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JAMES
November 13, 190924, Frank James, of Cherry, miner, aged 43 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
 
July 12, 189813, Jonathan James, of Spring Valley, a miner, aged 63 years, widower, leaves two minor children, was killed almost instantly by being run over by a loaded pit car in shaft No. 1, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company, at Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased, with two other miners, was riding on a loaded trip, contrary to the general orders of the mine manager, when he suddenly fell off the loaded car of rock on which he was riding, and a loaded car of coal passed over him, crushing him severely on the body and neck. He died before he could be removed from the mine.
 
JAMISON
November 13, 190924, James Jamison, of Oglesby, driver, aged 20 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
 
JANAVIZZA
November 13, 190924, Joe Janavizza, miner, 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
 
JANKOWSKI
November 7, 191328, Antone Jankowski, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 26 years, single, while loading a car of coal in the No. 3 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau County, was killed by a fall of roof.
 

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KANZ
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Kanz, of Cherry, miner, aged 42 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
 
KEARNS
April 12, 190519, M. L. Kearns, of Sheffield, miner, aged 66 years, married, received a severe jar by the cage, on which he was coming up the shaft, dropping about thirty feet to the bottom, in Ed. Donahue's local mine, near Sheffield, Bureau county. Deceased and another miner were coming up the shaft, which is seventy-five feet deep and operated by horse power; the descending cage stuck in the shaft, and the gin-horse kept going; this caused the rope on the drum to drop down on the spindle, and the ascending cage, on which the men were, dropped slowly to the bottom of the shaft, injuring the foot and leg of the other man on the cage was not injured. Kearns did not seem hadly hurt, but in about six days pneumonia set in, and he died ten days alter the aceident. The opinion of a physician was that the shakeup to the system by the cage dropping, was a potent factor in setting up the pneumonia, therefore, this is given as a fatal accident, due to injuries received in a coal mine, he leaves a widow but no minor children.
 
KEIKEN
April 25, 191630, Arthur Keiken, of Cherry, miner, age 32 years, married, was killed by being caught between a pit car and coal rib in the St. Paul Coal Company's Mine No. 2, Cherry, Bureau County. Deceased was driving this day and had come out with a trip of two cars. He was found crushed between the front end of first car and the coal rib, his head being against the rib and his hips against the car. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
KENIG
November 13, 190924, John Kenig, of Austria, miner, aged 42 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
 
KLAESER
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Klaeser, of Cherry, miner, aged 41 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
 
KLEMIAR
November 13, 190924, George Klemiar, of Cherry, miner, aged 56 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
 
November 13, 190924, Richard Klemiar, of Cherry, miner, aged 24 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
 
November 13, 190924, Thomas Klemiar, of Cherry, miner, aged 55 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
 
KLIKLUMAS
November 13, 190924, Dominick Kliklumas, of Cherry, driver, 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
 
KNOX
May 12, 189812, James Knox, of Spring Valley, a miner, aged 65 years, married, leaves a widow, was killed instantly by a fall of coal at the face of his working place in shaft No. 1, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company, at Spring Valley, Bureau county. Deceased was in the act of taking down a large fall of coal, and in removing the sprags the coal came down suddenly and caught him against prop, crushing his breast and killing him instantly. The mass of coal that fell was about 24 feet long, and would weigh fully six tons.
 
KOMETZ
November 13, 190924, Kometz, of Streator, miner, aged 53 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
 
KORONIA
November 13, 190924, Antone Korvonia, of Cherry, miner, aged 21 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, Joseph Korvonia, of Cherry, miner, aged 33 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
 
KOVOCIVIO
November 13, 190924, Frank Kovocivio, of Cherry, miner, aged 38 years, married, 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
 
KRALL
November 13, 190924, Alfred Krall, of Cherry, miner, aged 15 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, Henry Krall, of Cherry, miner, aged 56 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
 
KROLL
November 13, 190924, Alexander S. Kroll, of Cherry, miner, aged 23 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
 
KULUPA
September 21, 194054, Peter Kulupa, of Spring Valley, driver, age 45 years, married, crushed by cars in the No. 3 mine of the Spring Valley Coal & Mining Co., leaving s widow and two children.
 
KUSSNER
November 13, 190924, Julius Kussner, of Cherry, miner, aged 30 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
 
KUTZ
November 13, 190924, Paul Kutz, 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
 

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LALLIE
November 13, 190924, Frank Lallie, of Italy, miner, aged 21 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
 
LEADACHE
November 13, 190924, Frank Leadache, of Cherry, driver, aged 20 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, James Leadache, of Cherry, trapper, 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
 
November 13, 190924, Joseph Leadache, 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
 
LENEHAN
August 23, 191227, Hugh Lenehan, of Spring Valley, driver, aged 19 years, single, was killed by pit cars in the No. 5 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Co., Dalzell, Bureau County.
 
March 24, 191933, Richard Lenehan, of Spring Valley, miner, age 29 years, married, died from the effects of an injury received on December 21, 1918, by a fall of rock in Springvalley Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Springvalley. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
LEPTACK
November 13, 190924, John Leptack, 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
 
LEYNAUD
November 13, 190924, Urban Leynaud, of Cherry, miner, aged 37 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
 
LEYSHON
November 13, 190924, Charles Leyshon, of Wales, 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
 
LLOYD
November 22, 191227, David Lloyd, of Seatonville, driver, aged 43 years, single, employed at the Spring Valley Coal Company's No. 4 mine, Seatonville, Bureau County, was run over by pit cars. He was removed to the hospital at Spring Valley where he died about twelve hours after the accident.
 
LODACEUS
December 3, 18938, Anton Lodaceus, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 28 years, single, was killed at the bottom of No. 3 shaft operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company, at Spring Valley, Bureau county. The deceased, in company with eleven other men, was being lowered into the mine. The cage struck the bottom with considerable force and the engineer must have reversed the engines about the same time, as the cage started to ascend immediately. The deceased either attempted to get off or was thrown from the cage by the momentum. He died about one hour after the accident.
 
LONZETTI
November 13, 190924, Selicomo Lonzetti, of Italy, miner, aged 32 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
 
LONZOTTI
November 13, 190924, John Lonzotti, 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
 
LOVE
November 13, 190924, David Love, of Scotland, miner, aged 24 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
 
November 13, 190924, James Love, of Scotland, miner, aged 26 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
 
November 13, 190924, John Love, 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
 
November 13, 190924, Morrison Love, of Scotland, 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
 
LUDORICO
April 18, 190115, Geovani Ludorico, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 48 years, married, leaves a widow and four children in Italy, was severely crushed about the head and body by a fall of roof at the face of his working room in shaft No 1, operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company, Spring Valley, Bureau county. He died from the effects thereof before he could be removed from the mine. Deceased was in the act of brushing his working place when a mass of roof, about three feet long, 18 inches wide, with an average thickness of about 10 inches, suddenly fell, striking him on the head and body with above results. Coroners' inquests were held after and in connection with each of the above fatal casualties, and the usual verdict of accidental death returned in each case.
 
LUKATCHKO
November 13, 190924, Andrew Lukatchko, of Cherry, miner, aged 35 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
 
LUMAS
November 13, 190924, Mike Lurnas, of Italy, timberman, 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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MACEOHA
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Maceoha, of Old Country, 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
 
MADRILL
January 7, 189812, Edward Madrill, of Marquette, a laborer, employed above ground, aged 30 years, single, had his right arm terribly mangled by being caught in the ventilating fan at the Marquette mine, located at Marquette, Bureau county. Deceased was employed as a laborer, doing any odd jobs around the top-works of the mine. On the above date he went to clean and oil the bearings of the ventilating fan, which was running at a high rate of speed. By some mishap he got his arm inside of the fan casing, it was. caught by the rapidly revolving blades and literally torn from his body. He was conveyed to a hospital at LaSalle, but died 12 hours after the accident.
 
MALINOSKI
November 13, 190924, Joe Malinoski, 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
 
MANARDI
December 22, 190520, Frank Manardi, of Seatonville, miner, aged 39 years, married, was killed almost instantly by having his head crushed between two empty pit cars in shaft No. 4 of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Seatonville, Bureau county. The driver had brought in two empty cars, and left them securely blocked on a slight grade, where the miners usually went to get their empty cars. There were no eye witnesses to this accident, but it is assumed that deceased went between the empty cars, one of which he was to take into his room, and in doing so displaced the block. This started the front car down a much steeper gradient, deceased going with it, probably riding on the hind end of the car. About 80 feet from where the cars were standing was a switch. At this switch the car left the track, throwing him down, and before he could recover himself, the second car following rapidly down the grade, his head was crushed between the bumpers of the cars. He died shortly afterwards, never having regained consciousness. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
MANI
November 13, 190924, Joseph Mani, of Cherry, miner, aged 56 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
 
MARCHETTI
September 12, 190217, Andrew Marchetti, of Seatonville, miner, aged 38 years, single, was killed instantly by a fall of roof at the face of his working place in the Spring Valley Coal company's mine No. 4, at Seatonville, Bureau county. A piece of roof fell, knocking him down and disengaging a prop; his partner attempted to rescue him, but before he could extricate the deceased, the roof commenced cracking and showing signs of caving in, caused probably by the removal of the prop; his partner ran to a place of safety, when suddenly a large mass of roof, about three tons, fell, crushing the deceased underneath.
 
MARCHIONA
November 13, 190924, Archie Marchiona, miner, aged 52 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
 
November 13, 190924, Frank Marchiona, 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
 
MASENTTA
November 13, 190924, Anton Masenetta, of Cherry, miner, aged 25 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
 
MATEAR / MACTEAR
November 13, 190924, William Matear (or Mactear), of Cherry, miner, aged 30 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
 
MAYELEMIS
November 13, 190924, Frank Mayelemis, of Cherry, miner, aged 27 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
 
MAYERSKY
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Mayersky, of Cherry, timberman, aged 39 years, married, with five 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
 
MAXWELL
October 4, 193044, W. P. Maxwell, of Cherry, Mine Manager, age 73 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Cherry Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
MAZAK
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Mazak, of Cherry, timberman, 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
 
MAZEIKA
June 11, 190418, Charles Mazeika, of Spring Valley, driver, aged 30 years, single, was severely injured in the spine, near the base of the brain, by being crushed under a loaded pit-car in mine No. 3. operated by the Spring Valley Coal Co., Spring Valley, Bureau county. He died from the injuries seven days after the accident. Deceased was employed as a driver in the mine. In passing with a loaded trip through a sheet or canvass put up to control the ventilation, his light was extinguished. He either fell or was knocked from the front of the car on which he was riding, the mule pulling the car onto him.
 
MAZENETTO
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Mazenetto, 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
 
McCANDLESS
November 13, 190924, Robert McCandless, of Scotland, miner, aged 27 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
 
McCRUDDEN
November 13, 190924, Jonathon McCrudden, 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
 
November 13, 190924, Peter McCrudden, of Cherry, miner, aged 48 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
 
McFADDEN
November 13, 190924, Andrew McFadden, of Spring Valley, driver, 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
 
McGILL
November 13, 190924, Jonathon McGill, Jr., of Cherry, miner, 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
 
McGREGOR
April 15, 18875, Robert McGregor, a miner, aged 53 years and single, was instantly killed by being caught under a fall of roof in the face of his working place in Locey's mine, located at Loceyville. Bureau county.
 
McINTOSH
November 28, 190015, Wilber Mcintosh, of Ladd, top laborer, aged 18 years, single, was injured in the spine by falling from a trestle or bridge, that extends from the top of the shaft to the local coal chute, at the Whitebreast Fuel Company's shaft "B", Ladd, Bureau county. He died from the injuries December 2, four days after the accident. Deceased, with his father, was employed at the above shaft as topman on the night shift. A car of coal was sent up the shaft, deceased took it to the local chute, where the local coal is sold, passing over the trestle, which is about 12 feet wide and 80 feet long. He had dumped the car of coal and was returning to the tower proper, when he fell from the trestle. The distance of the fall was a little less than 18 feet. This accident, under ordinary circumstances, should not have had a fatal termination, but in falling he seems to have turned half over, and struck the ground on the back part of the head and shoulders, injuring the spine severely enough to cause death.
 
McLUCKIE
November 13, 190924, Andrew McLuckie, of Cherry, timberman, aged 31 years, married, with five 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
 
McMAHON
October 11, 191227, John McMahon, of Spring Valley, car trimmer, aged 24 years, single, employed at the No. 1 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Co., Spring Valley, Bureau County, was struck by railroad cars and instantly killed.
 
McMULLEN
November 13, 190924, George McMullen, of Cherry, miner, aged 24 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
 
McQUADE
April 25, 189812, Patrick McQuade, a miner, a resident of Spring Valley, employed in the Marquette Coal Company's mine at Marquette, Bureau county, was cleaning up a fall of roof in an entry in the above mine when a small piece of rock fell, striking him on the top of the head and cutting it. The injury was seemingly very slight, and it was not expected that he would lose more than a few days' work thereby. Other complications, however, set in, and McQuade died May 2, eight days after the accident.
 
MEEK
March 1, 191529, Albert Meek, of Ladd, cager, age 42 years, married, employed in Mine No. 1, Illinois Third Vein Coal Company, Ladd, Bureau County, was killed by a piece of coal or rock falling down the shaft and striking him over the heart. He leaves a widow and seven children.
 
MEICORA
November 13, 190924, Joseph Meicora, 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
 
MERDIOR
November 13, 190924, Arthur Merdior, 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
 
MEKLES
November 13, 190924, Tony Mekles, of Cherry, miner, aged 54 years, married, 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
 
MILLER
November 13, 190924, Edward Miller, 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
 
MILLER / MALNER
November 13, 190924, Joseph Miller (or Malner), of Cherry, miner, aged 39 years, married, with five 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, Lewis Miller (or Malner), of Cherry, miner, aged 19 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
 
MILLS
November 13, 190924, Arthur Mills, of Cherry, miner, aged 29 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
 
November 13, 190924, Edward Mills, of Cherry, miner, aged 44 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
 
MITTLE
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Mittle, of Cherry, miner, aged 37 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
 
MOHAHAN
November 13, 190924, James R. Mohahan, of Cherry, miner, aged 62 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
 
MOKOS
November 13, 190924, Joseph Mokos, of Cherry, miner, aged 43 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
 
MORRIS
February 24, 190822, Hubert Morris, of Spring Valley, driver, aged 22 years, single, was killed instantly by being crushed under a trip of two loaded pit cars in the No. 5 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Company, located at Dalzell, Bureau county. The facts as to just how this accident occurred are quite hard to determine, as no one was present at the time. Deceased was coming down a slight gradient with two loaded pit cars, riding on the front of the first car, according to custom; and the most reasonable theory is, that he lost his balance and fell in front of the rapidly moving cars. He was found under the first car shortly afterwards and was dead when found.
 
MOTTO
November 2, 190621, Anton Motto, of Marquette, driver, aged 32 years, single, had his leg severely crushed between an empty pit car and a cog, in the Marquette Coal Company's mine, located at Marquette, Bureau county. Deceased was going in with a trip of two empty cars. On coming to a switch he failed to guide the cars in the proper direction; therefore, the mule went straight along, the cars running into the switch. Motto jumped in front of the cars to stop them, but failed, and they were pulled off of the track against the cog, crushing his leg. He was removed to the hospital at LaSalle, where the leg was amputated, but he died of lockjaw November 14, twelve days after the accident.
 
MUMETICH
November 13, 190924, Hasan Mumetich, of Cherry, 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
 

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NAGRE
January 5, 18948, Armelina Nagre, of Ladd, a miner, aged 16 years, single, was instantly killed by a fall of coal in the Whitebreast Fuel Co. (B) mine at Ladd, Bureau county; lie was working with his brother, the building was within about two feet of the coal face; the men in the adjoining room were wedging their coal: the deceased went to sprag the coal near the roadway, the coal fell over the sprag and caught him between the coal and the building: the lump that fell on him would weigh bout four to six tons and had to be broken up with pick and wedge before the body could be taken out.
 
NORBERG
November 13, 190924, Alex Norberg, of Cherry, mine manager, aged 37 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
 
November 13, 190924, August Norberg, 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
 

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O'DOWD
August 10, 190722, Bernard O'Dowd, a miner, aged 55 years, married, leaving a widow and three children, died of heart failure at the face of his working place in mine No. 2 operated by the Spring Valley Coal Company at Spring Valley, Aug. 10, 1907, and is not reported as an accident.
 
OHME
December 18, 18896, Andrew Ohme, of Spring Valley, a miner, aged 23 years, and single, was caught between a cross-timber and the cage between the upper and lower landings at No. 2 escapement shaft, Spring Valley, Bureau county. His back was broken by the force of the ascending cage, and he died from the injuries twelve hours after the accident. This accident was caused by the deceased attempting to jump from the cage at the lower landing when the cage was ascending the escapement shaft.
 
OLSON
November 13, 190924, Charles. P. Olson, of CLeveland, Ohio, miner, aged 50 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
 
ONDURKO
November 13, 190924, Matt Ondurko, of Cherry, miner, aged 26 years, married, with five 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
 
OSSEK
November 13, 190924, Donaty Ossek, of Cherry, miner, 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
 
November 13, 190924, Martin Ossek, of Cherry, miner, aged 36 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
 
OTTINO
February 10, 191327, Louis Ottino, of Spring Valley, miner, aged 58 years, single, employed at the No. 1 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Co., Spring Valley, Bureau County, was killed by falling rock. He died at the Spring Valley Hospital fifty-six hours after the accident occurred.
 

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PACKO
November 13, 190924, Andrew Packo, of Cherry, miner, aged 37 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
 
PAGANESSI
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.
 
PALMORI
November 13, 190924, Albert Palmori, of Italy, miner, aged 50 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
 
PAPEA
November 13, 190924, Charles Papea, 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
 
PAULINE
November 13, 190924, Antona Pauline, of Cherry, driver, 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
 
PAVOLOSKI
November 13, 190924, Jonathon Pavoloski, of Cherry, miner, aged 27 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
 
PEARSON
November 13, 190924, Alex Pearson, of Old Country, 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
 
November 13, 190924, John Pearson, of Sweden, miner, aged 37 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
 
PERBACHER
November 13, 190924, Peter Perbacher, of Austria, 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
 
PERONO
November 13, 190924, Dominick Perono, 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
 
PETE
November 13, 190924, Ben Pete, 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
 
PETERSON
January 16, 18937, Frederick Peterson, a driver, age 26 years, single, was killed by falling from a bridge at the outside of Hodgett Bros', mine, located at Sheffield, Bureau county.
      This is a drift mine. Peterson was employed as a driver, hauling the coal from the face of the workings to the tipple or dump, which is located a considerable distance from the mouth of the drift. The ground rises from the mouth of the drift to the dump, causing quite a gradient. Near the opening to the drift, and at right angles to it, flows a creek, bridged by trestle work over which the coal Is hauled; it was customary for Peterson, after the loaded car was dumped, to get inside the empty car and brake it down to the drift mouth. On this occasion, however, the car ran too fast, and when on the bridge jumped the track and ran over, carrying Peterson with it. He fell a distance of about 25 feet, striking on his head on the ice below. Death was instantaneous.
 
PIERCY
April 21, 192135, David Piercy, engineer, age 25 years, married, was killed in Illinois Third Vein Coal Company's mine. Deceased was riding on the dump car when he was thrown against the upright at the bottom of the dump. He leaves a woidow and one child.
 
PIRRI
October 21, 193145, Domenic Pirri, of Ladd, miner, age 52 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Union Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
PITCAVITCH
January 25, 1914, Martin Pitcavitch, of Dalzell, laborer, aged 41 years, single, died from injuries received December 7, 1913, when a large nigger head dropped on him breaking his back. Deceased was employed in the No. 5 mine of the Spring Valley Coal Company, Dalzell, Bureau County.
 
POGLIO
March 25, 18959, Dominic Poglio, of Marquette, miner, aged 45 years, married, had a wife and four children. His back was broken by coal falling on him in the mine operated by the Marquette Coal Company, at Marquette, Bureau county, and died on April 5, eleven days after the accident. He had sprags to the coal but they were set in such a manner that the coal fell over them. Frank Eagle, a miner that worked in the next room to the deceased stated that he had warned Dominic some time before the accident happened about the manner in which his sprags were set, and of the impending danger.
 
POLITES
February 9, 189711, John Polites, of Marquette, a miner, aged 54 years, married, family presumably in Italy, had his skull fractured and ribs broken by a fall of roof, at the face of his working place, in the Marquette Coal Company's mine at Marquette, Bureau county. He died from the injuries February 11, two days after the accident.
 
PRESSENGER
November 13, 190924, Joseph Pressenger, of Cherry, miner, aged 33 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
 
PRICH
November 13, 190924, Joseph Prich, of Cherry, miner, aged 38 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
 
PRUSITUS
November 13, 190924, Perys Prusitus, of Cherry, miner, aged 39 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
 
November 13, 190924, Peter Prusitus, of Cherry, miner, aged 38 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
 
PSHAK
November 13, 190924, John Pshak, of Cherry, timberman, aged 42 years, married, with five 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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