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Coal in Jackson County Fatalities Reference Sources

Jackson County, Illinois
Coal Mine Fatalities
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ABBOTT
December 4, 194351, Ocie O. Abbott, of DuQuoin, machine helper, aged 56 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
ADAMS
December 20, 194856, Robert Adams, of Murphysboro, oiler, aged 32 years, married, was killed when an air tank exploded in Corder & McKay's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
ALABASTRO
September 24, 194351, James C. Alabastro, of DuQuoin, miner, aged 45 years, married, died from injuries received on September 7, 1943, when rock fell on him in Clarence McCormick's Halidayboro mine. He leaves a widow.
 
AMATO / CAGNINO
November 11, 18937. Louis Chas. Amato, (on pay-roll Lingi Cagnino), of Murpliysboro, loader, aged 29 years, married, in the employ of the Big Muddy Coal Company at Murphysboro. The deceased not having any work, he and six others were ascending to the surface about 8:30 A. M. When about twenty feet from the bottom, he fell from the cage and was so badly injured that he died at 1:30 P. M. same day. He leaves a widow and two children in Italy.
 
ANDERSON
November 18, 194654, Theol. Anderson, of DuQuoin, miner, aged 41 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's New kathleen mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ARTERBERRY
November 11, 194149, Marion S. Arterberry, of Lowell, aged 26 years, married, was killed when he was run over by 3 pit cars in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 

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BAHER
March 24, 194452, Lee Roy Eugene Baher, Jr., of Herrin, material man, aged 29 years, married, was killed when he was ran over by a car in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BAIRD
April 17, 191727, All W. Baird, of Hallidayboro, miner, age 35 years, married, was killed by falling slate, in Jackson Coal Company's mine, Hallidayboro, Jackson County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BARTLESON
December 5, 194351, Maxwell Bartleson, of DuQuoin, miner, aged 46 years, married, died from injuries received the day before, December 4, 1943, when rock fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BASSIE
January 6, 18936, William Bassie, of Murphysboro, miner, aged 40 years, married, employed by the Gartside Coal Company, at Murphysboro, was instantly killed by falling top-coal at the face of his room, which he failed to prop up sufficiently for his safety. He leaves a widow and two children dependent.
 
BAUMER
June 13, 190617. Charles Baumer, of Murphysboro, machine runner, aged 55 years, married, employed at the Gartside Coal Co.'s No. 3 mine, Murphysboro, Jackson county, was trying to get on to the cage after it had started up the shaft and fell backwards. His shoulders were dislocated, and he received other injuries. This accident was caused by the carelessness of deceased. He died the same day, and leaves a wodow and four children.
 
BEASLEY
August 24, 194351, Ross E. Beasley, motorman, aged 35 years, single, was killed when a motor ran over him in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves one dependent.
 
BISHOP
April 28, 194250, Joe H. Bishp, of Dowell, machine operator, aged 44 years, single, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine.
 
BLACK
January 31, 194452, Charles Gladson Black, of DuQuoin, loader operator, aged 50 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BLUE
October 18, 193644, Charles Blue, of Murphysboro, miner, aged 59 years, married, died of injuries received the day before, October 17, 1936, by a fall of slate at Morgan Coal Co. mine, leaving widow.
 
BOLDER / BOLTER
September 4, 18948. Richard Bolder, of Murphysboro, a miner, aged 30 years, was killed by a fall of top coal in his room, at the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company's No. 5 mine, Murphysboro. The top coal in his room was two feet thick, five feet deep and thirty feet wide. He had cut one side of the top coal in the forenoon and was loading coal underneath the same, when it fell upon him, crushing his skull and killing him instantly. He was an Englishman, recently from Iowa, was married and left a widow and three children.
 
BONE
December 24, 193140, William Bone, of De Soto, driller, age 50 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BRAISEL
August 14, 191728, Elmer Braisel, of Murphysboro, laborer, age 34 years, married, was killed in Victory Colliers Company's shaft, Tamaroa, Perry County. While doing some work in the shaft the scaffold gave way and he fell to bottom, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
BROCK
July 14, 195058, William Raymond Brock, of DuQuoin, Joy operator, aged 55 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Hallidayboro Coal Company's McCormick mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BULLAR
January 11, 193241, Everet Bullar, of De Soto, car-mover, age 27 years, married, died from injuries received the day previous at the Truax-Traer Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased was working on the ground taking care of car retarder. He had changed cars and was walking back, when someone threw a large piece of refuse coal off the loading boom, which struck him on the head. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BURNETT
February 15, 196964, Mr. Jake Burnett, of Ava, age 58, married, no dependent children, came to his death at 2:45 p.m. February 15, 1969, from multiple crush injuries received while performing his duties as an oiler at the Southwestern Illinois Coal Corporation, Streamline Mine, Percy, Randolph County, Illinois, where he had been employed for 30 years.
      Mr. Burnett was apparently attempting to clean some grease from the hoist drum shaft on the 700 Dragline while the machine was in operation.
      Some few minutes before the accident, Mr. Burnett was in the control room of the dragline with Mr. Ernest Thompson, operator of the dragline, and he told Mr. Thompson that he was going down and clean the collars. (These collars were on the hoist drum shaft.) Mr. Thompson stated that about 10 minutes later he was ready to move the machine. It was Mr. Burnett's job to stand out in front of the machine to guide it. When he did not show up after minutes, Mr. Thompson when downstairs to look for him. He found Mr. Burnett lodged between the drag hoist drum and the drum case casting. Since there were no witnesses to the accident it is not known just how Mr. Burnett came to be there. The body was badly crushed and it took about one hour and 45 minutes to remove it from between the drum and the drum casing.
 

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CAMPBELL
January 30, 190315, Thomas Campbell, of Lake Creek, mine examiner, aged 63 years, married, was severely injured by a fall of top coal and slate; he died Feb. 1, and leaves a widow and two children.
 
CAWVEY
August 1, 193644, Clarence E. Cawvey, of Dowell, electrical engineer, aged 34 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
CICARDO
December 5, 193644, Joseph Cicardo, of DuQuoin, shotfirer and driller, aged 51 years, killed by motor in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., married. Leaves widow and two children.
 
CLARK
February 6, 194654, Clyde LaVerne Clark of Elkville, machine operator, aged 31 years, died from injuries received in a fall of rock on the previous day, February 5, 1946, from a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves two dependent children.
 
COCHRAN
December 28, 193241, Elmer Cochran, of Elkville, trackman, age 41 years, married,, was killed by railroad cars in Truax-Traer Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
COMTE
January 31, 189710, Sylvester Comte , of Murphysboro, a miner employed at the Gartside Coal Co.'s shaft No. 1. at Murphysboro, Jackson county, was instantly killed by falling slate. He was working alone in a piller; the driver had pulled out his loaded car and left an empty car on the entry. When the driver returned on his next trip he found the empty still standing in the entry: he went into the room to see what was the matter, and found that a piece of slate 6 feet long and 3 feet broad had fallen from between the top and bottom coal on the deceased. He was a single man, 30 years old.
 
CONNLEY
February 13, 191727, James H. Connley, of Ava, miner, age 26 years, single, was killed in Julius Edwards' mine, Ava, Jackson County, by falling clod. He leaves one dependent.
 
CONTRI
June 14, 194755, Ronaldo Contri, of Dowell, timberman, aged 57 years, married, died from injuries received on June 10, 1946, caused by a a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's New Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
CORRETTO
August 2, 192938, Joe Corretto, of Dowell, wireman, age 46 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CRAIG
January 25, 192433, Heber Craig, of Elkville, machine man, age 20 years, married, died from effects of injuries received six weeks earlier by a fall of coal in Union Collieries Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
November 17, 194048, John William Craig, of De Soto, watchman, age 66 years, married, killed by shock caused by falling in greasing pit, at the Burning Star mine of the Truax-Traer Coal Company, leaving a widow.
 
August 31, 192837, Samuel David Craig, of Elkville, trackman, age 60 years, married, was killed while employed at the strip mine of the Truax-Traer Coal Company's pit No. 1, Forsythe mine. Deceased and three others, were taking supplies from the shop to the workings on a push car. He fell off the car and a barrel of oil rolled off and struck him, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow.
 
CROW
June 29, 193342, Jesse Crow, of Elkville, trip rider, age 40 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 

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DAVIS
March 26, 191020, Joseph Davis, of Murphysboro, driver; aged 29 years; married; employed at the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company's mine No. 5 at Murphysboro. Davis was riding on the front end of a loaded car in No. 1 south off the 5th east entry and was supposed to have been caught between the car and the rib of coal; his head was crushed and he was dead when found. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
DEROSETT -- incorrectly spelled in Annual Coal Report as : DeFROSETT
October 29, 194654, Harrel F. Derosett, of Murphysboro, machine helper, aged 31 years, died from injuries received on October 21, 1946, by a fall of rock in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves three dependent children.
Harrel F. Derosett
Married : Mary Ellen Lively in 1939 in Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois
His death left his widow and three children :
      David Arlen Derosett; 6 years old
      Joyce Ellen Derosett; 2 years old
      Darrell Wayne Derosett; 7 weeks old
The additional information was provided courtesy of Joyce Derosett

 
DEVOR
August 1, 193644, Forest Devor, of Dowell, assistant foreman, aged 44 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow.
 
DILBERTO
April 24, 193140, James Dilberto, of Dowell, laborer, age 30 years, married, was killed in Union Colliery Company's mine by electrocution. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DIXON
June 29, 194351, Jewell R. Dixon, of Logan, trip rider, aged 30 years, single, was killed when caught between door and pit cars in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine.
 
DOBSON
February 25, 192433, Thomas Dobson, of Dowell, trip rider, age 39 years, married, was caught between car that had jumped the track and the coal rib and killed in Union Collieries Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 

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EATON
May 28, 193140, Edward Eaton, of DuQuoin, motorman, age 38 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ELDERS
February 11, 194250, Myron Elders, of Carterville, clean-up man, aged 45 years, married, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
ENGLISH
November 4, 191223, William English, of Murphysboro, miner, aged 43 years, married, employed in the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company's Harrison mine, Murphysboro, Jackson County, was killed by a mule. He leaves a widow and six children.
 

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FERRELL
February 15, 192736, Fred Ferrell, of Dowell, trip rider, age 28 years, married, was killed in Union Colliery Company's mine. Deceased attempted to get on a passing car, missed his step, was struck, and fell in front of car, which ran over him. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
March 19, 190416, Walter Ferrell, trapper, aged 16 years, was killed at the No. 6 mine of the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Co., Murphysboro, Jackson county. The boy attempted to run past a moving loaded trip and was caught and crushed between the cars and rib.
 
FERANDO
September 27, 194654, John Ferando of Elkville, machine helper, aged 39 years, died from injuries received in a fall of rock on, September 16, 1946, from a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves one dependent child.
 
FLIGOR
February 15, 194149, William T. Fligor, of Carbondale, driller helper, aged 47 years, married, died from injuries received when his arm was caught in a drill at Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FORD
October 26, 193342, Cecil Ford, of DuQuoin, motorman, age 31 years, married, was killed in Union Colliery Company's mine by electricity. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
August 1, 193644, George Ford, of DuQuoin, machine runner, aged 44 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
April 14, 192332, M. J. Ford, of Elkville, Machine man, age 46 years, married, was struck by pit cars and killed in Union Collieries Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 

G
GEORGE
May 5, 194149, William D. George, of Elkville, mine manager, aged 58 years, married, died by drowning in a pit at Perfection Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GIBNER
December 16, 194149, Rolla Gibner, of DuQuoin, loader helper, aged 46 years, married, died from injuries received on December 8, 1941, when the roof fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GILBERT
December 17, 190618, Lawrence Gilbert, of De Soto, miner, aged 17 years, single, employed by the Inland Coal & Washing Company, was fatally injured. This accident was not witnessed by any one; deceased was working in a room with his brother Walter, who was instantly killed. Lawrence was found by the pumpman who had been attracted to his room by hearing his groans; he was found to be badly injured, his skull and face being crushed; he was taken to the top but died in about 15 minutes. Indications show that he was in the act of setting a drill when a standing shot fell, crushing him. The room and roof were in safe working conditions.
 
December 17, 190618, Walter Gilbert, of De Soto, miner, aged 25 years, married, employed by the Inland Coal & Washing Company, was instantly killed. The indications are that the deceased was sitting on a rail, sharpening a drill bit, when a standing shot fell on him. The room in which he was working was found to be in good condition and the roof was intact; he was found about 12:20 p. m., by pumpman James Griffin, who was making his usual rounds and was attracted to the room by hearing groans which came from his brother. Lawrence Gilbert, who was fatally injured by the same accident. Walter Gilbert leaves a widow and three children.
 
GILL
August 5, 191829, R. P. Gill, of Murphysboro, laborer, age 33 years, married, was run over by pit car and killed in Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company's No. 10 mine, Murphysboro. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GLASSER
April 12, 192332, Charles Glasser, of Murphysboro, machine man, age 45 years, married, was killed in Consolidated Coal Company's No. 9 mine. Deceased was running a machine and cutting chain caught the loose pulling chain lying along the face, jerked the jack pipe out, which struck him on the head, killing him almost instantly. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GOSSETT
October 9, 196763, 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 #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 Eickclman, 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.
 
GRAEFF
August 1, 193644, Logan Graeff, of Dowell, pumpman, aged 41 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
GRAMMER
October 25, 194452, Kenneth Grammer of Dowell, driller and shot firer, aged 35 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GRAY
September 11, 190618, Robert Gray, of De Soto, driver, aged 20 years, single, employed at the mine of the Chicago & Carbondale Coal Company, was riding in front of a car on the tail chain and fell off, the car running over him, injuring him fatally. He died three hours afterwards.
 
GREEN
May 18, 194452, Charles A. Green of Sesser, cutting machine helper, aged 48 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 

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HALE
September 9, 193543, Charlie Hale, of Carbondale, miner, aged 51 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine of Jackson County Coal Co., leaving widow and four children.
 
HALSTEAD
July 23, 192635, John Halstead, of Hallidayboro, machine helper, age 41 years, married, was killed by coming in contact with a part of loading machine that was charged, receiving 245 volts, in Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
HANEY
January 16, 190315, Alonzo Haney, of Murphrysboro, driver, aged 28 years, married, was killed at No. 6 mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron company, Murphysboro, Jackson county. He was caught and pushed into the sump at the bottom of the shaft by two loaded pit- cars falling on him in the sump. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HARGETT
September 14, 194048, Charles Oscar Hargett, of Dowell, face boss, age 47 years, married, killed by fall of roof and rib at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Company, leaving a widow and one child.
 
HARNETIAUX
May 8, 191929, Leon Harnetiaux, of Elkville, laborer, age 53 years, married, was killed in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine, Duquoin. Deceased got on the cage at ground landing with a car of coal and asked another employee to signal the engineer to raise the cage to the tipple, and he struck the floor of the tip house with such force as to kill him instantly. Riding on the cage with a car of coal is prohibited by this company. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HARRINGTON
September 25, 189610, Thomas Harrington , of De Soto, a driver in the Big-Muddy Coal and Coke Co.'s mine at DeSoto, Jackson county, was riding on the front end of a trip of four cars down a slight grade. Seeing a loaded car ahead (that had been lost off of a trip that went out a few minutes before) he jumped down and tried to stop his cars, but finding he could not stop them, he stepped on the side of the entry, where the track is only about 10 inches from the rib. He received injuries from the squeeze between the cars and the rib that proved fatal September 28. The deceased was a married man, 26 years old, and leaves a widow and one child. There was a fault in the roof where the accident occurred, which was the cause of the entry being narrowed up for a distance of twelve feet. It was the only place along the entire length of the entry where such an accident could have occurred, and even on the opposite side of the cars there was room enough for a man to stand while a trip went by.
 
HARRIS
May 8. 189912, Charles Harris, of Sato, age 26 years, married, leaves a widow and one child, was killed at the top of the Sato Coal & Mining company's mine, Sato, Jackson county. The deceased was employed as top driver. There had been no work at the shaft this day. Deceased thought he would go into the mine and bring out some mining tools he had there. It was about 8 a. m. when he went down the stairway and brought the tools to the bottom of the shaft; he then went out and asked the engineer if he would get up steam and hoist his tools. It was agreed that the engineer would hoist them in the afternoon. About 2:00 p m. the engineer started up the engine. Harris walked to the top of the lower landing and stood there until the west cage came up which struck him on the head. He fell backward to the ground and died inside of a half hour afterward.
 
August 1, 193644, Edwin Harris, of DuQuoin, machine operator, aged 35 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
October 19, 192938, Kirk Harris, of Dowell, foreman, age 36 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Union Colliery's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HARTSOCK
January 29, 196361, Paul William Hartsock, of Elkville, shuttle car operator, aged 34 years, died of asphyxiation in a fire at Freeman Coal Company's Orient No. 5 Mine, near Logan, Illinois. He leaves five dependents.
      According to an investigation by the Illinois State Mining Board, a fire of unknown origin was discovered about 3:40 p.m. on January 29, 1963, which cost the lives of three workmen and did extensive damage to the underground workings of the Freeman Coal Company's Orient #5 Mine, near Logan, Illinois.
      The fire, which apparently started in the 7 East 4 North Main West at the ventilating door and airlock near the neck of A & B entries was burning intensely when encountered by face crews from the 7 East and 9 East, as they were leaving the mine at the end of the day shift. This area had been inspected by both mine examiners and company personnel less than an hour prior to the discovery of the fire. Immediately, most of the men began fighting the fire with water, rockdust, and all other available equipment, but their progress was hampered by the rupturing of the compressed air line and the breaking of a water pipe.
      The coal company's fire fighting crews, augmented by State Mine Rescue Teams and State and Federal Mine Inspectors, continued to fight the fire, which was raging out of control until nearly midnight. In a meeting of Federal, State and Coal Company officials, it had been tentatively agreed that the mine was to be sealed at the mouth of the 4 North Main Entries, when it was discovered that through a breakdown of the mine's checking system, three workmen were inadvertently unaccounted for. A thorough and final search for the missing men was ordered, but to no avail.
      The mine was ordered sealed and remained sealed until February 23, 1963, when under the direction of the State and Federal Departments of Mines, the sealed areas were opened and ventilation was systematically re-established within the sealed area. The work progressed without incident and the three missing men were found in the 7 East Panel in by the fire area. All three died of asphyxiation. After thoroughly investigating every phase of the fire, it was evident that the mine had inadequate fire fighting equipment, a sub-standard personnel checking system, and an insufficient underground communication system to the fire area.

 
HENDERSON
October 31, 191930, Stanley Henderson, of Dowell, electrician, age 31 years, married, was killed in Union Collieries mine, Dowell, by being run over by pit-car. He leaves a widow.
 
HILLER
August 18, 193846, Glen M. Hiller, of Carbondale, miner, aged 36 years, married, killed by fall of clod rock in mine No. 2 of the Swafford Coal Co., leaving widow and two children.
 
HINCKLEY
November 24, 194250, Edward M. Hinckley, of DuQuoin, clean-up man, aged 60 years, married, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow.
 
HOWARD
June 17, 194250, J. Floyd Howard, of Johnston City, machine man, aged 47 years, married, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves a widow and one adult child.
 
HOWE
June 29, 18936, Frank Howe, of Sato, miner, aged 40, married, in the employ of the Bryden Coal Co., Sato, was instantly killed by a blast in his room; he had fired a shot and waited until he thought it had time to explode, then went back to see what was the matter; just as he got back to the shot it went off, with result as stated. He left a widow and four children.
 
HRIN
August 1, 193644, Steve Hrin, of Dowell, Assistant Foreman, aged 42 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
HUDSON
18842, Thomas Hudson was killed at Tunnel No. 7, St. Louis Ore and Steel Company, by a fall of the top coal. He had fired a shot just before dinner, and immediately afterwards went in to the face and sat down in front of the coal, when it fell upon him. He died from his injuries before he could be removed from the mine. He left a widow and four children.
 
HUELSKAMP
March 30, 192736, George Huelskamp, of Elkville, miner, age 55 years, married,was instantly killed when struck by a fall of rock in Paradise Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 

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IMHOFF
November 18, 194654, Norman Imhoff, of Elkville, miner, aged 54 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's New kathleen mine. He leaves a widow.
 
IRVIN
January 19, 194048, William Casper Irvin, of Elkville, driller, age 53 years, married, burned by gas at the Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Company, leaving a widow.
 
ISAACS
October 17, 193947, Lee Eoy Isaacs, of DuQuoin, a cleanup man, aged 49 years, married, killed by fall of coal in Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and two children.
 

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JEFFERY
June 15, 189811, John Jeffery, of Murphysboro, aged 54, married, leaves a widow and eight children, by occupation a miner, was killed by a fall of top coal at 1:45 p. m., at the Gartside Coal Company's mine No. 4, at Murphysboro. Jeffery and his brother were at work at a pillar. They had shot the bottom coal out for several feet and had fired a shot at noon that day which had loosened the top coal, and were working out the bottom coal at the time the accident occurred. Jeffery lived but a few minutes after getting out from under the fall of the top coal.
 
JOHN
January 2, 194249, Ivor L. John, of Murphysboro, mechanic, aged 54 years, married, died from injuries received on December 17, 1941, when an auto tire rim hit him in Truax-Traer Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
JOHNS
December 13, 193543, Willard Johns, of Dowell, trip rider, aged 21 years, single, crushed by cars in Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Co. No dependents.
 
JOHNSON
June 6, 194654, William Johnson, of DuQuoin, cager, aged 44 years, married, died from injuries received on June 3, 1946, when he was crushed between cars in Peabody Coal Company's No. 14 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
JONES
January 14, 194553, Albert Jones of De Soto, helper, aged 37 years, married, died from injuries received on the day before, January 13, 1945, by a rock fall in Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 

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KELLY
August 1, 193644, John Kelly, of Elkville, motorman, aged 34 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow.
 
January 21, 18874, Patrick Kelly, of Carbondale, aged 51 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the mine at the St. Louis Ore and Steel Company's mine at Murphysboro. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
KENNEY
November 16, 189812, Walter Kenney, a machine helper, age 22 years, single, a resident of Grand Tower employed in the No. 6 mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron company, Murphysboro, Jackson county. The deceased was at work at the face of his room shoveling the slack from a machine when a mass of coal weighing about two tons, fell on him, killing him instantly.
 
KIEL
August 24, 189913, Henry Kiel, of Murphysboro, machine runner, aged 42 years, married, leaves a widow and five children, was injured by a fall of coal and slate at the face of his room in the tenth south entry of the Gartside Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Murphysboro, Jackson county. Deceased was running the machine to finish mining the room when the slate and coal fell, striking him on the body; he died from the effects of the injury August 26.
 
KING
February 21, 195560. Mr. Robert Junior King, of Dowell, age 29, married, two dependent children came to his death by fall of rock at Old Ben Coal Corporation Mine No. 9, at West Frankfort, Franklin County, February 21, 1955, at about 11:15 P.M. He had 6 years experience at this time.
 
KIRBY
On March 20, 189710, DeWitt Kirby , of Murphysboro, a cager at the bottom of Big-Muddy Coal and Iron Co.'s shaft No. 5. Murphysboro, was found lying at the bottom of the shaft with a fracture of the skull. No person saw what struck the deceased nor what produced the fatal injury to his head, nor was there any evidence to account for it. The accident may have been caused by a lump of coal falling down the shaft. The deceased was a married man, 41 years old, and leaves a widow and five children.
 
KRUVELIS
June 17, 194250, Paul T. Kruvelis, of Johnston City, timberman, aged 55 years, single, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine.
 

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LaKATES
June 13, 194755, Joseph LaKates, of Dowell, timberman, aged 56 years, married, died from injuries received on June 10, 1946, caused by a a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's New Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
LEE
November 14, 190618. Richard Lee, of Mt. Carbon, trapper, aged 16 years, single, employed by the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company at mine No. 6, was killed while coming up on a cage; at about 50 feet from the bottom he lost his balance from some unknown cause and fell from the cage to the bottom of the shaft.
 
LEEK
May 18, 191929, Edward Leek, of Elkville, timberman, age 51 years, married, died from injuries received April 8, in Jackson Coal Company's mine, Hallidayboro, by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow.
 
LEIGHTON
September 16, 18959, Robert Leighton, of Murpysboro, a cager, employed at Gartside mine No. 4, Murpysboro, Jackson county, was found crushed lifeless in the cage seat at bottom of shaft. The coroner returned a verdict of accidental death. The deceased was 40 year of age; left widow and three children.
 
LEVEL
February 12, 18936, Patrick Level, of Sato, miner, married, aged 54 years, employed by the Bryden Coal Co., at Sato, was instantly killed by a loose shot, which he was mining, falling over on him. He left a widow and six children.
 
LEWIS
March 7, 193241, Thomas Lewis, of Carbondale, miner, age 49 years, widower, died from injuries received from falling slate in Lewis and Eaton Coal Company's mine on January 10. He leaves one child.
 
LINGLE
March 21, 191020, Mip Lingle, of De Soto, miner; aged 40 years; married; was employed at the mine of the Chicago and Carbondale Coal Company, DeSoto. Lingle was lighting a shot; he put the squib in the hole and when he put his lamp to the squib to light it, the squib exploded, setting off the shot; he died three hours after the accident. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
LITTLE
November 25, 194755, Charles E. Little, of DuQuoin, timberman, aged 53 years, married, was killed by a a fall of rock in Union Colliery Company's New Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
LOSLEY
September 25, 190316, William Losley, mine examiner, aged 27 years, married, was killed instantly in the mine of the Muddy Valley Mining & Manufacturing Co., Hallidayboro, Jackson county. Deceased had gone into a room to show a miner how he should take down top coal; he began to pick at the coal, at the same time endeavoring to avoid its falling on him. but he was caught and crushed. He leaves a widow and three children.
 

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MACLIN
February 20, 194553, Oscar E. Maclin of DuQuoin, shooter, aged 51 years, married, died from injuries received on the day before, February 10, 1945, by a rock fall in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves a widow.
 
MALONEY
November 21, 190215, Henry Maloney, of Murphrysboro, miner, aged 50 years, married, was killed while working in a pillar by a fall of coal in the Harrison mine of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron company, Murphrysboro, Jackson county. He leaves a widow and ten children.
 
MARCHESE
September 24, 192534, Louis Marchese, of DuQuoin, miner, age 27 years, married, was caught by a trip of cars, his head crushed and both legs broken, dying almost instantly, in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
MARLOW
March 29, 190114, Levi Marlow, of Murphysboro, machine runner, aged 29 years, married, was severely crushed by falling slate in the face of Room No. 12 of the fourth north entry, in the Harrison shaft of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Co., Murphysboro, Jackson county. He died from injuries sustained, five hours after the accident. The slate that fell on him was ten feet long, four feet wide and from four to six inches thick. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
MARTIN
December 13, 190014, Patrick Martin, miner, aged 39 years, single, was severely crushed about the body by a fall of top coal at the Harrison shaft of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Co., Murphysboro, Jackson county. Deceased was working in a pillar, undermining the bottom coal when a piece of top coal weighing about one ton broke off over the slate falling on him. Martin was an experienced miner and had worked in this mine over 16 years. He was removed to his home and died an hour and a-half after the accident.
 
MATHIS
May 28, 193140, Dorsey Mathis, of DuQuoin, motorman, age 38 years, married, was killed in Union Colliery Company's mine by a gas explosion. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
McCAREY
January 18, 18958. John McCarey, of Murphysboro, a miner, aged 26 years, working in the Gartside mine No. 4, at Murphysboro, was killed in his room by a fall of slate. He was married and leaves a widow and two children.
 
McCLELLAND
April 3, 194553, Noah A. McClelland, of Vergennes, ground man, aged 43 years, married, was killed in a machinery accident in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves a widow.
 
McCORMICK
August 29, 194654, Clarence W. McCormick, of DuQuoin, mine owner, aged 34 years, married, died from injuries received on August 17, 1946 in Hallidayboro Coal Company's Hallidayboro mine, caused by falling down the shaft. He leaves a widow.
 
MIKETTA
March 3, 195159, Charles Miketta, of Christopher, face boss, aged 47 years, married, was killed by asphyxiation in Truax-Traer Coal Comapny's Burnig Star Drift No. 2 mine by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
MITCHELL
September 6, 18959, William Mitchell, of De Soto, miner, 48 years of age, married, wife and two children, employed in Big Muddy Coal and Coke Co's, mine at DeSoto, Jackson county, was killed by falling top coal. The deceased in attempting take down topcut, down prop with an axe, thereby letting the coal down upon him with result as above.
 
MUPPHY
September 23, 190316, John Murphy, trapper, aged 14 years, employed in mine No. 6 of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Co., Murphysboro, Jackson county. The boy attempted to jump on a moving pit car, when he fell under the wheels; one leg and arm were crushed, the severe shock causing his death.
 

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NORRIS
December 13, 194553, Alva Norris, of DuQuoin, machine runner, aged 57 years, married, was killed by rock in Hallidayboro Coal Corporation's mine. He leaves a widow.
 

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PARSONS
March 8, 193644, Thomas Loyd Parsons, of Carbondale, miner, aged 57 years, married, killed by fall of slate in mine of Birkner Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
PATE
April 2, 190919, A. H. Pate, of Murphysboro, aged 32, was employed at the Gus Blair Big Muddy Coal Company's mine No. 1, at Murphysboro, Ill., as a trip rider. An accident was caused by the haulage rope becoming detached from the trip of loaded cars on the incline, and Pate, not keeping out of the road of the cars, got off the trip and got in the clear and as the cars came back down the incline, placed himself in front of the trip of cars for some purpose and was knocked down and run over by the cars. He leaves a wife and four children.
 
PERKINS
February 2, 191121, O. B. Perkins, of Murphysboro, miner, aged 39 years, married, employed at the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company's Harrison shaft, Murphysboro, died from the effects of an injury received January 21st. Deceased was putting a prop under a piece of loose slate, when it fell on him, breaking his back. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
PHILLIPS
September 26, 191122, Arthur Phillips, of Hallidayboro, driver, aged 28 years, married, employed by the Muddy Valley Mining and Mfg. Co., Hallidayboro, Jackson County, was riding on front end of the car, when his foot slipped off the bumper, causing him to be caught between the rib and car. He was injured internally and died the same day. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
PIERCE
September 27, 198365. Mr. Jackson Pierce, of Elkville, age 63, married, one dependent died from a highwall fall at approximately 8:15 P.M., September 27, 1983, while in the performance of his duties as Tractor Operator at Freeman United Coal Mining Company, Fidelity #11, DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois.
      Mr. Pierce had been performing work with a dozer on a bench near a wheel excavator. Mr. Pierce dismounted the dozer and walked to the edge of the bench and while standing there a portion of the bench gave way with Mr. Pierce falling approximately 15 to 20 feet. The fall was seen by fellow miners who immediately ran to the area of Mr. Pierce's fall and began digging in the dirt which covered the victim. Mr. Pierce was uncovered in about 15 minutes and was administered first aid, however he was pronounced dead on arrival at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
 
POWERS
January 27, 193947, Joseph Powers, of Elkville, cutting machine operator, aged 60 years, married, electrocuted in Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Co., leaving widow.
 
PULLEY
December 21, 194452, Ben Ward Pulley of Elkville, loading machine helper, aged 57 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow.
 

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QUEEN
July 1, 198666. Mr. Terry Queen, of Pinckneyville, age 23, married, one dependent, was fatally injured from the fall of material at approximately 5:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 1, 1986, while in the performance of his duties at Consolidation Coal Company, Burning Star No. 5, DeSoto, Jackson County, Illinois.
      The fatal accident occurred when Mr. Queen, was assisting in the removal of an overhead pipe and unaware that all other support was removed, loosened a coupling which resulted in it falling, striking the victim in the head. The victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
 
QUIGLEY
July 22, 192938, Roy M. Quigley, of Dowell, loading machine operator, age 43 years, married, was killed in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine, by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and four children.
 

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RAINS
January 22, 196562. Mr. William Homer Rains, of Elkville, age 57, married, was killed instantly by a fall of roof at about 2:00 p.m. on January 22, 1965 at the Truax-Traer Coal Co., Burning Star #1 Slope Mine, located at Elkville, Jackson County, Illinois. Mr. Rains was employed as a Loading Machine Operator and had had 3 months experience at this mine.
      Mr. Rains was loading out the face of 1 West Entry. For some reason, a roof bolt had been left out on the right side of entry. Mr. Rains advanced the machine until he was out from under the roof bolts, when, without warning, the roof fell on him. The rock that fell was 4 ft. wide, 5 ft. long, 5 in. in thickness in the middle tapering to a thin edge. He was crushed against the Joy Loading Machine. He leaves a widow.
 
REEDER
June 24, 190114, Logan Reeder, of Murphysboro, pumpman, aged 38 years, married, was instantly killed by a fall of coal in Room No. 39, third north entry of shaft No. 6 of the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Co., Murphysboro, Jackson county. Deceased went into the room to pump water, and it was necessary for him to get along the face of the room and clean off some coal to allow the water to get to the suction pump. He was told by the men working in the room not to stand too close to the face, as the coal had been blasted the day before and was ready to fall. Reeder for some cause or other failed to heed the advice of the men, and was standing close to the working face when a mass of coal fell on him that caused his death. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
REES
August 1, 193644, Louis Rees, of Elkville, driller and shooter, aged 44 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and two children.
 
November 1, 193846, Ross Rees, of De Soto, driller, aged 29 years, married, died from injuries received October 28, when caught under fall of overhang at the No. 2 mine of the Traux-Traer Coal Co., leaving widow and three children.
 
RIGGIO
January 3, 192433, Thomas Riggio, of Murphysboro, miner, age 20 years, single, (listed as married in another description), was killed by a fall of coal in Western United Gas Coal Company's mine.
 
ROACH
August 25, 194452, Joseph Howard Roach, of DuQuoin, Joy loader operator, aged 36 years, married, was killed when he was crushed between loading machine and rib, in Truax-Traer Coal Company's No. 1 Drift Mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
ROBERTS
October 25, 18937. Guy Roberts, of Muddy Valley, miner, single, aged 23 years, working in the mine of the Muddy Valley Coal Company at Muddy Valley. His work was drilling and blasting at night; it was found that he had left his machine and gone into a room where some top coal had been left hanging, when found he was under a mass of coal and was evidently killed instantly.
 
RUSSO
January 31, 191323, Antonio Russo, of Murphysboro, miner, aged 61 years, single, employed at the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company's Harrison mine, Murphysboro, Jackson County, died from injuries received January 20. Deceased was sawing a prop on side of the road when a car struck him.
 

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SCHAFER
February 19, 194553, Nickalous A. Schafer, of DuQuoin, car dropper aged 43 years, married, was killed by a railroad car in Peabody Coal Company's No. 14 mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
SCHNEIDER
December 29, 193342, George Schneider, of DuQuoin, car rider, age 45 years, married, was killed by railway cars at Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
SCHRADER
August 5, 198666. Mr. Braden Schrader, of Murphysboro, age 32, married, one dependent died from suffocation at approximately 3:15 P.M., Tuesday, August 5, 1986,while in the performance of his duties as surveyor, at Arch of Illinois,Inc., Horse Creek Mine, Pinckneyville , Perry County Illinois.
      The deceased apparently suffocated when he fell face down into mud at the bottom of a void created from shooting overburden. The void was earth covered, therefore, not visible on the surface. The deceased was found covered by a 5' by 3' by 2' clay clod. The weight of the clod hampered recovery of the victim.
 
SCHWARTZ
September 22, 193342, Otis Schwartz, of DuQuoin, trip rider, age 20 years, single, was squeezed between pit cars and coal rib and killed in Union Colliery Company's mine.
 
SHAMBLIN
November 11, 189913, William Shamblin, of Murphysboro, driver, single, aged 20 years, was fatally injured by falling under. a loaded car in the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company's mine No. 6, Murphysboro, Jackson county. Deceased had been loading coal in the forenoon. and was called out to drive in the fourth north entry. He had made his trip and was coming out with his third trip, riding on the front end. At the foot of a light grade he fell in front of the load, the front car running on him, pushing him and crushing his head. He was taken to the hospital in Murphysboro, where he died the next day.
 
SMITH
September 19, 190618, Gus Smith, of Herrin, top laborer, aged 20 years, single, employed by the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company, at its shaft No. 7, was riding on top of a loaded box car, which he was taking to the yard; his brother Fred threw him a bar to use in setting the brake, when he went to tighten the brake rod the bar slipped causing him to lose his balance, when he fell across the rail; the car passing over him cutting him in two.
 
February 15, 191323, Henry Smith, of Murphysboro, driver, aged 22 years, married, was killed by falling under a car in the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company's Harrison mine, Murphysboro, Jackson County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SOWMAN
Ocrober 17, 18842, Thomas Sowman was killed October 17, at Tunnel No. 7 of the St. Louis Ore and Steel Company, by the fall of coal. He had been left in his room to finish loading some coal by the other men working in the vicinity, and by the man who worked in the room with him. Subsequently the driver returned for the coal, saw no light in the room and went away, supposing Mr. Sowman had also gone. As he was missed, however, at supper, search was made for him, when he was found in his room with his head crushed under a mass of coal which had fallen upon him. He left a widow and three children.
 
SPILLER
August 1, 193644, Joe Spiller, of DuQuoin, examiner, aged 31 years, married, killed by carbon monoxide gas in Kathleen Mine of Union Colliery Co., leaving widow and two children.
 
STAYNDNER
April 6, 190114, Fritz Stayndner, of Murphysboro, miner, aged 44 years, married, was instantly killed by a fall of top coal in the Gartside Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Murphysboro, Jackson county. The deceased was mining off of a pillar in an old room, and was in the act of setting his drill under the top coal, when the coal in which he was trying to fasten the end of the drill fell, with the result as stated. The coal that fell on deceased weighed about one ton. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
STEIN
June 29, 192332, Henry Stein, of Vergennes, motorman, age 24 years, single, was killed by a motor in Union Collieries Company's Kathleen mine.
 
STOUDT
May 29, 190919, Charles Stoudt, of Murphysboro, aged 42, employed as an electrician at the Big Muddy Coal and Iron Company's mine No. 9, at Murphysboro, Ill., was helping to push a loaded car off the cage after the signal had been given to the engineer to hoist. The engineer hoisted the cage and caught Stoudt between the cage and the door-head of shaft, killing him instantly. He leaves a wife and one child.
 
STRICKLIN
June 4, 190315, Robert Stricklin, of Murphrysboro, machine runner, aged 37 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in shaft No. 4 of the Gartside Coal company, Mnrphysboro, Jackson county. Deceased was running a machine in room 36, second north entry, when about a ton of coal fell on him with the result as stated. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
SUPERABE
18842, Paul Superabe, aged 40, unmarried, was undermining a standing shot, working alone because he was not considered a good workman. There was a slip running through the coal and roof, and when he had cut under to the slip, the coal and rock came down, crushing him so that he died before he could be carried home.
 

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THOMAS
June 14, 191929, H. R. Thomas, of Elkville, miner, age 55 years, married, was killed in Jackson Coal Company's mine, Hallidayboro, by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow.
 
TONER
January 29, 190718, Phelix Toner, bottom laborer, aged 27 years, married, living at Murphysboro, died at 9:00 p. m., January 29, 1907 and leaves a widow and one child. The accident was caused by the explosion of thirty kegs of powder in the mine of the Johnson City & Big Muddy Coal & Mining Company, located at Johnston City, Williamson county, at about 11:30 a. m., January 29, 1907.
 
TRUEBGER
March 22, 193846, Frederick Francis Truebger, of DuQuoin, civil engineer, aged 42 years, married, crushed by cars in the Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Co., leaving widow.
 
TUREEN
June 19, 192938, William Tureen, of Dowell, triprider, age 21 years, single, was killed by pit cars in Union Collieries' mine.
 
TWEEDY
July 5, 191930, Willard K. Tweedy, of Murphysboro, trapper, age 18 years, single, was killed by being run over by pit-cars in Gartside Coal Company's mine, Murphysboro.
 

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UNDERWOOD
September 2, 194250, Howard Underwood, of Dowell, machine man, aged 55 years, married, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow.
 

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VENEGONIA
February 22, 192231, Joseph Venegonia, of Murphysboro, laborer, age 17 years, single, was run over and killed by a pit car in Consolidated Coal Company's mine No. 10.
 
VOORHEES
July 7, 190618, Elmer Voorhees, of Murphysboro, carpenter, aged 28 years, married, employed at the Big Muddy Coal & Iron Company, shaft No. 9, was killed by a gin pole falling on him. He leaves a widow and one child.
 

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WAKEFIELD
June 19, 194250, William L. Wakefiled of Pittsburg, driller, aged 46 years, married, died from injuries received on June 17, 1942, when rock from the roof fell on him in Truax-Traer Coal Company's Burning Star mine. He leaves a widow.
 
WALLACE
February 22, 193947, David Wallace, Sr., of Dowell, cleanup man, aged 62 years, married, killed by fall of rock in Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Co., leaving widow.
 
WALLER
May 13, 191828, Roy Waller, of Hallidayboro, cager, age 24 years, married, employed by Jackson Coal Company, Hallidayboro, Jackson County, was killed by a trip of cars which had broken loose on the main west entry. The trip ran to bottom of shaft, across cage, to east side of cage room, where he was standing, caught him and crushed him to death. He leaves a widow.
 
September 22, 194452, William H. Waller of DuQuoin, track-layer, aged 42 years, married, was electrocuted in Union Colliery Company's Kathleen mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
WARD
December 19, 191021, George A. Ward, of Murphysboro, driver, aged 22 years, single, employed at the Gus Blair Big Muddy Coal Company's mine, Murphysboro, was coming out of a room with a loaded car and was riding the tail chain and had a slight incline to come down, when, it is supposed, his foot slipped off the chain and he fell in front of the car and was rolled between a prop and the car, and instantly killed.
 
WEHRLE
November 22, 194048, Carl Wehrle, of DuQuoin, triprider, age 24 years, single, crushed by cross bars being handled on trip at the Kathleen Mine of the Union Colliery Company, leaving a dependent father.
 
WILLIAMS
November 16, 18864, Samuel Williams, of Carbondale, aged 26 years, single, was killed by being dragged from the cage while ascending out of the mine, at the St. Louis Ore and Steel Company's mine at Murphysboro.
 
WILLMORE
October 5, 193745, Neb Willmore, of Elkville, loading machine operator, aged 54 years, married, crushed between machine and rib at the Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Co., leaving wife and two children.
 
WILSON
August 8, 193039, George Wilson, of Dowell, machine operator, age 51 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Union Colliery Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
WOLFE
November 8, 193745, Joseph Wolfe, of Dowell, timberman, aged 49 years, married, killed by fall of slate in the Kathleen mine of the Union Colliery Co., leaving wife and three children.
 

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YATES
August 11, 189711, John Yates, of De Soto, aged 32, single, an engineer in the employment of the Big Muddy Coal and Coke Company at DeSoto, was injured by a boiler explosion at the air shaft at 6:30 a. m., from which injuries he died at 11:45 a. m. The night watchman had been on duty as usual, and had left about 5:30 a. m. He claims to have left everything in good order. John Yates had only been at work about 10 minutes when the explosion occurred which caused his death.
 
YORK
June 12, 191727, Arch York, of Elkville, driver, age 20 years, single, was killed in Jackson Coal Company's mine, Hallidayboro, Jackson County, by pit cars.
 

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