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Jackson County, Illinois

Featuring Coal Mining
 
      Jackson County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Illinois.
            37.79° N, 89.38° W
The population was 59,612 at the 2000 census, and the population was 60,218 in the 2010 census.
The county seat is Murphysboro.
 
      Jackson County, incorporated January 10, 1816, and named for Andrew Jackson.
 
      Jackson County has sixteen townships :
            Bradley, Carbondale, DeSoto, Degognia, Elk, Fountain Bluff, Grand Tower, Kinkaid, Levan, Makanda, Murphysboro, Ora, Pomona, Sand Ridge, Somerset, Vergennes
 
      Some of the Cities, Towns, Villages and Communities are :
            Ava, Campbell Hill, Carbondale, De Soto, Dowell, Elkville, Gorham, Grand Tower, Makanda, Murphysboro, Vergennes
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Mines A - J       Mines K - Z
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Jackson County, Illinois
Non-Fatal Casualties

July 1, 1923 - June 30, 1924 & July 1, 1925 - December 31, 1925
ANDERSON, Thomas age 67 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Dowell
17 Jul 1923 - Fingers broken, leg injured - Time lost - 83 days
 
BERGER, John age 34 years, Married with 5 children, of Murphysboro
29 Jan 1924 - Body injured, falling slate - Time lost - 97 days
 
BOCINI, Vita age 29 years, Single, of Dowell
24 Jan 1924 - Hernia - Time lost - 93 days
 
BOSTON, James age 34 years, Married with 1 child, of Murphysboro
26 Oct 1923 - Leg injured, falling slate - Time lost - 72 days
 
BRANTLEY, Edger age 43 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Murphysboro
30 Jul 1923 - Leg broken, moving machine - Not returned to work
 
BROCK, Merwin age 47 years, Trackman, employed at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Co.
26 Aug 1925 - Eye injured, flying coal - Time lost - 61 days
 
BULLARD, Walt age 30 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of De Soto
8 Dec 1923 - Finger injured, falling coal - Time lost - 36 days
 
BUTLER, James F. age 31 years, Foreman, employed at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Co.
8 Jul 1925 - Leg broken, pit car - Time lost - 132 days
 
CLOSE, Hugh age 28 years, Single, of Dowell
10 Apr 1924 - Knee injured - Not returned to work
 
COMMANDI, Nunzio age 28 years, Married with 1 child, Murphysboro
12 Feb 1924 - Body injured, pushing car - Time lost - 30 days
 
CONGARDI, Sam age 56 years, Machineman, employed at the No. 10 Mine of the Consolidated Coal Co.
31 Jul 1925 - Finger cut - Time lost - 32 days
 
CONGARDI, Sam, Sr. age 56 years, Married with 4 children, of Murphysboro
23 Jul 1923 - Body injured, falling slate - Time lost - 47 days
 
COUGARDI, Peter age 37 years, Married with 3 children; 5 dependents, of Murphysboro
30 Jul 1923 - Back injured, Lifting car - Time lost - 32 days
11 Feb 1924 - Body injured, falling slate - Not returned to work
 
CRAIG, F. M. age 47 years, Married with 1 child, 2 dependents, of Elkville
10 Apr 1924 - Knee injured - Time lost - 50 days
 
CROSS, Alphonso age 19 years, Single, of Elkville
19 Feb 1924 - Hips injured, between door and rib - Time lost - 113 days
 
DEMOSTRI, Henry age 35 years, years, Married, of Murphysboro
5 Mar 1924 - Finger injured, between prop and coal - Time lost - 42 days
 
DIMLAY, Alex. age 41 years, Machineman, employed at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Co.
28 Sep 1925 - Toe injured, machine - Time lost - 55 days
 
DUSIL, Joe age 19 years, Single, of Dowell
16 Jul 1923 - Body injured - Time lost - 76 days
 
ELLIS, Thomas age 37 years, Married with 5 children, of Murphysboro
11 Mar 1924 - Finger injured, between chain and sproket - Time lost - 34 days
 
FELDSCHER, Herman age 33 years, Loader, employed at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Co.
20 Jul 1925 - Toe mashed, falling coal - Time lost - 35 days
 
GIBSON, Joe W. age 20 years, Married, of Dowell
16 Jul 1923 - Foot injured - Time lost - 182 days
 
HARRIS, Edward age 40 years, Machineman, employed at the No. 10 Mine of the Consolidated Coal Co.
6 Jul 1925 - Body bruised - Time lost - 40 days
 
HARRIS, Tom age 26 years, Trip rider, employed at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Co.
4 Aug 1925 - Hand mashed, between bars - Not returned to work
 
HOLT, Joseph age 25 years, Machineman, employed at the No. 10 Mine of the Consolidated Coal Co.
20 Oct 1925 - Finger cut - Time lost - 35 days
 
HORN, Tom age 42 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Dowell
10 Apr 1924 - Knee injured - Time lost - 50 days
 
HUNT, Pearl age 29 years, Married, of Murphysboro
21 Nov 1923 - Arm injured, between roof and car - Time lost - 40 days
 
JOLLY, George age 22 years, Single, of De Soto
7 Jul 1923 - Finger cut off, under car wheel - Time lost - 44 days
 
KIRMAY, George age 45 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Murphysboro
24 Apr 1924 - Ear cut, falling slate - Time lost - 30 days
 
LARKINS, Sam age 21years, Single, of Dowell
5 Sep 1923 - Thigh injured - Time lost - 50 days
 
LAWRENCE, Curtis age 17 years, Single, of De Soto
18 Nov 1923 - Hands and hips, fell down shaft - Time lost - 58 days
 
LEEK, Miles age 44 years, Married with 1 child, 2 dependents, of Elkville
10 Apr 1924 - Leg broken - Not returned to work
 
LONG, Joe age 44 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Dowell
10 Apr 1924 - Knee injured - Time lost - 50 days
 
LOVING, Calvin age 28 years, Married, of Hallidaysboro
8 Jan 1924 - Body injured, dragged by mule - Time lost - 68 days
 
LUTHER, Edward age 22 years, Married with 1 child, 2 dependents, of Elkville
17 Apr 1924 - Finger injured - Time lost - 48 days
 
MARFIA, Joseph age 49 years, Married with 8 children, of Murphysboro
27 Jul 1923 - Eye injured, flying coal - Time lost - 58 days
 
McKINNEY, Richard age 30 years, Married with 2 children, of Murphysboro
9 Jan 1924 - Body injured, kicked by mule - Time lost - 47 days
 
McWHERTER, William age 39 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Dowell
21 Oct 1923 - Back injured - Time lost - 50 days
 
MORKULIN, Nick age 32 years, Single, of Dowell
7 Oct 1923 - Hernia - Time lost - 82 days
 
NEIL, A. H. age 29 years, Married with 2 children; 2 dependents, of De Soto
9 Oct 1923 - Back injured, between cars - Not returned to work
 
PAILERON, Anton age 21 years, Single, of Dowell
28 Nov 1923 - Thumb cut off, motor - Time lost - 41 days
 
PAILEY, Robert age 19 years, Single, of Dowell
14 Aug 1923 - Thumb injured - Time lost - 43 days
 
PARKER, Frank age 38 years, Single with 1 dependent, of Elkville
18 Feb 1924 - Finger injured, shoveling - Time lost - 42 days
 
PINNICK, Frank age 23 years, Single, of Elkville
23 Jan 1924 - Leg broken, body injured, hit by shovel - Not returned to work
 
PIQUARD, Edward age 39 years, Loader, employed at the No. 10 Mine of the Consolidated Coal Co.
18 Nov 1925 - Foot cut - Not returned to work
 
POVALKA, John, Jr. age 23 years, Single, of Dowell
10 Apr 1924 - Knee injured - Not returned to work
 
RAINS, Charles age 48 years, Married with 3 children, of Murphysboro
5 Feb 1924 - Hip injured, cutter bar - Time lost - 43 days
 
REA, Domonick age 28 years, Single, of Dowell
10 Apr 1924 - Knee injured - Time lost - 50 daysKnee injured - Time lost - 50 days
 
REESE, Robert age 61 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Elkville
27 Feb 1924 - Finger injured - Time lost - 33 days
 
RICHARD, Bert age 25 years, Married with 1 dependent, of De Soto
14 Aug 1923 - Foot injured, between car and motor - Time lost - 45 days
 
ROGERS, Charles age 61 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Murphysboro
6 Feb 1924 - Foot injured, falling slate - Time lost - 30 days
 
SCHNEIDER, E. J. age 42 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Elkville
9 Aug 1923 - Foot injured, falling rail - Time lost - 84 days
 
SMITH, Don age 64 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Elkville
15 Sep 1923 - Finger injured, pick handle splinter - Time lost - 32 days
 
SPICER, A. D. age 36 years, Married with 6 chldren; 7 dependents, of De Soto
26 Nov 1923 - Foot injured, falling coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
THOMPSON, Claude age 40 years,Married with 2 children; 1 dependent, of Carbondale
18 Oct 1923 - Body injured, loading coal - Time lost - 69 days
 
THOMPSON, John age 35 years, Laborer, employed at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Co.
30 Aug 1925 - Knee sprained - Time lost - 58 days
 
THOMPSON, John age 33 years, Married, of Elkville
19 Jan 1924 - Pelvis injured, between car and rib - Time lost - 41 days
 
TONNER, Charles age 40 years, Married with 3 children, of Murphysboro
15 Nov 1923 - Thumb broken, machine - Time lost - 46 days
 
TUSTIN, James age 20 years, Single, of De Soto
28 Sep 1923 - Body injured - Time lost - 94 days
 
VALERIUS, Edward age 33 years, Laborer, employed at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Co.
29 Jul 1925 - Hand mashed, motor - Time lost - 117 days
 
VENEGONIA, Charles age 49 years, Married with 2 children, of Murphysboro
24 Aug 1923 - Body injured, flying coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
WHITEBROOK, John age 19 years, of Dowell
24 Dec 1923 - Leg injured - Time lost - 76 days
 
WILLIAMS, Mike age 29 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Carbondale
15 Mar 1924 - Knee injured, fell down - Not returned to work
 
WORTHEN, Otis Married with 1 dependent, of Murphysboro
8 Aug 1923 - Leg broken, falling down - Not returned to work
 
ZIMMERMAN, Clinton age 53 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Elkville
2 Jan 1924 - Hand cut, fell down - Time lost - 57 days
 

 

 
Sources :
 
1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Jackson County
                Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820

2 Third Biennial Report, Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1884
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1884

3 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1885 -- A Supplemental Report; State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Reports of Mine Inspectors; For the Year Ended July1, 1885
                Springfield, ILL; H. W. Roker, State Printer and Binder, 1885

4 Statistics of Coal in Illinois, 1887 - A Supplemental Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1887

5 Sixth Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of Illinois, 1890
                Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1891

6 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1893
                Twelveth Annual Report ;    Springfield, ILL.; H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1894

7 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1894
                Thirteenth Annual Report ;    Springfield, ILL.; Ed. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1895

8 Statistics of Coal In Illinois 1895
                Fourteenth Annual Report;    Springfield, ILL.; ED. F. Hartman, State Printer, 1896

9 Fifteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1896
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1897

10 Sixteenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1897
                Coal in Illinois;    Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1898

11 Seventeenth Annual Report of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1898
                Coal in Illinois;    Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

12 Eighteenth Annual Report Prepared by the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1899
                Springfield, ILL; Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1899

13 Nineteenth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1900,
                also the Second Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1900, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1901

14 Twentieth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1901,
                also the Third Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1901, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1902

15 Twenty-second Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1903,
                also the Fifth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1903, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1904

16 Twenty-third Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1904,
                also the Sixth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1904, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1905

17 Twenty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1906,
                also the Eighth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1906, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1907

18 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1907,
                also the Ninth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                September 30, 1907, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield, -- Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1908

19 Twenty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1909
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1910

20 Twenty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1910
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1911

21 Thirtieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1911
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1912

22 Thirty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1912
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1913

23 Thirty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1913
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

24 Thirty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1914
                State Mining Board -- Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co.. State Printers, 1914

25 Thirty-Fourth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1915
                State Mining Board -- Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1915

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

27 Twenty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1917
                Department of Mines and Minerals; Year Ended June 30, 1917
                Printed by authority of the State of Illinois; Springfield: Illinois State Journal, State Printers, 1917

28 Thirty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1918
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1918

29 Thirty-Eighth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1919
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1919

30 Thirty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1920
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1920

31 Forty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1922
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1922

32 Forty-Second Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1923
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1923

33 Forty-Third Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1924
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1924

34 Forty-Fifth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1925
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois State Journal Co., Springfield, Illinois., 1926

35 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1926
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1927

36 Forty-Sixth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1927
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1928

37 Forty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1928
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1929

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

39 Forty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1930
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1931

40 Fiftieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1931
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Illinois Printing Co., Danville, ILL., 1932

41 Fifty-First Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1932
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Journal Printing Co., Springfield, ILL., 1933

42 Fifty-Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1933
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

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

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

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

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

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

48 Fifty -Ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1940
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

49 Sixtieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1941
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

50 Sixty First Coal Report of Illinois, 1942
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

51 Sixty Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1943
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

52 Sixty Third Coal Report of Illinois, 1944
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

53Sixty Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1945
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

54 Sixty Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1946
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

55 Sixty Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1947
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

56 Sixty-seventh Coal Report of Illinois, 1948
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

57 Sixty-eighth Coal Report of Illinois, 1949
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

58 Sixty-ninth Coal Report of Illinois, 1950
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

59 Seventieth Coal Report of Illinois, 1951
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

60 Seventy-fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1955
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

61 Eighty-Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1963
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

62 Eighty-Fourth Coal Report of Illinois, 1965
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

63 Eighty-Sixth Coal Report of Illinois, 1967
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

64 Eighty-Eight5 Coal Report of Illinois, 1969
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

65 One-Hundred-Second Coal Report of Illinois, 1983
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

66 One-Hundred-Fifth Coal Report of Illinois, 1986
                Department of Mines and Minerals -- Printed by authority of the State of Illinois

 

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