Hinton History & Genealogy
Website


 

Indiana & Illinois Coal Corporation's Coal Mine No. 14
Witt, Montgomery County, Illinois

Retrun to Montgomery Co., IL. - Coal Mining

Indiana & Illinois Coal Mine No. 14

The legal description lists this as Montgomery County - Township 10 North, Range 2 West, Section 32,

Indiana & Illinois Coal Mine No. 14 History
Mine Name Operarted By Years
Burnwell Mine No. 22   Burnwell Coal Company   1907 - 1911
Peabody Mine No. 14   Peabody Coal Company   1911 - 1915
C & E I Mine No. 14   C & E I Coal Properties   1915 - 1918
Illinois Mine No. 14   Illinois Coal Properties   1918 - 1919
Indiana & Illinois Mine No. 14   Indiana & Illinois Coal Corp.   1919 - 1921
[Source - No. 1, Index 335]
1907 Annual Coal Report2
New Mines
      The Burnwell Coal Company has completed the sinking of its No. 22 mine at Witt, Montgomery county.

1912 Annual Coal Report3
Improvements
      The Burnwell Coal Company has installed electric motors in No. 22 mine at Witt.
Change Of Names
      The Burnwell Coal Company, The Kortkamp Coal Company, and the Montgomery County Coal Company will hereafter be operated under the name of Peabody Coal Company Nos. 11, 12, 14, and 15, respectively.

1913 Annual Coal Report4
Improvements
The Peabody Coal Company has made extensive improvements at the mines in Montgomery County.
      At No. 14 mine all of the mules have been taken out of the mine and eight 5-ton gathering locomotives installed. Three sets picking tables have been placed for better cleaning and preparing of the coal.

1916 Annual Coal Report7
Change of Name.
      Peabody Coal Company to C. & E. I. Coal property [Chicago & Eastern Illinois Coal Properties]

1922 Annual Coal Report10
The Following Mine Was Not in Operation During the Past Year :
      Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine, Witt.

1929Annual Coal Report11
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929.       Indiana & Illinois Coal Corporation No. 14, Witt, Montgomery Co.

1934 - 1939 Annual Coal Reports12,13,14,15,16,17
Idle Mines -       Indiana and Illinois Coal Corporation, No. 14, at Witt, in Montgomery County.

 

Fatalities
GALLAGHER
September 13, 19113, Patrick Gallagher, of Burnwell, miner, aged 37 years, married, employed in the Peabody Coal Company's No. 14 mine, Witt, Montgomery County, was killed by falling coal. Deceased was loading coal at the face of his room when a slab that had been loosened by his last shot fell killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and two children.

HARRIS
May 12, 19178, George Harris, timberman, age 39 years, married, employed in Chicago & Eastern Illinois Coal Property's mine No. 14, Witt, Montgomery County, was killed, by pit cars. He leaves a widow and three children.

HARSTON
March 18, 19145, James Harston, of Witt, trip rider, aged 20 years, single, employed in the No. 14 mine of the Peabody Coal Company, Witt, Montgomery County, was killed by fall of slate.

MALLE
February 10, 19167, Frank Malle, of Witt, miner, age 43 years, single, died at St. Frances Hospital, Litchfield, as a result of injuries received February 3, in No. 14 mine, C. & E. I. Coal Property, Witt, Montgomery County, by falling coal.

MOORE
May 23, 19123, Chris Moore, of Nokomis, miner, aged 45 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the No. 14 mine of the Peabody Coal Company, Witt, Montgomery County. He leaves a widow.

PENDLETON
August 3, 19146, Fred Pendleton, of Witt, assistant mine manager, age 24 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in No. 14 mine of the Peabody Coal Co., Witt, Montgomery County. Deceased was riding on a motor when It ran into a crossbar and was derailed, knocking out the timbers and letting the slate fall. He leaves a widow and one child.

RADFORD
October 28, 19062, William Radford, of Witt, sinker, aged 33 years, married, working at mine No. 22 of the Burnwell Coal Company, Witt, Montgomery county, was being lowered in the bucket when the drum became detached from the engine, and nit having a break on the drum, the engineer had no control over it. There were two men in the bucket when it dropped 100 feet to the bottom, killing Radford instantly. He leaves a widow and three children. The other man was badly injured, an account of which is given in the non-fatal accidents.

TANNER
September 19, 19179, C. J. Tanner, of Witt, miner, age 57 years, single, was killed instantly by coal falling from the face of the room where he was working, in No. 14 mine C. & E. I. Coal Properties.

WOOLRIDGE
March 30, 19178, Ernst Woolridge, of Witt, miner, age 20 years, single, was killed by falling coal in No. 14 mine, C. & E. I. Coal Properties, Witt, Montgomery County.

Sources:

1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Litchfield Quadrangle, Montgomery County
                Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820

2 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

3 Thitieth-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1912
                State Mining Board
                Springfiled, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

4 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

5 Thitieth-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1914
                State Mining Board
                Springfiled, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

6 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

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

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

9 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 1919

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coal & Coal Mining in Central Illinois

 

 

Site Meter

2010    Wayne Hinton