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Coal & Coal Mining
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State Inspectors of Mines
1882 - 1986
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ALLAN, Thomas
ANDERSON, John
ATKINSON, William
 
BACK, Robert F.
BACK, Thomas P.
BAGWILL, George
BAILE, Thomas
BAILEY, Burnett
BANNISTER, Henry T.
BARBER, Martin O.
BEADLE, Elisha
BELT, Loren A.
BENNETT, James B.
BLAKENEY, Charles
BRACEWELL, Isaac
BURRIS, W. S.
BYRD, Rich
 
CAMPBELL, Frank J.
CARROLL, Thomas J.
CARTLIDGE, Oscar
CASASSA, Joseph B.
CLARK, Quintin
COULSON, Jack
CRISP, Charles
CROSS, William
CUMMING, James P.
CUMMING, Thomas S.
 
DAME, Willard
DAVIDSON, Roy
DAVISON, D. H.
DEEMY, George H.
DEVLIN, Francis J.
DEVLIN, Thomas H.
DUNCAN, Charles
DUNLOP, John
DURANT, Mark
 
EDMONDS, Elmer
ENGLISH, Thomas
EVANS, John
 
FAIRBAIRN, J. W.
FALETTI, Peter
FALETTO, Steve
FELLOWS, Edward
FIRTH, Joseph, Jr.
FLEMING, John
FLYNN, Edward S.
FORESTER, Leonard
FRANKLIN, Wilbur
FRASER, John K.
FREER, James
FREW, Archibald
FROST, Clifford
 
GARRITY, John
GILLEN, Patrick
GLADSON, Joe
GOLDEN, Frank
GOLDEN, John
GOSWELL, George W.
GRAHAM, John W.
GRAMMER, Neff
GREER, Roy
GREZLAK, Edmund
GUINEY, George G.
GUINEY, James G.
GUTHRIE, F. M.
 
HALE, James B.
HALL, George
HAMMOND, John
HANNAH, Thomas
HARPER, John
HARRIS, Joe
HARTMAN, William
HASKINS, Joseph
HERON, Otis
HILL, James
HILLS, Seth B.
HINDSON, Harry C.
HODGES, Fred T.
HOEY, E. J.
HOGAN, Patrick
HOUSTON, R. B.
HUDSON, Thomas
HUGHES, Hugh J.
HUNTER, Thomas
HUTSON, Curtis
 
INGERSKI, Stanley B.
 
JACOBS, Adam
JAYNE, James I.
JELLIFF, F. R.
JOBLING, Fryar
JOHN, Evan D.
JOHNSON, Alexander
JOHNSON, Dale
JOHNSON, William J.
JOHNSTON, William O.
JONES, John E.
JONES, Robert E.
 
KEATING, James A.
KANEY, John
KEAY, John
KEENE, Sidney
KIDD, William E.
KINSTLER, John
KLOESS, Nicholas
KOLISEK, James
KOTZMAN, John J.
 
LAMB, Joseph
LEWIS, Thomas A.
LEWIS, W. B.
LIETZE, F. A.
LIPPERT, Fred
LITTLE, Thomas
LORING, G. W.
 
MALCOLM, William J.
MALLABURN, Edward
MALLOY, Henry E.
MARSHALL, Harry
MARTIN, Bernard D.
MASSIE, John H.
McALLISTER, Hector
McCLANAHAN, T. S
McCLINTOCK, John
McCLUSKEY, Ray
McKENNA, Thomas
McLAUGHLIN, William
McMILLAN, John D.
McREAKEN, C. Dayton
MELVIN, Robert
MERCHANT, Ira
MILLHOUSE, John G.
MIRANDI, Albert
MITCHELL, William
MOFFATT, R. J.
MOLLOY, Edward J.
MOONEYHAM, James
MOORE, Roscoe
MORGAN, George L.
MORGAN, L.
MORGAN, W. L.
MORRIS, Albert H.
MORROW, Charles L.
MORTHLAND, John
MOSES, Thomas
 
NEESON, Richard
 
ORD, Mark
O'ROURKE, John
OWENS, Harley
 
PATE, Robert L.
PETTIGREW, Robert
PICKETT, Robert
PINNELL, Thomas
PITTS, Benn
PLUMLEE, Arthur W.
PLUMLEE, Theodore A.
POOLE, Joseph S.
PYLE, Isaac
 
RAGSDALE, Charles D.
RANCILLIO, John
REAK, Murrell
REAVLEY, Robert
REID, James S.
RENSHAW, Charles A.
RHODES, John H.
RICHARDS, James R.
RICHMOND, Harold V.
RIEDLINGER, Arthur
ROBERTS, Ben D.
ROBERTS, Harry
ROBINSON, Leroy
ROBINSON, T. C.
ROLLO, John
ROMAN, Homer E.
ROMINE, John L.
RONALD, Alexander
ROSBOTTOM, Frank
ROSKO, Ronald
RUFF, Louis Leon
RUSSELL, James W.
RUTLEDGE, Walton
 
SAUNDERS, Oscar
SAURS, Fred C.
SCANLON, Driscoll
SCHAMCKER, John B.
SCHIBER, Rudolph R.
SCHOONOVER, Fred
SCIRANKO, Mike
SCULLY, T. Alvin
SILEVEN, Harrison
SMITH, Sydney
SNEDDON, James
SPITZNER, Russell
STANK, Frank
STARKS, J. W.
STECKENRIDER, David
STUART, David T.
 
TAGGART, Michael
TAGGART, Robert
TAYLOR, James
TAYLOR, John
THOMPSON, James
THOMPSON, Joseph C.
THOMPSON, Henry D.
THRUSH, David Z.
TOWERS, John A.
 
Van SCHAICK, Charles
 
WAITE, Walter A.
WALKER, Robert
WEEKS, Thomas
WEIR, James
WEIR, Robert
WHALEY, Aden
WHITE, H. L.
WHITE, James L.
WHITE, John
WILLIAMS, Arthur Joe
WILLIAMS, George T.
WILLIAMS, John E.
WILLIAMS, W. W.
WILSON, James R.
WINNING, Robert
WOOD, William S.
WRIGHT, Thomas C.
 
1882 / 1883By County
1883 to 6/30/1894Five Districts
An amendment providing for State Inspectors of Mines, and defining the method of appointment, duties, and districts of the same (Approved June 18, 1883)
7/1/1895 - 6/30/1904Seven Districts
As amended by an act approved June 15, 1895, in force July 1, 1895. That part of the act affecting the inspection districts is as follows;
11a. The State shall be divided into seven inspection districts, as follows:
      The first district shall he composed of the counties of Boone, McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Will, Livingston and Kankakee.
      The second district the counties of JoDaviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Lee, Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Mercer, Stark, Putnam, Marshall, Peoria and Woodford.
      The third district the counties of Henderson, Warren, Knox, Hancock, McDonough, Schuyler, Fulton, Adams and Brown.
      The fourth district the counties of Tazewell, McLean, Ford, Iroquois, Vermilion, Champaign, Piatt, He Witt, Macon, Logan, Menard, Mason and Cass.
      The fifth district the counties of Pike, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Shelby, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Cumberland, Clark, Edgar, Montgomery, Macoupin, Greene, Jersey and Calhoun.
      The sixth district the counties of Monroe, St. Clair, Madison, Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Marion, Effingham, Clay, Jasper, Richland Crawford and Lawrence.
      The seventh district the counties of Washington, Jefferson, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash, White, Hamilton, Franklin, Perry, Randolph, Jackson, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson, Massac, Union, Alexander and Pulaski.
7/1/1905 - 6/30/1911Ten Districts
The number of mine inspection districts of the State was increased by an Act of the Forty-fourth General Assembly (1905) from seven to ten; this law went into effect July 1, 1905. This change in the number of districts, with the consequent shifting of the several coal producing counties forming the newly created districts, makes the usual comparisons of output and other matters impossible.
The districts of the State as now formed are here given with the coalproducing counties comprised in each
      First District -- The counties of Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Will.
      Second District -- The counties of Bureau, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren.
      Third District -- The counties of Livingston, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Woodford.
      Fourth District -- The counties of Fulton, Hancock, McDonough, McLean, Tazewell.
      Fifth District -- The counties of Edgar, Macon, Vermillion.
      Sixth District -- The counties of Brown, Cass, Logan, Menard, Sangamon, Schuyler.
      Seventh District -- The counties of Calhoun, Christian, Green, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan, Scott, Shelby.
      Eighth District -- The comities of Bond, Madison, St. Clair.
      Ninth District -- The counties of Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Wabash, Washington, White.
      Tenth District -- The counties of Gallatin, Jackson, Johnson. Saline, Williamson.
7/1/1911 - 7/12/1939Twelve Districts
An additional mine inspector, known as Inspector at Large, was provided for in the appropriation made to the Department by the Legislature in 1919.
7/13/1939 - 12/31/1946Fourteen Districts
Pursuant to the provisions of Senate Bill No. 627, Amendments to Mining Law, approved July 13, 1939, the State was redistricted into fourteen districts.
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1960Twenty-two Districts
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Twenty Districts
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1971Eighteen Districts
1/1/1972 - 12/31/1972Sixteen Districts
1973 - 1986Varies

Department of Mines and Minerals
Directors
Name Years Served Address Remarks
NEWSAM, Richard
Richard Newsam
1898 - 1912 Peoria Biography
JOHN, Evan D.
Evan D. John
1917 - 1919 Spaulding More
THOMPSON, Joseph C.
Joseph C. Thompson
Nov. 1918 - Apr. 12, 1920 Johnston City More
MEDILL, Robert M.
Robert M. Medill
1920 - 1924 Roanoke  
BOLT, Martin 1924 - 1926 Springfield  
LEWIS, A. D. 1926 - 1930 Springfield  
MILLHOUSE, John G. 1930 - 1934 Litchfield More
McSHERRY, James 1934 - 1941 DuQuoin Remarks
MEDILL, Robert M.
Robert M. Medill
1941 - 1947 Roanoke  
WALKER, Harold L.
Harold L. Walker
Apr. 2 - Oct. 1, 1947 Urbana  
MOSES, Thomas
Thomas Moses
Oct. 1, 1947 - Feb. 20, 1948 Danville Died in office
More
CRUSE, Robert R. Mar. 1, 1948 - Jan. 16, 1949 Dowell  
STARKS, James W. Jan. 17, 1949 - Feb. 3, 1949 Address Died in office
WALKER, Harold L.
Harold L. Walker
Feb. 8 - Apr. 18, 1949 Urbana  
EADIE, Walter Apr. 19, 1949 - Jan. 15, 1953 West Frankfort  
SCHULL, B. H. Jan. 15, 1953 - Aug. 31, 1961 Marion  
ORLANDI, W. J. Sep. 1, 1961 - Feb. 14, 1963 Kincaid  
RUFF, Louis Leon Feb. 15, 1963 - Feb. 14, 1970 Collinsville More
GULLEY, David L. Feb. 15, 1970 - Dec. 31, 1971 Coello  
McREAKEN, C. Dayton,
Acting Director
Jan. 1, 1972 - Feb. 8, 1973 West Frankfort More
DAWE, Russell T. Feb. 9, 1973 - Mar. 31, 1977 Valier  
EVILSIZER, Bradley Apr. 1, 1977 - 1986 Christppher  

 
NameResidenceDateDistrictCounties
ALLAN, Thomas 515 E. Walnut
Gillespie
62033
1981 - 1983 Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery
1985 - 1986  
ANDERSON, John 62 Woodland
Sunset Lake
Girard
62640
1980 - 1981 Montgomery
1985 - 1986 Douglas, Macoupin
ATKINSON, William
 
William Atkinson
William Atkinson
Inspector, Seventh District.
1905
Murphysboro 7/1/1904 - 4/3/1905Seventh Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Washington, White, Williamson
      It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of William Atkinson, late State Inspector of Mines for the Seventh Mine Inspection District. Of the dangers to which this class of State servants are exposed, he was the first to lose his life while engaged in the performance of his duty.
 
      William Atkinson, State Inspector of Mines, Seventh District, was killed in the mine at Zeigler, Illinois, April 3, 1905, his death was caused by inhaling after-damp; whose home was at Murphysboro, led the first rescuing party to enter the mine, and was soon overcome by gas or after-damp. This was following the violent explosion that occurred in the Zeigler Coal Company mine, Zeigler, Franklin County.
See : 1905 Explosion
 
      Deceased was born Feb. 2, 1848 at Alnwick, England, and came to this country in 1863. Shortly after reaching New York he enlisted in the Union Army, joining Company K, New York Volunteer Infantry, and served with distinction until the close of the war. His honorable discharge bears the date of July 18, 1865.
      After the close of the war he located at Murphysboro, Illinois, where he continued to reside. He was married to Zerilda Kilgore, at Harrisburg, Illinois, February 16, 1876. Of this union nine children were born, but three of whom are living. Mr. Atkinson was appointed July 1, 1901, by Governor Yates as a member of the State Board of Mine Examiners. He continued to serve in that capacity until July, 1904, when he succeeded Even D. John, as State inspector of Mines for the Seventh District. Prior to his connection with the State Service he had served as mine manager for several coal companies in the Southern part of the State. While deprived in early youth of the advantages of an education, he possessed a bright observing mind, and accumulated a considerable store of information on a variety of subjects. Aside from his experience in the army, before coming to this country, he followed the occupation of a British sailor, and, in the line of that employment, had visited nearly every port in the world. His extensive travels gave him an intimate knowledge of human affairs and quickened his judgment of men His was the positive type of character, combined with deep sympathy and most generous impulses. His disposition was extremely kind and he was never so happy as when performing a service for others. He was a member of several secret societies, and was buried with Masonic honors at Murphysboro, April 7, 1905. Those who enjoyed his acquaintance will long remember him for his many loving qualities of head and heart.
BACK, Robert F.Springfield 7/1/1918 - 6/30/1919Second Logan, Menard, Sangamon
7/1/1919 - 6/30/1921Fourth Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
BACK, Thomas P.Springfield 10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Sixth Logan, McLean, Sangamon
Canton7/1/1917 - 6/30/1933Third Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Hancock, Knox, McDonough, Schuyler, Warren
BAGWILL, GeorgeEldorado 7/1/1917 - 6/30/1920Eleventh Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, White
Harrisburg 7/1/1925 - 6/30/1933Eleventh Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, White
506 N. Main St.
Harrisburg
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Eleventh Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, White
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Twenty-second Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
BAILE, ThomasDuQuoin1882 / 1883PerryPerry
BAILEY, Burnett Coulterville
62237
1972 Montgomery, St. Clair
1973 - 1975 Gallatin
R. R. 2
Marion
62959
1976 - 1980 Gallatin, Williamson
BANNISTER, Henry T.Herrin 10/1/1916 - 6/30/1918Twelfth Johnson, Williamson
BARBER, Martin O.713 W. 5th Street
Johnston City
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1968Seventh Gallatin, Williamson
P. O. Box #94
Johnston City
62951
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Seventh Gallatin
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Seventh Gallatin, Saline
1972 Gallatin, Saline
1973 - 1980 Perry, Williamson
BEADLE, ElishaAshley 10/1/1889- 9/30/1890Fifth Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Coles, Effingham, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Richland, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby
BELT, Loren A.117 S. Mill St.
Harrisburg
7/1/1933 - 6/30/1937Eleventh Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White
BENNETT, James B. 10/1/1895 - 9/30/1896Seventh Gallatin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Jackson, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Washington, Williamson
BLAKENEY, CharlesRoute No. 6, Box 148
Danville
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1947Fifth Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Moultrie, Piatt, Vermilion
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1952Fifth Douglas, Edgar, Vermilion
R. R. No. 4
Danville
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1953Fifth Douglas, Vermilion
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Fifth Clark, Douglas, Vermilion
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1958Fifth Douglas, Vermilion
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1960Fifth Crawford, Douglas, Vermilion, Wabash
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Fourth Crawford, Douglas, Vermilion, Wabash
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Fourth Douglas, Vermilion
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1967Fourth Douglas, Kankakee, and Vermilion
BRACEWELL, IsaacDanville1882 / 1883VermilionVermilion
BURRIS, W. S.DuQuoin 10/1/1906 - 9/30/1907Ninth Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Washington
10/1/1907 - 9/30/1908Ninth Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Washington, White
10/1/1908 - May 1910Ninth Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Washington, White
Resigned May, 1910
Danville10/1/1910 - 9/30/1911Fifth Christian, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Vermilion
10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Fifth Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Vermilion
BYRD, Rich631 South Day
West Frankfort
62896
1971Twelfth Franklin, Perry, Williamson
1972 Franklin, Perry, Williamson
1973 - 1975 Franklin, Williamson
CAMPBELL, Frank J.  7/1/1905 - 9/30/1905Sixth Brown, Cass, Morgan, Logan, Menard, Sangamon, Schuyler
CARROLL, Thomas J.Bunker Hill1882 / 1883MacoupinMacoupin
CARTLIDGE, OscarBenton       Mr. W. S. Burris, former inspector of this district (Ninth), resigned May, 1910, and I was appointed to succeed him by Governor Deneen on the 7th of the same month.
5/7/1910 - 9/30/1910Ninth Franklin, Gallatin, Jeflerson, Perry, Saline, Wabash, White
10/1/1910 - 9/30/1911Ninth Franklin, Gallatin, Jefferson, Perry, Saline, White
Marion10/1/1911 - 9/30/1912Twelfth Johnson, Williamson
CASASSA, Joseph B.209 W. Dakota St.
Spring Valley
7/1/1933 - 6/30/1937First Bureau, Grundy, Henry, Kendall, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Will
CLARK, QuintinBraidwood 10/1/1889- 9/30/1893First Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
COULSON, JackBox #217
Coulterville
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1965Ninth Jackson, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Williamson
CRISP, CharlesOxville1882 / 1883ScottScott
CROSS, William Box 324
Coulterville
62237
1976 - 1983 Monroe, Perry, Randolph
1985 - 1986 Perry, Randolph, Washington
CUMMING, James P.Peoria 1883
 
10/1/1883 - 9/30/1884
Third Cass, Fulton, Logan, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Tazewell, Vermilion, Woodford
      Mr. Cumming, the first inspector of the Third District, retired from the service at the expiration of his term, in order to assume the underground management of the deep mine at Mattoon.
CUMMING, Thomas S.Gardner 10/1/1893 - 9/30/1895First Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
Belleville 10/1/1895 - 9/30/1897Sixth Bond, Clinton, Marion, Madison, St. Clair
DAME, Willard Box 361
Sesser
6288462033
1981 - 1983 Franklin, Williamson
1985 - 1986 Franklin, Perry, Randolph, Williamson
DAVIDSON, Roy Box 218
Rosiclare
62982
1976 Alexander, Hardin, Pope
DAVISON, D. H. 1882 / 1883WoodfordWoodford
DEEMY, George Hauck511 Laura St.
Peoria
7/1/1933 - 8/14/1940Second Marshall, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
IN MEMORIAM
George Hauck Deemy
April 1, 1875 - August 14, 1940.

      George Hauck Deemy was born April 1, 1875. at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and at the age of six years moved with his family to Abilene. Kansas, where they engaged in farming until the death of the father in 1894. At this time the family moved to Middle Grove, Ill., where Mr. Deemy started to work in the coal mines, this becoming his lifetime occupation.
      Through night school study and training under Mr. James Freer, Mr. Deemy was granted a Certificate of Competency as Mine Manager, First Class, by the State Mining Board of Illinois on December 10, 1900. Following this he was appointed manager of the Blackhawk Mine No. 1, at Farmington, Illinois. Later he served in the same capacity at the Maplewood Mine No. 2. in the same community, remaining in this position until 1910.
      In 1910 Mr. Deemy moved to Peoria, Illinois, entering the employ of the Crescent Coal Company as General Superintendent, serving that organization in this capacity until 1930. Meanwhile he had served the State of Illinois as a member of the Mine Rescue Station Commission, through appointment by the late Governor Dunne.
      Mr. Deemy received his appointment as State Mine Inspector of the Second (Peoria) District in 1931, and was serving in that capacity at the time of his death.
      He was a member of Illinois Masonic Lodge No. 263 and of the Mine Inspectors' Institute of America.
DEVLIN, Francis J.Springfield 7/1/1921 - 6/30/1923Fourth Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
DEVLIN, Thomas H.Assumption 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1916Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
DUNCAN, CharlesGalva10/1/1895 - 9/30/1896Second Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Woodford
DUNLOP, John
 
John Dunlop
John Dunlop
Inspector, Sixth District.
1903
Centralia10/1/1897 - 6/30/1905 SixthBond, Clinton, Madison, Marion, St. Clair
7/1/1905 - 9/30/1905Ninth Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Perry, Randolph, Richland, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White
Peoria10/1/1907 - 9/30/1909Third Livingston, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Woodford
10/1/1909 - 9/30/1910Third Livingston, Logan, McLean, Marshall, Menard, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
10/1/1910 - 9/30/1911Third Bureau, Knox, Marshall, Menard, Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford
10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Third Marshall, Menard, Peoria, Putnam, Tazewell, Woodford
      The above picture is a likeness of John Dunlop, who was born at Amuck Lodge, Parish of Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1864. He attended the public schools at that place for seven years, and when 12 years of age he commenced work in the coal mines, following in the various positions from drawer to more advanced occupations. During the years up to the time he was 22 years of age, he attended night schools, taking up the courses as advanced by the government in the science and art department, which included mining engineering, thereby receiving a technical as well as a practical knowledge of coal mining, for which he secured four diplomas in the different branches studied. At the age of 22 years he came to the United States, locating in Indiana, where he remained for a few years, after which he removed to Illinois. In 1892 he successfully passed the examination before the State mining board as mine manager, and engaged in that capacity with a large operator in Marion county, remaining at the same place for five years, in 1897 he took the examination for State inspector of mines, and was appointed to that position for the sixth district by Governor John R. Tanner, and was reappointed by Governor Richard Yates. He now resides with his family in Centralia.
DURANT, MarkDubois1882 / 1883WashingtonWashington
EDMONDS, ElmerRoyalton 1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1947 - 9/30/1949Fourteenth Franklin
ENGLISH, Thomas
 
Thomas English
Thomas English
1943
Harrisburg 7/1/1920 - 6/30/1923Eleventh Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, White
7/1/1923 - 6/30/1924Fifth Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Vermilion
7/1/1924 - 6/30/1925Eleventh Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, White
Springfield7/1/1929 - 6/30/1932 Inspector-at-Large
      Thomas English was born February 25, 1864, in Kilmornack, Scotland, and died in Springfield, Illinois, April 3, 1944.
      Mr. English came to the United States and located at Streator, Illinois, in 1885. Was appointed Superintendent of the Illinois Mine Rescue Station at LaSalle, Illinois, March, 1910. February, 1913, he was appointed Superintendent of Springfield Mine Rescue Station. This position he held for eight years and during that period he taught evening classes in coal mining in the Springfield High School building. 1921 he was appointed State Mine Inspector at Harrisburg. Following this he was State Mine Inspector-at-Large for a period of four years.
      In 1941 he was appointed Economic Investigator, which position he held at the time of his death.
EVANS, JohnRock Island1882 / 1883Rock IslandRock Island
FAIRBAIRN, J. W.Marion 10/1/1912 - 9/30/1913Twelfth Johnson, Williamson
FALETTI, PeterDalzell 7/1/1924 - 6/30/1933Second Bureau, Grundy, Henry, LaSalle, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Will
FALETTO, Steve530 Ryall Ave.
Marseilles
7/1/1937 - 12/31/1940First Bureau, Grundy, Henry, Kendall, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Will
FELLOWS, EdwardGalva 10/1/1893 - 9/30/1895Second Bureau, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Marshall, Mercer, Rock Island, Schulyer, Stark, Warren
FIRTH, Joseph, Jr.Benld 7/1/1933 - 12/31/1939Sixth Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Shelby
FLEMING, John 702 East Main
DuQuoin
62832
1975 Randolph, St. Clair
FLYNN, Edward S.DuQuoin 7/1/1927 - 6/30/1933Ninth Jackson, Perry, Randolph, Washington
FORESTER, LeonardPercy 7/1/1933 - 12/31/1940Ninth Jackson, Perry, Randolph, Washington
FRANKLIN, Wilbur P.O. Box 121
Tilden
62292
1974 Randolph, St. Clair
1976 - 1977 Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
910 S. Sunset Drive
Pinckneyville
62274
1978 - 1983 Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
Box 55
Tilden
62292
1985 - 1986 Perry, Randolph, St. Clair
FRASER, John K..Carlinville 7/1/1928 - 6/30/1933Sixth Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Shelby
FREER, JamesPeoria 10/1/1886 - 9/30/1893Third Cass, Fulton, Logan, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Tazewell, Vermilion, Woodford
FREW, ArchibaldGillespie 10/1/1913 - 6/30/1916Seventh Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery
FROST, Clifford 305 East Schuetz
Lebanon
6225462237
1972 Monroe, Perry, Randolph
1973 Randolph, St. Clair
GARRITY, JohnRiverton 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1917Sixth Logan, McLean, Sangamon
GILLEN, PatrickSpringfield 7/1/1923 - 6/30/1929Inspector-at-Large
GLADSON, JoeP.O. Box 187
Raymond
62560
1/1/1971 - 12/31/1971Fifth Christian, Macoupin
1972 - 1978 Christian, Macoupin
GOLDEN, Frank Herod
62947
1975 - 1983 Alexander, Hardin, Pope
1985 - 1986 Alexander, Hardin, Madison, Monroe, Pope, Randolph, Williamson
GOLDEN, John22 Peach St.
DuQuoin
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Ninth Jackson, Perry, Randolph
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1948Thirteenth Jackson, Perry, Randolph
GOSWELL, George W.Herrin 7/1/1922 - 6/30/1923Twelfth Johnson, Williamson
GRAHAM, John W.Dunferniline10/1/1897 - 9/30/1899 ThirdBrown, Fulton, Hancock, Knox. McDonough, Schuyler, Warren
Canton10/1/1899 - 9/30/1901Third Cass, Fulton, Hancock, McDonough. Menard, Peoria. Schuyler, Tazewell
GRAMMER, Neff202 E. Murray Street
Sesser
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Ninth Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Williamson
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Ninth Jackson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Williamson
GREER, Roy R.R. #1
Harrisburg
62946
1981 - 1983 Saline
R.R. #4
Harrisburg
62946
1985 - 1986 Saline, Wabash, White
GREZLAK, Edmund810 West Webster
Benton
1/1/1950 - 12/31/1950Twentieth Jackson, Williamson
1/1/1951 - 12/31/1951Twentieth Williamson
1/1/1952 - 12/31/1952Sixteenth Franklin
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953Sixteenth Franklin, Perry
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Sixteenth Franklin, Williamson
207 S. Main
Zeigler
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1965Eighteenth Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1966Ninth Franklin, Gallatin, Williamson
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Ninth Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1971Ninth Franklin, Jackson, Williamson
1972 Franklin, Jackson, Williamson
1973 & 1974 Franklin, Perry, Randolph
1975 - 1981 Jackson, Perry, Randolph, Williamson
GUINEY, George G.Sesser 1/1/1955 - 12/31/1961Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Twentieth Franklin
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1964Tenth Franklin, St. Clair
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1966Tenth Perry, Randolph, Saline, St. Clair
GUINEY, James G.1112 Broadway
Lincoln
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Tenth Madison, Macoupin
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Seventh Logan, Madison, Montgomery
402 S. Jesse Street
Christopher
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1964Sixth Franklin
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1965Sixth Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1968Sixth Franklin, St. Clair, Williamson
GUTHRIE, F. M.347 E. Fulton St.
Farmington
7/1/1933 - 12/31/1940Third Adams, Brown, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler, Warren
HALE, James B.Cottonwood1882 / 1883GallatinGallatin
HALL, George1809 S. Lincoln Ave.
Springfield
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Fourth Christian, Macon, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Shelby
1/1/1947 - 12/31/19467Sixth Macon, Morgan, Sangamon
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1950Sixth Morgan, Sangamon
1/1/1951 - 12/31/1951Sixth Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon
1/1/1952 - 12/31/1952Sixth Logan, Menard, Sangamon
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953Sixth Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1955Sixth Greene, Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon
HAMMOND, John125 E. Brailley Street
Hillsboro
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1967Eleventh Macoupin, Montgomery
Box 109
Rushville
62681
1/1/1968 - 12/31/1968Second Adams, Fulton, Jo Daviess, Menard, Mercer, Pike
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1970Second Adams, Fulton, Jo Daviess, Menard, Mercer, Pike, Schuyler
1/1/1971 - 12/31/1971Second Fulton, Jo Daviess, Mercer
1972 Adams, Fulton, Jo Daviess, Knox, Menard, Mercer, Peoria, Pike, Schuyler
1973 - 1983 Fulton, Jo Daviess, Knox, Mercer, Peoria
1985 - 1986 Adams, Fulton, Jo Daviess, McDonough, Schuyler
HANNAH, ThomasDanville 7/1/1905 - 9/30/1905Sixth Edgar, Macon, Vermilion
Springfield10/1/1906 - 9/30/1908Sixth Brown, Cass, Logan, Morgan, Menard, Sangamon, Schuyler
HARPER, JohnColchester1882 / 1883McDonoughMcDonough
HARRIS, Joe1720 South Park Avenue
Springfield
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1945Inspector-at-Large
HARTMAN, WilliamBelleville 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1916Ninth St. Clair
HASKINS, JosephCatlin 10/1/1916 - 6/30/1923Fifth Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Vermilion
Harrisburg 10/1/1923 - 6/30/1924Eleventh Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, White
HERON, OtisBox 212
Macomb
1/1/1950 - 12/31/1951Third Brown, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Schuyler, Warren
518 West Jackson Street
Macomb
1/1/1950 - 12/31/1951Third Hancock, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Schuyler, Warren
HILL, James Box 126
Galatia
62935
1979 - 1983 Franklin, Wabash
1985 - 1986 Gallatin, Wabash
HILLS, Seth B.Odin1882 / 1883MarionMarion
HINDSON, Harry C.Peoria 7/1/19298 - 6/30/1933Second Logan, McLean, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
HOEY, E. J.Christopher 7/1/1921 - 6/30/1925Tenth Franklin
HODGES, Fred T.Danville 7/1/1928 - 6/30/1933Ninth Edgar, Macon, Moultrie and Vermilion
HOGAN, PatrickCanton 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1914Third Marshall, Menard, Peoria, Putnam, Tazewell, Woodford
HOUSTON, R. B.Sparta1882 / 1883RandolphRandolph
HUDSON, Thomas
 
Thomas Hudson
Thomas Hudson
Inspector, Second District.
1903
Galva 1883Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Marshall, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
10/1/1883 - 9/30/1893Second Bureau, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Marshall, Mercer, Rock Island, Schulyer, Stark, Warren
10/1/1896 - 9/30/1897Second Bureau, Henry, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Woodford
10/1/1897 - 9/30/1900Second Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Woodford
10/1/1900 - 9/30/1902Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
10/1/1902 - 9/30/1904Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, Marshall, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
10/1/1904 - 69/30/1905Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, Marshall, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
7/1/1905 - 9/30/1909Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren
10/1/1909 - 9/30/1910Second Bureau, Fulton, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Warren
10/1/1910 - 9/30/1911Second Fulton, Henry, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
      The original of the above picture was born in the county of Northumberland, England, in 1846, and is now 58 years of age. He attended the schools in the mining districts of Northumbria until he was 13 years of age, when he commenced work in the collieries of the Bedlington coal company, going through the regular courses from trapper boy to miner.
      He came to the United States in 1871, locating in Henry, Marshall county, Illinois. After working two years in the coal mines at Galva, and operating a local mine at Henry, he moved to Streator, LaSalle county, where in 1873 he engaged with the Vermillion coal company as a miner, and remained in the employ of that company for ten years. In 1883 the General Assembly passed an act creating the office of State inspectors of coal mines in lllinois, dividing the State into five districts, also providing for the examination of candidates for inspectors by a board of examiners. For some time previous to the passage of this act, Mr. Hudson had been a close student of mining literature, hence, he was fairly well versed in the technical as well as the practical knowledge of coal mining. At the first examination held by the board he successfully passed the examination, and was at once appointed by Gov. John L. Hamilton, as State inspector of coal mines for the second district. He at once transferred his residence from Streator to Galva, the latter being more centrally located in the district. Since 1883 he has been reappointed and commissioned by every Republican Governor, and now holds commissisn under Governor Yates.
HUGHES, Hugh J.Litchfield 10/1/1893 - 9/30/1895Fifth Clinton, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Saline, Washington, Williamson
HUNTER, ThomasSpringfield 7/1/1923 - 6/30/1925Fourth Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
7/1/1925 - 6/30/1929Fourth Christian, Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
HUTSON, CurtisBox 6
Sesser
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1950Nineteenth Williamson
INGERSKI, Stanley B.Pace Hotel
Macomb
8/1/1939 - 12/31/1940Fourteenth Adams, Brown, Hancock, Henderson. McDonough, Mercer, Rock Island, Schuyler, Warren
JACOBS, AdamSpringfield1882 / 1883SangamonSangamon
JAYNE, James I.Box 195
Cuba
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1956Fourth Fulton
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Fourth Fulton, Knox
Box 662
Cuba
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1962Third Fulton
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Third Fulton, Henry, Menard, Mercer
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1964Third Fulton, Henry
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1966Third Fulton, Knox
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Third Fulton, Knox, Peoria
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1971Third Fulton, Peoria
JELLIFF, F. R.Galesburg1882 / 1883KnoxKnox
JOBLING, FryarTiskilwa1882 / 1883BureauBureau
JOHN, Evan D.
 
Evan D. John
Evan D. John
Inspector, Seventh District.
1903
Carbondale10/1/1896 - 9/30/1899 SeventhGallatin, Hamilton. Jackson, Jefferson. Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Washington, Williamson
10/1/1899 - 9/30/1900 SeventhGallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Saline, Washington, Williamson
10/1/1900 - 9/30/1901 SeventhGallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Saline, Wabash, Washington, Williamson
10/1/1901 - 9/30/1903 SeventhGallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Wabash, Washington, Williamson
10/1/1903 - 7/1/1904 SeventhFranklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Wabash, Washington, Williamson
The resignation of Evan D. John to take effect of July 1, 1904
      Evan D. John was born in Measteg, Glanmorgan Shire, South Wales, in 1861. Like most of his countrymen in those days, he was deprived of an early education. At the age of eight years he began working in the mines at that place as a trapper boy, and continued working in the coal mines of his native land until 1880, when he came to this country. His first work here was in a shaft at Murphysboro, Illinois. Sinee then he has worked in the coal mines of Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Indian Territory.
      In 1886 he held his first position as mine manager at Centerville, Iowa. In 1888 he came to Springfield, Illinois, and took charge of the mining machines at the mine located at Spaulding. Shortly afterwards he accepted the position of mine manager, and later, superintendent at the same mine, continuing until 1892, when he accepted a similar position at the mine at Barclay, remaining at this mine until 1897, when Gov. John R Tanner appointed him State inspector for the seventh district, which position he has held ever since. His residence since his appointment as inspector has been at Carbondale.
JOHNSON, Alexander 651 East Main Street
Box 896
Cuba
61427
1972 Fulton, Peoria, Stark
1973 - 1978 Fulton, Kankakee, Peoria, Stark
JOHNSON, Dale Box 114
Woodhull
61490
1979 - 1983 Fulton, Kankakee, Peoria, Stark
1985 - 1986 Fulton, LaSalle, Logan, Peoria
JOHNSON, William J.403 S. Thomas St.
Christopher
7/1/1933 - 12/31/1940Tenth Franklin, Jefferson
JOHNSTON, William O.205 South Victor Street
Christopher
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Twentieth Williamson
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1958Twentieth Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1960Twentieth Saline, Williamson
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1965Fifteenth Saline, Williamson
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1966Fifteenth Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Fifteenth Franklin, Saline
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Sixth Perry, Randolph, St. Clair
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Sixth St. Clair
JONES, John E.Benton 10/1/1914 - 6/30/1917Eleventh Franklin, Gallatin, Saline, White
JONES, Robert E.617 N. Madison Street
Benton
62812
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Fourteenth Jefferson, St. Clair
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1971Fourteenth Jefferson, Perry, St. Clair
1972 Jefferson
1973 - 1976 Jefferson, Perry
110 E. Capital
Benton
62812
1977 - 1983 Jefferson, Perry
1985 - 1986  
KANEY, JohnCentralia 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1917Eighth Bond, Clinton, Madison, Marion
KEATING, James A.Peoria 10/1/1893 - 9/30/1895Third Cass, Fulton, Logan, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Tazewell, Vermilion, Woodford
Streator 10/1/1895 - 9/30/1897First Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
KEAY, JohnSpringfield 10/1/1893 - 9/30/1895Fourth Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Cumberland, Effingham, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Richland, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1895 - 9/30/1896Ffth Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Sangamon, Shelby, Scott
KEENE, SidneyChurchill Hotel
Canton
1/1/1949 - 12/31/1949Fourth Fulton, Logan, Menard
1/1/1950 - 12/31/1950Fourth Fulton, Knox, Logan, Menard
24 South Linden
DuQuoin
1/1/1951 - 12/31/1952Thirteenth Jackson, Perry, Randolph
KIDD, William E.Peoria 7/1/1917 - 6/30/1929Second McLean, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
KINSTLER, John1211 East Elm Street
West Frankfort
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1949Fifteenth Franklin, Perry
KLOESS, NicholasW. Bellleville 1882 / 1883St. ClairSt. Clair
LAMB, JosephHilton1882 / 1883TazewellTazewell
LEWIS, W. B.New Burnside1882 / 1883JohnsonJohnson
KOLISEK, JamesP. O. Box 93
Coffeen
1/1/1968 - 12/31/1968Seventh Montgomery
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Eleventh Macoupin, Montgomery
410 Bond Street
Benton
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Eleventh Franklin, Perry, Saline, Williamson
1972 Johnson, Pope, Randolph, Saline, Williamson
1973 - 1978 Johnson, Saline, Williamson
KOTZMAN, John J.907 E. Leonard St.
Staunton
1/1/1949 - 12/31/1953Inspector-at-Large
400 West Maple Street
Taylorville
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1955Seventh Christian, Montgomery
723 West Elm Street
Taylorville
1/1/1956 - 12/31/1956Seventh Christian, Montgomery
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1958Seventh Christian
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1959Inspector-at-Large
907 East Leonard
Staunton
1/1/1960 - 12/31/1961Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Nineteenth St. Clair
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Eleventh Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Randolph, St. Clair
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Eleventh Greene, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, St. Clair
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1966Eleventh Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, St. Clair
LEWIS, Thomas A.Litchfield 10/1/1916 - 6/30/1917First Grundy, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
7/1/1917 - 6/30/1918Sixth Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery
LIETZE, F. A.Carlyle1882 / 1883ClintonClinton
LIPPERT, Fred811 St. Clair St.
Belleville
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Eighth Clinton, Monroe, St. Clair
920 Centerville Avenue
Belleville
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Eleventh Monroe, St. Clair
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1952Eleventh St. Clair
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953Eleventh Randolph, St. Clair
LITTLE, ThomasCarbondale 7/1/1905 - 9/30/1908Tenth Gallatin, Jackson, Johnson, Saline, Williamson
10/1/1906 - 9/30/1911Tenth Jackson, Johnson, Williamson
Murphysboro10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Tenth Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Washington
Obituary
Coal Age Vol. 21, No. 19; May, 1922
      Thomas Little, former superintendent of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Co., mines at Herrin and Murphysboro, Ill., died recently in Mayo Bros. hospital, Rochester, Minn. He was widely acquainted in southern Illinois, having held the position as state mine inspector several years ago.
LORING, G. W.Decatur1882 / 1883MaconMacon
MALCOLM, William J.Braidwood1882 / 1883GrundyGrundy
MALLABURN, Edward1200 Davis Street
Johnston City
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947NineteenthWilliamson
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1953EighteenthJackson, Williamson
MALLOY, Henry E.Danville10/1/1895 - 9/30/1897Fourth Cass, Logan, Macon, Menard, McLean, Tazewell, Vermilion
MARSHALL, HarrySpringfield 7/1/19298 - 6/30/1933Fourth Christian, Menard, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Scott
MARTIN, Bernard D. Box 73
Farmersville
62533
1975 Douglas, Montgomery, Vermilion
616 N. Silver
Taylorville
62568
1976 - 1979 Douglas, Montgomery, Vermilion
1980 - 1983 Douglas, Macoupin, Vermilion
1985 - 1986 Clinton, Macoupin
MASSIE, John H.Belleville 10/1/1892 - 9/30/1893Fifth Clinton, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Saline, Washington, Williamson
McALLISTER, Hector
 
Hector McAllister
Hector McAllister
Inspector, First District.
1903
Streator10/1/1897 - 6/30/1905 FirstGrundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
7/1/1905 - 9/30/1909 FirstGrundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Will
10/1/1909 - 9/30/1910 FirstGrundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Putnam and Will
10/1/1910 - 9/30/1913 FirstGrundy, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
      The subject of this sketch was born in Whitehaven, Camberland county, England, in 1864, and is now 58 years old.
      He entered the coal mines at the age of eight years, at Blayden, county Durham, England. In 1864 he came to the United States working as a miner in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, for one year. In 1865 he moved to Illinois, and worked in the mines near Belleville until 1869, when he accepted a position at Streator, where he worked until 1897. Ten years of this time he was mine manager of the Chicago, Wilmington & Vermillion Coal company.
      He was appointed State inspector of mines for the first district of Illinois in 1897 by Gov. John R. Tanner, which position he holds at the present time.
McCLANAHAN, T. S.Monmouth1882 / 1883WarrenWarren
McCLINTOCK, JohnMurphysboro 10/1/1913 - 6/30/1917Tenth Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Washington
McCLUSKEY, Ray Carterville 1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Twelfth Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, Union, Williamson
602 East Grand Ave.
Carterville
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Eighteenth Jackson, Williamson
1/1/1952 - 12/31/1953Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1960Fourteenth Jackson, Williamson
1/1/1961- 12/31/1961Tenth Jackson, Williamson
1/1/1962- 12/31/1963Seventh Jackson, Perry, Williamson
1/1/1964- 12/31/1965Seventh Jackson, Williamson
McKENNA, Thomas1307 N. Gilbert St.
Danville
7/1/1933 - 12/31/1940Fifth Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Vermilion
McLAUGHLIN, WilliamAledo1882 / 1883MercerMercer
McMILLAN, John D.South Standard 1/1/1946 - 12/31/1946Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1948Inspector-at-Large
& Fourth - Fulton, Knox, Logan, Menard
McREAKEN, C. Dayton106 W. Lindell
West Frankfort
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Eighth Jefferson, Randolph
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Eighth Franklin
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Sixteenth Inspector-at-Large
MELVIN, Robert R. R. 1
West Frankfort
62896
1975 - 1983 Johnson, Saline, Williamson
1985 - 1986 Franklin, Williamson
MERCHANT, IraBloomington1882 / 1883McLeanMcLean
MILLHOUSE, John G.Litchfield 7/1/1917 - 6/30/1918Seventh Bond, Madison, Marion
7/1/1918 - 6/30/1922Sixth Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery
7/1/1922 - 6/30/1928Sixth Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery
MIRANDI, AlbertEdwards Station1882 / 1883PeoriaPeoria
MITCHELL, WilliamGeneral Delivery
Mt. Olive
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1953Eighth Macoupin
101 March Drive
Collinsville
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Eleventh Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair
MOFFATT, R. J.Braidwood1882 / 1883WillWill
MOLLOY, Edward J. 1882 / 1883MadisonMadison
MOONEYHAM, James R.R. #1
Box 420
West Frankfort
62896
1985 - 1986 Franklin, PerrySaline
MOORE, Roscoe301 East Washington
Benton
1/1/1951 - 12/31/1953Nineteenth Williamson
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Nineteenth Perry, Williamson
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Nineteenth Williamson
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1962Fourteenth Williamson
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Fourteenth Jefferson, Williamson
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1965Fourteenth Jefferson, Randolph, Williamson
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1966Fourteenth Randolph, Williamson
MORGAN, George L.Benton 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1916Eleventh Franklin, Gallatin, Saline, White
MORGAN, L.R. R. 2, E. St. Louis 10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Eighth Bond, Clinton, Madison, Marion
MORGAN, W. L.East St. Louis 7/1/1918 - 6/30/1919Seventh Bond, Madison, Marion
Greenville 7/1/1919 - 6/30/1922Twelfth Johnson, Williamson
No. 2 Chandler Apts.
Macomb
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Fourteenth Adams, Brown, Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, Mercer, Rock Island, Schuyler, Warren
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Third Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Henderson, Warren, Knox, Hancock, McDonough, Adams, Schuyler, Brown
MORRIS, Albert H.545 South Washington Street
Taylorville
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1950Seventh Christian, Shelby
807 West Elm Street
Taylorville
1/1/1951 - 12/31/1953Seventh Christian
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1958Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1960Seventh Christian, Macoupin
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Sixth Christian, Macoupin
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Fifth Christian
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Fifth Christian, Madison, Montgomery, Sangamon
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1964Fifth Christian, Kankakee, Madison, Montgomery
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1965Fifth Christian, Madison, Montgomery
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1968Fifth Christian, Montgomery
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Fifth Christian, Madison
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1970Fifth Christian, Macoupin
MORROW, Charles L.Tamaroa 1/1/1955 - 12/31/1960Fifteenth Jackson, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Eleventh Jackson, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Eighth Marion, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Eighth Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1964Eighth Jackson, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1965Eighth Jefferson, Perry, Randolph
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1966Eighth Jefferson, Randolph
MORTHLAND, John720 North Hughes Street
West Frankfort
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Fifteenth Franklin
606 South Monroe Street
West Frankfort
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Thirteenth Jackson, Jefferson, Williamson
720 North Hughes Street
West Frankfort
62896
1972 Jackson, Jefferson, Wabash, Williamson
1973 - 1977 Inspector-At-Large
Jefferson, Wabash
MOSES, Thomas
 
Thomas Moses Thomas Moses
Inspector, Fifth District.
Westville 10/1/1906 - 9/30/1908Fifth Edgar, Macon, Vermilion
10/1/1908 - 9/30/1910Fifth Christian, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Vermilion
NEESON, RichardSpringfield 7/1/1918 - 6/30/1923Inspector-at-Large
ORD, MarkWestville 7/1/1924 - 6/30/1925Fifth Christian, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Vermilion
Danville 7/1/1925 - 6/30/1927Fifth Edgar, Macon, Vermilion
O'ROURKE, JohnBenton 7/1/1918 - 6/30/1921Tenth Franklin
OWENS, Harley519 North Eighth Street
Springfield
1/1/1956 - 12/31/1956Sixth Greene, Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon
1117 South Livingstone Street
Springfield
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Sixth Greene, Logan, Menard, Montgomery, Sangamon
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Fifth Greene, Logan, Menard, Montgomery, Sangamon
PATE, Robert L.1 Lexington Manor
Harrisburg
62946
1971Twelfth Johnson, Pope, Saline, Williamson
1972 Johnson, Saline, Williamson
1973 - 1975 Saline
R. R. 2, Box 339C
Harrisburg
62946
1976 Saline
1977 - 1983 Inspector-at-Large
Saline
1985 - 1986 Inspector-at-Large
Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Williamson
PETTIGREW, RobertTroy unknown ?1918Seventh Bond, Madison, Marion
PICKETT, RobertCanton10/1/1895 - 9/30/1896Third Fulton, Hancock, Knox, McDonough, Schuyler, Warren
10/1/1897 - 9/30/1898Third Brown, Fulton, Hancock, Knox, McDonough, Schuyler, Warren
PINNELL, Thomas Box 73
Farmersville
62533
1972 Douglas, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Montgomery, Vermilion
1973 & 1974 Douglas, Montgomery, Vermilion
1979 - 1983 Inspector-at-Large
Macoupin, Montgomery
1985 - 1986 Inspector-at-Large
Christian, Montgomery
PITTS, BennOdin 7/1/1936 - 12/31/1939Seventh Bond, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Richland
1/1/1940 - 12/31/1940Thirteenth Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Richland, Wabash, Washington, Wayne
PLUMLEE, Arthur W.Cambria 7/1/1923 - 6/30/1933Twelfth Johnson, Williamson
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1948Twentieth Williamson
1/1/1949 - 12/31/1949Twentieth Jackson, Williamson
PLUMLEE, Theodore A.901 East Oak Street
West Frankfort
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953Twenty-second Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Thirteenth Perry
R. F. D. No. 1
West Frankfort
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1958Thirteenth Perry, Franklin
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1960Thirteenth Franklin
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Twelfth Franklin
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1963Twelfth Williamson
R.F.D. #3, Box 29
West Frankfort
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1964Twelfth Williamson
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1965Twelfth Gallatin, Jackson, Johnson, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1966Twelfth Gallatin, Jackson, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Twelfth Jackson, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Twelfth Saline, Williamson
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1970Twelfth Pope, Saline, Williamson
POOLE, Joseph S.317 East Logan Street
Harrisburg
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Twenty-second Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
211 West Park Street
Harrisburg
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Twenty-second Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Seventeenth Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Sixteenth Crawford, Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, Williamson
P.O. Drawer 446
Harrisburg
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1965Sixteenth Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
PYLE, IsaacKewanee1882 / 1883HenryHenry
RAGSDALE, Charles D.Jolly Hotel
Macomb
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1949Third Brown, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Schuyler, Warren
RANCILLIO, JohnHerrin 7/1/1938 - 7/30/1939Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1940 - 12/31/1940Sixth Bond, Fayette, Macoupin, Montgomery
REAK, Murrell1604 West Oak
West Frankfort
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1951Inspector-at-Large
REAVLEY, RobertRiverton 10/1/1916 - 6/30/1917Sixth Logan, McLean, Sangamon
7/1/1917 - 6/30/1918Fourth Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
REID, James S.Carterville 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1916Twelfth Johnson, Williamson
RENSHAW, Charles A.1824 E. Main Street
Danville
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Seventeenth Douglas, Kankakee, Vermilion
701 S. 29th Street
Mt. Vernon
62864
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Fourth Douglas, Vermilion
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Fourth Douglas, Jefferson, Vermilion
1972 Jackson, Jefferson
1973 - 1983 Jefferson, Perry
RHODES, John H.Lincoln1882 / 1883LoganLogan
RICHARDS, James R.Belleville 7/1/1919 - 6/30/1925Eighth Clinton, St. Clair
7/1/1925 - 6/30/1933Eighth Clinton, Monroe, St. Clair
RICHMOND, Harold V.404 East 5th Street
Pana
1/1/1951 - 12/31/1951Fourteenth Christian, Montgomery
408 South Mill Street
Nashville
1/1/1952 - 12/31/1953Twelfth Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Randolph, Washington
410 High Street
Nashville
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1955Twelfth Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Randolph, Washington
33 West Crown View Drive
Mt. Vernon
1/1/1956 - 12/31/1956Twelfth Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Randolph, Washington
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Twelfth Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Washington
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Ninth Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Washington
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Inspector-at-Large
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Seventeenth Jefferson
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Seventeenth Crawford, Jefferson, Wabash
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1964Seventeenth Clay, Crawford, Jefferson, Wabash
1/1/1965 - 12/31/1965Inspector-at-Large
Seventeenth
 
Jefferson, Williamson
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1966Inspector-at-Large
Sixteenth
Jefferson, Perry, Williamson
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Sixteenth  
Jefferson, Perry, Randolph, Washington
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Sixteenth  
Jefferson, Monroe, Perry, Randolph
RIEDLINGER, Arthur117 Amsler St.
Bartonville
1/1/1943 - 12/31/1946Second Logan, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Second Peoria, Tazewell, McLean
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1956Second Peoria, Tazewell
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Second Peoria
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961First Bureau, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Will
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962First Bureau, Kankakee, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Vermilion
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963First Bureau, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Will
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1965First Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Peoria, Stark
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1968First Cook, Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Peoria, Stark
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969First Kankakee, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Peoria, Stark
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1970First Kankakee, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Peoria, Stark
1/1/1971 - 12/31/1971First Kankakee, Knox, Peoria, Stark
ROBERTS, Ben D.Streator 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1916First Grundy, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
ROBERTS, HarryEdinburg 7/1/1933 - 12/31/1940Fourth Cass, Christian, Logan, Menard, Morgan, Pike. Sangamon, Scott
ROBINSON, Leroy R.R. 1
Box 289
Carterville
62918
1979 - 1983 Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Perry, Randolph
1985 - 1986 Jackson, Jefferson, Williamson
ROBINSON, T. C.Pontiac1882 / 1883LivingstonLivingston
ROLLO, John 9/1/1884 - 9/30/1885ThirdCass, Fulton, Logan, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Tazewell, Vermilion, Woodford
ROMAN, Homer E.644 South Randolph Street
Macomb
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953Third Brown, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Schuyler, Warren
111 Auburn Drive
Macomb
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Third Brown, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Schuyler, Warren
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1958Third Hancock, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Schuyler
721 Auburn Drive
Macomb
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1960Third Adams, Brown, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Schuyler
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Second Adams, Brown, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Schuyler
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Second Adams, Brown, Henry, Logan, Marshall, Menard, Mercer, Peoria, Sangamon, Schuyler
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1963Second Adams, Brown, Fulton, Jo Daviess, Mercer, Pike, Schuyler
111 Auburn Drive
Macomb
1/1/1964 - 12/31/1965Second Adams, Brown, Fulton, Jo Daviess, Menard, Mercer, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler
721 Auburn Drive
Macomb
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1966Second Adams, Fulton, Knox, Menard, Mercer, Pike
1/1/1967- 12/31/1967Second Adams, Fulton, Jo Daviess, Menard, Mercer, Pike
ROMINE, John L.606 South Monroe
West Frankfort
1/1/1950 - 12/31/1952Fifteenth Franklin, Perry
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953Fifteenth Jackson, Perry, Randolph
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1960Eighteenth Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Thirteenth Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Thirteenth Franklin, Gallatin, Williamson
1/1/1963 - 12/31/1965Thirteenth Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1966 - 12/31/1969Thirteenth Franklin, Jefferson, Williamson
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Fifteenth Jefferson, Jackson, Williamson
RONALD, AlexanderStreator 1882 / 1883
1883 - 1887
LaSalle
First
LaSalle
Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Will
ROSBOTTOM, FrankBenton 10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Eleventh Franklin, Gallatin, Saline, White
DuQuoin7/1/1917 - 6/30/1927Ninth Jackson, Perry, Randolph, Washington
ROSKO, Ronald Box 216
Witt
62094
1979 - 1980 Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery
RUFF, Louis Leon406 Sumner Boulevard
Collinsville
1/1/1962 - 12/31/1962Eighteenth St. Clair
RUSSELL, James W.Corrier's Mill1882 / 1883SalineSaline
RUTLEDGE, Walton
 
Walton Rutledge
Walton Rutledge
Inspector, Fifth District.
1903
Alton 1883Fourth Coles, Edgar, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1883 - 9/30/1884Fourth Calhun, Coles, Edgar, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1884 - 9/30/1887Fourth Bond, Christian, Calhun, Coles, Edgar, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1889- 9/30/1890Fourth Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Coles, Effingham, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Richland, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1892 - 9/30/1893Fourth Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Effingham, Greene, Jasper, Jersey, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1896 - 9/30/1898Fifth Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Sangamon, Shelby, Scott
10/1/1898 - 9/30/1899Fifth Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Morgan, Macoupin, Montgomery, Scott, Sangamon, Shelby
10/1/1899 - 6/30/1905Fifth Brown, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
7/1/1905 - 9/30/1909Eighth Bond, Crawford, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair
10/1/1909 - 9/30/1911Eighth Randolph, St. Clair
10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Ninth St. Clair
      The original of the above picture was born at Haswell, county of Durham, England, in 1835.
      At the age of 14 years he began working in the coal mines at that place. After about a year he was transferred to the surveying division, working with the mine examiners a part of the time. In 1854 he came to the United States, locating in the anthracite coal region, where he worked as a miner for two years. He came to Illinois in 1856, and settled in Alton, which has been his home ever since. Here he worked in the mines until May, 1864, when he enlisted in company D, 133rd regiment, Illinois infantry as first sergeant. Afterwards, in the same year, he raised a company which was mustered into the 144th regiment, and served as first lieutenant to the close of the war of the rebellion. After the close of the war he again went to work in the coal mines near Alton. At the same time he was chosen as secretary of the Miners' Benevolent organization, embracing the states of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri, serving the organization for two years. During the session of the constitutional convention of 1870, he was active in securing a clause in the constitution providing for a police regulation for the coal mines of the State. In after years he was a member of a committee of miners to formulate a mining law for the State. After several attempts to secure such legislation he, with others, was finally successful in securing the passage of a mining law at the session of the general assembly of 1879, but which provided for county inspectors only. In 1883, after the passage of the law creating State inspectors of coal mines, he passed in the first examination for inspectors and was appointed inspector for the fourth district. He was reappointed successively each term and held the position until 1894. In 1897 he was again appointed inspector, and is now serving in that capacity.
 
Obituary
Coal Age Vol. 22, No. 1; July 6, 1922
      Walton Rutledge, one of the best known residents of Alton, Ill,, and for many years prominent in public life, died recently, after a long period of physical disability. Mr. Rutledge was in his early days a coal miner at North Alton and it was there he acquired the experience which fitted him for valuable public service to the state in various capacities, all of them connected with the mining industry. He served as county mine inspector for several years and also held the position of county surveyor of Madison County for twelve years. for more than thirty years Mr. Rutledge served the state of Illinois in the capacity of a state mine inspector. He was retained in the service under one governor after another, and he did not give up his state work until old age made it necessary for him to do so.
SAUNDERS, OscarDuQuoin 7/1/1938 - 7/30/1939Inspector-at-Large
8/14/1940 - 12/31/1940Second Logan, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
SAURS, Fred C.714 Barker St.
Peoria
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1942Second Logan, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
SCANLON, DriscollNashville 1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Thirteenth Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Richland, Wabash, Washington, Wayne
SCHAMCKER, John B.449 S. Chestnut Street
Collinsville
8/1/1939 - 12/31/1940Seventh Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Pike, Scott
SCHIBER, Rudolph R.Glen Carbon 1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Seventh Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Pike, Scott
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Ninth Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Pike, Scott
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1949Ninth Jersey, Madison, St. Clair
1/1/1950 - 12/31/1951Ninth Greene, Jersey, Madison, St. Clair
1/1/1952 - 12/31/1952Ninth Greene, Madison, St. Clair
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953Ninth Greene, Jersey, Madison, St. Clair
SCHOONOVER, FredRoute No. 1
Carterville
7/1/1933 - 12/31/1940Twelfth Alexander. Johnson, Massac, Pulaski, Union, Williamson
SCIRANKO, Mike204 West Washington
Benton
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1948Twenty-first Gallatin, Saline
1/1/1949 - 12/31/1958Twenty-first Saline, Williamson
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1960Twenty-first Franklin, Williamson
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Sixteenth Franklin, Williamson
SCULLY, T. AlvinTroy 7/1/1933 - 6/30/1936Seventh Bond, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Richland
SILEVEN, Harrison 609 N. Adams St.
West Frankfort
62896
1979 - 1983 Franklin, Williamson
1985 - 1986 Franklin, Hamilton
SMITH, SydneyBox 313
Sandoval
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Twelfth Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Randolph, Richland, Wabash, Washington, Wayne
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1951Twelfth Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Randolph, Washington
SNEDDON, James Valier 7/1/1925 - 6/30/1929TenthFranklin, Jefferson
210 Sylvia Avenue
Christopher, Illinois.
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1960SeventeenthFranklin
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961EighteenthFranklin
SPITZNER, Russell1201 N. Garfield
Marion
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1967Eighteenth Jefferson, Williamson
1/1/1968 - 12/31/1968Seventeenth Johnson, Williamson
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1970Seventeenth Johnson, Pope, Saline, Williamson
STANK, FrankTaylor Springs 1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Sixth Bond, Fayette, Macoupin, Montgomery
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Tenth Bond, Fayette, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1953Tenth Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1956Tenth Macoupin, Madison
1/1/1958 - 12/31/1960Eleventh St. Clair
1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961Eighth St. Clair
STARKS, J. W.Georgetown 10/1/1913 - 9/30/1916Fifth Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, Vermilion
STECKENRIDER, David R.R. #3
Box 30
Carterville
62918
1980 - 1983 Perry, Randolph, Saline
STUART, David T.116 N. Missouri Ave.
Belleville
7/1/1933 - 12/31/1940Eighth Clinton, Monroe, St. Clair
TAGGART, Michael2116 Forrest
Eldorado
7/1/1937 - 12/31/1940Eleventh Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White
TAGGART, RobertFarmington 1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Second Cass, Fulton, Henry, Knox, Mason
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946Fourth Cass, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard
TAYLOR, James
 
James Taylor
James Taylor
Inspector, Third District.
1903
Peoria 10/1/1901 - 6/30/1905Third Cass, Fulton, Hancock, McDonough, Menard, Peoria, Schuyler, Tazewell
7/1/1905 - 9/30/1907Third Livingston, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Woodford
10/1/1908 - 9/30/1909Sixth Brown, Logan, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, Scott
10/1/1909 - 9/30/1911Sixth Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery
10/1/1911 - 9/30/1913Fourth Fulton, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Schuyler, Scott
10/1/1916 - 6/30/1917Third Marshall, Menard, Peoria, Putnam, Tazewell, Woodford
      This inspector was born in Heywood, Lancashire, England, in 1853, and is now 51 years of age.
      In 1873 he came with his parents to the United States, locating at Elmwood, Peoria county, Illinois. Here he obtained work in the coal mines in that locality. In 1876 he moved to Kansas, but returned to Illinois in 1880 and began work in the mines at Edwards as a miner. In 1882 he was appointed to the position of county mine inspector of Peoria county. While occupying this position, he was selected as mine manager for one of the mines at Edwards, where he remained for five years. In 1887 he was appointed State inspector of mines for the third district by Governor Oglesby, and reappointed to the same position by Governor Fifer. In 1890 he resigned as State inspector, to engage in the coal mining business at Edwards. In 1898 he was appointed a member of the State mining board, serving until 1901, when he was again appointed State inspector of the third district by Governor Yates, and by him reappointed in 1903, and is now serving in that position.
TAYLOR, John2055 North State St.
Eldorado
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947Twenty-first Gallatin, Saline
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1948Twenty-second Gallatin, Saline, Williamson
1/1/1949 - 12/31/1952Twenty-second Gallatin, Saline
THOMPSON, Henry D.Herrin 7/1/1918 - 6/30/1919Tewelfth Williamson
Marion 7/1/1919 - 6/30/1924Seventh Bond, Madison, Marion
Collinsville 7/1/1924 - 6/30/1925Seventh Bond, Crawford, Madison, Marion, Richland
7/1/1925 - 6/30/1929Seventh Bond, Madison and Marion
THOMPSON, JamesCarterville1882 / 1883WillaimsonWillaimson
THOMPSON, Joseph C.
 
Joseph C. Thompson
Joseph C. Thompson
1920
Murphysboro 7/1/1917 - 6/30/1918Ninth Jackson, Perry, Randolph, Washington
      Joseph C. Thompson was Director of Mines and Minerals of the State of Illinois from November, 1918, until his death on Monday, April 12, 1920. He was born August 4, 1857, at Sherburn Hill, County Durham, England. Before he was seven years of age both of his parents died and he was left to fight life's battle alone. At the age of ten he entered the mines as a trapper boy. An eager ambition led him to improve his spare momnets in study. He paid particular attention to mining and, in time, graduated as a Mining Engineer from Rutherford College at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Later he made special investigations of mine gases at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His superior skill secured for him positions of importance in the English mining fields. He made several visitis to America and, in July, 1906, brought his family from England and settled in Southern Illinois, where he lived until his removal to Springfield in January, 1919. He held a number of positions as a mining engineer until he became a State inspector of mines, in which capacity he was employed when he succeeded his friend, the late Evan John, as Director of Mines and Minerals. On more than one occasion he faced death in mine disasters as he sought to save others, even at the risk of losing his own life. His whole career was marked by steadfast devotion to the industry of mining to which he attached himself in boyhood as his life work. In 1877 he married Miss Mary Jane Dixon, who bore him twelve children, eleven of whom , six sons and five daughters, grew to maturity. He was baptized in the Church of England, but, on his removal to America, affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church.. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Masonic order, with whose beautiful and impressive burial service he was laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. His life stands forth as a remarkable illustration of human possibilities, when one follows the long trail taken by the orphan lad of England until, in a country strange to his kindred, he became the administrative head of a State department. Funeral services were held in the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Springfield on April 15, 1920, the pastor, Rev. Thomas Newell Ewing, being in charge.
THRUSH, David Z.Farmington 10/1/1913 - 6/30/1917Fourth Cass, Fulton, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Schuyler, Scott
TOWERS, John A.605 Sylvester
Christopher
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1950Thirteenth Jackson, Perry, Randolph
Churchill Hotel
Canton
1/1/1951 - 12/31/1951Fourth Fulton, Knox
565 South Avenue "A"
Canton
1/1/1952 - 12/31/1952Fourth Fulton, Knox
Van SCHAICK, Charles207 W. Cleveland St.
Spring Valley
1/1/1941 - 12/31/1946First Bureau, Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Putnam, Will
216 West Devlin Street
Spring Valley
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1947First Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Carroll, Ogle, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Whiteside, Lee, Kendall, Bureau, LaSalle, Grundy, Will, Putnam, Kankakee, Stark, Marshall, Woodford, Livingston
1/1/1948 - 12/31/1951First Bureau, Grundy, Henry, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Woodford, Will
1/1/1952 - 12/31/1952First Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Stark, Will
1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953First Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Stark, Willl
1/1/1955 - 12/31/1958First Bureau, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Stark, Willl
1/1/1959 - 12/31/1960First Bureau, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, Will
WAITE, Walter A.Spring Valley 10/1/1916 - 6/30/1917Second Bureau, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, Stark, Warren
7/1/1917 - 6/30/1923First Bureau, Grundy, Henry, LaSalle, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Will
Verona7/1/1923 - 6/30/1924First Bureau, Grundy, Henry, LaSalle, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Will
WALKER, Robert 305 E. Raymond Street
Harrisburg
62946
1978 - 1983 Franklin, Saline, Williamson
1985 - 1986 Gallatin, Saline
WEEKS, Thomas
 
Thomas Weeks
Thomas Weeks
Inspector, Fourth District.
1903
Bloomington 10/1/1901 - 9/30/1902Fourth Christian, Edgar, Logan, Macon, McLean, Shelby, Vermilion, Woodford
10/1/1902 - 9/30/1903Fourth Christian, Logan, Macon, MeLean, Shelby, Vermilion, Woodford
10/1/1903 - 6/30/1905Fourth Christian, Edgar, Logan, Macon, McLean. Shelby, Vermilion, Woodford
7/1/1905 - 9/30/1909Fourth Fulton, Hancock, McDonough, McLean, Tazewell
10/1/1909 - 9/30/1910Fourth Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
10/1/1910 - 9/30/1911Fourth Hancock, Logan, McDonough, McLean, Morgan, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott
      Inspector Weeks was born at Kates Hill, Worcestershire county, England, in 1850, and is now 54 years of age.
      In 1861 his father and family emigrated to the United States, settling in Kewanee, Illinois. He attended school in England until he was ten years of age. At the age of 14 years he began working in the coal mines, and he has worked there continuously ever since, occupying the various positions from miner to mine manager. In 1895 he engaged with the Colfax coal and mining company, at Colfax, as mine manager, where he remained until 1901, when he was appointed by Governor Richard Yates as State inspector for the fourth district, and now holds that position.
WEIR, JamesBenton 7/1/19298 - 6/30/1933Tenth Franklin, Jefferson
WEIR, Robert
 
Robert Weir
Robert Weir
1946
Zeigler 1/1/1941 - 12/31/1941Tenth Franklin, Jefferson
WHALEY, AdenMulkeytown 1/1/1952 - 12/31/1953Twentieth Williamson
WHITE, H. L.Essex1882 / 1883KankakeeKankakee
WHITE, James L.801 Kimball
Hillsboro
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Eighteenth Macoupin, Montgomery
WHITE, JohnCollinsville 7/1/19298 - 6/30/1933Seventh Bond, Madison, Marion
WILLIAMS, Arthur Joe715 Susan Esther Street
Benton
62812
1/1/1967 - 12/31/1968Tenth Franklin, Randolph, Williamson
1/1/1969 - 12/31/1969Tenth Franklin, Randolph
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Tenth Franklin, Monroe, Randolph
1972 Franklin, Perry, Randolph
1973 - 1980 Perry, Randolph, Wabash
WILLIAMS, George T.702 West Jones Street
West Frankfort
62896
1/1/1970 - 12/31/1971Eighth Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph
1972 - 1977 Franklin, Perry, Randolph
WILLIAMS, John E.Danville10/1/1897 - 9/30/1900 FourthCass, Logan, Macon, McLean, Menard, Tazewell, Vermilion
10/1/1900 - 9/30/1901 FourthChristian, McLean, Macon, Shelby, Vermilion, Woodford
WILLIAMS, W. W.Litchfield 7/1/1905 - 9/30/1907Seventh Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1907 - 9/30/1908Seventh Calhoun, Christian, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan, Scott, Shelby
10/1/1908 - 9/30/1909Seventh Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Marion, Montgomery
10/1/1909 - 9/30/1911Seventh Bond, Clinton, Madison, Marion, Washington
10/1/1911 - 9/30/1912Seventh Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery
10/1/1912 - 9/30/1913Seventh Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery
WILSON, James R. 606 West Poplar
West Frankfort
1/1/1942 - 12/31/1942TenthFranklin
107 West Lindell.
West Frankfort
1/1/1943 - 12/31/1946TenthFranklin
1/1/1947 - 12/31/1948SixteenthFranklin
1/1/1949 - 12/31/1949SixteenthFranklin, Perry
1/1/1950 - 12/31/1951SixteenthFranklin
WINNING, RobertCarterville 1883Fifth Clinton, Gallatin, Jackson, Johnson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Saline, Washington, Williamson
10/1/1883 - 9/30/1885Fifth Clinton, Gallatin, Jackson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Saline, Washington, Williamson
10/1/1886 - 9/30/1887Fifth Clinton, Gallatin, Jackson, Johnson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Saline, Washington, Williamson
WOOD, William S.Petersburg1882 / 1883MenardMenard
WRIGHT, Thomas C.Belleville 10/1/1916 - 6/30/1917Ninth St. Clair
7/1/1917 - 6/30/1919Eighth Clinton, St. Clair

 
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