3/7 JOHN YOUNG, runner, 20, Lance #11, Plymouth

3/9 WILLIAM FOLEY, driver, 17, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

3/14 WILLIAM B DAVIES, miner, 35, married, Shaft 4, Edwardsville

3/14 JAMES MARTIN, miner, 30, Shaft 4, Edwardsville

3/15 DAVID G HUGHES, miner, married 1 child, Slope 2, Nanticoke

3/21 WILLIAM EVANS, runner, 26, married 1 child, Shaft 5, Plymouth

3/22 RICHARD LLOYD, footman, 40, Red Ash No. 2, Wilkes-Barre

3/24 JAMES MCGINNIS, driver, 15, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

3/26 HENRY BARTELLS, carpenter, married 1 child, Gaylord, Plymouth

3/27 JOHN POTFRESH, miner, 36, married 4 children, Shaft 2, Edwardsville

3/27 WILLIAM HANKEY, miner, 48, married 3 children, Parrish, Plymouth

3/28 GEORGE PAYNE, miner, 22, married 5 children, Nottingham, Plymouth

3/28 JOHN MARZOT, laborer, 40, married 6 children, Nottingham, Plymouth

3/30 WILLIAM B DAVIES, miner, 36, married, Shaft 1 Forge vein, Nanticoke

 

4/4 PETER KARMINSKI, headman, 20, Breaker 2, Nanticoke

4/6 WILLIAM C WILLIAMS, miner, 35, married 1 child, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

4/7 ADAM SAVITSKI, miner, 26, Alden, Newport twp

4/7 ANDREW GAUST, laborer, 27, married 3 children, Alden, Newport twp

4/9 WILLIAM P JONES, laborer, 28, Diamond, Wilkes-Barre

4/10 MIDIL GRONKO, laborer, 34, Slope 2, Nanticoke

4/13 WALTER THOMAS, laborer, 25, Shaft 4, Edwardsville

4/14 LEMUEL SHOEMAKER, miner, 35, married, Wanamie, Newport twp

4/14 J0HN PRICE, laborer, 24, married 2 children, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

4/14 OWEN JONES, miner, 4*, married 3 children, Shaft 9, Sugar Notch

4/16 WILLIAM WILLIAMS, driver, 19, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

4/16 JOHN HUMPHREYS, miner, 46, married 6 children, Nottingham, Plymouth

4/21 JOHN M THOMAS, miner, 49, married 1 child, Red Ash 1, Wilkes-Barre

4/26 HENRY SHULTZ, plane runner, 34, married 2 children, Franklin brker,

W/B

4/27 JOSEPH KERLINSKI, laborer, 39, married 1 child, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

4/27 FRANK SEWASKI, runner, 20, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

4/27 GERHART HOSKINS, driver, 16, Newport tunnel, Glen Lyon

4/28 CHARLES O. CONNELL, rockman, 26, Shaft 4, Plymouth

4/30 JOHN CONNOR, miner, 37, married 3 children, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

 

5/4 THOMAS HUTCHINGS, laborer, 24, married 1 child, West End, Mocanaqua

5/5 ONULOUN VICTOR, laborer, 26, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

5/14 LEWIS MAHUSKI, oiler, 17, Newport breaker, Glen Lyon

5/16 EDWARD RODERICK, miner, 26 married 1 child, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

5/17 JOHN MALOWNEY, slate-picker, 13, Red Ash 1, Wilkes-Barre

5/18 JAMES KNIGHT, laborer, 42, married 6 children, Shaft 1 Forge Vein

5/19 CHARLES CURTIS, miner, 29, married 2 children, Shaft 1 Forge Vein

5/19 DAVID L WILLIAMS, door-boy, 15, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

5/22 DANIEL MULHERAN, miner, 42, married, Newport tunnel, Glen Lyon

5/24 SAMUEL C JONES, footman, 23, Warrior Run, Warrior Run

5/26 LEWIS WATKINS, miner, 32, married 3 children, Shaft 1 Forge Vein

5/29 WALTER FRANCIS, miner, 38, married 4 children, Shaft 3, Edwardsville

5/29 GEORGE SERCHINA, brakeman, 24, married, Shaft 3, Edwardsville

 

6/1 JOHN BRENNAN, driver, 20, Reynolds, Plymouth

6/2 OWEN OWENS, miner, 35, Lance 11, Plymouth

6/6 JOHN ROSTOSKI, laborer, 28, Slope 4, Nanticoke

6/6 BARNEY GALLAGHER, laborer, 21, Diamond, Wilkes-Barre

6/6 ALBERT DOWNE, driver, 22, Lance 11, Plymouth

6/7 CHARLES FRANK, miner, 38, married, Warrior Run, Warrior Run

6/7 THOMAS RICHARDS, miner, 28, married 4 children, Nottingham, Plymouth

6/12 DOMINICK WINTERS, miner, 40, married 3 children, Warrior Run, Warrior

Run

6/12 WILLIAM EVANS, miner, 35, married 4 children, Slope 3, West Nanticoke

6/12 DAVID EVANS, driver, 18, Slope 3, West Nanticoke

6/12 JOSEPH MALBENSKI, laborer, 20, Slope 3, West Nanticoke

6/15 DAVID SHEEN, laborer, 21, Shaft 1, Forge Vein, Nanticoke

6/15 RICHARD OWEN, miner, 38, married 3 children, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

6/16 RICHARD LEWIS, miner, 33, married 1 child, Shaft 9, Sugar Notch

6/16 EDWARD GRIFFITHS, door-boy, 15, Shaft 6, Glen Lyon

6/18 THOMAS SMITH, laborer, 26, Nottingham, Plymouth

6/19 HENRY H JONES, miner, 46, married 5 children, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

6/20 THOMAS LAURENCE, miner, 34, Slope 4, Nanticoke

6/25 PETER LYONS, laborer, 60, married 4 children, Diamond breaker, W/B

6/25 GEORGE WASHBURNE, brakeman, 19, breaker 2, Nanticoke

6/27 NEAL MONSON, miner, 45, married 4 children, Maffet, Sugar Notch

6/29 JOSEPH ATWELL, laborer, 34, Slope 3, West Nanticoke

6/29 THOMAS P THOMAS, miner, married 1 child, Avondale, Plymouth twp

6/30 WILLIAM S JONES, rockman, 33, married 4 children, Alden, Alden

6/30 MICHAEL DEVON, laborer, 19, Alden, Alden

6/30 PATRICK MURPHY, miner, 26, married 4 children, Franklin, Wilkes-Barre

 

7/2 ANTHONY MATHEWS, laborer, 45, married, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

7/3 HENRY WILLIAMS, miner, 47, married, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

7/3 GEORGE W EDWARDS, outside foreman, 30, married, Breaker 2, Edwardsville

7/3 THOMAS CONLIN, fireman, 22, married, Breaker 2, Edwardsville

7/7 DAVID MALLET, miner, 35, married 1 child, Reynolds, Plymouth

7/9 GWILYM EDWARDS, foreman, 30, married 3 children, Shaft 1, Edwardsville

7/9 WILLIAM PUGH, foreman, 30, married 3 children, Shaft 1, Edwardsville

7/9 JOHN GITTINGS, miner, 42, married 5 children, Franklin, Wilkes-Barre

7/9 EDWARD S JONES, miner, 30, Franklin, Wilkes-Barre

7/10 JOSEPH KRANICK, miner, 35, married 2 children, Slope 6, Glen Lyon

7/10 JOHN TRYNOFSKI, miner, 40, married, Slope 1, Nanticoke

7/16 WILLIAM PALMER, miner, 42, married 4 children, Hollenback, W/B

7/16 GRIFFITH JONES, miner, 25, married 1 child, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

7/20 WILLIAM JARDIN, miner, 47, widower 3 children, Baltimore tunnel, W/B

7/20 JAMES COLTER, laborer, 25, married, 2 children, Baltimore tunnel, W/B

7/27 JOSEPH HOFFMEISTER, laborer, 24, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

7/28 ROBERT SHAW, miner, 32, married 3 children, Red Ash 1, Wilkes-Barre

7/29 WILLIAM TAFFA, rockman, 30, Baltimore shaft 2, Wilkes-Barre

7/30 JOHN SLAVA, laborer, 28, married, Alden, Alden

7/31 JOHN KORPIA, laborer, 20, Breaker 2, Edwardsville

 

8/8 FRANK BINTKOSKI, laborer, 24, Slope 4, Nanticoke

8/9 DAILY MORAN, laborer, 64, married 4 children, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

8/9 EDWARD GRIFFITHS, miner, 32, married 2 children, Nottingham, Plymouth

8/10 FRANK MILLER, miner, 42, married 4 children, Gaylord, Plymouth

8/14 ANDREW SOOCHI, laborer, 27, Shaft 2, Edwardsville

8/14 BRADFORD CORBY, driver, 25, married 1 child, Nottingham, Plymouth

8/18 PATRICK WARD, driver, 17, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

8/20 ANDREW CARLINE, door-boy, 15, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

8/21 JOHN ROWE, miner, 40, married 4 children, Lance 11, Plymouth

8/22 JOHN GOSMER, laborer, 28, married, Shaft 1 Forge Vein, Nanticoke

8/24 SAMUEL GREGORY, driver, 18, Shaft 4, Plymouth

8/25 ISAAC LACEY, miner, 35, married 6 children, Tunnel 6, Glen Lyon

8/27 FRANK SHERMAN, laborer, 21, married 2 children, Shaft 2, Plymouth

8/28 JULIUS COATES, miner, 60, married, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

8/31 DAVID MORRIS, miner, 40, married 5 children, Wanamie, Newport twp

8/31 ALBERT SEPAS, laborer, 28, married, Wanamie, Newport twp

 

9/1 CHARLES MULGAVAGE, miner, 35, married, Lance 11, Plymouth

9/1 LEWIS STUPINS, laborer, 22, Nottingham, Plymouth

9/3 JOHN WETHERIDGE, oiler, 50, married 5 children, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

9/4 JOHN YABLUSKY, laborer, 26, single, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

9/5 ANDREW HENDRESKEY, laborer, 29, married 1 child, Shaft 5, Plymouth

9/7 WILLIAM ANDROSICK, laborer, 19, Shaft 1 Forge vein, Nanticoke

9/8 FRANK KNADI, miner, 30, married, Reynolds, Plymouth

9/8 MIKE LINN, laborer, 30, single, Reynolds, Plymouth

9/8 ELI BAILEY, breakman, 18, Slope 4, Nanticoke

9/10 JAMES CONWAY, miner, 38, married 6 children, Baltimore slope, W/B twp

9/10 JOHN H JAMES, fireboss, 50, widower, Newport shaft, Glen Lyon

9/18 SILAS MORRIS, headman, 23, Shaft 9, Sugar Notch

9/19 CHARLES H TREMAYNE, laborer, 19, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

9/19 JAMES WOODS, footman, 19, Diamond, Wilkes-Barre

9/21 ISAAC JAMES, laborer, 22, Hillman vein, Wilkes-Barre

9/22 JOHN WAILI, stable-boss, 37, Shaft 1 Forge vein, Nanticoke

9/22 JOSEPH NOVOCK, miner, 35, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

9/24 STANIS MONT, laborer, 20, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

9/24 GEORGE DAVIS, laborer, 20, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

9/26 JOSEPH SOLMA, laborer, 22, Reynolds, Plymouth

9/28 GEORGE SAMBOLT, laborer, 22, Shaft 4, Edwardsville

9/28 CORNELIUS BOYLE, driver, 17, Baltimore slope, Wilkes-Barre twp

9/29 DAVID R WILLIAMS, door-boy, 15, Red Ash 1, Wilkes-Barre

 

10/1 JOSIAH HINCK, miner, 45, married 5 children, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

10/3 JAMES DEMPSEY, miner, 28, married 1 child, Parrish, Plymouth

10/4 WILLIAM MAY, miner, 46, married 5 children, Grand tunnel, West Nanticoke

10/5 EVAN EVANS, fireboss, 29, married 2 children, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

10/6 RICHARD HUGHES, miner, 34, Shaft 3, Edwardsville

10/6 HENRY ANDRAISACK, driver, 17, Newport shaft, Glen Lyon

10/9 JACOB MULLER, miner, 30, married 1 child, Slope 1 Nanticoke

10/9 JOHN USHINSKI, driver, 17, Tunnel 4, Nanticoke

10/10 ALEX. UNORKOFSKI, laborer, 30, married, Breaker 5, Plymouth

10/10 WILLIAM PROSSER, miner, 28, Shaft 4, Edwardsville

10/13 JAMES HALLICK, slate-picker, 15, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

10/22 DAVID REES, driver, 17, Dorrance, Wilkes-Barre

10/13 MARTIN BULSAVAGE, miner, 27, married, Wanamie, Newport twp

10/15 JAMES ADAMS, miner, 35, married 3 children, Slope 4, Nanticoke

10/19 PETER BURNS, miner, 47, married 4 children, Gaylord, Plymouth

10/19 MORGAN BYNON, miner 30, married 2 children, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

10/19 EDWARD LEWIS, laborer, 26, Nottingham, Plymouth

10/19 W G DAVIES, miner, 35, married 4 children, Nottingham, Plymouth

10/22 WILLIAM ROWANE, miner 45, married 4 children, Stanton, Wilkes-Barre

10/29 JAMES HARRISON, miner, 35, married 5 children, Shaft 4, Edwardsdale

 

11/2 THOMAS MORRIS, miner, 28, married 1 child, Shaft 3, Edwardsdale

11/6 PAT MCGINLY, miner, 47, married, Wanamie, Newport twp

11/8 JOSPEH LOOKSAVAGE, miner, 27, married 2 children, Alden, Newport twp

11/8 THOS. LAMONSKI, laborer, 28, Gaylord, Plymouth

11/9 JOHN P MITCHELL, miner, 34, married 4 children, Shaft 2, Nanticoke

11/10 DAVID GRIFFITH, miner, 25, Hillman vein, Wilkes-Barre

11/10 RICHARD PRITCHARD, laborer, 20, Hillman vein, Wilkes-Barre

11/13 CONRAD ADAMS, door-boy, 15, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

11/14 ADAM ZOCOFSKI, laborer, 28, Maffet, Hanover twp

11/15 OTTO SMITH, miner, 35, married 2 children, Slope 3, West Nanticoke

11/16 ROBERT J PRITCHARD, 45, married, Jersey 8, Ashley

11/21 JOSEPH DEVILLES, laborer, 25, Dodson, Plymouth

11/21 JOHN KEELEY, miner, 44, married 3 children, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

11/22 PETER T REILEY, miner, 32, married, Maffet, Hanover twp

11/23 MICHAEL KITTRICK, miner, 38, married, Diamond, Wilkes-Barre

11/24 JOHN CABBAGE, driver, 18, Newport shaft, Glen Lyon

11/26 GEORGE DERMICK, runner, 27, married 2 children, Breaker 2, Edwardsdale

11/26 REES E DAVIES, miner, 45, married, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

11/28 LLEWELLYN P DAVIES, miner, 35, Shaft 2, Edwardsdale

11/28 JAMES CANTWELL, door-boy, 15, Shaft 3, Plymouth

 

12/1 JOSEPH MORGINSKI, laborer, 38, married 2 children, Shaft 2 Nanticoke

12/1 CHARLES SMITH, laborer, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

12/3 JAMES CROSSIN, miner, 50, married 5 children, Jersey 8, Ashley

12/5 JOB EVANS, laborer, 25, married 2 children, Avondale, Plymouth twp

12/6 GEORGE ROKINTO, laborer, 28, married 2 children, Parrish, Plymouth

12/6 PETER HERRON, miner, 27, Conyngham, Wilkes-Barre

12/7 THOMAS REES, driver, 18, East End, Newport twp

12/8 CHARLES KRAUSS, laborer, 42, married, Shaft 5, Plymouth

12/10 FRANK KEARN, driver, 19, Hollenback, Wilkes-Barre

12/10 PETER STEIN, miner, 25, Empire, Wilkes-Barre

12/11 LAVEN BEMOTT, laborer, 28, Nottingham, Plymouth

12/12 PATRICK C DOUGHERTY, laborer, 69, married 7 children, Nottingham

12/14 LEWIS J GRIFFITHS, miner, 42, married, Shaft 4, Edwardsdale

12/14 HOPKIN DAVIES, miner, 48, married 7 children, Franklin, Wilkes-Barre

12/14 JOHN BRAY, miner, 48, married 1 child, Shaft 4, Plymouth

12/15 JOHN GINLAY, runner, 20, Shaft 5, Plymouth

12/15 FRED. ARMSTRONG, miner, 26, Shaft 1, Edwardsdale

12/18 GEORGE GARDNER, miner, 35, married, Baltimore slope, Wilkes-Barre twp

12/18 JOHN HARRIS, sinker, 45, married, Woodward, Plymouth twp

12/19 WILLIAM WILLIAMS, miner, 32, married, Diamond, Wilkes-Barre

12/24 P J MCCUNE, miner, 32, Newport slope, Newport twp

12/24 JOHN F THOMAS, miner, 48, married 7 children, Gaylord shaft, Plymouth

12/27 ALBERT GRIFFITH, laborer, 35, married 6 children, East End, Newport twp

 

Total non-fatal injuries reported in the 3rd District in 1888: 250

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