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Coal Mining Fatalities
1884 - 1984

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     Underground mining has always been wrought with accidents and tragedies of many different types. Coal mining in this area was all in underground mines and over the years, there were many accidents, fires, cave-ins, rock falls, and machinery failures. The saddest of all the catastrophes is the loss of life. Some of the fatalities that occurred during the heaviest coal mining years in this vicinity are listed below in an effort to provide an aid in genealogy and historical research.
      Additional entries are always welcome.

 
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ACRES
February 25, 19052, Wednesday, Edward Acres, of Virden, carpenter, aged 34 years, married, was killed by falling down the shaft of the Illinois Collieries Company's No. 1 mine, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois. A mine car had been thrown from the dump cage into the weigh pan; a chain was attached to the car to draw it back to the cage; Acres was standing on top of the cage, when the chain broke, causing the cage to rebound, throwing him off and down the shaft. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
AGRESCH
May 16, 189415d, Wednesday, Anton Agresch, of Staunton, timberman, aged 48 years, married was killed in Mine No. 6 of the Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois. At the time of the accident he was at work taking down some roof and was knocking a prop and removing it from under some loose rock; while striking the prop and removing it from a perpendicular position, the rock fell. A piece five feet long, 3 feet wide and five inches thick falling on him causing injuries from which he died about two hours afterwards. he left a widow and one child. Accidents from this cause may be entirely avoided by blasting out the props.
 
AIMOSBAT
November 21, 19178b, Wednesday, Bert Aimosbat, of Staunton, miner, age 27 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
ALDEFER
November 3, 189215c, Thursday, Phillip Aldefer, of Staunton, timberman, aged 33 years, was killed by falling slate at the working face of a room in the Consolidated Coal Company's mine No. 7, at Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois. He left a widow and two children.
 
ALEXANDRIA
March 1, 1900,1 Thursday, Alex. Alexandria, aged 35 years, a miner, employed at the Staunton Coal Co.'s mine No. 1 was killed while working in his room; a piece of slate gave way, falling on him, breaking his back and one legs; he died a short time afterwards. he leaves a widow and three children.
 
ALICE
May 1, 193134, Friday, Battista Alice, of Benld, miner, age 58 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
ALLAN
March 23, 19197, Sunday, William F. Allan, miner, age 35 years, married, was killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Gillespie [Mount Clare], by a fall of rock. he leaves a widow and three children.
 
ALTMAN
July 6, 191324, Otto Altman, of Staunton, fireman, aged 23 years, married, employed at No. 14 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed by a piece of falling timber. He leaves a widow.
 
ANDERSON
December 20, 194144, Saturday, Irwin Anderson, motorman, of Gillespie, aged 34 years, married, died from being ran over by a trip of cars in Superior Coal Company's No. 2, Mine, Sawyerville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a a widow and one dependent child.
 
ARCHIBALD
June 4, 191021, Saturday, George Archibald, trip rider, aged 20 years, single, employed in the No. 1 mine of the Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois, was injured by being run over by two empty cars. He died the same day.
[This possibly occurred at Superior Coal Company's No.3 Mine, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois.]
 
ARMELIN
January 9, 192427, Wednesday, Albert Armelin, trip rider, age 19 years single, was caught between a pit car and prop and killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 3, Mine, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a brother and sister, dependent.
 
ASHBROOKE
April 11, 194649, Thursday, Ernest Ashbrooke, of Bunker Hill, top laborer, aged 72 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal from the chute in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
Funeral Services were held in Bunker Hill Methodist Church.
He had been an employee of Superior Coal Company for many years

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BAINER
April 28, 193639, Tuesday, John Bainer, of Carlinville, miner, aged 50 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal or slate in Mine No. 1, (Liberty Mine) of the Gillespie Coal Company, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, leaving a widow and one child.
 
BAKER
October 31, 193437, Wednesday, William Baker, of Gillespie, miner, age 74 years, married died from injuries received when he was struck by an empty car he was switching, this empty car struck by a runaway string of loaded cars in the No. 1 mine of the Superior Coal Company, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
BALLINI
July 1920, Peter Ballini, 42, of Italian birth, was killed when he fell at Superior Coal Company's No. 2 Mine.
 
BALLINO
July 23, 192087, Pete Ballino, driver, age 35 years, single, fell under a trip of cars and killed in No. 2 mine, Superior Coal Company
 
BARKITIS
July 4, 193033, Friday, John Barkitis, loader, age 64 years, married, died from injuries received the day previous from a fall of clod in Superior Coal Company's No. 4 mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BARNA
January 26, 1951, Friday, Joe Barna, of Gillespie, acting as coupler, aged 66 years, married, died from a coronary occlusion, resulting from a leg injury received on Tuesday, December 26, 1950 in Little Dog Coal Company's Little Dog Mine, Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
BARTAGNOLIA
August 4, 19056, Friday, Noble Harry, timberman, aged 72 years, married, and Engle Bartagnolia, timberman, aged 45 years, married, were both killed at mine No. 1 of the Superior Coal Co., Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County. They were working on an entry timbering when, without any warning, the roof fell on them, killing them instantly. Harry leaves a widow and two grown children; Bartagnolia leaves a widow and four children.
 
BARUELLA
March 11, 192225, Saturday Camillio Baruella, trip rider, age 21 years, single, died from injuries received two days previous by being caught between pit cars in Mine No. 4, Superior Coal Company, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves his mother dependent.
 
BATER
November 1, 1920, Monday, John W. Bater, 29, of Gillespie was killed by a slate fall at Superior Coal Company's No. 4 Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
BAUMAN
March 8, 192086, Joseph H. Bauman, of Staunton, miner, age 42 years, married was killed by falling rock in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine, Staunton. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BAXTER
November 1, 192087, John W. Baxter, miner, age 30 years, single, was killed by a fall of coal in Superior Coal Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves his mother dependent.
 
November 26, 191510, Friday, Walter Baxter, driver age 37 years, married, was killed about 8:00 A.M. in Superior Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Gillespie [Mount Clare], Macoupin County, Illinois. Deceased was found under a loaded car which he was bringing out. The cause was listed as slate falling and knocking him under a coal car that ran over him. His neck and arm were broken. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BEES / REES
January 18, 192187, William Bees, driver, age 27 years, single, was killed in Madison Coal Company's No. 5 mine by a fall of slate.
 
BEGAN
September 15, 192932, Sunday, James Began, of Gillespie, timberman, age 56 years, married, died from injuries sustained September 6th, when a piece of slate fell, cutting his hand, in Superior Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois. Blood poison developed, resulting in death. he leaves a widow and one child.
 
BELLEGANTE
August 26, 191986, Antone Bellegante, of Carlinville, miner, age 48 years, married, was killed in Standard Oil Company's mine No. 1, Shaft B, by a fall of rock. The roof at this working place was unsafe. Deceased ordered timbers but before they arrived set to work to secure it without timbers and in about ten minutes the roof gave way, falling on him. He leaves a wife and six children.
 
BELLOVICH
July 14, 194649, Sunday, Steve Josephat Bellovich, of Benld, top repairman, aged 23 years, married, died from injuries received on Thursday, June 27, 1946, when he fell down the shaft at Superior Coal Company's No. 3, Mine, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and one dependent child.
 
BENTRUP
October 21, 191123, Saturday, Herman Bentrup, loader aged 55 years, married, employed at No. 14 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed by falling slate. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BERGONZINI
May 16, 19139, Friday, T. Bergonzini, of Virden, miner, aged 45 years, married, was instantly killed by a fall of coal in the Royal Collieries mine, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
BERNADENE / BENETHENE
May 25, 1912, Saturday23, Orlinda Bernadene, driver, aged 26 years, single, employed in the Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois was killed by pit cars.
 
BERG
October 22, 1904,2 Saturday, H. H. Berg, driver, aged 24 years, single was killed in the Superior Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, by being caught between mine cars.
 
BERNARD
June 15, 192629, Tuesday, Alexander Bernard, of Wilsonville, miner, age 20 years, single, was killed at his working place by a fall of coal in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves his parents dependent.
 
BERTAGNOLI
May 8, 194245, Friday, Superior Coal Company's No. 1, Mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois
Frank Bertagnoli, of Gillespie, foreman, aged 45 years, single; Cause of Death is listed as : Drowned. No dependents.
 
Frank Bertagnoli, of Gillespie, along with Robert Edmiston, of Gillespie; Frank DeSaint Jean, of of Benld & Joseph Redolfi, of Gillespie
      At Eagarrville in the Superior Coal Company's No. 1 Mine, a flood of water and gas, possibly from the adjacent abandoned Dorsey Mine which has not been operated for about 55 years which developed a break into this mine trapping four men. Four fatalities occurred from this when two men escaped and then returned to give aid to others that were trapped.
 
BERTOLIS
May 4, 194346, Tuesday, Mike Bertolis, (report shows spelling as Mike Bertulis), of Gillespie, miner, aged 61 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Perry Coal Company's Gillespie Mine [Liberty Mine] in Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois.
He leaves a widow and one dependent child.
Hoy Cross Cemetery
Gillespie, Illinois
  Tombstone Photo
Father
Mike BERTOLOIS
1883 - 1943
  Tombstone Photo
Mother
Anna BERTOLIS
1885 - 1950
BERUTTI
August 25, 191510, Wednesday, Peter Berutti, driver, age 24 years, single, was killed by pit cars, when a coal car run over him about 1:00 P.M. in Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
BEST
December 23, 1907, Monday, Archie Best, a driver at Superior Coal Company's No.2 Mine, died from an accident.
 
BIGANDO
September 1, 194245, Tuesday, Joseph Bigando, of Carlinville, slate man, aged 56 years, married, Killed by a car falling from a cage onto him, in the No. 1 mine of the Amalgamated Engineering Company. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BISCHAM
August 3, 192629, Tuesday, Andrew Bischam, miner, age 56 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BITZKUS
November 15, 1910, Tuesday, Joe Bitzkus, a driver at Superior Coal Company's No. 2 Mine at Sawyerville, when he fell from a loaded coal car and was run over.
 
BLACK
March 5, 190920, Friday Thomas J. "TJ" Black, a machine helper, aged 54 years, employed in mine No. 1 of the Superior Coal Company, near Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed under a fall of coal at the face of his room while undercutting it. He died three hours after receiving injuries. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
BLAKE
April 11, 193033, Friday, Samuel F. Blake, of Gillespie, repair man, age 58 years, married, employed by Superior Coal Company in Mine No. 4, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. Deceased was repairing the coal washer, at Superior Coal Company's Washer at Gillespie, when he was caught in the machinery being pinned under a conveyor and killed. He leaves a widow.
 
BLEVINS
December 20, 19187, Friday, Henry E. "Ed" Blevins, miner, age 45 years, married was killed by a fall of slate in Superior Coal Company's No. 3, mine, Gillespie [Mount Clare]. he leaves a widow and three children.
 
BLEY
April 14, 19197, Monday, Paul Bley, machine helper, age 45 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in the Consolidated Coal Company's No. 14 mine, Staunton. he leaves a widow and nine children.
 
BLIZKUS
August 1, 191022, Monday, Joe Blizkus, driver, aged 18 years, single, employed at mine No. 2 of the Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Sawyerville], Macoupin County, Illinois was killed. Deceased fell in front of moving cars and they ran over him.
 
BODENHEIMER / BODENHAMER
August 20, 192087, Charles Bodenheimer, machine runner, age 39 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Superior Coal Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BOHLEN
March 28, 1906, Wednesday at Staunton & Mt. Olive Coal Company's No. 2 Mine (south of Gillespie)
At 3:00 P.M., Pete Bohlen, a machine helper, was injured by a coal fall and died about 6:00 P.M.
 
BOHLMAN
January 5, 192730, Wednesday, George Bohlman, machine runner, age 49 years, married, died from injuries received the day before by a fall of coal in Gillespie Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BOLGAR
January 29, 191610, Saturday, Mat Bolgar, miner, age 30 years, single, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, by a fall of slate.
 
BONGERA
October 9, 194245, Friday, Charles Bongera, (report lists as Carol Bongiera), of Eagarville, slate man, aged 56 years, single, was killed by rock from the roof falling on him in Superior Coal Company's No. 1, Mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
No dependents.
 
BORG
June 10, 1900,1 Sunday, H. B. Borg, water-hauler, aged 16 years, was suffocated by smoke or white damp coming from a fire which was burning at the face of the 8th North Entry, on the west side of the Consolidated Coal Co.'s No. 10 mine, at Mt. Olive.
 
BORSCH
December 9, 193740, Thursday, Rudolph Borsch, of Staunton, machine runner, aged 55 years, married, was killed by fall of face coal in mine No. 15 of Consolidated Coal Company, leaving wife and mother dependent.
 
BOURLAND
February 14, 194144, Friday, Theo. Bourland, of Gillespie, timberman, aged 68 years, married, was killed by being run over by two pit cars in Mine No. 4 of Superior Coal Company, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
BOWMAN
June 22, 192187, Chester Bowman, tracklayer, age 35 years, married, was killed by falling under moving pit cars in No. 2 mine, Superior Coal Company. He leaves a widow.
 
July 25, 19063, Wednesday, Lawrence Bowman, of Virden, driver, aged 25 years, single, employed at the No. mine of the Illinois Collieries Company, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois, was bringing out a trip of loaded cars to the double parting where other loaded cars were standing, and while unhooking his mule did not out of the way in time to avoid being caught between his trip and the standing loads. He lived about eight hours.
 
BRAUER
July 20, 194447, Thursday, Arthur Brauer, of Mt. Olive, loader operator, aged 50 years, married, was killed by a rock fall in Consolidated Coal Comapny's No. 7 mine.
He leaves a widow.
 
BRAVIN
November 3, 195659 , Saturday, Dante P. Bravin, of Sawyerville, assistant electrician, aged 54 years, married, was killed when he fell between two motors and was crushed to death in Lumaghi Coal company's No. 4 mine in Madison Coutny. He leaves a widow.
      Dante P. Bravin, an electrician employed by Lumaghi Coal Co. Mine No. 4, located at Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, was killed in a motor accident about 5:30 A. M., Saturday, November 3, 1956.
      Bravin was 54 years old and had worked for this company just four weeks, starting October 4, 1956. He leaves a wife and daughter as dependents. He formerly worked for the Superior Coal Co. at Gillespie, where he received his Miner's Certificate in 1922.
      The accident occurred about midway in the second cross-over between the 3 and 4 main haulage roads.
      Bravin and eight other men were riding out from the working sections to the slope bottom on two locomotives coupled to a tool car. The second locomotive and the tool car were being pulled by the front locomotive. They were coming through a cross-over slowly about 500 feet from the bottom. About half way through, Bravin fell backwards off the seat between the motors. Leonhardt yelled "Stop!", and the motors were stopped as soon as possible by Jones, after traveling about six feet. They then found Bravin crushed under the second motor. The eight men used lifting jacks to raise the motor off of Bravin, placed him on a stretcher, and arrived on the surface with his body about 6:00 A. M.
 
BRAY
December 26, 193437, Wednesday, Ernest Bray, Sr., of Benld, miner, age 55 years, married was killed by electricity when he came in contact with the uninsulated portion of the nips of a conveyor in Mine No. 2 of the Superior Coal Company, Sawyerville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and four dependent children.
 
July 7, 191986, Nickolas Bray, of Sawyerville, driver, age 19 years, single, was run over by pit-cars and instantly killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Gillespie. [Sawyerville]
 
BREEZE
March 2, 192086, James Breeze, of Gillespie, laborer, age 70 years, single, was run over by pit-cars and killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Gillespie. [Sawyerville]
March 2, 1920, Tuesday, James Breeze was killed in a Superior Coal Company mine when a loaded car fell to the bottom crushing him.
The Gillespie News
Gillespie, Illinois
Wednesday, March 30, 1960
'40 Years Ago in Gillespie' - originally in March 3, 1920 issue
Furnished by Marlene VanDoren
      James Beese, one of the oldest miners employed in the mines of Superior coal Co., was killed while at work, Tuesday morning. Mr. Beese was employed to clean the tracks and oil switches and it was while he was engaged at the switch, that there was a wreck of a loaded trip coming to the bottom. He was caught under the wreck and his life crushed out of him.

 
BRIDGES
January 25, 189716, Monday, George Bridges, of Girard, aged 38 years, occupation, topman, married, leaves a widow and six children, was killed at 6:15 a. m., January 25, 1897, at the mine of the Girard Coal Company, Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois. He was employed at coaling the locomotive engines during the day time, and went to work at 6 a. m. to send the empty pit cars down from which the coal had been dumped during the night. he had sent down ten cars and went to the trestle for another car. The temperature was below zero, the escaping steam from a radiator, and the damp air coming from the hoisting shaft, which was the upcast, caused it to be very dark about the cage landing. Bridges brought in a car from the trestle, and not seeing the gate in place at one of the compartments of the shaft, probably thought that the cage of that compartment was at the upper landing. he pushed the car into the shaft and fell to the bottom. The fence or gate that covered the hoisting compartment moved along the slides and was raised by the cage. It had stuck at the height to which the cage is usually hoisted when raising the cage from the stops.
 
BROSKY
April 4, 192326, Wednesday, Steve Brosky, machine helper, age 42 years, widower, was killed by a fall of coal in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves one child.
 
BROWN
March 11, 191122, Saturday, George Brown, of Girard, trapper, aged 48 years, married, was instantly killed by electric motor and car running over him in the Vivian Coal Company's mine at Greenridge. He was attending the doors and switches on the main and cross entry, and misunderstanding the direction in which the motor was going, he got in front of it with the above result.
 
BRUECKER
April 16, 19139, Wednesday, John Bruecker, machine helper, aged 32 years, married, died from injuries received Thursday, January 23, 1913, by a fall of slate in Mine No. 14, Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BRUNETTO
June 14, 191223, Friday, Mike Brunetto, loader, aged 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in the Superior Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Benld [Sawyerville], Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
BRUSTRUNG
November 30, 188413, Sunday, at Ellsworth Coal Company, Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois.
Joseph Brustrung, aged 30, a single man, was killed November 30, 1884, by slate falling from a slip in the left side of the room in No. 10 shaft. The room was very well timbered. he did not notice the slip in the slate.
 
BUBB
Seprtember 4, 192932, Wednesday, Jacob Bubb, of Staunton, laborer, age 60 years, single, died from injuries received the day before in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine, by a fall of loose top slate.
 
BULLARD
February 14, 1941, Friday, Theodore Bullard, a timberman at Superior Coal Company's No. 4 Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois., was killed being struck by two coal cars.
 
BUNTIN
March 8, 191122, Wednesday, Charles Buntin, laborer, aged 35 years, single was killed while in the employ of the No. 14 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, by being thrown from the cage into the hopper.
 
BURLEY
September 16, 189616, Wednesday, Wm. Burley, of Girard, aged 37 years, single, occupation loader, was killed at 9 a. m. September 16, 1896 in room 23, seventh south entry of the east side of the mine of the Girard Coal Company, Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois. he was working alone in a room at about 8:30 a. m. the driver had given him a car to load; when the driver went for the car he found him lying dead under coal that had fallen from the roof. On inspection it was found that the coal had parted from slips in the roof.
 
BYOTS
May 3, 1947, Saturday, John Evan Byots, Sr., of Mt. Olive, driller, aged 52 years, married, died fro injuries received on Wednesday, April 30, 1947 by a rock fall in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine.

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CARNEY
May 10, 194144, Saturday, LeRoy "Roy" Carney, of Gillespie, loader operator, aged 48 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Superior Coal Company's No. 1, Mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois, leaving a widow and one dependent child.
 
Gillespie City Cemetery
Gillespie, Illinois
 
Tombstone Photo
CARNEY
Hazel L.
May 2, 1893
Dec. 20, 1992
  LeRoy
Feb. 12, 1893
May 10, 1941

 
CARROLL
November 20, 18991, Monday, Daniel Carroll, of Girard, miner, aged 58 years, married, was fatally injured Thursday, November 16, 1899 in the Girard Coal Company's mine at Girard. He died November 20, 1899, four days afterwards. His injuries were caused by coal falling on him at the working face.
 
CARTER
June 26, 194447, Monday, Hollis Vern Carter, of Virden, driver, aged 48 years, married, was killed in Virden Coal Corporation's mine, when he was crushed between a mule and and car. He leaves a widow.
 
CATILANS
July 26, 191123, Wednesday, Felix Catilans, of Virden, shot firer, aged 35 years, single, was killed by a premature shot in the Royal Colliery Company's mine No. 1, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
CELI
May 22, 194548, Tuesday, Ortenzio Celi, of Gillespie or Wilsonville, machine helper, aged 52 years, (Born April 3, 1893 in Frontone, Italy), married, was killed by a rock fall in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
He leaves a widow and one dependent child.
 
Benld City Cemetery
Benld, Illinois
 
Celi tombstone photo CELI
Ortenzio
1893 - 1945
 Celesta
1896 - 1974

 
CHADWICK
December 2, 192125, Friday, James Chadwick, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
CHAKLOZ
December 28, 192629, Tuesday, William Chakloz, miner, age 40 years, married was killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois, by falling roof. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
CHAPMAN
June 5, 19188b, Wednesday, W. R. Chapman, of Carlinville, miner, age 55 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Standard Oil Company's mine, Carlinville, Macoupin County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
CHIRNICH
February 10, 194144, Monday, Frank Chirnich, of Staunton, cleanup man, aged 65 years, married, died when rock fell on him in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
COCKS
January 14, 19045, Thursday, Thomas Cocks, top laborer, aged 37 years, single, was killed by being caught between coal cars on the surface, at the Consolidated Coal Co.'s mine at Mount Olive, Macoupin County.
 
CONNETTI
January 4, 192629, Monday, Abraham Connetti, miner, age 38 years, married, was electrocuted by coming in contact with a trolley wire in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. he leaves a widow and two children.
 
CONSTANTIA
May 15, 19139, Thursday, Despedri Constantia, machine helper, aged 29 years, single, died from injuries received three days previous, (Monday, May 12, 1913) by a fall of coal in Mine No. 2, Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Sawyerville], Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
COOP
June 20, 188513, Saturday, Samuel Coop, aged 50, was killed in the face of his room at Girard coal shaft June 20, 1885, by falling slate. He left a wife and three children. The accident occurred the first thing in the morning. His partner, working with him, cautioned him about the slate being bad, and he tried to take the slate down but failed. he commenced to load coal under it when it fell. He lived two hours after being taken out of the shaft.
 
CORTESI
September 7, 193841, Wednesday, Joseph Cortesi, of Benld, tracklayer, aged 56 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Mine No. 1 of Superior Coal Company, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois, leaving widow and one child.
 
COURTNEY
January 28, 191424, Wednesday, Alexander "Alex" Courtney, of Benld, miner, aged 38 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in the Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
COVI
December 18, 19168, Monday, Max Covi, of Eagarville, miner, age 22 years, single, fell from the cage at 3:45 P.M. while being hoisted out of mine No. 1, Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County and received injuries which resulted in his death.
 
CREITH
August 30, 19042, Tuesday, F. Creith, of Virden, miner, aged 22 years, single, was killed by falling top coal at the working face in the Royal Colliery Company's mine, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
CRESSCO
May 14, 192629, Friday, Charles Cressco, driver, age 26 years, single, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine by being run over by pit-cars. He leaves his father and mother dependent.
 
CROWDER
April 25, 19178, Wednesday, James McGurk, face boss, married, and John Crowder, trip rider, married, were killed by falling slate in Consolidated Coal Company's mine No. 14, Staunton, Macoupun County, Illinois. McGurk leaves a widow and two children. Crowder leaves a widow and one child.
 
CURTIS
 
August 9, 192932, Friday, John Curtis, machine man, age 49 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
October 24, 190820, Friday, Owen Curtis, a driver, aged. 20 years, single, employed in mine No. 1, Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois, fell in front of his loaded trip and was run over and instantly killed.

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DAMPOSKI
March 9, 192326, Friday, Adam Damposki, miner, age 40 years, married, died from injuries received February 23, 1923, from a fall of slate in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. he leaves a widow and eight children.
 
DAWSON
December 24, 194245, Thursday, John R. Dawson, of Virden, cager, aged 60 years, single, died from injuries received on December 23, 1942 in Virden Coal Corporation's mine, when he was caught between between a car and the rib.
 
DELMO
October 22, 19042, Saturday, Michael Delmo, of Virden, miner, aged 35 years, married, was killed by a premature blast in the Royal Colliery Company's mine, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
De NRIES
December 27, 189215c, Tuesday, Louis De Nries, of Staunton, machine runner, aged 22 years, was killed in the Consolidated Coal Company's mine No. 6, at Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, by coal falling on him, while working his machine at the face of a room. He was a single man.
 
DeSAINT JEAN
May 8, 194245, Friday, Superior Coal Company's No. 1, Mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois
Frank DeSaint Jean, of Eagarville, machine man, aged 53 years, married,; Cause of Death is listed as : Drowned.
He leaves a widow.
 
Frank DeSaint Jean, of Benld; along with Frank Bertagnoli, of Gillespie; Robert Edmiston of Gillespie & Joseph Redolfi, of Gillespie
      At Eagarville in the Superior Coal Company's No. 1 Mine, a flood of water and gas, possibly from the adjacent abandoned Dorsey Mine which has not been operated for about 55 years which developed a break into this mine trapping four men. Four fatalities occurred from this when two men escaped and then returned to give aid to others that were trapped.
 
DELANEY
December 29, 194548, Saturday, Clarence "Froggy" Delaney, of Gillespie, motorman, aged 65 years, married, was killed by being run over by a motor in Superior Coal Company's No. 1, Mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
DICKERSON
May 27, 193134, Wednesday, Frank Dickerson, of Gillespie, miner and loader, age 74 years, married was killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed by a dirt and rock fall. He leaves a widow.
 
DIVITA
September 21, 19168, Thursday, Andrew Divita, laborer, age 17 years, single was caught between the bumpers of two railroad cars in the yards at mine No. 2, Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Sawyerville] , Macoupin County, Illinois, and killed.
 
DOBRINO
May 9, 192629, Sunday, Thomas Dobrino, miner, age 60 years, married, died from injuries received the day before, when he was caught by a fall of slate in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow and thirteen children.
 
DOEHLER
September 14, 191986, Alvia [Alvin] Doehler, of Benld, miner, age not stated, married, died from injuries received six days previous, from falling coal in Superior Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Gillespie. [Sawyerville] He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DOMINECK
May 18, 19188b, Saturday, J. Domineck, of Virden, timberman, age 48 years, married, was killed in C. W. & F. Coal Company's Royal mine. Deceased was on his way to shaft bottom and stepped into a refuge place to let a motor trip pass. The trip broke apart and he stepped between the sections and was struck. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DONALDSON
August 18, 1948, Wednesday, Kenneth Donaldson, of Mount Clare, foreman (assistant mine manager), aged 38 years, married, was killed when he was struck by the cage in Superior Coal Company's No. 2, Mine, Sawyerville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
He leaves a widow and one dependent child.
 
DOUGHERTY
December 2, 19168, Saturday, Charles Dougherty, from Benld , loader, age 44 years, single, was killed by pit cars that had jumped off the track being pnned under a coal car, in Superior Coal Company's No. 3 mine, Gillespie [Mount Clare], Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
DRAGHI
February 12, 192629, Friday, John Draghi, machine runner, age 43 years, married, died from injuries received by a fall of slate, in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois on January 27, 1926. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DRAKURVITCH
February 7, 192326, Wednesday, Mike Drakurvitch, of Carlinville, miner, age 39 years, single, died from injuries received two days previous by a fall of coal in Standard Oil Company's No. 1 mine.
 
DUBINICK
November 28, 191412, Saturday, William Dubnick, of Virden, driver, age 23 years, single, died from injuries received in Montour Coal Company's mine No. 402, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois. Deceased, while driving his mule, fell in some manner, breaking his back.
 
DUCHNAL
November 26, 194043, Tuesday, Joe Duchnal, loading machine operator, aged 60 years, married, was killed by a fall of rib coal at the mine No. 15 of Consolidated Coal Company, leaving a widow.
 
DUNGIN
October 31, 192125, Monday, Thomas Dungin, miner age 56 years, married, was injured October 28, 1921, by a shot explosion in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois, from the effect of which he died in Litchfield Hospital. He leaves a widow.
 
DUNKO
October 13, 1906,3 Saturday, Joseph Dunko, laborer, aged 35 years, married , employed at mine No. 8 of the Consolidated Coal Company, Mt. Olive, Macoupin County was caught under falling rock and killed instantly. He was working with a timberman and another helper, when the rock showed signs that it was about to fall. the timber man and the other helper ran to a safe place and repeatedly told Dunko to do the same, but he did not heed the warning. Had he moved three feet he would have been clear. His dependants, if any, are unknown and live in Europe.
 
DUSENKO
April 16, 189015, Wednesday
George Dusenko, a married man, aged 24 years, was killed April 16, 1890, at the Consolidated Coal Company's Colliery No. 8, Mount Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois. Dusenko was a machine-helper; the machine-runner had left the face of the room, and Dusenko was learning to run the machine. he started the machine, when a piece of coal weighing 800 pounds fell from the face of an old shot and caught him.
 
DWYER
December 21, 1909, Tuesday, Cable Dwyer was killed by a coal car running over him at Superior Coal Company's No. 1 Mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois
 
 

E
EADES
November 18, 191022, Saturday, John Eades, of Carlinville, miner, aged 46 years, married, was instantly killed in the mine of the Carlinville Coal Company at 10:30 o'clock. He was working in his room alone, on the sixteenth west entry, when a rock fell from the roof crushing him. He leaves a widow.
 
EDMISTON
May 8, 194245, Friday, Superior Coal Company's No. 1, Mine, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois
Robert Edmiston45, of Eagarville, foreman, aged 68 years, married; Cause of Death is listed as : Drowned.
He leaves a widow.
 
Robert J. Edmiston, of Gillespie; along with Frank Bertagnoli, of Gillespie; Frank DeSaint Jean, of Benld & Joseph Redolfi, of Gillespie
      At Eagarrville in the Superior Coal Company's No. 1 Mine, a flood of water and gas, possibly from the adjacent abandoned Dorsey Mine which has not been operated for about 55 years which developed a break into this mine trapping four men. Four fatalities occurred from this when two men escaped and then returned to give aid to others that were trapped.
Gillespie City Cemetery, Gillespie, Illinois
Tombstone Photo
 
EDMISTON
Martha L.
1877 - 1960
 Robert J.
1873 - 1942
EDMONDS
On December 4, 190820, Friday, Leslie Edmonds, a trapper, aged 19 years, single, employed in mine No. 1, Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois, in attempting to ride on a loaded trip fell under the car and was crushed to death.
 
EDWARDS
March 14, 191424, Thomas Edwards, of White City, laborer, aged 34 years, single, was killed by a motor in the No. 15 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
ELLEDGE
October 8, 198083 , Wednesday, Lee Elledge, of Virden,
      Mr. Lee Elledge, age 31, married, three dependents, was fatally injured by a roof fall at approximately 12:55 P. M. Wednesday, October 8, 1980, while in the performance of his duties as Section Foreman at Freeman United Coal Mining Corporation, Crown Mine II, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois.
      In the 1st West Entrys, in Entry #3, there was a slip going from the last open crosscut across Entry #3. This area was marked out on the Examiner's Book by the pre-shift Mine Examiner. Lee Elledge was standing in Entry #3 when the roof collapsed, resulting in his fatal injuries. His body was recovered at 6:40 P. M. on that same date.
 
EMBROLITUS
November 26, 194144, Wednesday, Frank Embrolitus, of Gillespie, miner, aged 50 years, married, was killed by a rock fall in Perry Coal Company's Little Dog mine, [Liberty Mine] Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
EMMONS
November 29, 193841, Tuesday, Leroy Emmons, of Carlinville, trip rider, aged 33 years, married was crushed between cars in mine No. 3 of the Superior Coal Company, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois, leaving wife and two children.
 
EVANS
September 11, 189511, Wednesday, Daniel Evans, of Virden, aged 22 years, single, occupation miner, was killed at 4 p.m., September 11, 1895 at Mine No. 1 of the Chicago-Virden Coal Company, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois. The shaft is 322 feet deep, and is equipped with self-dumping cages. He was being hoisted, with several others, when, at about sixty-five feet from the surface, he fell from the cage to the bottom of the shaft. At the surface, 1 1/3 inches of vertical play was observed at the end of the platform of the cage from which he fell.

 
F
FASSERO
February 22, 19188b, Friday, John Fassero, laborer, age 22 years, single
February 22, 1918, an explosion of 26 kegs of powder, which had been unlawfully let down into the mine and allowed to stand on the switch track while the powder was on, occurred in the Royal mine of C. W. & F. [Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin] Coal Company, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois, in which four lives were lost. The name, age, occupation, etc., of the men follows: J. Roberts, laborer, age 21 years, single; George Osborne, laborer, age 18 years, single; John Fassero, laborer, age 22 years, single, and Leo Moffit, motorman, age 19 years, married.
The coroner's jury recommended that the company be held liable for this accident.
See : Report of Investigation
 
FASSETTI
February 15, 1906, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 P.M. James Fassetti, a shoveler at Superior Coal Company's No. 2 mine loaded caol car broke loose and ran over him died Friday, February 16, 1906 in the afternoon.
 
FATH
December 11, 188915, Wednesday, John Fath, a widower aged 64 years, was killed December 11, 1889, at Girard, by being crushed by pit-cars. The driver was coming down a grade with five cars, from which the two rear cars had become unhitched. Fath and partners were working on stoppings on the entry, the driver gave notice to Fath and partners that two cars were coming down the grade behind him. As soon as the driver passed Fath stepped on to the track, his partners called out to him to get out of the way of the two cars, Fath being a little deaf, he must have failed to hear them.
 
FELLCHNER
June 18, 192427, Tuesday, Edward Fellchner, driver, age 26 years, single, fell off a pit car and was run over and instantly killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine.
 
FERGUSON
May 20, 191223, Monday, Ed. Ferguson, of Farmersville, shot firer, aged 29 years, married employed in the Vivian Colliery Company's mine, Greenridge, Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed by flying coal. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FERRERO
April 28, 1937, Wednesday, Antonne Ferrero, (listed as Anthony Ferrero, age 51), motorman, , 50, married, was crushed by a motor at mine No. 3 of the Superior Coal Company, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois, leaving wife.
 
Benld City Cemetery
Benld, Illinois
Ferrero tombstone face
FERRERO
Ferrero tombstone back Anton
1870 - 1937
 
Katy
1879 - 1921
 
Sophia
1921 - 1923
FICKERT
February 2, 189918, Thursday, William Fickert, of Staunton, a miner working in the Mount Olive & Staunton Coal Company's mine, Staunton, Madison County, Illinois, was killed by a fall of slate at face of his room. His age was 50 years; he leaves a widow and six children.
 
FIELDS
March 4, 192187, Carlos Fields, timberman, age 41 years, married, was killed by a motor on which he was riding in Standard Oil Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FISCHER
March 2, 193033, Sunday, William Fischer, miner, age 74 years, was killed by a fall of slate in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FLEMING
May 18, 192187, Curt Fleming, machine runner, age 37 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal jn No. 7 mine, Consolidated Coal Company. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
November 22, 189818, Tuesday, Oscar Fleming, miner , aged 58 years was killed November 22, 1898, in the Consolidated Coal Company's No. 10 mine at Mount Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois. He was killed in the face of a room by top coal falling on him. Top coal had been left up for about seven feet back from the face of the room. The coal had been shattered by previous shots. Fleming was standing in a mine car prying off some coal, left by the last shots at the face; when this coal fell it relieved the top coal, when it fell and caught him, pressing his head down on the end of the mine car, killing him instantly.
 
FOGARTY
December 8, 191510, Wednesday, Daniel Fogarty, of Carlinville, miner, age 56 years, single, was killed by falling coal in Carlinville Coal Company's mine, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
FORSEYTH
April 7, 1905,2 Tuesday, John A. Forseyth, aged 26 years, married, was injured by an explosion of powder in the Superior Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County. While in the act charging a shot, a spark from his own or his partner's lamp fell into the powder can, causing the explosion. he died the next day. Inhaling the fumes of the powder caused his death. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
FORRLEY / FOWLEY
November 27, 192087, Henry Forrley, laborer, age 29 years, single, was killed by falling coal in Bowser and Truesdale's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FOSTER
October 4, 19129, Friday, Clyde Foster, of Virden, miner, aged 25 years, married, died from injuries received three days before [Wednesday, October 1, 1912] by a fall of rock in the Royal Colliery Company's mine, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois. he leaves a widow and two children.
 
September 18, 19063, Tuesday, L. C. Foster, of Virden, carpenter, aged 35 years, single, employed at the Royal Colliery Company washery, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois, was on a scaffold painting, about forty feet from the ground, when, from some cause unknown, he fell to the ground, striking his head on the track rail. he died instantly.
 
FRENCH
July 9, 189717, Saturday
John French, a machine helper, aged 31 years, was killed July 9, 1897, in the Hornsby mine. The machine runner was cutting in the corner of a room; a piece of coal had been left up from the last shot; the coal fell. French, it appears, had a pick in his hand; he had jumped back when the coal fell, but falling beneath it, the pick stuck in his forehead and killed him.
 
FRIDNA
May 14, 19188b, Tuesday, Pete Fridna, of Virden, trackman, age 40 years, single, was killed in C. W. & F. Coal Company's Royal mine, Virden, Macoupin County. Deceased was laying a switch on Thursday, May 9, when accident occurred. He stated that a driver unhooked his mule but let the empty car continue to run and it struck him on the shoulder. He continued at work all day and worked four hours overtime. The following day he worked at his usual occupation and the next day he and another man loaded 16 large cars of dirt.
The verdict of the coroner's jury was that "Deceased came to his death from pneumonia and pleurisy caused by injury to his chest by being struck by an empty car."
 
FRITZESCHE
September 22, 193033, Monday, Paul E. Fritzesche, miner, age 54 years, married was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
FULLER
October 19, 192327, Friday, Louis Fuller,, of Carlinville, laborer, age 41 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Standard Oil Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FURRKAMP
November 19, 190219, Wednesday, Fred Furrkamp, loader, aged 19 years, single, was killed in the Consolidated Coal Company's mine No. 6, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, by falling coal and clod.
 
FURRY
June 25. 19066, Monday, Oscar Furry, driver, from Benld, aged 2S years, married, employed in mine No. 1 of the Superior Coal Co.. Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, was crushed under pit cars while bringing our a loaded trip. He leaves a widow and two children.

 
G
GABRINETTI
December 8, 192226, Peter Gabrinetti, miner, age 34 years, married, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 7 mine by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GAHAGAN
 
May 29, 1917, Tuesday, Joe Gahagan died from an accident at Superior Coal Company's No. 4 Mine at Wilsonville, Illinois, when he slipped from the platform he was constructing and fell about 40 feet. His funeral was held Friday afternoon.
 
December 11, 193336, Monday, William Gahagan, of Wilsonville, trip rider, age 32 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Superior Coal Campany's mine No. 2, Sawyerville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GAL
May 5, 191512, Wednesday, Joseph Gal, of virden, miner, aged 37 years, married, employed in Royal Colliery Company's mine, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed by a fall of rock. he leaves a widow and four children.
 
GALLI
May 10, 192187, Albert Galli, loader, age 38 years, married, was run over by pit cars and killed in Standard Oil Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GAMBER
October 26, 192087, Roland Gamber, miner, age 26 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Standard Oil Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GARNER
October 6, 193740, Wednesday, Ray Garner, of Gillespie, loading machine operator, aged 38 years, married, was killed by a fall of clod in mine No. 3 of the Superior Coal Company, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois, leaving wife and three children.
 
GATELLI
March 3, 19178, Saturday, John Gatelli, of Virden, machine helper, age 32 years, single, was killed by a fall of coal in Royal Colliery Company's mine, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
GAVIN
October 30, 190820, Thursday, Anton Gavin, a machine helper, aged 49 years, employed in mine No. 2 of the Superior Coal Company, Gillespie [Sawyerville], Macoupin County, Illinois, was struck in the stomach by a machine board and died from the effects a few hours later. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
GENETTI
December 30, 19187, Monday, William Genneti, motorman, age 26 years, married was killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Gillespie [Eagarville]. Deceased was coming out of a room with a loaded car, when a rock fell striking him on the head. he jumped off the motor and in some way stumbled and fell under the motor, which ran over him. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GENTA
January 23, 195659 , Monday, Batista Genta, 64, of Carlinville was killed by a coal fall at Little Dog Mine at Gillespie, Illinois.
      Mr. Battista Genta, age 64, married, no dependent children, came to his death on January 23, 1956, at 11:40 A. M. at the Little Dog Coal Co. mine, located at Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, where he was employed as a cutting machine operator.
      The deceased, Mr. Battista Genta, and his buddy had just finished cutting a room when Mr. Genta reached over the control lever to release the tail rope on a short-wall cutting machine. A piece of coal weighing about 100 lbs. fell from the face, hitting him on top of the head and jamming the control lever about 3 inches into his right eye socket. He died almost instantly.
 
GERARDO
September 14, 191412, Monday, Mike Gerardo, 48, a loader at Superior Coal Company's No. 1 Mine at Eagarville, Illinois, was killed by a slate fall.
Records show spelling Giardo.
 
Gillespie City Cemetery
Gillespie, Illinois
Tombstone Photo
GERARDO
 
  Tombstone Photo
Mike G.
Died
Sept. 14, 1914
Was 48 years
 
GERLOCK
October 6, 189315d, Friday, W. H. Gerlock, of Staunton, fireman, aged 25, a single man, employed at night at No. 6 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed by the explosion of a boiler. On inspection it was found that a sag had formed on the boiler over the furnace. The day fireman when cleaning the fire at 5:30 p. m. had not noticed any sag in the plate. The furnace doors are so low that he could not see the plate unless he stooped lower than usual when firing. A sag forming quickly would likely escape detection. the boiler had a thin incrustation of scale, and had been cleaned eleven days before the explosion. It was inspected July 30, 1893.
 
GILL
July 14, 191412, Tuesday, James Gill, laborer, age 38 years, married, was killed in the Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Gillespie[Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois. Deceased was riding in a car going to his working place when the car ran into a gob slide, turned over and caught him underneath, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow.
 
GIREFF
January 26, 19052, Thursday, Peter Gireff, of Girard, miner, aged 30 years, married, was injured Wednesday, January 25, 1905, by falling over a prop in an old and abandoned room in the Illinois Collieries Company's mine No. 5, Girard, Macoupin County, Illinois. He died the next day. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GLOEKNER
May 5, 189817, Thursday
Paul Gloekner, a laborer, aged 20 years, was killed May 5, 1898, at the Consolidate Coal Co.,'s mine No. 8, at Mount Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois, by a passenger train on the Wabash railroad. He was employed with a team to pull out out a wire rope to attach to the empty cars in order to pull them to the screens. It appears he had pulled the rope out to the empty cars and had unhitched his team from the rope, when, in turning his team, the horses got on the main track of the Wabash railroad. A train running east struck the horses, throwing them upon the driver, who was instantly killed.
 
GOLDMAN
October 29, 19178b, Monday, Matt Goldman, of Mt. Olive, miner, age 48 years, married, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine. Deceased stepped off the track to let a motor trip pass. The trip had become uncoupled and when he stepped onto the track was run over by the rear cars. It seems that he had failed to notice the absence of the white signal board on that part of the trip which had passed him. He leaves a widow and ten children.
 
GOUNDRY
April 25, 19198c, Friday, John Goundry, of Virden, machine helper, age 28 years, single, was crushed between a pit car and coal rib and killed in C. W. & F. Coal Company's Royal mine, Virden.
 
GRAVES
August 27, 19168, Sunday, John H. Graves, of Carlinville, miner, age 46 years, married, was killed in Carlinville Coal Company's mine, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, by flying coal from a shot blown through pillar. he leaves a widow.
 
GRAY
January 31, 19073, Thursday, John Gray, of Virden, shot firer, aged 29 years, single, working in the Royal Colliery Company's mine No. 1, Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois, was killed instantly. he had just lit a shot on the rib of one room and went into the next to charge and fire a shot there. Not knowing that the pillar between the two rooms was thin, the result was, when the shot went off, it blew through, throwing the coal clear across the other room, killing him instantly.
 
GRUSHALLA
March 23, 1907,3 Saturday, John Grushalla, a miner, aged 56 years, married, was fatally injured by being run over by a trip of cars in mine No. 2 of the Superior Coal Company at Benld [Sawyerville], Macoupin County. he had finished his day's work and was waiting with others to be hoisted to the top, when a trip of cars was sent to the bottom. Deceased started across the track just at the time the trip arrived and was knocked down and under the cars. He died that night. He leaves a widow and five children.

H
HAASE
March 24, 19045, Thursday, Herman Haase, sinker, aged 2_ years, married, was killed by falling from a temporary cage while putting in guides at the Consolidated Coal Co.'s mine No. 14, Staunton, Macoupin County. He leaves a widow.
 
HADDOW
July 28, 19168, Friday, Robet Haddow, driver, age 29 years, single, was run over and killed in Superior Coal Campany's No. 3 mine, Gillespie [Mount Clare], Macoupin County. He fell under a coal car and died.
Gillespie City Cemetery
Gillespie, Illinois
Tombstone Photo
HADDOW
  Tombstone Photo
 
Robert
1892 - 1916

 
 
HAFFNER
November 18, 189616, Wednesday, Samuel Haffner, of Carlinville, aged 50 years, married, leaves a widow and five children, occupation miner, was killed at 4 p. m., November 18, 1896, in room four of the sixth south entry of the west side of the mine of the Carlinville Coal Company, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois. A stratum of clod roof about two feet thick had fallen across the room from a slip about ten feet back from the face. The clod was not sufficiently strong to form a roof above the coal, so it was being taken down as the room advanced. At the time of the accident Mr. Haffner was over-mining a standing shot when the clod roof above what he had mined fell, striking him, causing injuries from which he died about an hour later.
 
HAFFTER
January 9, 193033, Thursday, Paul E. Haffter, laborer, age 49 years, married, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine by being run over by a motor. he leaves a widow and two children.
 
HAGEN
May 1, 1930, Thursday, John F. Hagen, 60, of Benld died after being crushed in a rock fall.
 
HALL
February 22, 191223, Thursday, Ben Hall, loader, aged 31 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in the Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Sawyerville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and two children.
[ No. 1 mine was located in Eagarville and No. 2 mine was in Sawyerville]
Robert Benson Hall, from Gillespie, a shoveler at Superior Coal Company's No. 2 Mine at Sawyerville, Macoupun County, Illinois, He was shoveling coal when died from a slate fall.
 
HALLOR
February 8, 19178, Thursday, John Hallor, single, miner, age 30 years, employed in No. 7 mine, Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupun County, Illinois, was killed by falling slate.
 
HARGROVE
May 19, 192629, Wednesday, Lawrence Hargrove, electrician, age 27 years, married, was killed by being crushed between motor and car, in Superior Coal Company's No. 3, Mine, Mount Clare, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
HARRIS
October 1, 19168, Sunday, Alexander Harris, machine runner, age 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Superior Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
December 2, 1916, Saturday, John Harris of Gillespie, died from an accident at Superior Coal Company's No. 1 Mine at Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
HART
November 3, 1905, Friday, J. D. Hart, from Gillespie died from falling down a shaft.
 
HARRY
August 4, 19056, Friday, Noble Harry, timberman, aged 72 years, married, and Engle Bartagnolia, timberman, aged 45 years, married, were both killed at mine No. 1 of the Superior Coal Co., Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County. They were working on an entry timbering when, without any warning, the roof fell on them, killing them instantly. Harry leaves a widow and two grown children; Bartagnolia leaves a widow and four children.
 
HAYES
April 30, 193033, Wednesday, Henry Hayes, (listed as Henry Hay), mine examiner, age 65 years, married, was thrown from the cage in Liberty Mine of Gillespie Coal Company's mine, in Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
HAUM
October 1, 1906,3 Monday, Ed. Haum, cager, aged 25 years, married, employed at mine No. 15 of the Consolidated Coal Company, Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, was in the act of pushing a loaded car onto the cage, when other loaded cars followed from behind and he was caught between the cars,causing injuries from which he died three days later. he leaves a widow and two children.
 
HEERAN
October 3, 190820, Saturday, at the Madison Coal Corporation's mine No. 5, Mt. Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois,
Herman Heeran, aged 45 years, married, and George Yanscke, aged 34 years, married, both laborers, were sending feed down in pit cars; they had sent one car down on the cage and went back for another and pushed it into the shaft. They were drawn in with it and struck the cage four hundred feet below and were killed instantly. Heeran leaves a widow and five children and Yanscke leaves a widow and four children.
 
HEEREN
August 19, 194144, Tuesday, Fred Herren, of Mt. Olvie, material man, aged 49 years, married, died from being electrocuted by a trolley wire in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HELM
March 20, 191424, Edward Helm, of Staunton, machine helper, aged 29 years, single, was killed by falling slate in the No. 14 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
HERTEL
August 21, 193942, Monday, Fred W. Hertel, of Edwardsville, machine man and mine manager, aged 48 years, killed by a fall of rock in mine of Bauser Coal Company, leaving wife.
 
HIGGINS
September 10, 193639, Thursday, John Higgins, of Gillespie, tracklayer, aged 71 years, was struck by a motor in Mine No. 1 of Superior Coal Company, Eagarville, Macoupin County, Illinois. No dependents.
 
HINAL
April 21, 194649, Sunday, Fred Hinal, of Gillespie, top laborer, aged 60 years, married was killed by being crushed between flats the previous day [Saturday, April 20, 1946] in Superior Coal Company's No. 4, Mine, Wilsonville, Macoupin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
 
HOCHMUTH
January 21, 193740, Thursday, Henry Hochmuth, of Staunton, cleanup man, aged 57 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate in mine No. 7 of the Consolidated Coal Company. No dependents.
 
HOELTING
September 8, 19063, Saturday, Joseph Hoelting, of Carlinville, miner, aged 47 years, married, employed by the Carlinville Coal Company, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, was caught under falling coal at the face of his working place. Deceased was cutting the coal on one side in order to bring it down, when it suddenly fell, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
June 2, 19139, Monday, Joseph Hoelting, of Carlinville, miner, aged 23 years, single, was instantly killed in the Carlinville Coal Company's mine, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois, by falling slate.
 
HOGAN
May 1, 193033, Thursday, John Hogan, loader, age 66 years, married, was killed in Superior Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Sawyerville, Macoupin County, Illinois, by a fall of clod. He leaves a widow.
 
HOPE
April 16, 192326, Monday, William Hope, miner, age 45 years, single, was killed instantly by a fall of slate in Superior Coal Company's No. 2, Mine, Sawyerville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
 
HOPPER
January 23, 189918, Monday, William Hopper of Staunton, a machine helper, working in the Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company's mine, Staunton, Madison County, Illinois, had his leg caught in the chain of the mining machine while in motion, mashing it so that amputation was deemed necessary. Death resulted the next day, a half hour after the amputation. he was 24 years of age and leaves a widow and two children.
 
HOLESKO
February 22, 192730, Tuesday, Mike Holesko, miner, age 60 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Gillespie Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HOLLENBECK
August 21, 19056, Monday, Fritz Hollenbeck, miner, aged 19 years, single employed in mine No. 6 of the Consolidated Coal Co., at Staunton, Macoupin County, was caught under falling coal at his working face, killing him instantly.
 
HOLLOWAY
July 9, 191986, John Holloway, of Pana, motorman, age 23 years, single, was killed in Mine No.1, Shaft B, Standard Oil Company, by falling clod
 
HOSEN
February 24, 192187, John Hosen, miner, age 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in No. 4 mine, Superior Coal Company. He leaves a widow.
 
HOVANFEC
December 22, 194649, Sunday, John Hovanfec, of White City, slack agent, aged 70 years, married, killed by haulage problems that occurred on Thursday, November 21, 1946 in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HOWCRAFT
January 9, 188484, Wednesday, James Howcraft was killed at Ellsworth Coal Company's No. 6 shaft, Staunton, January 9, 1884, by a fall of coal. he was undermining the coal. There was a slip at the back of the mining, which caused the coal to give way, killing him instantly.
 
HOWERTON
July 20, 197881, Thursday, Robert E. Howerton, of Wilsonvile
      Mr. Robert E. Howerton, age 29, single, came to his death by a roof fall, at approximately 11:10 A.M. on Thursday, July 20, 1978, while in the performance of his duties as a Utility Man at Monterey Coal Company, Mine #1, Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois.
      Mr. Howerton was in the 6th North off the 1st West in Unit #11, the victim was hanging tubing at the intersection between No. 1 Entry and No. 2 Entry when a large roof fall occurred covering the intersection that the employee was working in. The victim was uncovered and pronounced dead at 1:30 P.M.
 
HUBERT
September 19, 189818, Monday, Fritz Hubert, miner, aged about 50 years, was killed September 19, 1898, in the Consolidated Coal Company's No. 10 mine at Mount Olive, Macoupin County, Illinois. Hubert was riding in the cars to his work in the morning. In passing along the south entry, some top coal had fallen in the entry; the cars run up against the top coal lying on the track. The driver unhooked the mule. Hubert and two other miners got out of the cars and passed over the fallen coal. From some cause Hubert turned back and was in the act of sounding the slate above where the coal had fallen. the slate came away very suddenly and caught him.
 
HURCIK
June 15, 193134, Monday, John Hurcik, of Mt. Olive, laborer, age 64 years, married, died from injuries received May 8, when caught by a fall of clod in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 15 mine. he leaves a widow.
 
HURD
There was another fatal accident in this district during the year [1905]6, but as the person killed was not an employee at the mines it is not included in the list of fatal accidents. This accident occurred November 3. 1905. at mine No. 1 of the Superior Coal Co.. Gillespie [Eagarville], Macoupin County. J. D. Hurd, a hotel man living near Gillespie, went to this mine for some purpose not known. The gates at the mouth of the shaft were necessarily open, and an employee of the mine was clearing away coal that had fallen from the pit cars. Hurd walked by this employee into the shaft, falling to the bottom, a distance of over 300 feet.

I
IMMEROTH
December 7, 189511, Saturday --
Fritz Immeroth, aged 55 years, left a widow and four children dependents, occupation loader, was killed at 4:00 P. M., December 7, 1895, by a fall of roof in mine No. 6, of the Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis, at Staunton, Macoupin County, Illinois. He was loading a car in the entry near a room that was being turned when a piece of slate fell, crushing him on top of the car and causing instant death.
 

Sources :
 
1 Nineteenth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1900
                also the Second Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1900, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1901

2 Twenty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1905
                also the Seventh Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1905, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1906

3 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1907
                also the Ninth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1907, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1908

4 Twenty-First Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1902
                also the Fourth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1902, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1902

5 Twenty-Third Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1904
                also the Sixth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1904, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield: Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1906

6 Twenty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of LABOR STATISTICS, 1906
                also the Eighth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1905, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield: Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1907

7 Thirty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1919
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

8 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1917
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Year Ended June 30, 1917
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield: Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1917

8b Thirty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1918
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1918

8c Thirty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1919
                Department of Mines and Minerals
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1919

9 Thirty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1913
                State Mining Board
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL.: Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1914

10 Thirty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1916
                State Mining Board
                Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1916

11 Fifteenth Annual Report
                of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Coal in Illinois 1896
                Springfield, Phillips Bros., State Printers 1897

12 Thirty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of Illinois
                1915 State Mining Board
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois
                Springfield, ILL, Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1915

13 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1885
                A Supplemental Report
                State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Reports of Mine Inspectors
                For the Year Ended July1, 1885
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1885

14 Statistics of Coal in Illinois, 1887
                A Supplemental Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1887

15 Sixth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1890
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1891

15c Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1893
                Twelveth Annual Report
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1894

15d Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1894
                Thirteenth Annual Report
                Springfield, ILL.; ED. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1895

15e Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1895
                Fourteenth Annual Report
                Springfield, ILL.; ED. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1896

16 Sixteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Coal in Illinois, 1897
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1898

17 Seventeenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Coal in Illinois, 1898
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

18 Eighteenth Annual Report Prepared by the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1899
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

19 Twenty-Second Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1903
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1904.

20 Twenty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1908
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1909

21 Twenty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1910
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1911

22 Thirtieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1911
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1912

23 Thirtieth-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1912
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

24 Thirtieth-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1914
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

25 Forty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1922
                State Mining Board -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1922

26 Forty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1923
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1923

27 Forty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1924
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1924

28 Forty-Fifth [should have been Forty-Fourth] Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1925
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois State Journal Co., Springfield, Illinois, 1926

29 Forty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1926
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1927

30 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1927
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1928

31 Forty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1928
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1929

32 Forty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1929
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1930

33 Forty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1930
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1931

34 Fiftieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1931
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1932

35 Fifty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1932
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1933

36 Fifty-Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1933
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

37 Fifty -Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1934
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

38 Fifty -Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1935
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

39 Fifty -Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1936
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

40 Fifty -Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1937
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

41 Fifty -Seventh Coal Report of Illinois, 1938
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

42 Fifty -Eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1939
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

43 Fifty -Ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1940
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

44 Sixtieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1941
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

45 Sixty First Coal Report of Illinois, 1942
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

46 Sixty Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1943
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

47 Sixty Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1944
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

48 Sixty Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1945
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

49 Sixty Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1946
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

50 Sixty Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1947
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

51 Sixty-seventh Coal Report of Illinois, 1948
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

54 Seventieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1951
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

55 Seventy-first Coal Report of Illinois, 1952
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

56 Seventy-first Coal Report of Illinois, 1953
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

59 Seventy-fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1956
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

60 Seventy-sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1957
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

65 1962 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

70 1967 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

71 1968 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

72 1969 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

74 1971 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

81 1978 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

83 1980 Annual Coal, Oil and Gas Report of Illinois
                Department of Mines and Minerals

84 Third Biennial Report, Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1884
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1884

85 Ninety-sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1977
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

86 Thirty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1920
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1920

87 Fortieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1921
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Phillips Bros. Print, Springfield, Illinois; 1921

 

 
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