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DABBS
August 15, 191919, A. G. Dabbs, of Royalton, miner, age 35 years, married, was killed in Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Royalton. Deceased was standing on a float retimbering shaft when the rope broke, throwing him to bottom of shaft, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
DAFFRON
October 29, 193332, Orville Daffron, of Herrin, loader, age 22, married, died from injuries received three days earlier from a fall of slate in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 15 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DALE
March 12, 191916, Harry Dale, of Orient, mine examiner, age 36 years, single, was killed in C. W. & F. Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Orient. Deceased was riding on motor in violation of the mining law and the mine manager's instructions when it collided with another motor. He leaves two dependents.
 
DALEY
November 5, 19086, Pat Daley, of Rend City, shotfirer, aged 26 years, single, was killed in the explosion of the W. P. Rend Colliery Company's mine, Rend City, Franklin County.
See : Explosion
 
DAMAS
July 6, 192625, John Damas, of Zeigler, miner, age 34 years, married, was killed in Bell and Zollar Mining Company's mine, by coal falling from the face. He leaves a widow arid three children.
 
DAME
August 10, 194342, Truman R. Dame, of Sesser, Joy loading machine helper, aged 48 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Valier Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
DANHOUSE / DANHAUSER
March 26, 191815, Henry Danhouse, of Benton, machine runner, age 30 years, married, was electrocuted in Hart-Williams mine of the C, W. & F. Coal Company. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DARNELL
November 21, 193433, Herbert Darnell, of West Frankfort, loader, age 55 years, married, was killed by coming in contact with a trolley wire while climbing into an empty steel car on the siding in Mine No. 21 of the West Frankfort Coal Co. He leaves a widow.
 
September 28, 197166. Mr. Raymond E. Darnell, of Sesser, age 38, married, 3 dependent children, came to his death at approximately 5:40 p.m. on September 28, 1971 by electrocution while working as a repairman on a Goodman Continuous Miner at the Old Ben Coal Corp., Mine No. 26, Sesser, Franklin County, Illinois.
      Mr. Terry Chance stated that while working with the victim and other crew members in the process of removing a broken bolt from the tool holder, it was discovered that the arms of the machine had to be extended to finish the welding. In order to do this the machine was moved backward approximately three feet. After moving the machine, Mr. Darnell returned to the front of the machine and at this time discovered a power failure in the portable arc welder. Assuming that the welder power lead connection's had become disrupted while moving the machine, Mr. Darnell started toward these connections on the machine and requested Mr. Chance to de-energize the machine power at the transformer which was approximately 300 feet from this point.
      At the same time, Mr. Chance arrived at the transformer station the blower fan shut off. At this time the face boss yelled ''Hurry, pull the power". Instantly, Mr. Chance heard the transformer toggle switches kick off, and he immediately ran to the rear of the transformer and pulled all power.
      Mr. Cecil Swain, the face boss, states that while standing in front of the machine he heard the blower fan shut off, moments later he heard Mr. Obe Roberts yell loudly "Pull the power." He then yelled for Mr. Terry Chance to hurry and pull the power. Mr. Obe Roberts, shuttle car operator, states that he was facing the opposite direction, sitting on the shuttle car approximately 30 feet from Mr. Darnell, when he heard Mr. Darnell groan loudly. He immediately ran to the victim observing him in a standing frozen position. He then grabbed the victim by the belt jerking him loose from the power source. Immediately the entire crew assisted in giving artificial respiration to the victim continuously for approximately 1¼ hours. At this time Dr. Love arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. It is the opinion of the writers of this report (Dayton McReaken and Byrd Rich), who were also members of the investigation party, that Mr. Darnell was standing at the point where the welder power leads were connected to the power source on the machine waiting for Mr. Chance to pull all power. When the blower fan went off, Mr. Darnell, although knowledgeable that the fan power circuit is separate from the machine power circuit, subconciously thinking that all power was pulled, took hold of the loose energized phase lead to replace it on post terminal on the continuous miner.
 
DAUGHERTY
July 30, 192625, Charles Daugherty, of Bush, miner, age 36 years, married, was killed in Western Coal and Mining Company's mine, by a fall of coal from the face. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DAVIS
July 12, 194645, Paul Davis, of Benton, trip rider, aged 27 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, July 11, 1946, caused by haulage, in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
August 7, 194241, John W. Davis, of Herrin, car cleaner, aged 29 years, married, was killed when he was run over by a railroad car in Bell & Zoller Coal & Mining Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
April 3, 19052, Robert T. Davis, of Zeigler, miner, single,died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving parents and one brother. Buried at Coulterville.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
November 23, 194342, W. H. Davis, of Benton, Safety-first man, aged 68 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, November 22, 1943, when he was run over by pit cars in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
November 29, 191715, Warren Davis, of Mulkeytown, laborer, age 23 years, single, was killed in an explosion at No. 11 mine of the Old Ben Coal Corporation, Christopher.
See :Explosion in Old Ben Coal Corporation's Mine No. 11
 
DAWE
August 13, 192625, William Dawe, Jr., of Valier, trip rider, age 20 years, single, was struck and instantly killed by a pit car which jumped the track, in Valier Coal Company's mine.
 
DAY
January 9, 192827, Gerald Day, of Benton, loader, aged 21 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine (now Peabody Coal Company's No. 18). He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Peabody No. 18
 
DEBRE
March 25, 19063, Michael Debre, of Zeigler, trapper, aged 17 years, employed in the Zeigler Coal Co.'s mine, Zeigler, Franklin County. For some unknown reason he got in front of an electric motor, which knocked him down, running over his body, killing him instantly.
 
DEES
March 1, 192322, George Dees, of West Frankfort, motorman, age 23 years, married, was killed in Peabody Coal Company's No. 18 mine (By-Products No. 18) by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow.
 
DEHN
September 1, 193938, Fred Dehn, of Royalton, driller and shooter, aged 41 years, married, killed when shot blew through pillar in mine No. 7 of the Franklin County Coal Co., leaving widow and three children.
 
DeJULIUS
July 24, 194746, Peter DeJulius, of West Frankfort, electrician, aged 42 years, married, was killed in an explosion of methane gas at Old Ben Coal Corporation's Mine No. 8, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and five children.
See : Explosion at Old Ben Coal Corporation Mine No. 8
 
DELGY
April 13, 196561. Mr. John E. Delgy, of Benton, age 34, married, one dependent child, was fatally injured at 10:50 a.m., April 13, 1965 while working at the Old Ben Coal Corporation, Mine No. 24 which was under construction. This mine is located at Benton, Franklin County, Illinois. Mr. Delgy was employed as a Shaft Sinker and had worked at this mine for 4½ months.
      Investigation showed that the forms being used to pour the concrete curtain wall had fallen. Mr. Delgy had been working on the 2nd catwalk from the bottom of the form and was in this position when the form fell, carrying him to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 614 feet. He was pronounced dead by a physician shortly after 4:00 p.m. when the body was brought to the surface.
      Later investigation showed that a 1 1/8 inch steel cable had slipped through five rope clamps. This rope was clamped to form a loop connecting the ends of ropes from each of the four corners of the forms to a guarded hook on the hoisting rope. After recovering this rope from the bottom of the shaft, examination showed that one end of this rope had become unraveled for a distance of 46 inches, leading to the conclusion that this rope had slipped through the five clamps.
 
DenCARPENTIER
February 7, 191714, Adolph DenCarpentier, of Christopher, loader, age 47 years, single, was killed in United Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine, Buckner, Franklin County, by pit cars. Deceased was on his way to the bottom and had stepped to one side to allow a trip of empty cars to pass. The trip had come uncoupled and when he stepped on the track to resume his journey was struck by the uncoupled part, knocked down, run over and instantly killed.
 
DENTLEY
June 14, 192019, John Dentley, of Benton, driver, age 28 years, married, was killed by pit-cars in Benton Coal Mining Company's No. 2 mine, Benton
 
DENTON
September 30, 192222, Hosea Denton, of Valier, motorman, age 24 years, married, died from injuries received by being crushed between two motors 18 days earlier, in the Valier Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DERIO
September 22, 191919, Joe Derio, of West Frankfort, miner, age 32 years, married, was killed in By Products Coke Corporation's No. 19 mine, West Frankfort. Deceased was riding in an empty car with the driver contrary to mine manager's orders. The driver lost control of the car and Derio was thrown out striking coal rib and causing death in an hour. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DERRINGTON
December 28, 193231, D. W. Derrington,, of West Frankfort, trackman, age 42 years, married, was instantly killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DESTRO
October 11, 191614, Alex Destro, of Sesser, miner, age 30 years, single, was killed by pit cars in Sesser Coal Company's mine, Sesser, Franklin County. Deceased was caught between a loaded car and a runaway empty and crushed.
 
DEVOT
May 3, 191916, John L. Devot, of Buckner, motorman, age 28 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine, Buckner. The engineer was hoisting four men from bottom of air shaft, when, it is presumed, he lost his head, and pulled them up over the sheave wheel, throwing deceased down the shaft and injuring the other three. He leaves a widow.
 
DEWAR
January 30, 194241, David Dewar, of Benton, trip-rider, aged 36 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, January 29, 1942, when he was run over by a motor in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
DEWEESE
June 22, 192120, S. E. Deweese, laborer, age 34 years, married, was killed by falling rock in Bell & Zoller Mining Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DGMURAT
February 20, 192625, Pete Dgmurat, of West Frankfort, loader, age 44 years, single, was killed when caught between a pit car and the coal face, in C. W. & F. Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
DICKERSON
September 28, 191816, James Dickerson, of Royalton, motorman, age 35, married, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton. He leaves four dependents.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
DILLION
August 20, 193332, Vernon Dillon, of West Frankfort, loader, age 28 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 15 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DINI
November 12, 191513, Mike Dini, of West Frankfort, miner, age 24 years, single, was electrocuted in Producers Coal Company's No. 18 mine. West Frankfort, Franklin County.
 
DITTERLINE
September 28, 191816, Wm. A. Ditterline, of Royalton, bratticeman, age 29, married, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton. He leaves three dependents.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
DOBRUFF
December 21, 195149, John Dobruff, of West Frankfort, tracklayer, aged 62 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
DODD
January 9, 192827, Ed. Dodd, of West Frankfort, loader, aged 57 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine (now Peabody Coal Company's No. 18). He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Peabody No. 18
 
DOLENA
January 10, 19096, John Dolena, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 35 years, single, was killed in an explosion in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County.
See : Explosion at Zeigler
 
DOLLARS
July 13, 192827, Milton Dollars, of Royalton, machineman, age 36 years, married, was caught between coal rib and pit-car and killed, in Franklin County Coal Company's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DOLLINS
December 21, 195149, Virgil Dollins, of Benton, Airdox shooter, aged 46 years, married, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
DOMBAY
April 3, 19052, Dombay, Ivan, of Zeigler, miner, single, native of Nagy Kanisa, Hungary, died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving a brother in New Washington, Pennsylvania. Buried at Zeigler.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
DOMICK
October 1, 192121, Joe Domick, of Sesser, miner, age 54 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 16 mine by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DONAHUE
December 12, 19086, Charles Donahue, of Rend City, shotfirer, aged 28 years,single, was killed by an explosion of carbon monoxide gas, in the W. P. Rend Colliery Company's mine at Rend City, Franklin County.
See : Explosion
 
DOWNARD
December 18, 193332, Loyd Downard, of West Frankfort, trip rider, age 33, married, was caught between loaded car and prop and killed, in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DONHAM
February 3, 192221, Mike Donham, of Benton, driver, age 39 years, single, died from being crushed between mule and car in Benton Coal Company's No. 1 mine three days previous. He leaves his mother dependent.
 
DORRIS
January 24, 198574. Mr. William Dorris, of Marion, miner operator, age 33, two dependents, died from injuries sustained in a haulage accident which occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 1985, at the Old Ben Coal Company No. 24 Mine, Benton, Franklin County, Illinois.
      Mr. Dorris had positioned himself in the crosscut between the 14th and 15th West North Entries to watch the operation of the continuous miner in the 14th West North Entry. Section Foreman Gary Chaney had taken over the operation of the tractor scoop during the absence of the scoop operator, who had left to receive medical attention. Mr. Chaney was returning from the belt tailpiece with a load of loose coal and planned to deposit the coal at the face of the 15th West North Entry. To reach the 15th W.N. Entry, Mr. Chaney drove through the crosscut where Mr. Dorris had previously positioned himself and was ran over by the scoop. Mr. Dorris was transported to the hospital where he died the next day.
 
DORSE
March 8, 191916, Frank Dorse, of Bush, trackman, age 25 years, single, was killed in Western Coal and Mining Company's No. 2 mine. Bush. Deceased went into a room which the mine examiner had marked, fenced off and reported as dangerous and was in the act of pulling up the switch when a large rock fell from slip in roof killing him instantly.
 
DOTSON
November 2, 197368. Mr. Howard Lane Dotson, of West Frankfort, age 35, married, 2 dependents came to his death on November 2, 1 973 at about the hour of 11 :40 a.m. while in the performance of his duties as a Utility Tractor Operator at the Old Ben Coal Corp. Mine No. 24, Benton, Franklin County, Illinois where he had been employed for 2 years and 8 months.
      At the start of the shift, Mr. Robert Melvin, Foreman and his crew, left the bottom (idle work). His crew consisted of five men. They were Gary Gardner, Jack Burton, Earl Giacomo, Howard E. Grain, and Howard L. Dotson. Mr. Melvin had received orders from the Mine Manager, Roy Morris, to clean the face area of the JCM-3 Section (1st, 2nd and 3rd south, 1st west north) preparing them for rock-dusting and to extend a 36 inch belt that is installed on the end of the 5th west north 48 inch mother belt. These two job sites were reasonably close together. When the foreman and his crew entered the mouth of the 1st west north, the battery tractor involved in the accident was parked there. Mr. Dotson was told to take it with him to the JCM-3 section to put it on charge. He was told to wait on two repairmen from the shop who were also going to this section. Mr. Melvin issued his orders to the rest of his crew and then went to make the JCM-3 and the 405-11 sections. Both sections were idle this shift. After making his rounds, Mr. Melvin checked on his men. He noticed that the two repairmen who had gone to the JCM-3 section with Mr. Dotson had retreated out some 500 ft. and were working on the belt drive. He immediately went into the section to check on Mr. Dotson. When he arrived, he discovered that Mr. Dotson had left and the power was pulled. The foreman retreated out of the section on the belt entry. When he went by the belt drive, the repairmen told him that Mr. Dotson had told them that the cleanup machine went to that job and found Mr. Dotson and told him to go back into JCM-3 section, get the battery tractor, bring it out to the main west transformer and put it on charge there. They parted about 11:15 a.m. Mr. Melvin took another battery tractor out to the main north track for the belt maintenance men to use in hauling the belt material. They loaded the material and went back in. Mr. Melvin walked back in after picking up some belt splices. When Mr. Melvin came to the 1st crosscut outby the 45° to the 1st south, his crew was eating their lunches, except Mr. Dotson. Mr. Melvin inquired if they had seen him. After getting "no" for an answer, he started for the 1st south. Here he found Mr. Dotson partially under the cab of the battery tractor. He called to his crew for help and notified the surface to get a doctor and ambulance. The body was recovered by using a lifting jack. He was immediately transported to the surface where a waiting ambulance took him to the Frankhn County Hospital in Benton where Dr. James T. Donosky pronounced him dead.
 
DOUGLAS
February 24, 191310, A. G. Douglas, of Sesser, miner, aged 42 years, married, lost his life while working at the Sesser Coal Company's Mine, Sesser, Franklin County. Decreased had just come to the bottom at quitting time to be hoisted out; he was crowding between a loaded car and rib to get into the refuge place when a trip of cars struck the one standing at refuge place and caught him between rib and corner of car, crushing him through the chest, breaking his arm and causing injuries from which he died two hours later. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DOWNS
May 6, 193736, Alfred Downs, of West Frankfort, loader, aged 51 years, married, killed by fall of coal in mine No. 15 of the Old Ben Coal Corp., leaving wife and four children.
 
DOYLE
May 2, 191714, Peter Doyle, of Frankfort Heights, laborer, age 50 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine, Frankfort Heights, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DRONOVITCH
October 27, 191412, George Dronovitch, of Royalton, miner, aged 32 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
DOBLO
December 28, 195955. Mr. Thomas Dublo, of Scheller, age 46, married, no dependent children, came to his death on December 28, 1959, from being crushed under a fall of rib coal while working at the Old Ben Coal Corporation No. 14, located at Buckner, Franklin County, Illinois. Mr. Dublo was injured at 9:00 p.m. from which injuries he died about 10:30 p.m. at the Franklin Hospital, Benton, Illinois. He was employed as a timberman and had 15 years experience at this mine.
      A crosscut had been cut through between room 6 and room 7, 12 north, 32 west, 15 northeast. The loading machine moved in and loaded one buggy, then was backing the machine from the right hand side to reset in the center of the face. The deceased, acting as helper, was taking care of the cable about 12 feet away from the machine along the right rib which had an average of about 15" overhang when a fall of rib coal about 15 feet long and weighing about 1200 pounds fell, injuring the deceased.
      The face boss and the operator said they had just examined the roof and rib before moving to the crosscut and did not find any condition that was unsafe. It looked as if when the loading machine loaded out the right hand side of the crosscut, it loosened the rib which had about 15 inches of overhang, causing it to fall while the machine was backing out.
 
DUCKWORTH
September 27, 1923, Roy Duckworth, of Orient, trapper, age 17 years, was run over and killed by pit cars in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 1 mine.
 
DUDAS
April 3, 19052, Dudas, Emerick, of Zeigler, miner, married, died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving a widow and one child in Maltza, Hungary. Buried at Zeigler.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
April 3, 19052, Dudas, John, of Zeigler, miner, married, died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving a widow and three children in Maltza, Hungary. Buried at Zeigler.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
DUDASH
June 2, 191714, Andrew Dudash, of Zeigler, assistant mine manager, age 34 years, married, was killed in Bell & Zollars' mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, by pit cars. Deceased had just removed a large piece of wood from the run-around switch which a motor with an empty trip was entering and was standing between the moving trip and a concrete wall. Two empty cars came from the automatic dump at the shaft bottom and crashed into the side of this empty trip turning one of the cars against the deceased crushing him so badly that he died in a few hours. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DUDLEY
April 9, 193938, Roy L. Dudley, of Nason, cager, aged 47 years, married, crushed between cars in mine No. 20 of the Consolidated Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
DUFOUR
July 27, 191513, Alphose Dufour, of Christopher, miner, age 20 years, single, was killed in an explosion in the United Coal Mining Company's mine No. 1, Christopher, Franklin County.
See : Explosion
 
July 27, 191513, Eiteure Dufour, of Christopher, miner, age 55 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the United Coal Mining Company's mine No. 1, Christopher, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion
 
DUGGAR
January 9, 192827, C. W. Duggar, of Marion, loader, aged 32 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine (now Peabody Coal Company's No. 18). He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion at Peabody No. 18
 
DUMFFIE
November 11, 191513, Andrew Dumffie, of Ryalton, miner, age 21 years, single, was killed by falling coal in Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
 
February 11, 191411, John Dumffie, of Royalton, trip rider, aged 28 years, single, was killed in the Franklin Coal & Coke Company's mine, Royalton, Franklin County Deceased was jumping on the front end of the motor when he slipped and fell, the motor crushing him to death.
 
DUNCAN
February 6, 193433, Albert Duncan, of Buckner, trip rider, age 37 years, married, was electrocuted by coming in contact with trolley wire, in Valier Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
January 6, 192827, Bivian Duncan, of West Frankfort, trip-rider, age 22 years, single, was crushed between pit-cars, in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine, causing his death one hour later.
 
DUNLOP
December 21, 195149, George Dunlop, of West Frankfort, motorman, aged 39 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
DUPREE
December 21, 195149, Clyde Dupree, of Pittsburg, cutting machine operator, aged 51 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
DWYER
January 11, 191815, Cornelius Dwyer, of Orient, motorman, age 29 years, married, was killed by motor when it left track in Orient mine of the C, W. & F. Coal Company. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DYNIS
December 11, 194645, Nick Dynis, of West Frankfort, timberman aged 56 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a child dependent.
 

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EARLY
October 9, 191919, Walter Early, of Frankfort Heights, machine runner, age 34 years, married, was struck by a jack pipe while loading machine and killed in By Products Coke Corporation's No. 18 mine, West Frankfort. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
EARNHEART
June 10, 194746, Raymond Earnheart, of Zeigler, bottom laborer, aged 20 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, June 9, 1947, by a fall of rock in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
EAVES
December 12, 192524, John Mitchell, of Bush, laborer, age 30 years, married, and Raymond Eaves, of Bush, laborer, age 24 years, married, were killed in Western Coal and Mining Company's mine. These men were grading a hill to lower the track and had set some props under overhanging coal. When they reached this place with their grading work, they knocked out a prop and the coal fell on them. Mitchell leaves a widow and three children and Eaves leaves a widow and one child.
 
EDWARDS
December 10, 191614, John Edwards, of Herrin, driver, age 27 years, single, was killed in W. P. Rend Collieries Company's mine No. 1, Rend City, Franklin County, by being caught between a pit car and coal rib.
 
October 8, 194847, Robert Edwards, of Christopher, loading machine operator, aged 47 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
December 17, 191715, W. T. Edwards, of Harrisburg, miner, age 40 years, married, died from burns in an explosion December 5, in Bell & Zoller Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion at Bell & Zoller Coal Comapany Mine
 
ELEJANCZYK
September 28, 191816, John Elejanczyk, of Royalton, miner, single, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
ELKINS
January 10, 19096, Edwin Elkins, colored, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 34 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County. The body was not recovered as of July 1, 1909, owing to the dangerous condition of the mine, as it is on fire. He leaves a widow.
      The body was recovered on July 20, 1910, after Bell and Zoller Mining Company had leased the mine and began recovery in May of 1910. 7
See : Explosion at Zeigler
 
ELLWOOD
March 10, 191310, Thomas Ellwood, of West Frankfort, miner, aged 21 years, married, lost his life while working in the Ohio Valley Mining Company's Mine, West Frankfort, Franklin County, by falling coal. He leaves a widow.
 
ELM
September 29, 193433, Richard Elm, of West Frankfort, timberman, age 54 years, single, was killed by a new fall of rock while cleaning up a previous fall in Mine No. 1 of the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co.
 
ENRICO
March 28, 192827, Mark Enrico, of Royalton, laborer, age 26 years, married, was caught between two pit-cars and instantly killed in Franklin County Coal Company's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ERWIN
August 28, 193635, John Erwin, of Royalton, machine helper, aged 45 years, married, died from tetanus from injuries received in mine No. 7 of Franklin County Coal Corp., leaving widow.
 
ESTES
January 30, 195149, Jess Estes, of Johnston City, repairman, aged 45 years, married, died from injuries received due to derailment of a motor in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 8 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
EUBANKS
December 21, 195149, Clarence Eubanks, of Sesser, driller, aged 44 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
December 19, 194847, Earl Eubanks, of Coello, triprider, aged 21 years, married, was killed when he was run over by a mine car in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 11 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
EVANS
January 10, 19096, J. O. Evans, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 50 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and six children.
See : Explosion at Zeigler
 
EVERLY
February 24, 194342, John Everly, of Johnston City, trip rider, aged 30 years, married, died from injuries received the previous day, February 23, 1943, when a motor car ran over him in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
EVRARD
December 21, 195149, Frank Evrard, of West Frankfort, motorman, aged 33 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
October 8, 194847, Leo Evrard, of Pittsburg, cutting machine helper, aged 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 

F
FAIRBANKS
December 21, 195149, J. W. Fairbanks, of Johnston City, triprider, aged 43 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
FARKAS
December 21, 195149, John Farkas, of Johnston City, timberman, aged 59 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
FARMER
February 9, 19096, Lawson Farmer, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 38 years, single, was killed in a gas explosion occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine, Zeigler, Franklin County.
      The body was recovered on October 2, 1910, after Bell and Zoller Mining Company had leased the mine and began recovery in May of 1910. 7
See : Gas Explosion
 
FARRELL
January 9, 192827, Ray Farrell, of West Frankfort, loader, aged 41 years, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine (now Peabody Coal Company's No. 18). No dependents.
See : Explosion at Peabody No. 18
 
FAVELLI
January 14, 192120, Joe Favelli, laborer, age 40 years, was burned to death in gas explosion in Old Ben Coal Corporation's mine No. 8.
 
FEDORKA
April 3, 19052, Fedorka, Jonas, of Zeigler, miner, married, died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving a widow and three children, address unknown. Buried at Zeigler.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
FERBUS
December 21, 195149, Archie Ferbus, of Johnston City, driller, aged 51 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
FERGUSON
December 26, 19108, John Ferguson, of Hansford, machine helper, aged 29 years, married, employed in the Carroll and Franklin Counties Coal Company, Hansford, died from the effects of an injury sustained September 26th. The machine was making the fourth run in room No. 2, first southwest, when a large piece of coal fell from the face striking deceased and breaking his back. He was taken to Mt. Vernon hospital, where he died. He leaves a widow.
 
FERRELL
December 11, 193231, Harry Ferrell, of Benton, repairman, age 42 years, married. died from injuries received two days earlier when caught between car and coal rib in Chicago. Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FILKINS
August 20, 194746, George L. Filkins, of West Frankfort, machine man, aged 46 years, married, died from injuries received in an explosion on August 14, 1947 at Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 (New Orient) Mine. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion, The Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 Mine
 
FINAN
June 19, 191512, James Finan, of West Frankfort, miner, single, age 42 years, died from injuries received at the working face in the Old Ben Mining Corporation's mine No. 9, West Frankfort, Franklin County, on the previous day. Deceased was mining off a shot when the coal suddenly loosened and fell upon him.
 
FINNEY
May 3, 193029, Harrison Finney, of Herrin, miner, age 42 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Franklin County Coal Company's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
March 14, 194140, Oscar Finney, of Orient, loader helper, aged 48 years, married, was killed when coal from the rib fell on him in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FITZPATRICK
December 21, 195149, Joseph L. Fitzpatrick, of Benton, motorman, aged 29 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
FLANNAGAN
September 27, 193029, Fred Flannagan, of Herrin, machine helper, age 29 years, married, died from injuries received three days earlier when struck by a jack-pipe, fracturing his skull. He leaves a widow.
 
FLATT
January 9, 192019, Floyd H. Flatt, of Buckner, laborer, age 21 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine, Buckner. Deceased was coupling cars when they were struck by another car crushing him so that he died four hours later. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FLETCHER
December 9, 194241, William Fletcher, of Valier, driller, aged 62 years, married was killed when he was caught between a car and rib in Valier Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FLOWERHOUSE
November 21, 192827, John Flowerhouse, of Zeigler, trip-rider, age 27 years, married, was killed by pit-car, in Bell and Zoller Coal & Mining Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FLOWERS
March 11, 193029, Ray Flowers, of Christopher, triprider, age 19 years, single, was killed in No. 1 mine, Bell and Zoller Coal and Mining Company, when he fell off bumper and was dragged under car.
 
FODOR
November 26, 192323, Mike Fodor, Sr., of Valier, miner, age 57 years, married, was killed in Valier Coal Company's mine by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow.
 
FOLAPEK
February 26, 192928, Pete Folapek, of Zeigler, loader, age 58 years, single, died from blood poison, caused by a lump of coal falling off car and striking his leg on January 26, in Bell & Zollar Mining Company's No. 1 mine.
 
FORCUM
March 10, 191815, Earnest Forcum, of West Frankfort, miner, age 42 years, married, was killed by fall of coal in No. 9 mine of the Old Ben Coal Corporation. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
FORD
December 29, 192726, W. H. Ford, of West Frankfort, motorman, age 26 years, married, died from injuries sustained the day before by being run over by pit-cars, in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FORGATEH
January 4, 192625, John Forgateh, of Orient, trapper, age 18 years, single, was caught between a pit car and the coal rib and crushed to death, in C. W. & F. Coal Company's No. 1 mine.
 
FORNEAR
April 28, 194342, David Fornear, of Sesser, motorman, aged 41 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Valier Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
April 21, 194847, William Fornear, of Sesser, motorman, aged 61 years, single, was killed when he was caught between two motors in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine.
 
FORSTER
December 18, 193837, Robert Forster, of Marion, timberman, aged 69 years, married, died from injuries received on December 15 from fall of top coal in mine No. 18 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
FOSTER
December 14, 191614, Thomas Foster, of Muddy, miner, age 21 years, died from burns received the previous day in John A. Logan Coal Company's mine, Logan, Franklin County, when a pocket of gas was ignited. Deceased was crossing a fall in a room which had caved to determine where the machine, which was cutting from the next room, would cut through. He carried a naked light which ignited the gas.
 
FOWLER
December 21, 195149, James Fowler, of West Frankfort, motorman, aged 37 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
FRANGOULIS
January 28, 194443, Harry Frangoulis, of Sesser, Joy helper, aged 53 years, married, was killed when he was caught between a car and the face in Valier Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FRITTS
July 24, 194746, Arthur Fritts, of West Frankfort, tracklayer, aged 29 years, married, was killed in an explosion of methane gas at Old Ben Coal Corporation's Mine No. 8, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion at Old Ben Coal Corporation Mine No. 8
 
FULLER
January 10, 19096, Robert Fuller, colored, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 24 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County. The body was not recovered as of July 1, 1909, owing to the dangerous condition of the mine, as it is on fire. He leaves a widow and one child.
      The body was recovered on July 20, 1910, after Bell and Zoller Mining Company had leased the mine and began recovery in May of 1910. 7
See : Explosion at Zeigler
 
FULLMAN
July 30, 191816, James Fullman, of Orient, motorman, age 20 years, single, was killed in C. W. & F. Coal Company's Orient mine, Orient. Deceased had left the parting with his motor against the signal, and, while running at high speed, met the motor on the main line going in after a car. The force of the collision threw him off the motor injuring him so badly that he died two hours later.
 
FUNKHOUSE / FUNKHOUSER
November 7, 191715, Carl Funkhouse, of Christopher, machine runner, age 27 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in mine No. 1 of the Bell & Zoller Coal Company. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
FURLIH
September 28, 191816, Tony Furlih, of Royalton, bratticeman, age 37, single, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
FURLOW
June 6, 191916, Raleigh Furlow, of Christopher, triprider, single, was killed by an explosion of gas in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 10 mine, Christopher.
See : Gas Explosion at Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 10
 

G
GALLO
February 9, 194342, Matthew Gallo, of Zeigler, track layer, aged 49 years,, married, was killed when coal fell on him in Bell & Zoller Coal & Mining Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GAMBILL
March 9, 194746, Loy Gambill, of Johnston City, top welder, aged 44 years, married, was killed in a haulage accident in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GANCLOUSKI
July 8, 192121, Walter Ganclouski, of West Frankfort, loader, age 35 years, married, was electrocuted by coming in contact with a trolley wire in Southern Gem Coal Corporation's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GANEOFF
January 10, 19096, Arome Ganeoff, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 27 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Zeigler
 
GANIS
October 22, 192121, Arris Ganis, of Sesser, miner, age 46 years, married, was instantly killed by coming in contact with trolley wire in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 16 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GANOVICH
January 22, 192322, Bozo Ganovich, of Sesser, timberman, age 35 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 16 mine by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow.
 
GANT
July 28, 197065. Mr. Carl Gant, of Benton, age 57, married, 3 dependent children came to his death at 5:45 p.m. on July 28, 1970 from injuries sustained in an accident while in the performance of his duties as a bottom laborer at the Freeman Coal Mining Corporation's, Mine No. 5, Logan, Franklin County, Illinois.
      The accident occurred at the face of the No. 17 room of the 1st North panel off the Main East. The deceased, Mr. Carl Gant, was standing beside the cutting machine holding a jack pipe when the rib behind him fell off, knocking him against the machine and covering him with rib coal. The fall of rib measured 16 feet in length, 7 feet in height, and approximately 18 inches in thickness. Contributing factors to the accident were a line curtain which had the rib partially hidden from view and a drill hole which had been drilled to straighten the rib but had not been shot. Mr. Gant was immediately taken to the surface and rushed to the Franklin Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
 
GANTHES / GUNTHERS
September 4, 191715, Tony Ganthes, of West Frankfort, miner, age 44 years, single, was killed by electric shock from trolley wire in mine No. 18 of By-Products Coke Corporation, West Frankfort.
 
GAOVIN
February 5, 194241, Andrew Gaovin, of Pershing, timberman, aged 62 years, single, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 15 mine.
 
GARABER / GAMBER
March 14, 191714, Joe Garaber, of Christopher, trip rider, age 30 years, single, came to his death from injuries received by a fall of coal while working in the Christopher Coal and Mining Company's No. 1 mine, Christopher, Franklin County.
 
GARAVALIA
May 4, 191916, Louis Garavalia, of Bush, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Western Coal & Mining Company's No. 2 mine, Bush. He leaves a widow.
 
GARAVALLA
September 20, 191919, Modesta Garavalla, of Bush, miner, age 29 years, single, died from injuries received two days previous by falling coal in Western Coal and Mining Company's mine, Bush.
 
GARDINER
July 12, 194342, P. C. Gardiner, of Herrin, machineman, aged 58 years, married, was killed when coal fell on him in Franklin County Coal Company's No. 5 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GARIDINI
December 1, 192928, Vito Garidini, of West Frankfort, laborer, aged 32 years, died in an explosion of gas that occurred in No. 8 mine, Old Ben Coal Corporation. He leaves two dependents.
See : Explosion in Old Ben No. 8
 
GASOFF
December 28, 193332, Allen Gasoff, of West Frankfort, loader, age 50 years, single, was killed in Peabody Coal Company's No. 18 mine by being caught between a pit car and the coal face. He leaves one child.
 
GAT
January 10, 19096, Joe Gat, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 32 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Zeigler
 
GATES
January 12, 193938, Herman Gates, of Hurst, cutting machine man, aged 52 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 18 of the Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
GAUBAUTZ
July 24, 194746, Gustave Gaubautz, of West Frankfort, clean-up man, aged 48 years, married,was killed in an explosion of methane gas at Old Ben Coal Corporation's Mine No. 8, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Old Ben Coal Corporation Mine No. 8
 
GAVELIS
August 10, 194342, Wm. Gavelis, of Johnston City, timberman, aged 58 years, married, was killed when he was ran over by a trip in Peabody Coal Company's No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GENITIAS
July 27, 191513, George Genitias, of Christopher, miner, age 45 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the United Coal Mining Company's mine No. 1, Christopher, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion
 
GEISLER
April 3, 19052, Geisler, Joseph, of Zeigler, single, died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving mother and brothers and sisters, residence of family unknown. Buried at Zeigler.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
GENRICH
July 6, 191614, Henry Genrich, of Sesser, miner, age 56 years, single, was Killed in Sesser Coal Company's mine, Sesser, Franklin County, by being crushed between the end of a car he was loading and the face of his room. The car was blocked on the track, which had a pitch of about 5 per c ent grade toward the face, when one block slipped allowing the car to run onto him.
 
GEUCH
February 21, 192120, Martin Geuch, machine runner, age 27 years, single, was killed in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's Mine No. 1 by a fall of coal.
 
GIBBS
March 9, 191411, James Gibbs, of Christopher, machine runner, aged 26 years, married, lost his life in the Bell & Zoller Mine No. 1, Zeigler, Franklin County. Deceased stepped on one of the iron skids used in moving the machine and slipped; in falling he struck his head on end of the skid, causing a fracture of the skull, from which injury he died March 11. He leaves a widow.
 
GIGOLE
September 7, 19075, Peter Gigole, of West Frankfort, miner, aged 18, single, was killed in a gas explosion in the Dering Coal Company's No. 11 mine. West Frankfort.
See : 1907 Gas Explosion
 
GILBERT
November 11, 191614, Frank Gilbert, of Patcoa, Ind.; timberman, age 31 years, single, employed by Middle Fork Mining Company, Benton, Franklin County, was killed by falling coal. He leaves two dependents.
 
GILES
July 29, 192928, Arthur H. Giles, of Benton, machine man, age 31 years, married, died from injuries received one week earlier in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased stepped up on running board of machine, his head and shoulders struck the roof, and he fell, striking a switch lug. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
August 2, 194443, Garrett Giles, of West Frankfort, locomotive crane operator, aged 44 years, died from injuries he received on July 21, 1944, when he was crushed by a crane in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's New Orient mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GILLES
July 7, 191919, Philliper Gilles, of Christopher, machine runner, age 27 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 12 mine, Christopher. Deceased was loading his machine to move to another place, when it is supposed he came in contact with starting box on machine killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GILLIAM
December 12, 192625, W. V. Gilliam, of Cambria, miner, age 66 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Western Coal & Mining Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GIOVANINI
January 25, 194039, Jim Giovanini, of Freeman Spur, laborer, age 63 years, single; killed by fall of rock at Mine No. 5 of the Franklin County Coal Co., leaving no dependents.
 
GLAD
March 4, 194847, Mike Glad, of Johnston City, timberman, aged 63 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Franklin County Coal Corporation's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GLADDERS
October 6, 193736, M. L. Gladders, of West Frankfort, face boss, aged 33 years, single, killed by fall of coal in mine No. 11 of the Old Ben Coal Corp. No dependents.
 
GLASSEY
November 13, 194544, John Glassey, of West Frankfort, slate picker, aged 67 years, married, was killed by machinery in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GLEGHORN
April 12, 1930, Thomas Gleghorn, motorman, age 28 years, married died from injuries received on March 18, 1930 in Valier Coal Company's mine, by an explosion of gas. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion in Valier Mine
 
GOEBRIGHT
November 18, 191311, Raymond Goebright, of Buckner, motorman, aged 20 years,single was killed by being run on to with a carload of sand in the United Coal Mining Company's Mine No. 2, Buckner, Franklin County. Deceased was going up the main west entry with motor and one carload of sand, when he fell from motor and the car ran over him, crushing his head and killing him instantly.
 
GOFORTH
July 27, 193635, William Goforth, of Johnston City, driller, aged 48 years, married, killed by fall of coal in mine No. 18 of Peabody Coal Co., leaving widow and four children.
 
GOLIDAS
February 14, 191613, Joe Golidas, of Muddy, cager, age 28 years, single, was caught between pit car and coal rib in W. P. Rend Colliery Company's mine, Rend, Franklin County, and killed.
 
GONONI / GONANI
November 4, 191715, Louis Gononi, of Christopher, miner, age 30 years, single, was killed by cage dumping in shaft at No. 10 mine of the Old Ben Coal Corporation, Christopher.
 
GOOD
July 28, 191513,William Good, of DeSoto, miner, age 55 years, married, was killed by a gas explosion in the United Coal Mining Company's No. 1 mine, Christopher, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GORSKI
July 23, 194544, John Gorski, of Freeman Spur, cleanup man, aged 59 years, single, was killed by a rock fall in Franklin County Coal Corporation's No. 5 mine.
 
GOSSETT
October 9, 196762. Mr. Leo Gossett, of Murphysboro, age 58, married, no dependent children, came to his accidental death on October 9, 1967 from injuries sustained in a fall of coal and rock while operating a mining machine at the Old Ben Coal Corp. Mine No. 21, Sesser, Illinois. Mr. Gossett had worked at this mine for seven years.
      Mr. Gossett was operating a boring type machine at the intersection of Room 42 and the 10th West panel entry when the top was noticed to chip and work. Mr. Ralph Williams, face foreman, and Mr. Revie Allen, machine operator, who were near the machine, immediately ran to safety. Mr. Cecil Eickelman, shuttle car operator, stated that he saw Mr. Gossett shut off the machine and step back from the controls and place his hand on the roof seconds prior to the fall.
      The fall area measured 34 feet by 26 feet and five feet in height with approximately two feet of top coal and three feet of rock. There were 21 roofbolts in the fall area. Fifteen roofbolts were in the fall. Four roofbolts were in the south brow of the fall not pulled and two roofbolts were in the east brow of the fall not pulled.
 
GOSSYUSKI
August 7, 19086, Frank Gossyuski, of Benton, miner, aged 32, married, working in the Hart-Williams Coal Company's mine, Benton, Franklin County, was instantly killed by falling coal in his room. He was firing off a shot when part of the coal fell on him. He leaves a wife and six children, in Poland.
 
GOSTOWSKI
December 26, 191513, Joseph S. Gostowski, of Benton, laborer, age 25 years, single, employed in Benton Coal Company's mine, Benton, Franklin County, was caught in machinery of hoisting engine and killed.
 
GOZDEK
January 14, 192221, Costine Gozdek, of Royalton, miner, age 49 years, married, died from injuries received the day before in Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine by a pit car. The exact way the injury was received is not known. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GRABARICH
November 14, 194443, Drago Grabarich, of Valier, timberman, aged 27 years, single, was killed by electrocution in Valier Coal Company's Valier mine.
 
GRACHINO
October 27, 191412, M. Grachino, of Royalton, miner, aged 30 years, single, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
GRAHAM
April 3, 19052, Graham, John, of Zeigler, mine examiner, single, was one of the rescuing party, after a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, and was overcome by after-damp. He was buried at Zeigler, relatives, if any, unknown.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
GRAMOSKI
July 27, 191513, Frank Gramoski, of Christopher, miner, age 45 years, married, was killed in an explosion in the United Coal Mining Company's mine No. 1, Christopher, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and five children.
See : Explosion
 
GRANT
July 24, 194746, Gus G. Grant, of Johnston City, tracklayer, aged 59 years, married, was killed in an explosion of methane gas at Old Ben Coal Corporation's Mine No. 8, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Old Ben Coal Corporation Mine No. 8
 
GRAVES
December 24, 19086, Otho Graves, of Zeigler, aged 23 years, single, was employed in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County. While using a Dreager helmet, fighting a mine fire, he was overcome by the heat and became unconscious. The remainder of the party tried to bring him out but were unable to bring him all the way. A rescue party was formed at once, but when Graves was brought to the top he was dead.
 
January 9, 192827, Walter Graves, of Herrin, loader, aged 25 years, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine (now Peabody Coal Company's No. 18). No dependents.
See : Explosion at Peabody No. 18
 
GRAY
February 11, 191613, E. T. Gray, of Frankfort Heights, laborer, age 30 years, married, was killed by falling down the shaft of the Old Ben Coal Corporations No. 9 mine, West Frankfort, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GREEN
September 23, 191919, Fred Green, of Herrin, miner, age 21 years, married, was killed by falling rock in Taylor Coal Company's No. 5 mine, Herrin. He leaves a widow.
 
GREENWELL
October 27, 191311, John Greenwell, of Christopher, miner, aged 44 years, married, died from injuries received October 18, in the Zeigler District Colliery Company's mine, Christopher, Franklin County, by falling coal. Deceased was pulling a loose piece of top coal down with a churn drill, when a large piece fell striking him and knocking him down, causing internal injuries from which he died, as stated above. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GREENWOOD
March 18, 1930, Harvey Greenwood, miner, age not given, married. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion in Valier Mine
 
March 18, 1930, Jack Greenwood, machine man, age 41 years, married, was killed in Valier Coal Company's mine, by an explosion of gas. He leaves a widow and four children.
See : Explosion in Valier Mine
 
June 12, 196964. Mr. Olen Greenwood, of Christopher, age 61, married, no dependent children, came to his death shortly before 12:20 a.m. June 12, 1969 while performing his duties as a bottom laborer at the Old Ben Coal Corporation Mine No. 21, Benton, Franklin County, Illinois, where he had been employed for 9 months.
      Mr. Henry Vanctti, repairman, stated that he was called to do some repairs on a breakdown on the Fifth East South Section. Proceeding to the area from the shaft bottom, on a light locomotive, he was traveling on the Main South Entry and was at the bottom of the 5.3% downgrade, when he saw the light of a locomotive pulling a mantrip consisting of two cars and an 8-ton tail locomotive coming out of the Fifth East South which was a distance of four cross cuts, 337 feet plus or minus. He stopped his motor, but the motor and mantrip cars kept coming toward him.
      Prior to this incident, the crew involved in the accident had worked overtime, which is a normal procedure at this mine. Marion Naylor, locomotive operator, stated that shortly after the mantrip arrived in the Fifth East South with the on-coming shift crew, he operated the 8-ton locomotive that was to pull the mantrip back to the shaft bottom; Earl Jent occupied the tail locomotive. Olen E. Greenwood, deceased, got on top of the locomotive, and they proceeded to the Joy continuous miner section where they picked up a small crew of men. Some of these men got into the first mantrip car, but Lebern Spiller and Jewel Stalcup, who were part of that crew, got on the locomotive which was occupied by Naylor and Greenwood. Proceeding to the Number Five unit, they picked up more men who had worked overtime, and these men got into the same mantrip car and they started toward the bottom.
      As they came out of the Fifth East on the Main South they were traveling at about a 2% upgrade. After getting to the top of the grade, Naylor said he noticed a motor about two cross cuts ahead. He quickly applied the brakes, but was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision with Vanetti's locomotive which was stopped, with the headlight burning. Just before the collision, Greenwood, Spiller, and Stalcup jumped from the locomotive. Upon investigation it was found that there was 41 inches of clearance between the mantrip and the rib. It is assumed that the deceased was struck by the first mantrip car, causing him to fall underneath the edge of the car. The deceased was found near the end of the first mantrip car. He sustained severe head and chest injuries causing immediate death. There were no other reported injuries to the rest of the crews.
      The area in which the accident occurred was a well-lighted section with five overhanging lights from the Fifth East to the location of the accident.
 
GREZULIS
September 28, 192121, Stanley Grezulis, of West Frankfort, trip rider, age 19 years, single, was run over by pit cars and killed in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's Orient mine.
 
GRIFFETH
March 2, 19063, Daniel Griffeth, of Zeigler, assistant mine manager, aged 43 years, married, employed at the Zeigler Coal Co.'s mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, was assisting a miner in taking down some top coal which gave way unexpectedly, falling on him, causing his death. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
GRIFFITH
July 24, 194746, George D. Griffith, of West Frankfort, asst. mine manager, aged 41 years, married, was killed in an explosion of methane gas at Old Ben Coal Corporation's Mine No. 8, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion at Old Ben Coal Corporation Mine No. 8
 
November 16, 191614. Lon Griffith, of Rend, driver, age 27 years, married, was caught between pit car and coal rib and killed in W. P. Rend Colliery Company's mine, Rend, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
December 13, 194847, Vernie Griffith, of West Frankfort, timberman, aged 54 years, married, was killed by a fall of the roof in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 8 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GRIMES
October 16, 191614, Ira Grimes, of West Frankfort, trackman, age 57 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 8 mine, West Frankfort, Franklin County. Deceased was working in place of the regular trapper and, while propping the door open with a piece of board, the motorman, who was coming with a trip of loaded cars, shouted at him to get out of the way. He ran beyond the wide place where he was wont to stand to allow the trips to pass and stopped in a place where there were but a few inches between the cars and coal rib and was caught before the trip could be stopped. He leaves a widow.
 
GROB
May 18, 196762. Mr. Henry Sam Grob, of Sesser, age 55, married, one dependent child, was injured in an accident at the Old Ben Coal Corporation, Mine No. 21, located at Benton, Franklin County, Illinois, at 6:35 a.m. May 17, 1967, while performing his duties as switchman on the surface. Injuries sustained in this accident resulted in death at 6:00 p.m. on May 18, at the Miner's Hospital in Christopher, Illinois. Mr. Grob had been employed at this mine for six years.
      The accident occurred on an operating shift on truck No. 2 which services one of the load-out chutes for the cleaning plant. Mr. Grob, the victim, and Mr. Greenwood, the engineer on the locomotive, had pulled six empty railroad ears down from the empty hill and coupled onto six loaded cars. Mr. Grob then removed the car retarder rope (equipped with a 7/8" x 4" link ear retarder chain) from the loads. The engineer dragged the rope back and coupled to the second empty behind the locomotive, then returned to the locomotive to uncouple from the empties.
      The empty next to the locomotive was off the track on the end next to the locomotive, and the hitching was in such a position that the automatic uncoupler didn't work.
      Mr. Grob returned to assist in uncoupling the locomotive from the empties. Mr. Grob walked to the car retarder controls about 14 feet from where rope was coupled to the empty. Instead of standing on the opposite side of the steel column on which the retarder switch was mounted, Mr. Grob stood between the steel column and the rope. When he attempted to pull the trip back to provide uncoupling the empty cars, the car retarder chain broke, striking him and causing a compound fracture of both bones of the left forearm, multiple fractures of the ribs of left chest, fracture of thoracis vertebra and fracture of the transveral process. Mr. Grob developed shock, producing renal failure, and causing death.
 
GROVANI
October 27, 191412, Joe Grovani, of Royalton, miner, aged 29 years, single, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
GUERINO / GUERINI
February 21, 194039, Galileo Guerino, cutting machine operator, age 47 years, married ; crushed between machine and leg at the Jefferson No. 20 mine of the Consolidated Coal Co., leaving a widow.
 
GUILL
April 22, 195351, Charles Guill, of West Frankfort, top laborer, aged 70 years, married, died from injuries received on April 2, 1953, when he stepped into the path of a moving railroad car at Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GUINDO
January 7, 191310, Joe Guindo, of Freeman, miner, aged 34 years, married, employed at Southern Illinois Coal Company's Mine, Freeman, Franklin County, was killed by a loaded car running onto him. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GUINNEY
September 14, 192827, Martin Guinney, face boss, age 50 years, married, employed by Valier Coal Company, died from some unknown cause. It appears that deceased and three other men had been working together for some time, drawing loose rock and putting up lagging, when he said he was sick, and came down from the scaffold on which they were working. The other men finished the job and about one o'clock accompanied the deceased to the bottom of the shaft. He then went on top and told the mine manager he was going. Arriving home, he called the doctor and told him he had got some bad air. The doctor gave him some medicine and at 8 P. M., about six hours afterward, called again, but did not think his patient was seriously ill. About 11 P. M., his wife called the doctor, but before he arrived, the patient was dead.
      The men working with deceased said they could not detect any bad air or gas. No autopsy was held and the doctor refused to sign the death certificate. The Coroner's jury returned a verdict of "Came to his death from unknown cause."
This fatality is not charged in this report against the coal production.
 
GUNTER
December 21, 195149, Harry Gunter, of Benton, motorman, aged 44 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
GWYN
October 30, 193635, Wesley Gwyn, of West Frankfort, triprider, aged 36 years, married, killed by car in mine No. 8 of Old Ben Coal Corp., leaving widow and two children.
 

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HALACHIK
June 13, 192019, Mike Halachik, of Christopher, machine helper, age 31 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine, Buckner. Deceased was coming out of room and was notified by motorman to stay in clear, but disregarded instructions and was crushed between loaded trip and machine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HALL
December 8, 192222, Dosa Hall, or Orient, switchman, age 28 years, married, was killed while in the employment of the C. W. and F. Coal Company at Orient mine No. 2. Deceased had been standing on the running board of the engine trying to uncouple a car and failing to accomplish his object from that side he tried to climb over the bumpers to the other side, slipped and fell across the rail, the car passing over him. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
November 25, 191919, Isaac Hall, of Christopher, laborer, age 34 years, widower, was suffocated in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 10 mine, Christopher. Deceased was taking coal from a bin when from some unknown cause slack coal took a slide and covered him up. The bin in which he was working had a pitch of about 60 degrees and a capacity of 400 tons. He leaves two dependent children.
 
January 9, 192827, Neely Hall, of Christopher, loader, aged 33 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine (now Peabody Coal Company's No. 18). He leaves a widow and two children.
See : Explosion at Peabody No. 18
 
October 13, 192121, Riley Hall, of Zeigler, machineman, age 34 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Bell and Zollar Mining Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
October 19, 193433, Wiley Hall, of Zeigler, loader, age 55 years, married, was struck and killed by a string of empties being spotted when he stepped out of his working place in Mine No. 2 of the Bell & Zoller Coal & Mining Co. He leaves four dependent children.
 
HAMAKER
February 17, 192625, George Hamaker, of Bush, trapper, age 56 years, married, was caught between the motor and coal rib and killed, in Western Coal and Mining Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HAMILTON
November 26, 192323, Harry Odle, of West Frankfort, miner, age 23 years, single, and I. B. Hamilton, of West Frankfort, miner, age 20 years, single, were killed by an explosion of gas in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 1 mine. Odle leaves one dependent, his mother.
 
February 22, 191815, Thomas Hamilton, of West Frankfort, miner, age 29 years, married, was killed by being crushed between rib and car in No. 9 mine of Old Ben Coal Corporation. He leaves a widow.
 
HAMMONDS
February 9, 192120, Orvil Hammonds, trip rider, age 19 years, single, was killed by pit-car in Bell & Zoller Mining Company's mine No. 2.
 
HAND
October 9, 194241, Archie L. Hand, of West Frankfort, motorman, aged 39 years, married, was burned to death in Peabody Coal Company's No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
HANEY
June 13, 192019, A. J. Haney, of Bush, assistant manager, age 45 years, married, was killed by shot explosion in Western Coal Minign Company's mine, Bush. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
January 3, 193534, John Patrick Haney, of Energy, driver, aged 44 years, married, killed by striking head on roof in Franklin County Coal Co. Inc. mine No. 5, leaving widow.
 
HARE
April 3, 19052, Hare, Robert, of Zeigler, miner, died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving a widow. Buried at Greensburg, Penn.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
HARMON
March 9, 192019, Ed Harmon, of Sesser, laborer, age 45 years, married, was killed at the No. 2 mine, Southern Gem Coal Corporation. Deceased was helping to unload a car of timber and as he was passing the car door a piece of timber another man was throwing out struck him on the head, resulting in death in about four hours. he leaves a widow and one child.
 
HARPER
December 21, 195149, H. O. Harper, of West Frankfort, timberman, aged 54 years, single, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
February 11, 193938, Harry Harper, Sr., of Orient, timberman, aged 46 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 1 of the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., leaving widow and five children.
 
HARRELSON
June 24, 194746, Frank M. Harrelson, of Benton, top repairman, aged 51 years, married, died from injuries received on June 21, 1947, when he fell 45 feet to the ground at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's New Orient mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HARRIS
January 10, 191613, Charles Harris, of Logan, miner, age 50 years, single, was killed by falling rock in the John A. Logan Coal Company's mine, Logan, Franklin County.
 
January 4, 191916, Henry Harris, of Christopher, laborer, age 70 years, married, employed at Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 11 mine, Christopher, was struck by an engine and killed. He leaves a widow.
 
December 21, 195149, Herschel Harris, of West Frankfort, safety-first, aged 64 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
September 28, 191816, Jettie Harris, of Royalton, miner, age 24, married, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton. He leaves one dependent.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
November 24, 194746, Melvin E. Harris, of Johnston City, machine man, aged 35 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 9 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
April 19, 191714, Ralph Harris, of Royalton, trip rider, age 24 years, single, was killed in Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County. Deceased jumped off the motor to throw a switch and in doing so evidently twisted his foot upon a lump of coal throwing him down in the middle of the track and was rolled and crushed by motor. He died while being taken to shaft bottom.
 
December 24, 192121, Roscoe Harris, of Herrin, night boss, age 35 years, died from effects of injuries received the day before by a motor running onto him in Benton Coal Mining Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
October 27, 191412, Russell Harris, of Royalton, miner, aged 21 years, single, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
HARTSOCK
January 29, 196359, Paul Wm. Hartsock, of Elkville, shuttle car operator, aged 34 years, married, five dependents, was killed in a fire at the Freeman Coal Company's Orient No. 5 Mine, near Logan, Illinois.
See : Fire at Orient No. 5 Mine
 
HASLIN
March 6,192625, Jules Haslin, of Valier, loader, age 43 years, married, was killed in Valier Coal Company's mine. Deceased was undermining a stuck shot and the coal rolled over on him. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HAVLIK
October 27, 191412, Joe Havlik, of Royalton, miner, aged 31 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
 
HAYDUKOVIC
April 3, 19052, Haydukovic, Valent, of Zeigler, miner, died in a violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County, leaving a widow and four children in Carola Croatia, Hungary. Buried at Zeigler.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
HAYNES
December 21, 195149, J. E. Haynes, of Johnston City, clean-up, aged 57 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
HAYSON
August 10, 191816, James Hayson, of Benton, miner, age 40 years, married, was killed in Benton Coal Company's mine, Benton. Deceased was timbering in the shaft about 125 feet from bottom, when the tub of sand used for a counter balance came down and broke the scaffold he was standing on, throwing him to the bottom. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
HEBERET
September 28, 191816, Anton Heberet, assistant mine manager, age 32, married, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton. He leaves four dependents.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
HELFRICH
December 23, 193130, Arthur Helfrich, of West Frankfort, motorman, age 30 years, married, was killed in No. 19 mine, Peabody Coal Company, by pit cars. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HELM
September 28, 191816, Theo. F. Helm, of Royalton, mine manager, age 36, married, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton. He leaves four dependents.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
HEMERICK
December 28, 191715, Albert Hemerick, of Christopher, laborer, age 17 years, single, was killed by motor trip in mine No. 14 of the Old Ben Coal Corporation.
 
HENNEBIQUE
October 18, 192827, Raymond Hennebique, of Johnston City, loader, age 22 years, single, was knocked off motor and rolled between the cars and coal rib and killed, in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
HICKEM
February 28, 194544, Harry E. Hickem, of Dowell, loader helper, aged 40 years, married, was killed when he was ran over by a motor in Valier Coal Company's No. mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HICKMAN
September 7, 193231, Ed Hickman, of West Frankfort, loading machine man, age 43 years, married, died from injuries received August 26, when caught by a fall of coal in Chicago. Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HICKS
September 24, 193635, Lester Hicks, of Benton, third man on loading machine, aged 44 years, married, killed by fall of coal in mine No. 2 of Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., leaving widow and two children.
 
HILL
October 17, 192524, Charles Hill, of Zeigler, trip rider, age 25 years, single, was killed by being run over by pit cars in Bell & Zoller Mining Company's No. 1 mine.
 
October 24, 192222, Riley Hill, of Whittington, flagman, age 37 years, married, was struck by pit cars which had broken loose from trip and killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 16 mine. He leaves a widow and seven children.
 
HINDMAN
January 29, 192625, Elijah Hindman, of Benton, loader, age not given, married, was killed in a gas explosion in C. W. & F. Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
See : Gas Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company, Orient No. 2
 
HINES
December 21, 195149, Robert E. Hines, of Benton, triprider, aged 33 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
HINZ
December 18, 194544, Geo. Hinz, of West Frankfort, timberman, aged 57 years, married, was killed in a coal fall in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 8 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HODGSON
October 16, 192928, U. G. Hodgson, of West Frankfort, loader, age 58 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in Peabody Coal Company's No. 18 mine.
 
HOFFMAN
February 2, 193332, Andy Hoffman, of West Frankfort, timberman, age 49 years, married, was killed in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's No. 2 mine, by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow.
 
HOFSHAUR / HOSSHAUR
January 21, 192221, Valentine Hofshaur, of Orient, miner, age 41 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Chicago, Wilmington and Franklin Coal Company's Orient mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
HOGAN
February 25, 192726, Anthony Hogan, of West Frankfort, trip rider, age 29 years, married, was killed in Industrial Coal Company's No. 18 mine by being caught between pit-cars while coupling. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HOGSTROM
April 11, 193736, John E. Hogstrom, of West Frankfort, bonder and cable man, aged 37 years, married, crushed by motor in mine No. 1 of the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., leaving wife.
 
HOHMAN
September 12, 192524, Chris Hohman, of Centralia, miner, age 60 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Bell & Zoller Mining Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HOLK
October 27, 191412, George Holk, of Royalton, miner, aged 26 years, single, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
HOLLAND
December 14. 192928, Clarence Holland, of Christopher, shotfirer, age 45 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 11 mine by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
August 17, 192020, James l. Holland, miner, age 32 years, married, came in contact with trolley wire and was electrocuted in No. 9 mine, Old Ben Coal Corporation. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
September 28, 191816, W. H. Holland, of Royalton, miner, age 46, married, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton. He leaves three dependents.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 
HOLLODANSKI
October 27, 191412, Alex Hollodanski, of Royalton, miner, aged 23 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
HOLMES
August 7, 193029, Charles Holmes, of Marion, loader, age 53 years, married, was killed by a fall of face coal in Peabody Coal Company's No. 19 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
November 5, 19086, John Holmes, of Rend City, shotfirer, aged 38 years, married,was killed in the explosion of the W. P. Rend Colliery Company's mine, Rend City, Franklin County. He leaves a widow and five children.
See : Explosion
 
HOLSHOUSER
May 6, 194746, Emory Holshouser, of West Frankfort, timberman, aged 59 years, married, died from injuries received on May 2, 1947, in a fall of rock in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's New Orient mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HOLUPKI
October 27, 191412, P. Holupki, of Royalton, miner, no age given, single, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
HOMUTH
October 16, 193534, Otto Homuth, of West Frankfort, loader, aged 56 years, single, died November 11, from injuries received from fall of coal in mine No. 15 of Old Ben Coal Corp. No dependents.
 
HOPPER
September 12, 193837, Shelby Hopper, of West Frankfort, hoisting engineer, aged 69 years, married, shut off engine and set the brakes before collapsing on floor of engine. room at mine No. 8 of the Old Ben Coal Corp., leaving widow and three children. Cause given as heart trouble.
 
HORVATH
August 17, 194847, John Horvath, of Sesser, miner & tamper, aged 64 years, married, died from injuries received on July 20, 1948, by a fall of a rib in Valier Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HOULLE
October 21, 194544, Sylvan J. Houlle, of West Frankfort, foreman, aged 65 years, married, was killed in a rock fall in Peabody Coal Company's No. 18 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HOWERY
October 27, 191412, George Howery, of Royalton, miner, aged 37 years, married, was killed in a gas explosion that occurred in the Franklin Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton, Franklin County.
See : Gas Explosion at Royalton
 
HROVATICH
December 6, 193736, Valentine Hrovatich, of Johnston City, driller, aced 51 years, married, killed by fall of face coal in mine No. 2 of the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., leaving wife and one child.
 
HUBBARD
February 20, 193433, Earl Hubbard, of Mulkeytown, top loader, age 21 years, married,, was killed in Bell & Zoller Coal & Mining Compnay's No. 1 mine by being caught in a belt while dressing the same. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
January 10, 19096, Tom Hubbard, colored, of Zeigler, laborer, aged 23 years, single, was killed in an explosion in the Zeigler Coal Company's mine at Zeigler, Franklin County. The body was not recovered as of July 1, 1909, owing to the dangerous condition of the mine, as it is on fire.
      The body was recovered on October 2, 1910, after Bell and Zoller Mining Company had leased the mine and began recovery in May of 1910.7
See : Explosion at Zeigler
 
HUDACHO
September 19, 193938, Albert Hudacho, of West Frankfort, triprider, aged 33 years, married, crushed by cars in mine No. 2 of the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
HUDY
August 20, 191311, Jack Hudy, of Benton, machine helper, aged 26 years, married, died from injuries received August 12, in the Hart-Williams Coal Company's mine, Benton, Franklin County, by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
HUFFSTUTLER
December 21, 195149, Audrey Huffstutler, of Benton, driller, aged 21 years, married, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
HUGHES
February 15, 192827, Arthur Hughes, of West Frankfort, motorman, age 28 years, married, died from injuries received two days previous in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 8 mine. Deceased was preparing to take out a trip of loads, and as he was walking along the side of the trip counting the loads, a fall of coal from the face knocked out a prop, which struck him on the head, fracturing his skull. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
March 22, 193736, Charles Hughes, of Benton, conveyor loader, aged 60 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 2 of the Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Co., leaving wife.
 
HULSEY
July 7, 192827, Frank Hulsey, of Christopher, laborer, age 39 years, married, was killed in Old Ben Coal Corporation's No. 14 mine. Deceased was working on guides in the main hoisting shaft about 25 feet from the surface. He had burned a bolt out which connected guide with bunting. He then leaned against bunting to drive the bolt out of the guide, when the bunting gave way, allowing him to fall to bottom of shaft, a distance of 450 feet. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HUMPHREY
March 28, 194140, Walter S. Humphrey, of Royalton, loader operator, aged 43 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Franklin County Coal Company's No. 7 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HUTCHINS
December 21, 195149, Roy Hutchins, of Benton, motorman, aged 41 years, single, was killed in an explosion in Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company's Orient No. 2 mine.
See : Explosion at Chicago, Wilmington & Franklin Coal Company Orient No. 2
 
HYND
September 28, 191816, John Hynd, of Royalton, mine examiner, age 49, single, was killed in an explosion occurred in Franklin Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Royalton. He leaves one dependent.
See : Gas Explosion at Franklin Coal & Coke Co., Royalton
 

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