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ACTIO
December 26, 194155, Peter Actio, of Spring Valley, loader, aged 52 years, married, was killed when top coal fell on him in Spring Valley Coal Mining Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
ADAKOSKY
November 13, 190924, M. Adakoskyof Cherry, miner, aged 18 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
AGRAMANTI
November 13, 190924, Agramanti, Foliani, of Cherry, miner, aged 40 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
AITUTIS
October 14, 190722, Victor Aitutis, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 22 years, single, was struck on the back of the head, breaking his neck, by falling roof at the face of his working place in the Marquette Coal Mining Company's mine at Marquette, Bureau county. He died from the injuries received about fifteen minutes after being removed from the mine. Deceased was working with a partner and was in the act of taking down a break of coal but did not observe that a layer of the roof above the coal was loose; when the coal fell the roof came with it, a piece of which projecting over and beyond the coal struck him on the back of the head, breaking his neck and causing his death as stated.
 
AKEYSON
April 20, 18906, N. P. Akeyson, of Spring Valley, roadman, aged 37 years, married; leaves a widow and three children. Three men, (N. P. Akeyson, John Eustice & Jacob Williamson), lost their lives while attempting to extinguish a mine fire in Shaft No. 2, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Co. at Spring Valley, Bureau county.
      The actual cause of death in this case was inhaling the fumes and gas given off by the fire, probably carbonic oxide
(C. O.), known generally as "white damp."
      See : Mine Fire at Spring Valley on April 20, 1890
 
ALDINE
September 30, 193044, Oscar Aldine, of Kewanee, miner, age 41 years, married, died from injuries received the day before when caught by a fall of rock in Hodgett Brothers' mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ALEXIUS
November 13, 190924, Joseph Alexius, of Cherry, aged 28 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
AMBROSE
August 23, 193347, William Ambrose, of Spring Valley, machine operator, age 39 years, married, came in contact with the trolley wire and was killed in M. & H. Zinc Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
AMIDER
November 13, 190924, Alfio Amider, of Cherry, miner, aged 18 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
ANGILO
September 26, 190419, B. Angilo, of Spring Valley, miner, aged forty-two years, married, was severely crushed internally by a fall of coal at the face of his working room in shaft No. 3, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased was in the act of taking out a sprag to let down a fall of coal when a large piece weighing about one ton fell suddenly and caught him against a standing prop. He was removed to the hospital and died from the injuries received October 11, about fifteen days after the accident. He leaves a widow and two children in Italy.
 
ARIANO
August 1, 192338, Louis Ariano, of Mark, miner, age 24 years, single, died from injuries received by a fall of rock the day before in St. Paul Coal Company's No. 1 mine.
 
ATALAKIS
November 13, 190924, Peter Atalakis, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924,G. Atalakis, of Cherry, miner, aged 39 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
ARMELANI
November 13, 190924, Charles Armelani, of Cherry, trackman, aged 32 years, married with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 

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BAKALAR
November 13, 190924, George Bakalar, of Cherry, miner, aged 25 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BALSERUS
December 13, 190924, Mike Balserus, a miner, aged 53 years, married, leaves a widow and two children in Russia and one child in America, dropped dead at shaft No. 3 of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau County, in the 45th° off the main north entry in this mine. While coming out from his work he was seen to stagger and fall, and died almost instantly. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of death due to heart disease.
 
BARKETTI
December 21, 192237, John Barketti, of Springvalley, miner, age 52 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Spring Valley Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BAROZZI
November 13, 190924, Antone Barozzi, of Cherry, miner, aged 26 years, married, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BARRON
March 6, 190620, Joseph Barron, of Spring Valley, driver, aged 22 years, single, was severely crushed through the lower part of the abdomen by being thrown under a moving loaded pit car in shaft No. 2 of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased was coming out of the main east entry with a trip of two loaded pit cars. Another driver was coming out of the 14th left entry at the same time, when they reached the junction, simultaneously, a collision, of course, took place. Barron was thrown down and the loaded car ran on to him, producing the injuries from which he died next day, 25 hours after the accident.
 
BARZINI
December 21, 191227, Louis Barzini, of Dalzell, miner, aged 35 years, married, was struck by a fall of coal in the Spring Valley Coal Company's No. 5 mine, Dalzell, Bureau County. Deceased lived until December 21st, eight days after the accident. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BASTIA
November 13, 190924, Mike Bastia, of Cherry, miner, aged 28 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BAWMAN
November 13, 190924, Frank Bawman, of Cherry, miner, aged 28 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924, Lewis Bawman, of Cherry, miner, aged 31 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BAYLIFF
November 13, 190924, Thomas Bayliff, of Cherry, miner, aged 31 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BENEDETTI
October 19, 190419, Joseph Benedetti, of Marquette, miner, aged thirty-five years, single, and Louis Paganessi, of Marquette, miner, aged forty years, married, were both killed instantly by being struck with the descending cage while attempting to climb to the top of the main shaft of the Marquette Coal Company. Marquette. Bureau county. The two men who lost their lives by this accident were Italians, and had been in the employ of the company about six weeks. It is customary for the men to come out of the mine from 4:00 to 4:30 o'clock, but these two men did not come out this day until about 6:00 o'clock. On their way to the bottom of the shaft, they passed some workmen making repairs on the roadway and were informed by them to wait a short time and they would have company as one of their number was going up the shaft for something that was needed on the repairs being made. They paid no attention to this advice, probably because of their ignorance of the English language, but passed on to the bottom of the main shaft, passing on their way the opening which led to the escapement in which was a proper stairway. Without notifying the engineer by signal they commenced climbing the buntons in the main shaft and when about 140 feet from the bottom the engineer, not knowing any one was making such an attempt, run the east cage down to take the water out of the cylinders, as a party intended going down: he felt a slight resistance or jar to the descending cage at a certain point, about 140 feet from the bottom. It was at this point the men, in all probability, were struck and hurled to the bottom. Their bodies were found about an hour later in the sump or cage seat at the bottom of the shaft. Paganessi leaves a widow and one child in Italy.
 
BENOSSIF
November 13, 190924, J. Benossif, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BERNDINI
November 13, 190924, Charles Bernadini, of Cherry, miner, aged 26 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BERDINSKI
February 1, 190923, John Berdinski, of Cherry, a company man aged 22 years, single, was killed instantly by being crushed under a fall of roof while timbering an entry in the St. Paul Coal Company's shaft No. 2, located at Cherry, Bureau county. Deceased was employed as a helper or assistant to a timber man in the above mine. They were engaged in timbering a section of the first south, off the sixth west entry. They were in the act of making preparations to put up a set of timbers when a mass of roof weighing about one ton suddenly fell, crushing deceased to the floor of, the mine, killing him instantly. This accident was the result of carelessness pure and simple, the roof should have been examined, and if found dangerous, which it certainly would have been, temporary props should have been set until the permanent timbers were securely in place.
 
BERTOLIONI
November 13, 190924, Tonzothe Bertolioni, of Cherry, miner, aged 22 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BETOT
November 13, 190924, John Betot, of Cherry, trackman, aged 40 years, married with four children died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BILLARD
July 8, 191631, William Billard, of Cherry, cager, age 24 years, married, was killed by rock falling from top landing and striking him on the head, in St. Paul Coal Company's mine. Cherry, Bureau County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BOCIAN
November 6, 190520, Joseph Bocian, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 38 years, married, was killed instantly by falling coal at the face of his working place, in Spring Valley shaft No. 1, Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased, with a partner, was at work and had a large fall of coal prepared by undermining. Bocian had removed the spraggs to let the coal down. It did not come as soon as he expected, and he was preparing to make a wedge hole to wedge the coal down when it fell suddenly, and he was caught between the falling coal and a standing prop, crushing his breast and body. He was dead when extricated. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BOLLA
November 13, 190924, Antonio Bolla, of Cherry, miner, aged 24 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924, Peter Bolla, of Cherry, miner, aged 32 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BONOCCHI
September 12, 190116, Peter Bonocchi, of Ladd, miner, aged 33 years, married, supposed to have a widow and three children in Italy, had his back broken by a fall of roof in the Illinois Third Vein Coal Co.'s mine, located at Ladd, Bureau county. He died from the injuries received 18 days after the accident. Deceased was opening up a closed part of the working face between two rooms. Tne roof seemed good, and he probably thought, as anyone might from the general appearance of the place, that it was quite safe. However, while at work a piece of roof about 4 feet long, 2 feet wide and 7 to 8 inches thick suddenly fell, with the result as stated.
 
BORDESONA
November 13, 190924, Joseph Bordesona, of Cherry, miner, aged 35 years, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BOSETTI
January 25, 191024, Louis Bosetti, a miner, age not given, single, was killed instantly by jumping down shaft No. 3 of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau County. The coroner's jury at the inquest returned a verdict of death due to jumping down the shaft while temporarily insane.
 
BOSVIEL
November 13, 190924, Adolph Bosviel, of Cherry, miner, aged 33 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BOUCHER
November 13, 190924, Jerome Boucher, of Cherry, miner, aged 39 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BRADBEER
May 33, 190418, Robert Bradbeer, of Ladd, machinist, aged 45 years, married, was killed instantly by being caught in the machinery of the coal washing plant at the Illinois Third Vein Coal company's mine, Ladd. Bureau county. Deceased had charge of the jigging apparatus at the coal washer. By some means, which could not be explained, he got his foot caught in the machinery; his leg was drawn in and crushed up to the groin. The engine was stopped as soon as the alarm was given, but life was extinct before he could be extricated. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
BRAIN
November 13, 190924, Oliver Brain of Cherry, miner, aged 40 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BREDENCI
November 13, 190924, Peter Bredenci, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BROWN
November 13, 190924, John Brown, of Cherry, cager, aged 33 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924, Thomas Brown, of Cherry, miner, aged 51 years, married, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BRUNO
November 13, 190924, Edward Bruno, of Cherry, miner, aged 33 years, married, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BRUSICH
November 25, 191328, Joseph Brusich, of Cherry, miner, aged 40 years, married, died from injuries received October 13, in the No. 2 mine of the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County, when he was caught by a fall of rock. Deceased leaves a widow and two children.
 
BRUZIS
November 13, 190924, John Bruzis, of Cherry, timberman, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BUCKELS
November 13, 190924, Richard Buckels, of Cherry, spragger, single with two children and one other dependent, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BUDZOM
November 13, 190924, Charles Budzom, of Cherry, miner, aged 30 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BUDSON
November 13, 190924, Joseph Budzon, of Cherry, miner, aged 30 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BUGNI
On January 13, 189610, at the White Breast Fuel Co.'s mine at Ladd, Bureau county, Dominick Bugni, of Ladd, an Italian miner, aged 61 years, was fatally injured while moving his tools from one part of the mine to another. While passing a driver at a parting, he was told to put his tools in a car, and not to go in ahead of the mule, as it was a new mule the driver was breaking in; but he paid no heed, or did not understand, and passed on. When he got about 250 feet ahead of the driver, the mule started up and ran away. Deceased got to a switch and stepped in, as he supposed out of the way, but the car jumped the track at the frog and caught his left leg between it and the cog, crushing it. The accident occurred about 9 o'clock a. m., and he died at 3 o'clock the following morning. He leaves a widow and five children in Italy, all dependent.
 
BUMUS
April 18, 191327, Anton Burnus, of Cherry, laborer, aged 24 years, married, was killedby pit cars in the No. 2 mine of the St. Paul Coal Co., Cherry, Bureau County. He leaves a widow.
 
BUNDY
November 13, 190924, John Bundy, of Cherry, mine manager, married with eight children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BURKE
November 13, 190924, Joseph Burke, of Cherry, miner, aged 31 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BURSLIE
November 13, 190924, Clemento Burslie, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, married with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
BUTILLA
November 13, 190924, August Butilla, of Cherry, miner, aged 32 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 

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CAGOSKEY
November 13, 190924, John Cagoskey, of Cherry, miner, aged 56 years, married with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CAMILLI
November 13, 190924, Frank Camilli, of Cherry, miner, aged 36 years, married with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CANOV
November 13, 190924, Canivo Canov, of Cherry, miner, aged 33 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CANTELLI
November 21, 191631, Victor Cantelli, of Cherry, miner, age 32 years, married, was killed in St. Paul Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Cherry, Bureau County, by falling coal. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
CARLO
November 13, 190924, Elfi Carlo, of Cherry, miner, aged 28 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CASFORD
January 6, 194256, Warren G. Casford, of Spring Valley, driver, aged 47 years, married, was killed when he was ran over by a car in Spring Valley Coal Mining Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
CASOLARI
November 13, 190924, Diminick Casolari, of Italy, miner, aged 40 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CASOLLARI
November 13, 190924, Elizio Casollari, of Seatonville, miner, aged 29 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CASSERIO
November 13, 190924, John Casserio, of Cherry, miner, aged 26 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CASTOINELO
November 13, 190924, Chelsto Castoinelo, of Cherry, miner, aged 27 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CAVAGLINI
November 13, 190924, Charles Cavaglini, of Italy, miner, aged 45 years, single with three dependents, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CAVEGLIA
May 28, 190317, Mike Caveglia, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 47 years, single, had his back broken, and body severely crushed by a fall of roof at the face of his working place in the Spring Valley Coal company's mine No. 3, Spring Valley, Bureau county. The deceased and his partner were at work in the mine when a large mass of roof, about 2 feet wide at each end, 5 feet wide through the center, 14 feet long and 14 inches thick fell from a horizontal "smooth," striking the deceased and causing instant death.
 
CEWE
December 23, 189510, at No. 3 shaft of the Spring Valley Coal Co., Spring Valley, Bureau county, a laborer, named Jacob Cewe, of Spring Valley, was killed by falling down the shaft. The deceased, with some other laborers and the night top cager, was sending down timber from the lower landing. They had only one more cage of props to send down. The car was on the track leading to the north cage, when the cager heard the cage land on the stops, and thinking it was the north cage, opened the gate leading into that chamber, and went back and assisted the deceased to push forward the car. The cage having landed on the south side, they pushed the car of props into the empty chamber, and the deceased fell to the bottom with the car and was instantly killed. He was 22 years of age, and single. Jacob Grudes, the top cager, seized the signal lever, and thereby saved himself from falling in along with the deceased. The evidence showed that the top was well lighted.
 
CHEBUBAR
November 13, 190924, John Chebubar, of Cherry, miner, aged 32 years, married with four children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CHEVANTONE
November 21, 190217, James Chevantone, of Spring Valley, a company man, aged 35 years, married, was fatally crushed through the breast and body, being run over by a loaded pit car in the Spring Valley Coal company's mine No. 2, Spring Valley, Bureau county. The deceased was engaged in "brushing" a cross road and had pushed a car loaded with rock out of the cross road onto the straight entry. A car loaded with coal had been started from the face of the straight entry, and came swiftly down the gradient behind the deceased, knocking him down, and running on to him with fatal results. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
CHICCI
July 29, 191428, Joe Chicci, of Cherry, miner, aged 38 years, single, died from injuries received June 29, when his back was broken by a fall of rock in the No. 2 mine of the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
 
CHRISTOFERO
February 7, 190721, Augusto Christofero, of Seatonville, miner, aged 41 years, single, was severely crushed through the neck and breast by being caught between falling coal and a prop at the face of his working room in the Spring Valley Coal Company's mine No. 4, Seatonville, Bureau county.
      Deceased, with a partner, was working in a room. They had prepared a large break or fall of coal. Christofero had removed the sprags, but the coal did not fall. Just as he commenced to wedge it down the whole mass, about four tons, suddenly fell and he was caught between a standing prop and the falling coal, crushing him in such a manner that he died in thirty minutes, or before he could be removed from the mine.
 
CIOCCI
November 13, 190924, Peter Ciocci, of Cherry, miner, aged 24 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CIOCI
November 13, 190924, Canical Cioci, of Cherry, miner, aged 22 years, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CIPOLA
November 13, 190924, Mike Cipola, of Streator, miner, aged 40 years, married with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CIRA
March 6, 190822, Anton Cira, of Cherry, miner, aged 26 years, married, was killed instantly by falling roof at the face of his working room in mine No. 2 of the St. Paul Coal Company, located at Cherry, Bureau county. Deceased and his partner were at work in a room when a large mass of roof suddenly fell, part of which struck Cira on the back of the head, crushing him to the floor of the mine. The mass of roof that fell was about 15 feet long, 10 feet wide, with an average thickness of about 10 inches; it was nearly 2 feet thick at the smooth or slip on one side, running out to a feather edge at the other. The room in which the accident occurred was fairly well timbered, props were standing about 6 feet from the coal face on the right hand side of the room and about 10 feet on the left. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
CLARK
November 13, 190924, Robert Clark, of Scotland, miner, aged 28 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
COHARD
November 13, 190924, Henry Cohard, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, married with four children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
COLLINS
February 12, 18875, Thomas Collins, employed as top cager, age 35 years, a single man, was instantly killed by falling down shaft No. 3, located at Spring Valley, Bureau county. This accident occurred about midnight February 12. Collins was employed at the top of the shaft to unload the rock hoisted from the shaft during the night, and was alone at the time of the accident, so that how he fell into the shaft is mere conjecture. The guards or gates around the top of the shafts at Spring Valley were constructed with balance weights, which made it necessary to raise and lower them by hand when the cage was raised or lowered. This system was considered faulty and even dangerous, as the top men would frequently neglect to close them, as in Collins' case, although they had strict orders to do so. This defect in the guards had been pointed out to the manager, and he had been requested to have automatic guards put on, and he had done so at No. 1 and No. 2 shafts, and was making preparations to have them put on at No. 3 shaft at the time of the accident. It is fair to assume that if the automatic gates had been in operation at the time, this accident would not have occurred. Collins fell a distance of about 600 feet.
 
COMMIANT
July 30, 190621, August Commiant, of Seatonville, miner, aged 45 years, married, was severely crushed through the body by falling coal at the face of his working room in the Spring Valley Coal Company's mine No. 4 at Seatonville, Bureau county. He died from the injuries March 27, 1907, nearly eight months after the accident. He leaves a widow and five children dependent.
 
COMPASSO
November 13, 190924, John Compasso, of Cherry, miner, aged 33 years, married with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CONLON
November 13, 190924, Henry Conlon, of Cherry, miner, aged 21 years, single with three dependents, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
COSTI
November 13, 190924, Angelo Costi, of Cherry, miner, aged 23 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
Lewis Costi, of Cherry, miner, aged 22 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
CURRAN
November 29, 190217, David Curran, of Spring Valley, a bottom eager, aged 44 years, married, was fatally injured in the spine, close to the back of the neck, by falling into the sump, at the Spring Valley Coal company's mine No. 2, Spring Valley, Bureau county. The deceased had put a car on the cage and rang the signal bell to hoist, before he had placed the guard or keeper in position; the cage started and he attempted to throw the guard into position with his foot; his shoe or trousers' leg was caught by the guard or cage, drawing him up to the door heads; he fell backwards into the sump or cage seat, a distance of 16 feet, fracturing the bones of the vertebra. He died five days after the accident. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
December 4, 192640, James Curran, of Spring Valley, driver age 46 years, married, employed in Spring Valley Coal Company's No. 3 mine was injured by pit cars and died from blood poison. He leaves a widow and four children.
 

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DAUGHERTY
September 26, 190621, Charles Daugherty, of Spring Valley, driver, aged 22 years, single, was killed instantly by being crushed under a trip of loaded pit cars in the Spring Valley Coal Company's mine No. 1 at Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased was driving a three mule team from an inside parting to the bottom of the shaft. He left the parting with a trip of nineteen loaded cars and had gone about 200 yards when by some means he fell in front of the trip and eight of the loaded cars passed over him. His body was found under the ninth car. He was alone at the time of the accident, and just how he was thrown under the trip will probably never be known.
 
DAVIS
November 13, 190924, Jono. G. Davis, of Cherry, trapper, aged 17 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DEBULKA
November 13, 190924, John Debulka, of Cherry, driver, aged 27 years, married, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DEMESEY
November 13, 190924, Fred Demesey, of Cherry, miner, aged 29 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DENALFI
November 13, 190924, Francisco Denalfi, of Cherry, miner, aged 30 years, married, with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DETOURNEY
November 13, 190924, Victor Detourney, of Cherry, miner, aged 36 years, married, with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DOMINICA
June 13, 189711, Rossa Dominica, of Marquette, a miner, aged 35 years, married, family in Italy, had his skull fractured and back injured by coal flying from a blast, at the face of his working place, in the Marquette Coal Company's mine at Marquette, Bureau county. Deceased and his partner were working on the night shift, opening up work that had been standing for some time. The coal would not break, therefore had to be blasted; a shot was prepared; deceased went to light it; before he could get away it exploded with the above result. He was taken to a hospital, but died June 15, two days after the accident.
 
DONALDSON
November 13, 190924, John Donaldson, of Cherry, miner, aged 46 years, married, with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DONOVAN
September 12, 191126, Edward Donovan, of Marguette, laborer, aged 51 years, married, was run over and killed by pit-cars in the Marquette Third Vein Coal Company's mine, Marquette, Bureau County. He leaves a widow.
 
DOVIN
November 13, 190924, Andrew Dovin, of Cherry, miner, aged 49 years, married, with eight children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924, George Dovin, of Cherry, miner, aged 18 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DUMONT
November 13, 190924, Leopold Dumont, of Cherry, miner, aged 33 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DUNKO
November 13, 190924, John Dunko, of Cherry, miner, aged 22 years, married, with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DURAND
November 13, 190924, Benjamin Durand, of Cherry, miner, aged 26 years, married, with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
DURDAN
November 13, 190924, Andrew Durdan, of Cherry, timberman helper, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 

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ELARIO
November 13, 190924, Miestre Elario, of Cardiff, miner, aged 24 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
ELKO
November 13, 190924, George Elko, of Austria, miner, aged 18 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
ELOSES
November 13, 190924, Peter Eloses, of Italy, miner, aged 23 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
ERIKSON
November 13, 190924, Charles Erickson, of Cherry, miner, aged 55 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924, Eric Erickson, of Cherry, timberman, aged 39 years, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
EUSTICE
April 20, 18906, John Eustice, of Spring Valley, mine forman or pit-boss, aged 38 years, married; leaves a widow and six children. Three men, (N. P. Akeyson, John Eustice & Jacob Williamson), lost their lives while attempting to extinguish a mine fire in Shaft No. 2, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Co. at Spring Valley, Bureau county.
      The actual cause of death in this case was inhaling the fumes and gas given off by the fire, probably carbonic oxide
(C. O.), known generally as "white damp."
See : Mine Fire at Spring Valley on April 20, 1890
 

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FANTI
October 29, 194256, Dante Fanti, of Ladd, driver, aged 57 years, married, died from injuries received on October 26, 1942, when he was caught between a car and the roof in Peru Deep Vein Coal Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FARLO
November 13, 190924, John Farlo, of Cherry, miner, aged 30 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
FAYEN
November 13, 190924, Peter Fayen, of Cherry, miner, aged 40 years, married, with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
FERRARI
August 10, 190419, Joseph Ferrari, of Ladd, miner, aged forty-one years, was severely crushed on the head and body by a fall of coal at the face of his working room, in the Illinois Third Vein Coal Company's mine No. 1, Ladd. Bureau county. Deceased was working with his partner and was in the act of taking down a fall of coal when a large mass, weighing about two tons, came down suddenly, crushing him against the pack-wall or building. He died from the injuries sustained forty-eight hours after the accident. He leaves a widow and four children in Italy.
 
FERARRO
December 23, 190116, James Ferarro, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 51 years, single, was killed instantly by a fall of roof at the face of his working place in shaft No. 1, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Co., located at Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased was at work in his room when a large mass of roof, about 9 feet in length, with an average width of 4 feet and about 10 inches thick, suddenly fell, crushing him underneath.
 
FERDINADO / FERDINANDO
December 11, 190621, Gessani Ferdinado, of Dalzell, company man, aged 29 years, married, working in No. 5 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Company at Dalzell, Bureau county, was found dead, sitting on a pit car loaded with coal to which a mule was attached. Deceased was engaged in brushing a roadway, working on the night shift. He took a mule into an entry to pull out a car of coal. Shortly afterwards he was found sitting on the car of coal, dead, without any external marks to show the cause of his death. However, at the inquest the surgeons testified that they had found that his neck was broken, but just how it had occurred could not be ascertained, the probability being that he was caught between the roof of the entry and top of the loaded car. He leaves a widow and two children In Italy.
 
FOGACH
November 13, 190924, John Fogach, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, married, with four children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
FOURO
September 20, 190722, Clement Fouro, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 34 years, married, had his back severely injured by falling roof at the face of his working place in shaft No. 2, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau county. He was taken to the hospital and later to his home in Spring Vaiiey, where he died from the injuries April 20, 1908, seven months after the accident. Deceased was sitting and talking with his partner at the "road-head" of his room when a mass of roof suddenly fell from the "brushing face," striking him on the back and shoulders with the result as stated. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FRANCISCO
November 13, 190924, August Francisco, of Cherry, driver, aged 23 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 7, 190923, Isadore Francisco, of Cherry, a driver, aged 19 years, single, had a collar bone broken and was severely crushed internally by being caught between the roof of the mine and the top of a loaded pit car, in the St. Paul Coal Company's mine No. 2, located at Cherry, Bureau county. He died from the injuries received about seven hours after the accident. Deceased was employed as a driver in the above mine; he was coming out of an entry with a loaded pit car, and in all probability was caught between a nine inch off set in the roof and the top of the loaded pit car he was hauling out. It was not supposed at first that he was seriously injured as he walked home with some slight assistance, but he died from the injuries received at 5:45 p. m., seven hours after the accident.
 
John Francisco, of Cherry, timberman, aged 48 years, married, with nine children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
FRANK
August 26, 190823, Siloio Frank, of Cherry, a miner, aged 38 years, single, was killed instantly by being caught under a fall of roof, in the St. Paul Coal Company's mine No. 2, located at Cherry, Bureau county. Deceased, with several other miners, was coming out of the second west off the north west entry at quitting time about 3:30 p. m., at a parting, they hooked an empty car on behind the driver's loaded trip, and were riding out in it. This is contrary to the rules of the mine. When coming down a slight grade in the haulage road, the car in which the men were riding jumped the track, knocked out a set of timbers, and about four tons of rock fell on the deceased, killing him instantly. Another of the party had a leg broken by the fall of the roof, and three others were slightly injured.
 
FREEIRG
November 13, 190924, Ole Freebirg, of Cherry, timberman, aged 35 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
FREW
February 25, 18875, Alexander Frew, a miner, aged 40 years, and single, was fatally injured by a fall of coal in the face of his working place in shaft No. 3 located at Spring Valley, Bureau county, and died from his injuries on the following day.
 

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GAMBO
May 16, 191428, Louis Gambo, of Dalzell, driver, aged 38 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, when he was crushed between a loaded trip and an empty car. Deceased was employed in No. 5 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Company at Dalzell, Bureau County. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
GARABELDA
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Garabelda, of Italy, miner, aged 35 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GARLETTI
November 13, 190924, J. Garletti, miner, aged 29 years, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Garletti, miner, aged 19 years, single, with seven dependents, his mother and six children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GECKSE
November 13, 190924, Frank Geckse, miner, aged 20 years, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GENTILINI
November 15, 190520, Joseph Gentilini, of Seatonville, miner, aged 23 years, single, was killed instantly by falling coal at the face of his working place in shaft No. 4, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company, Seatonville, Bureau county. From the evidence given at the inquest, it would appear that deceased had prepared a fall of coal and endeavored to take it down, but failed to do so. He commenced to mine the coal to a greater depth and was thus employed when a large mass, about 1¼ tons suddenly fell, crushing him through the chest.
 
GIACOLZZA
November 13, 190924, Angone Gialcolzza, of Cedar Point, miner, aged 33 years, married, with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GIANONE
October 10, 191833, James Gianone, of Spring Valley, miner, age 41 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock while brushing down the roof in his road way, in Springvalley Coal Company's Mine No. 3, Springvalley. He leaves a widow and two dependent children.
 
GIBBS
November 13, 190924, Lewis Gibbs, of Cherry, timberman, aged 34 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GLOVER
January 2, 192842, William T. Glover, of De Pue, miner, age 56 years, married, died from the effects of injuries received two weeks previous while loading coal in his working place in Coal Hollow Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GOLF
August 12, 191833, Anton Golf, of Spring Valley, machine runner, age 27 years, single, was killed in Spring Valley Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Springvalley by a fall of coal.
 
GOVERNER
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Governer, of Cherry, miner, aged 42 years, married, with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GREGG
December 10, 190419, James Gregg, of Spring Valley, stationary engineer, aged fifty-five years, married, had his skull fractured by being struck with the hauling rope of the local coal chute incline at the Spring Valley Coal Company's shaft No. 1. Spring Valley. Bureau county. Deceased was operating the stationary engine, used to haul the coal, sold to local consumers, up an incline plane to where the wagons are loaded; the car is hauled by the main rope system: then the engine is thrown out of gear and the empty car runs down the incline by force of gravity, controlled by a brake on the drum. The bolt or pin in the fulcrum broke, which rendered the brake useless, and the car, quite naturally, ran away, causing the rope to vibrate violently. Deceased was in all probability struck by the vibrating rope, and thrown against the brake band and from there to the floor where he was found a few minutes later. He did not regain consciousness and died fifty hours later. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GREHASKI
November 13, 190924, Andrew Grehaski, of Streator, miner, aged 49 years, married, with six children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GROSSO
January 16, 190822, Ben Grosso, of Spring Valley, miner and extra driver, aged 19 years, single, was killed instantly by being crushed between loaded pit cars and the side of the entry in the No. 3 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased was engaged as an extra driver at the time of the accident. The day of the accident he was driving a mule in the 13th north, off the main west entry; he was longer in coming to the parting with his loaded trip than usual; another driver who was waiting at the parting for him to come out went inside to look for him; this driver found the mule and trip of two loaded pit cars, and a short distance beyond found the body of Grosso lying partially on the track, dead. There were no witnesses to the accident, and it can only be assumed that he fell, or was knocked from his seat on the loaded pit car, and caught between the cars and side of the entry.
 
GRUMETH
November 13, 190924, Frank Grumeth, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, married, with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GUEST
December 5, 189510, Joseph Guest, Jr., of Spring Valley, aged 20 years, unmarried, was killed by falling down No. 2 shaft of the Spring Valley Coal Co., Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased had been working all night, and came up on the west cage with nine others about 5 o'clock a. m. When he stepped off the cage at the upper landing, he turned to the left and walked into the east chamber of the shaft, falling a distance of 342 feet. The gate on the east chamber of the shaft being up about five and one-half feet, leaving the chamber unprotected. The shaft being the upcast, a cloud of steam was hanging over it, making it difficult for the men to see their way from the cage in the dark. There were no lights around the top, nor no man to safely see the men off the cages, as required by law.
 
GUIDARINI
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Guidarini, of Cherry, miner, aged 41 years, married, with four children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GUGLEILM
November 13, 190924, Peter Gugleilm, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, married, with two children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GULICK
November 13, 190924, Joseph Gulick, of Cherry, miner, aged 34 years, married, with three children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
GWALTYERI
November 13, 190924, Jalindy Gwaltyeri, of Cherry, miner, aged 28 years, additional information not reported., died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 

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HADOVSKI
November 13, 190924, Steve Hadovski, of Cherry, miner, aged 28 years, married, with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
HAINANT
November 13, 190924, August Hainant, of Cherry, miner, aged 25 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
HALKO
November 13, 190924, Mike Halko, of Cherry, miner, aged 28 years, married, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
HALOFCAK
December 1, 190924, Dan Halofcak, of Cherry, miner, aged 45 years, married, with eight children died from injuries received in the November 13, 1909 mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County. He was rescued on November 29, but died 48 hours later.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
HAMILTON
March 19, 190620, Edward Hamilton, of Dalzell, boss driver, aged 34 years, married was severely crushed through the body by falling under a trip of loaded pit cars in shaft No. 5 of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Dalzell, Bureau county. The duties of deceased were to assist and hurry along the regular drivers whenever required. He went into the northeast section of the mine to look up a driver that seemed late in coming out. He found the driver stuck on a grade. Together they soon got the four-mule team started. Hamilton told the driver to stay by the side of the team and urge the mules along, and he, deceased, would ride on the front car. In stepping onto the car, however, he missed his footing, and fell in front of the trip, and the first car was drawn on top of him before the team could be stopped. Two of his ribs were broken, and the ends puncturing the lungs, causing internal hemorrhage, from which he died 20 hours later. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HARPKA
November 13, 190924, Joseph Harpka, of Austria, miner, aged 52 years, married, with seven children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
HARRINGTON
January 23, 191428, Dan Harrington, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 55 years, single, was killed Instantly by a prop striking his head when the coal fell against the prop, in No. 1 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau County.
 
HOWARD
November 13, 190924, Alfred Howard, of Cherry, trapper, aged 16 years, single, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
November 13, 190924, Samuel Howard, of Cherry, miner, aged 20 years, single, with one dependent, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
HUBERT
March 27, 192438, Felix Hubert, of Seatonville, machine man, age 40 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Illinois Third Vein Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HUDAR
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Hudar, of Cherry, miner, aged 45 years, married, with six children, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 
HULSLANDER
October 1, 193448, Isaac Hulslander, of Atkinson, miner, age 53 years, widower, died as a result of injuries received from a fall of rock on September 29 in the Pollock Coal Mine. He leaves one dependent child.
 
HYHDS
November 13, 190924, William Hyhds, of Cherry, miner, aged 25 years, married, with one child, died in the mine fire at the St. Paul Coal Company, Cherry, Bureau County.
      See : The Cherry Mine Disaster - Fire of November 13, 1909
 

 
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