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ABRAHAMS
June 23, 190618 , Joseph Abrahams, of Livingston, blaster and loader, aged 28 years, married, was killed by falling clod at the working face, in the New Staunton Coal Co.'s mine at Livingston, Madison county. He leaves a widow.
 
ACKERMAN
April 3, 190113, August Ackerman, of Edwardsville, miner, aged 20 years, single, employed at the Home Trade Coal company's mine, Edwardsville, Madison county, was killed by a falling clod.
 
ALBIE
March 26, 191224 , Louis Albie, of Collinsville, laborer, aged 70 years, married, employed in the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County, was killed by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
ALEX
October 13, 191730, Samuel Alex, of Collinsville, machine runner, age 35 years, married, was killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine by falling coal. Deceased was finishing the last cut in his room when a piece of overhanging coal gave way and fell on him. He leaves a widow.
 
ALTHARDT
January 25, 191628, Carl Althardt, of Collinsville, driver, age 29 years, married, was run over and killed by a loaded pit car in Lumaghi Coal Company's' mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
ANDERSON
October 5, 189811, Ben Anderson, of Edwardsville, a miner in Madison No. 3 mine, of the Madison Coal company, Edwardsville, Madison county; while working at the face of his room a piece of clod weighing nearly 1,000 pounds gave way and fell on him, killing him instantly. He had only been in this mine three days; his age was 36 years; he leaves a widow and three children.
 
AUBRECHT
July 22, 191023, Joseph Aubrecht, of Edwardsville, miner, aged 27 years, married, was killed instantly under a fall of coal and slate at the face of his room, in the Home Trade Coal Company's mine, Edwardsville. He leaves a widow and two children.
 

 
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BACA
December 20, 191225, Joseph Baca, of Glen Carbon, loader, aged 45 years, married, was killed by falling rock in the No. 4 mine, Madison Coal Corporation. He leaves a widow and eight children.
 
BACCA
September 29, 192636, John Bacca [Vacca], of Livingston, loader, age 40 years, married, employed by New Staunton Coal Company, was killed by coal falling from face. He leaves a widow and three children.
also listed as : VACCA
 
June 15, 191123, Joseph Bacca, of Glen Carbon, loader, aged 19 years, single, employed at the Madison Coal Corporation's mine No. 4, was killed under a fall of rock at the face of his room. This rock had shortly before been sounded and pronounced not dangerous.
 
BALLANT
December 20, 191831, Thomas Ballant, of Williamson, miner, age 48 years, married, was killed in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Williamson, by falling coal. Deceased had gone on his knees into a room under a slip which was plainly visible and began snubbing when about one ton of coal fell on him. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BANJURA
August 24, 193141, Mike Banjura, of Williamson, laborer, age 64 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BARBER
May 15, 192939, Arthur Barber, of Collinsville, driver, age 35 years, married, was run over by a pit car and killed in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BASICK
May 18, 190012, Joseph Basick, of Collinsville, machine runner, aged 26 years, single, employed in the Consolidated Coal Co.'s Heinz Bluff mine, Collinsville, was instantly killed while mining a piece of top coal; it suddenly gave way, falling on him, resulting as stated.
 
BAUMER
January 27, 18946, Andrew Baumer, of Troy, loader, aged 65 years, married, was instantly killed in the Troy mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Troy, Madison county. The deceased and his partner, Henry Scholtmeier, were loading cars in a room having a soapstone roof, but without any slips: a piece of this roof 13 feet long, 4 feet wide and about 5 inches thick at the center, and tapering to feather edges all around, fell on both men, breaking the kneecap of Scholtmeier and instantly killing Baumer by crushing him against the top of the car that was being loaded. He left a widow.
 
BAYER
October 24, 189811, Frank E. Bayer, of Edwardsville, a top laborer, was killed at the Home Trade Coal company's mine, Edwardsville, Madison county. A car had been taken off the cage at the lower landing. After it was emptied the deceased started to push the car back on the cage, but got on the wrong track, and not taking any notice he pushed the car into the shaft, and was dragged down with it, causing his death. A bar was used for the purpose of closing the entrance to the shaft, but this had been taken down and deceased forgot to replace it. His age was 24 years. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BEAUCHII
May 28, 191426, Joe Beauchi, of Donkville, miner, aged 35 years, single, was killed by falling rock in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company's Mine No. 1, Donkville, Madison County.
 
BELLOVICH
September 29, 194454, John Bellovich, of Mt. Olive, timberman, aged 52 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BELYOU
January 27, 191022, Herman Grim, driver, aged 23 years, single, employed at mine No. 1 of the Donk Bros.' Coal & Coke Company, Donkville, Madison county. Grim, after completing his shift below, came to the top to send down a car of miner's tools. A young man, a visitor, was with him, and they both stepped off of the cage at the landing. Securing the car, they pushed it as they supposed on to the cage, but instead pushed it into the shaft, and both were drawn in with the cage and falling to the bottom, were killed. The engineer claims that he got a signal to return the cage. Deceased was the support of a widowed mother. The visitor mentioned was Edgar Belyou, aged 18 years, residence at Collinsville.
 
BERTALERO
October 29, 192334, Robert Bertalero, of Collinsville, loader, age 17 years, single, was caught between two pit cars and killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
BERTELLO
December 27, 192939, Dominic Bertello, of Collinsville, miner, age 56 years, married, was killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine by a fall of slate.
 
BERTOT
January 12, 192737, Dominic Bertot, of Collinsville, trip rider, age 19 years, single, fell off the motor and was run over and killed, in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
BIADO
March 29, 189911, Angelo Biado, of Glen Carbon, a miner, working in the No. 4 mine of the Madison Coal Co., Glen Carbon, Madison county, was killed by a pit car. He was on his way home after his day's work. While traveling out the entry near the bottom of the shaft, a driver was coming out with a trip which was made up of three cars; at the place mentioned there is a small grade of one per cent in favor of the load; when the driver was about to make up with him he stepped aside to let the driver and trip pass; thinking the trip had passed, he stepped onto the entry, making his way out, when a car that had become uncoupled from the trip ran him down causing his death. He was 28 years of age and single.
 
BIGSHOT
October 15, 190316, Joseph Bigshot, machine helper, aged 37 years, single, employed in the Madison Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Glen Carbon, Madison county, was killed by falling clod at the face of a room.
 
BILLPAUCH
October 1, 1904, Andrew Billpauch, of Glen Carbon, machine runner, aged 29 years, married, employed in the Madison Coal Co.'s mine No. 4, Glen Carbon, Madison county, was instantly killed by falling slate. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BLANDINO
August 2, 193040, Natil Blandino, of Glen Carbon, miner, age 45 years, married, died from injuries received three days previous in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine by flying coal from a delayed shot. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BOHLING
March 28, 190618 , Peter Bohling, of Staunton, machine helper, aged 24 years, married, was killed at the working face by falling coal in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine near Staunton, Madison county. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BOISON
November 13, 18936, Henry Boison, of Glen Carbon, loader, aged 42 years, single, was killed in mine No. 1 of the. Madison Coal Company, Glen Carbon, Madison county. Boison had loaded the coal out of a room and went into the entry looking for more coal. It was presumed that he returned to the room to get his pick and shovel, as he was afterwards found under some clod roof that had fallen and killed him. No one was present at the time of the accident. The roof in the room where he was killed was bad. The timberman had been in the room several times while the coal was being loaded, and had taken down some broken roof. A piece in one corner remained up. This piece had several slips in it and it is supposed that after the deceased had returned to the room for his tools noticed that this piece of roof was worse than he had supposed, and that he had attempted to pull the under part down, when the whole of it came down killing him instantly.
 
BOUMAN
November 10, 191629, John Bouman, of Staunton, machine runner, age 30 years, single, was killed by falling slate in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 2, Williamson, Madison County.
 
BOWMAN
November 8, 190518 , Joseph Bowman, of Staunton, machine helper, aged 56 years, married, was killed by falling coal from the face of the room in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Co.'s No. 1 mine at Staunton, Madison county. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
BOZZARDI
November 19, 194353, John Bozzardi, of Collinsville, miner, aged 69 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in Sugar Loaf Coal Company's No. 1 mine.
 
BRADACH
October 9, 191326, Joe Bradach, of Collinsville, machine helper, aged 40 years, married, was killed by electrocution in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Maryville, Madison County. He leaves a widow and seven children.
 
BRADLEY
October 6, 190013, John Bradley, of Wilderman, driver, aged 21 years, single, employed at the Wilderman mine of the Missouri and Illinois Coal Co., was kicked in the abdomen by a mule, in the mine, and died from the injury the next day
 
BRAVIN
November 3, 195662, Dante P. Bravin, of Sawyerville, assistant electrician, aged 54 years, married, was killed when he fell between two motors and was crushed to death. in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BRENDLE
March 9, 190315, George Brendle, of Troy, miner, aged 49 years, married, employed in the Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s No. 3 mine, at Troy, Madison county, was killed while mining off a standing shot He mined into a slip in the roof, thus cutting away the support, the roof gave way, falling on him, causing his death. He leaves six children dependent.
 
BRESASKE
April 10, 18979, the Madison Coal Co's mine No. 1, situated at Glen Carbon, Joseph Bresaske, of Glen Carbon, a blaster and loader, was fatally injured by a fall of clod and died about two hours afterwards. Deceased was working on a pillar at the time of the, accident, when a thin sheet of rock, technically called clod, about 5 x 6 feet in area and 3 inches thick fell on him, striking him across the small of the back; the rock that fell tapered to a feather edge all around. This clod is an irregular deposit that comes in between the regular rock and the coal and is of a very treacherous character especially when thinning out as in the above case. Deceased was 44 years old and leaves a widow and three children in destitute circumstances.
 
BIROS
November 27, 193444, Andy Biros, of Williamson shoveler on under-cutter, age 47 years, married, died as a result of injuries received the day before from a fall of face coal in Mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BROWN
July 1, 194252, Hugh Brown, of Williamson, miner, aged 47 years, married, was killed when rock from the roof fell on him in Mt. Olive-Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
July 8, 190316, Joseph Brown, miner, aged 24 years, single, employed in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Co.'s mine No. 1. Staunton. Macoupin county, was killed by falling coal at the face of his room.
 
BRUMWORTH
January 8, 191022, Charles L. Brumworth, miner, aged 41 years, working at the Kerens-Donewald Coal Company, Worden, Madison county, was killed by being caught between the walls of the shaft and the cage. He had just entered the mine a few minutes before the accident, but found he had left his pit cap on top. He then attempted to get on the cage after the signal had been given to hoist, and was told to keep back, but he did not heed the warning, and stepped on to the cage just as it started and was caught as above described. He leaves a widow and eight children.
 
BRUNO
August 5, 191831, Felix Bruno, of Collinsville, miner, age 42 years, married, was killed, when a shot to which he had returned exploded, in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BRUSTRUNG
November 30, 18842 - Ellsworth Coal Co., Joseph Brustrung, aged 30, a single man, was killed November 30, 1884, by slate falling from a slip in the left side of the room in No. 10 shaft. The room was very well timbered. He did not notice the slip in the slate.
 
BUKISH
September 30, 191831, George Bukish, of Edwardsville, loader, age 23 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Beck-White Coal Company's mine, Edwardsville. He leaves a widow.
 
BUSH
August 15, 194959, Stanley Bush, of Staunton, rock shooter, aged 55 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Mt. Olive-Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BYMAN
August 29, 189811, Louis Byman, of Collinsville, a miner, working in the Heinz Bluff mine of the Consolidated Coal Co., Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by falling clod. There were three men working in one place and they had three cars to load. The two cars on the inside were loaded and the car on the outside was left unfinished. They then started to take down a piece of loose clod, but as they heard the driver coming for their cars, they started to finish loading the outside car. The deceased went underneath the loose clod, when it gave way, falling on him. His age was 33 years; he leaves a widow and one child.
 

 
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CALDIARARO
January 6, 194353, John Caldiararo, of Staunton, loading machine operator, aged 45 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CARDEO
November IS, 193242, Mike Cardeo, of Collinsville, miner, age 51 years, married, was killed by a falling prop in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
CARSON
February 19, 190214 - Killed at the Donk Bros. Coal Co.'s mine, Collinsville, Madison county, but was not in the employ of the company.
James Carson, aged about 46 years, was found Feb. 19, 1902, at the bottom of shaft No. 2 at Maryville.
 
CASPER
May 15, 190820 , George Casper, of Collinsville, miner, aged 27 years, single, working in mine No. 3 of the Lumaghi Coal Company, Collinsville, Madison county, was killed while loading coal at the face of a room by falling slate.
 
September 21, 192939, Louis Casper, of Pleasant Ridge, triprider, age 36 years, married, was run over and killed by pit cars in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
CAVALLO
February 6, 191224 , Barney Cavallo, miner, aged 37 years, single, was killed by falling slate in Lumaghi Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison County.
 
CHERRIER
February 22, 193545, Albert P. Cherrier, of Bethalto, miner, aged 58 years, married, killed by fall of clod and coal in mine of Sunshine Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
CHUDRONE
February 15, 190921 , J. Chudrone, miner, aged 28 years, was killed in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine at Collinsville, Madison county, in room No. 12, the 6th north entry, by a premature blast. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
CIGLIANA
July 10, 194050, Charles Cigliana, of Collinsville, miner, age 53 years, single, killed by fall of face coal at the No. 2 mine of the Lumaghi Coal Company, leaving no dependents.
 
CIRAR
February 16, 193747, Mike Cirar, of Livingston, loader, aged 50 years, married, killed by fall of slate in mine of Livingston-Mt. Olive Coal Co., leaving wife.
 
COAPLEY
April 23, 190719 , Alfred Coapley, of Troy, miner, aged 38 years, single, was killed by falling slate at the working face in the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 3 mine, Troy, Madison county.
 
COLLINS
July 23, 191730, William Collins, of Troy, miner, age 68 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
COLOGNA
July 1, 190720 , Louis Cologna
These deaths cannot be recorded as occurring in the mining of coal. They are as follows:
      Joseph Genette aind Joseph Zadra, two miners, from Glen Carbon, Madison county, went to the No. 17 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, going down the stairway of the escapement shaft, and into the working place of Louis Cologina and August Genette, (which was the fact of the main north entry) they opened the powder box belonging to Cologna and Genette, which contained parts of two kegs of powder, and fixed up an infernal machine, consisting of a double barrelled pistol, with wires attached to the trigger of the pistol, and so connected to the lid of the box. that when the lid was lifted the pistol would explode and set off the powder. On Monday morning, July 1, 1907, Louis Cologna and August Genette in company with Joseph Welsh, went into the mine to go to work as soon as they got within 100 feet of the working face, where the powder box was standing Louis Cologna started to open the powder box, he had lifted the lid about one quarter distance up, when an explosion occurred, throwing all three men to the ground, Cologna and Genette were severely burned, Cologna died at noon the same day. Genette died July 4, 1907. Joseph Welsh is yet alive, but will not be able to work as a miner again.
      Through the good services of the city marshals of Glen Carbon and Collinsville and the State's attorney of St. Clair and Madison counties, Joseph Genette, a cousin of August Genette was arrested for the crime; he afterwards confessed that Joseph Yadra and himself, had planned the infernal machine, which killed Louis Cologna and August Genette and severely injured Joseph Walsh. Joseph Genette and Joseph Yadra are now both serving life terms in the State prison for the crime.
 
COSTA
June 18, 194656, Matt Costa, of Staunton, driller, aged 53 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CRABTREE
February 15, 190719 , Ed. Crabtree, of Worden, miner, aged 21 years, married, was killed by falling clod at the working face in the Kerns-Donnewald Coal Company's mine, Worden, Madison county. He leaves a widow.
 
CRAIG
November 3, 192535, Ernest D. Craig, of Glen Carbon, loader, age 25 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
CRISPI
March 18, 1909,21 , Chas. Crispi, miner, aged 27 years, was injured in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine at Collinsville, Madison county, by a falling clod at the working face on February 19, 1909; his back was broken; he died March 18, 1909. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
CRITCHLEY
December 10, 194252, Joash Critchley, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged 76 years, married, was killed when timber fell down the shaft and hit him in Madison Coal Corporations No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
CULLEN
June 16, 190416, John Cullen, miner, aged 32 years, married, employed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison county, while tamping a shot it exploded, killing him. He leaves a widow and two children.
 

 
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DAESH
September 5, 190013, Fred Daesh, of Edwardsville, miner, aged 32 years, married, employed at the Madison Coal company's mine No. 3, Edwardsville, Madison county, was injured by a fall of coal which caused his death. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DALLAS
January 2, 194252, Lewis Dallas, of Staunton, topman, aged 43 years, married, was killed when he was caught between two railroad cars in Bunker Hill Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
DALZADILLI
August 22, 191730, Charles Dalzadilli, Jr., of Collinsville, trip rider, age 21 years, married, was killed in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine. Deceased was coming out with a loaded trip and jumped off the motor to cut off the loads, when he fell and the motor ran over him. He leaves a widow.
 
DAUGHTON
February 16, 18852 - Capital Co-Operative Coal Co., Wm. Daughton, a married man, was killed February 16, 1885, by a boiler explosion. The fireman had discovered the water to be low in the boiler and Daughton and the fireman were in the act of drawing the fire when the boiler exploded. He left a wife and 6 children,
 
DEARING
March 13, 191224 , Frank Dearing, of Staunton, machine helper, aged 36 years, married, was killed by falling coal in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine, Staunton, Madison County. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
DELANEY
October 27, 190518 , John Delaney, of Collinsville, miner, aged 48 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock near the working face of his entry in the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.'s No. 1 mine at Donkville, Madison county. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
DELKUS
December 2, 192636, John Delkus, of Collinsville, miner, age 23, married, was killed by falling slate in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DELOPPE
February 5. 190618 , Natal Deloppe, of DeCamp, miner, aged 20 years, single was injured by falling clod on January 12, 1906, at the working face in the Decamp Coal and Mining Co.'s mine at Decamp, Madison county. He died from his injuries, February 5. 1906.
 
DeMAREO
June 17, 191931, Anton DeMareo, of Maryville, machine runner, age 33 years, single, was killed by a fall of coal in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Maryville.
 
DETERING
August 27, 190922, Albert Detering, car puller, aged 26 years, employed at mine No. 2 of the Donk Bros.' Coal Company, Pleasant Ridge, Madison county, was killed by being drawn into the ventilating fan. It seems that he was helping Mr. Hanvey, who was killed at the same time and in the same manner. They were both engaged, it is supposed, in repairing the fan, and were likely trying to get it off the center, when it was moved far enough to take steam. It started, suddenly, drawing both men into the center of the fan. Detering was blown off the end of the blades through the casing, and nearly into the escape shaft, and was killed instantly. Hanvey was revolved with the fan until it was stopped. He was alive when taken out, but died within a few minutes.
 
DETIENNE
June 3, 191426, Ben Detienne, of Collinsville, cager, aged 38 years, married, was electrocuted in the Lumaghi Coal Company's Mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison County. Deceased was helping the motorman place some empty cars on a side track when he came in contact with the trolley wire and instantly killed. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DeWERTF
January 1, 1885 - Ellsworth Coal Co., Jurgen DeWertf, aged 54 years, was killed by a fall of top coal in No. 10 shaft. He was taking down a standing shot and there was a quantity of coal under his feet which caused him to trip, when the coal fell on him. He left a wife and 6 children. The accident occurred January 1, 1885.
 
DOHR
October 13, 191023, Conrad Dohr, of Livingston, miner, aged 34 years, married, employed by the New Staunton Coal Company, was caught under a fall of clod and killed instantly. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DOMSICK
October 26, 191730, John Domsick, of Livingston, miner, age 44 years, married, was killed in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, by falling slate. He leaves a widow and eight children.
 
DONATI
December 10, 192132, Louis Donati, of Collinsville, trip rider, age 28 years, single, died from injuries received December 1 in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's No. 4 mine by being caught between a car and coal rib.
 
DREA
September 11, 191023, John Drea, of Edwardsville, machine helper, aged 22 years, single, died from the effect of an accident, which happened February 23, 1910, at the Edwardsville Coal Company's mine No. 3, at Edwardsville. He and his brother, Joseph, were running a machine when a large piece of rock fell, breaking his back.
 
October 5, 1910,23, Joseph Drea, of Edwardsville, machine runner, aged 30 years, married, died from the effect of the injury received at the same time and place as his brother John. He leaves a widow.
 
DRIGUE
January 22, 191426, Frank Drigue, of Collinsville, cager, aged 25 years, single, was killed by pit cars in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County.
 
DUBES
March 18, 189911, James Dubes, of Edwardsville, a miner, working in the Henrietta Coal Co's mine, Edwardsville, Madison county, was killed by falling coal. He and his partner were wedging coal down; they were on their knees doing this work when a piece of coal fell off the face of the room on deceased, rupturing a blood vessel; he died the next morning at three o'clock. His age was 34 years, and leaves a widow and two children,
 
DUGAN
January 10, 190618 , John Dugan, of Brookside, miner, aged 40 years, single, was killed by falling slate at the face of his room in the Consolidated Coal Co..'s mine at Brookside, Madison county.
 

 
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ECCLES
February 22, 193444, Ben Eccles, of Alton, miner, age 54 years, married, was killed by a fall of clod in Harrison & Eccles Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
ECKETA
September 11, 190619 , Peter Ecketa, of Staunton, miner, aged 22 years, single, was badly injured by falling slate at the face of his working room, from which he died two hours afterwards. The accident occurred in the No. 2 mine of the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company, Williamson, Madison county.
 
EIFFERT
January 21, 193646, Fred Eiffert, of Troy, miner, aged 77 years, married, died from injuries received from fall of rock October 22, 1935, in mine of Chicopee Coal Co. Leaving widow.
 
ERNEST
November 22, 190114, Fred Ernest, of Collinsville, miner, aged 50 years, married, employed at the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s No. 1 mine, Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by the premature discharge of a shot at the working face. He leaves widow and four children.
 
ESEHBERG
November 15, 192636, Oscar Esehberg, of Troy, triprider, age 24 years, single, was caught between car and timbers and killed, in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's mine.
 
ESKOCHIN
August 28, 191124 , Steve Eskochin, of Williamson, driver, aged 18 years, single, was killed by pit cars in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 2, Staunton, Madison County.
 
EUCHOL
May 18, 190618 , Max Euchol, of DeCamp, blaster and loader, aged 32 years, single, was killed by falling clod at the working face in the DeCamp Coal Mining Co.'s mine at DeCamp, Madison county
 
EVANS
October 2, 190215, Reece Evans, of Troy, assistant miner, aged 15 years, employed in mine No. 3 of the Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co., Troy, Madison county, fell from the ascending cage, falling to the bottom of the shaft; there were men on the cage at the same time, but did not notice him fall, and never missed him until getting off at the top landing.
 

 
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FANEL
March 14, 190618 , Julius Fanel, of Livingston, blaster and loader, aged 45 years, single, was killed by falling slate at the working face in the New Staunton Coal Co.'s mine at Livingston, Madison county.
 
FANTI
January 7, 193545, David B. Fanti, of Staunton, laborer, aged 60 years, married, from injuries from fall of slate on November 1, 1934, in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co. mine No. 2, and died January 7, 1935, leaving widow.
 
FERATTI
June 8, 1928, Tom Feratti, of Maryville, laborer, age 48 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Peabody Coal Company's No. 17 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FICKERT
February 2, 189911, William Fickert, of Staunton, a miner working in the Mount Olive & Staunton Coal Company's mine, Staunton, Madison county, was killed by a fall of slate at face of his room. His age was 50 years; he leaves a widow and six children.
 
FLIDEL
March 4, 190315, Frank Flidel, of Staunton, miner, aged 47 years, married, employed in the Staunton Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Staunton, Madison county, was killed by a fall of clod and coal at the face of his room. He leaves a widow.
 
FLOYD
June 10, 189911, On October 10, 1898, Ed. Floyd, of Collinsville, a cager at the Independent Coal company's mine, Collinsville, Madison county, was standing at the bottom of the shaft waiting for the cage to land. A driver coming out to the bottom on the other side of the shaft cried "Look out for that car!" Floyd started to cross the bottom when the cage landed on him , fracturing his back. He was taken to a hospital in St. Louis, where he died .June 10, 1899. He was 35 years of age and single.
 
FOSTER
June 17, 191830, Thomas Foster, of Glen Carbon, machine helper, age 33 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
FUNDERBURK
October 1, 190417, Thomas Funderburk, of Staunton, dumper, aged 25 years. married, employed at the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co.'s mine No. 2. Staunton. Madison county, was killed by falling down the shaft. He was engaged in dumping coal at a temporary landing; in going back with the empty car to the cage he went to the wrong side of the shaft, and, as there was no protection, the car went down the shaft, dragging him with it. He leaves a widow.
 

 
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GALKUS
March 7, 191022, K. Galkus, machine helper, aged 32 years, single, employed at mine No. 1 of the New-Staunton Coal Company, was instantly killed under about four tons of coal and slate falling on him at the face of his room. He was undermining the coal at the time.
 
GARBOSKI
August 10, 191225, Frank Garboski, of Collinsville, miner, aged 26 years, single, was killed by falling slate in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County.
 
GARNET
March 11, 190113, August Garnet, of Troy, laborer, aged 27 years, married, employed at Donk Bros. Coal and Coke company's mine No. 3, Troy, Madison county; he was engaged in bringing a car down to the mine and fell, the car running over him, causing his death. He leaves a widow.
 
GAUGHAN
December 27, 18842 - Capital Co-Operative Coal Co., Patrick Gaughan, aged 55 years, was killed by a premature blast. He had lighted his shot, and did not get far enough out of the way. The coal struck him and killed him. The accident occurred December 27, 1884. He left 8 children.
 
GEIGER
July 7, 192535, Charles Geiger, of Staunton, driver, age 44 years, married, employed in Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, was caught underneath the front end of a car and crushed to death. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
GENETTE
July 4, 190720 , August Genette
These deaths cannot be recorded as occurring in the mining of coal. They are as follows:
      Joseph Genette aind Joseph Zadra, two miners, from Glen Carbon, Madison county, went to the No. 17 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, going down the stairway of the escapement shaft, and into the working place of Louis Cologina and August Genette, (which was the fact of the main north entry) they opened the powder box belonging to Cologna and Genette, which contained parts of two kegs of powder, and fixed up an infernal machine, consisting of a double barrelled pistol, with wires attached to the trigger of the pistol, and so connected to the lid of the box. that when the lid was lifted the pistol would explode and set off the powder. On Monday morning, July 1, 1907, Louis Cologna and August Genette in company with Joseph Welsh, went into the mine to go to work as soon as they got within 100 feet of the working face, where the powder box was standing Louis Cologna started to open the powder box, he had lifted the lid about one quarter distance up, when an explosion occurred, throwing all three men to the ground, Cologna and Genette were severely burned, Cologna died at noon the same day. Genette died July 4, 1907. Joseph Welsh is yet alive, but will not be able to work as a miner again.
      Through the good services of the city marshals of Glen Carbon and Collinsville and the State's attorney of St. Clair and Madison counties, Joseph Genette, a cousin of August Genette was arrested for the crime; he afterwards confessed that Joseph Yadra and himself, had planned the infernal machine, which killed Louis Cologna and August Genette and severely injured Joseph Walsh. Joseph Genette and Joseph Yadra are now both serving life terms in the State prison for the crime.
 
GERLING
January 10, 192232, Christ Gerling, of Troy, laborer, age 66 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's No. 3 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GIAVIANO
August 14, 193040, Dominic Giaviano, of Collinsville, age 40 years, married, died from injuries received the day before by a fall of coal in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
GIBSON
October 24, 195060, Garret Gibson, of Glen Carbon, trip rider, aged 54 years, married, was killed when he was hit by runaway cars in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
GNESKY
November 15, 190720 , John Gnesky, of Collinsville, machine helper, aged 30 years, single, employed in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison county, was instantly killed by falling coal from the face of a room, which was being cut by the machine; when the coal fell it caught his head on the machine board; the coal had been shattered by previous shots, and had not been blocked or sounded.
 
GOALBY
July 19, 190518 , Napolian Goalby, of Troy, shot firer, aged 41 years, single, was killed at Donk Bros.' Coal and Coke Co.'s No. 3 mine at Troy, Madison county. Deceased had lighted a shot in a room on the left rib. The shot was opposite a cross-cut coming through from the next room. He went into the cross cut in the next room to fire a shot, when the shot from the first room blew into the cross-cut, throwing the coal, which caught him. He was killed instantly.
 
GOVINOTT
June 5, 18968. On May 19, 1896, at the Madison Coal Company mine No. 4, located at Glen Carbon, John Govinott, of Glen Carbon, machine runner, aged 30, single, a Russian by birth, had his back broken by a fall of rock about 5 a. m. He was working on the night shift and had completed his day's work, and waited to help the shooter fire the holes; he had fired two near the center of the room and did excellent work, bringing down nearly all the mined coal in the room, but seeing a pot-hole near the left hand rib that was not observed before the shooting, he was in the act of lighting the left-hand rib shot, when the rock fell and struck him in such a way that it knocked him against the rib with such force that it dislocated his back. He died June 5, 1896.
 
GRAFF
September 14, 18894. John Graff, of Edwardsville, timberman, a married man aged 36 years, was killed September 14, 1889, at Wolf Bros'. colliery, Edwardsville. The coal had been shot down, leaving some top-coal up. Graff was engaged taking the top-coal down, and there was a slip at the back of the coal which could not be seen from the front, the shot having blown up into the slip caused the coal and clod to fall away very suddenly. Graff was caught under the clod.
 
GRAHAM
February 9, 190719 , Sam Graham, of Staunton, miner, aged 51 years, was fatally injured by falling slate at the working face on January 29, 1907. He died February 9. Deceased was working in the mine of the New Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, Madison county. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
GRANT
July 29, 191225, Edward Grant, of Williamson, trip rider, aged 22 years, single, employed in the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's Mine No. 2, Staunton, Madison County, was killed by pit cars.
 
GRIEN
September 26, 192233, William Grien, of Staunton, machine helper, age 33 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GRIM
January 27, 191022, Herman Grim, driver, aged 23 years, single, employed at mine No. 1 of the Donk Bros.' Coal & Coke Company, Donkville, Madison county. Grim, after completing his shift below, came to the top to send down a car of miner's tools. A young man, a visitor, was with him, and they both stepped off of the cage at the landing. Securing the car, they pushed it as they supposed on to the cage, but instead pushed it into the shaft, and both were drawn in with the cage and falling to the bottom, were killed. The engineer claims that he got a signal to return the cage. Deceased was the support of a widowed mother. The visitor mentioned was Edgar Belyou, aged 18 years, residence at Collinsville.
 
GRONAU
February 15, 193545, Oscar Gronau, of Collinsville, machine helper, aged 57 years, married, killed by fall of clod in mine of Bunker Hill Coal & Mining Co., leaving widow.
 
GROSART
July 30, 190316, Peter Grosart, driver, aged 30 years, single, was killed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.s mine No. 3 at Maryville, Madison county. He stumbled and fell in front of trip of loaded cars, and was crushed.
 
GUDDERSON
August S, 190619 , John Gudderson, of Collinsville, driver, aged 24 years, single, was found dead under a loaded trip of cars in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison county.
 
GUENTHER
March 24, 193747, Frank Guenther, of Collinsville, driver, aged 47 years, single, killed when eyelet of rope socket pulled out allowing cage to fall in mine of Hardscrabble Coal Co., mother and nephew dependent.
 
GUICESAVAJE
February 4, 190820 , Joseph Guicesavaje, of Collinsville, miner, aged 28 years, married, working in mine No. 2 of the Lumaghi Coal Company Collinsville, Madison county, was seriously injured by falling slate at his working face. Deceased was loading a car of coal when the slate which was about one and a half inches thick fell and caught him underneath. He died the same day, and leaves a widow and one child.
 
GUSSACH
June 1, 190719 , James Gussach, of Staunton, miner, aged 47 years, married, was fatally injured by being struck by a crowbar on May 28, 1907, from which he died June 1, 1907. Deceased was in the act of taking down top coal when the bar swung around, striking him and injuring him internally. He was employed in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 1 mine near Staunton, Madison county. He leaves a widow and four children.
 

 
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HALL
July 23, 18842 - Brookside Coal Co. , John Hall, a single man, was killed by falling slate in this mine July 23, 1884. He was working with his brother in the face of a room. They were loading two coal cars at a time, and to get to the outer car with coal, props had been left out, and there being a slip in the slate at the face of the room, it fell without warning, and caught him on the back.
 
HALLAR
October 15, 192535, Matt Hallar, of Livingston, miner, age 33 years, married, was killed in New Staunton Coal Company's mine by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HALLENBERG
March 29, 191022, Rudolph Hallenberg, miner, aged 32 years, single, employed at the New-Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 1, Livingston, Madison county. Deceased, after finishing his shift on January 18, 1910, was going into the wash room to wash and change his clothes; in doing so he fell or walked into a basin of hot water which was standing six feet to the left of the door. He was scalded from the waist down and died from the effects March 29.
 
HALLIDAY
February 12, 192333, William Halliday, of Collinsville, timberman, age 46 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Donk Brothers' Coal and Coke Company's mine No. 2. He leaves a widow.
 
HANING
January 29, 191224 , James Haning, of Staunton, miner, aged 37 years, married, employed in the New Staunton Coal Co.'s mine, Livingston, Madison County, was killed by falling slate. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HANVEY
August 27, 190922, William Hanvey, mechanic, aged 50 years, employed at Donk Bros.' Coal Company mine No. 2, Maryville, Madison county, was killed by the same accident with Mr. Detering, mentioned above. They were both engaged, it is supposed, in repairing the fan, and were likely trying to get it off the center, when it was moved far enough to take steam. It started, suddenly, drawing both men into the center of the fan. Detering was blown off the end of the blades through the casing, and nearly into the escape shaft, and was killed instantly. Hanvey was revolved with the fan until it was stopped. He was alive when taken out, but died within a few minutes. He leaves a widow and eight children.
 
HARNERING
March 13, 191224 , Henry Harnering, of Edwardsville, miner, aged 63 years, married, was killed in the Home Trade Coal Co.'s mine, Edwardsville, Madison County, by falling clod. He leaves a widow and seven children.
 
HARRIS
October 19, 190821 , Chris Harris, miner, aged 62 years, married, was killed in the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 3 mine, Madison county, at the working face of a room by falling slate. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
June 1, 190113, T. R. Harris, of Maryville, miner, aged 35 years, married, employed at Donk Bros. Coal and Coke company's mine No. 2, Maryville. Coal was being hoisted with one cage. A loaded car had just been hoisted; two men stepped on the cage to be lowered. The top man bad dumped the ear and pushed it back, supposing the cage was still at the top landing; it having been lowered, the car went down the shaft, killing Harris and injuring Homer Welch. Harris leaves a widow.
 
HASSE
August 26, 190518 , Reinold Haase, of Staunton, miner, aged 18 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate at the working face, in the Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Co.'s No. 1 mine at Staunton, Madison county.
 
HEIBER
May 13, 190921 , John Heiber, miner, aged 45 years, was killed by falling slate at the working face of his room, in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine at Livingston, Madison county. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HELGER
February 9, 191729, William Helger, of Collinsville, machine runner, age 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Maryville, Madison County. He leaves a widow.
 
HELLER
January 23, 191527, Fred Heller, of Staunton, driver, age 24 years, single, was run over by two loaded pit cars and instantly killed in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Williamson, Madison County.
 
HENNENCAMP
December 9, 191023, Henry Hennencamp, of Staunton, machine helper, aged 25 years, single, employed at Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 1, had his back broken by a fall of coal. He died the next day.
 
HERRON
May 17, 193848, Vanarkes Herron, of Collinsville, picker boss, aged 56 years, married, from injuries received in fall from tipple platform on May 11 at mine No. 2 of the Lumaghi Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
HINIEN
October 20, 192535, Jake Hinien, of Glen Carbon, top laborer, age 64 years, married, employed by Madison Coal Corporation at No. 2 mine, was killed. Deceased was employed as a car puller whose duty it was to place empty cars under the tipple for loading. From all indications he was uncoupling cars when other cars, which were being switched in by a train crew, bumped them catching him and killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HOPPER
January 24, 189911. On January 23, 1899, William Hopper, of Staunton, a machine helper, working in the Mount Olive & Staunton Coal Company's mine, Staunton, Madison county, had his left leg caught in the chain of the mining machine while in motion, mashing it so that amputation was deemed necessary. Death resulted the next day, half an hour after the amputation. He was 24 years of age and leaves a widow and two children.
 
HORATICK
February 25, 191628, Mike Horatick, of Livingston, miner, age 33 years, married, was killed in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County, by falling slate. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
HORTON
October 23, 190619 , Charles Horton, of Livingston, miner, aged 30 years, married, was killed by falling slate at the working face in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison county. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
HOTCHLEITNER
May 13, 192636, Rudolph Hotchleitner, of Maryville, motorman, age 39 years, single, was run over by motor and killed in Donk Brothers' Coal & Coke Company's No. 4 mine.
 
HOULLE
January 12, 189911, Frank Houlle, of Glen Carbon, was engaged as top boss at the No. 2 mine of the Madison Coal Company, Glen Carbon, Madison county. In moving a railroad car, loaded with lumber, which had a defective brake, unknown to him until after it was started; deceased ran forward to a coal car immediately in front of the lumber car, to set the brake; while doing so the car with lumber bumped against the coal car knocking him off to the ground between the rails, with his right leg across the rail; before he could recover himself the front wheel passed over his leg about the knee, making amputation necessary; he died during the operation. He was 23 years of age and single.
 
HUNSINGER
March 4, 190719 , Phil Hunsinger, of Staunton, miner, aged 47 years, married, was killed by falling slate at the working face in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 1 mine near Staunton, Madison county. He leaves a widow and five children.
 

 
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JACKSTADT
November 13, 194151, Henry A. Jackstadt, of Collinsville, electrician, aged 43 years, married, was electrocuted whenhe came in contact with a power line in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
JAGIS
May 9, 191628, Anton Jagis, of Livingston, machine helper, age 31 years, single, employed in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County, was killed by falling slate and coal.
 
JARVIS
December 28, 190821 , Wesley Jarvis, miner, aged 38 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate, in the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 3 mine at Troy, Madison county; the slate fell at the working face and caught him, killing him instantly.
 
JOHNSON
April 22, 195060, William Johnson, of Edwardsville, mine manager, aged 46 years, married, was killed by electricity in Chapman Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
JOLLY
April 29, 190416, T. F. Jolly, mine manager, aged 49 years, married, employed by the Consolidated Coal Co. at the Abbey mine No. 3, Collinsville, Madison county. While passing through the shaft bottom from one side of the shaft to the other, he was caught by a descending cage, causing his death. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
JONES
October 14, 193747, Benjamin W. Jones, of Edwardsville, cleanup man, aged 54 years, killed by fall of slate in mine of Madison County Coal & Mining Co. Widower. No dependents.
 

 
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KACHMARCK
February 27, 190921 , Thodius Kachmarck, miner, aged 33 years, was killed in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, near Staunton, Madison county. He was killed in the act of firing shots at quitting time. It was supposed that he went back on one of the shots that hung fire. He left a widow and one child.
 
KALMA
March 8, 191426, Louis C. Kalma, of Collinsville, trip rider, aged 31 years, single, was killed in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County, by pit cars.
 
KANLEN
December 13, 190720 , Otto Kanlen, of Staunton, machine runner, aged 25 years, single, employed in the mine of the DeCamp Coal Company, near Staunton, Madison county, was fatally injured by a flying cap piece. Deceased was mining a room, and when he cut up to the center of the room, where the hauling track was, the machine truck was standing on the track being in the way of the machine, he tried to push the truck back, it upended and when it dropped back, struck a cap piece, which flew up and struck Kanlen on the head; he finished his days work walked two miles home, washed and eat a good supper; his head began to hurt him and he was taken to the doctor at Staunton, and to his sister's home, where he died 22 hours after the accident. The doctor stated congestion of the brain was the cause of his death.
 
KAVALUNIS
August 14, 192535, John Kavalunis, of Collinsville, miner, age 20 years, married, was killed, while loading coal, by a fall of slate, in Lumaghi Coal Company's no. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
KAVANDA
October 15, 190720 , Anton Kavanda, of Edwardsville, machine helper, aged 47 years, married, employed in Henrietta Coal Company's mine, Edwardsville, Madison county was instantly killed by a slab of clod falling on him. A room had been shot from the solid. Deceased and his partner, the machine runner, had taken the machine into the room to commence cutting, they found some loose coal there and was loading it out, when the clod fell and caught Kavanda underneath. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
KAVIATHOWSKIE
January 8, 191022, Joseph Kaviathowskie, machine runner, aged 29 years, married, employed at the No. 1 mine of the New-Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, Madison county. Deceased was going home from his work, walking on the mine railroad tracks, and on the tracks where cars were being switched at the time he was run down and killed.
 
KEBBLE
August 31, 193444, Fred Kebble, of Collinsville, tracklayer, age 45 years, married, was electrocuted by coming in contact with bare wire while repairing track in the Madison County Coal and Mining Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
KENNE
March 28, 191224 , Samuel Kenne, of Collinsville, machine runner, aged 28 years, single, was killed in the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s mine, Collinsville, Madison County, by falling coal.
 
KERIN
October 27, 193242, George Kerin, of Livingston, loader, age 24 years, single, was killed in Livingston and Mt. Olive Coal Company's mine by a tall of rock.
 
KILLIAN
November 1, 194151, Joseph Killian, Sr., of Collinsville, miner and cager, aged 71 years, single, was killed when coal fell down the shaft and hit him on the head, in Bunker Hill Coal Company's No. 1 mine. He leaves one dependent child.
 
KLEIN
March 15, 193242, Frank Klein, of Collinsville, loader, age 45 years, married, was killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's mine by a fall of coal from face. He Leaves a widow and one child.
 
KLETZ
June 15, 191830, Anton Kletz, of Livingston, miner, age 45 years, married, was killed in New Staunton Coal Company's mine by a fall of slate from the roof. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
KLITZ
October 14, 190821 , Chris Klitz, miner, aged 37 years, married, was loading coal at the working face of a room, when a fall of slate occurred, which caught him, killing him instantly in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison county. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
KLOECK
September 24, 190720 , Florin Kloeck, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged 23 years, single, was instantly killed by falling clod, at the working face, in the Madison Coal Corporation Company's No. 4 mine. Glen Carbon, Madison county. He was in the act of taking the clod down, when it fell and caught him.
 
KOHEMAN
April 6, 191729, Nicholas Koheman, of Worden, miner, age 34 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Kerns-Donnewald Coal Company's mine, Worden, Madison County. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
KOLAR
October 18, 191225, Antonio Kolar, of Edwardsville, driver, aged 20 years, single, employed in the W. S. Walker mine, Edwardsville, Madison County, was killed by pit cars.
 
October 12, 189811, John Kolar, of Collinsville, a miner in the Heinz Bluff mine, of the Consolidated Coal company, Collinsville, Madison county, was working at the face of a room, loading coal, when a piece of clod gave way which fell on him, causing instant death. His age was 46 years; he leaves a widow and one child.
 
KOPUSTER
October 6, 193949, George Kopuster, Jr., of Livingston, miner, aged 31 years, single, killed by fall of rock in Livingston-Mt. Olive Coal Co. mine No. 1, leaving no dependents.
 
KOVICE
August 21, 190922, Anton Kovice, loader, aged 30 years, married, employed at the DeCamp Coal Company's mine at Worden, Madison county. Deceased was engaged in loading coal in the mine and was caught under falling clod at the face of his room, breaking his back and both legs, dying after the accident. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
KOZMA
January 5, 190921 , Geo. Kozma, miner, aged 23 years, single, was in the act of taking down some top coal in room No. 13 in the Interstate Coal Company's mine of Worden, Madison county. The coal fell away very suddenly and caught him, killing him instantly.
 
KRAUSE
October 22, 190417, John Krause, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged .57 years, married, employed in the Madison Coal Co.'s mine No. 4, Glen Carbon, Madison county; was killed by a fall of coal knocking down a prop which struck him on the head and body causing his death. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
KRISMAN
November 2, 191427, Mike Krisman, of Livingston, miner, age 34 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in New Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 1, Livingston, Madison County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
KROPP
February 22, 192636, Conrad Kropp, of Collinsville, motorman, age 36 years, married, was killed by being caught between motor and pit cars, in Troy Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
KRWAN
March 21, 191931, Frank Krwan, Sr., of Williamson, miner, age 61 years, married, died from injuries received the day previous by a fall of coal in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Williamson. He leaves a widow.
 
KUBA
June 11, 194959, Andy Kuba, of Worden, loading machine helper, aged 31 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Mt. Olive-Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children
 
KUKOVICH
August 27, 190922, Tony Kukovich, driver, aged 20 years, single, employed in the No. 1 mine of the New Staunton Coal Company, Mt. Olive, Madison county, was run over by a loaded trip of cars on July 30, 1909, breaking his back and lacerating his scalp. He died August 27, 1909.
 
KUNZ
August 3, 193848, Fred Kunz, of Staunton, loading machine operator, aged 53 years, married, killed by fall of slate in mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co., leaving widow and three children.
 
KYONKAI
June 13, 191426, Joe Kyonka, of Staunton, driver, aged 23 years, single, was killed in the No. 2 mine of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company, Staunton, Madison County.
 

 
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LABANTSCHNIG
July 15, 194353, Ludwig Labantschnig, of New Douglas, miner, aged 59 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
LAH
June 21, 190719 , Ernest Lah, of Livingston, machine helper, aged 32 years, married, was killed by falling coal at the working face in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison county. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
LAMB
October 20, 190619 , Wesley Lamb, of Worden, trackman, aged 20 years, single, was killed in the Kerns Donnewald Coal Company's mine at Worden, Madison county. Deceased was struck by a mine car on which was T rails. He switched his working truck into a room switch, but did not put the truck in far enough. A driver passing with an empty trip struck the rails and the car, which caught Lamb, killing him.
 
LANG
September 19, 194555, Theodore Lang, of Livingston, carpenter, aged 60 years, married, was killed when he fell off a building at Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
LAREMORE
September 13, 191730, John Laremore, of Collinsville, machine runner, age 41 years, married, was killed in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased placed his left hand on top of machine and his right on the controller causing the current to pass through his body. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
LARGENT
October 22, 193040, William Largent, of Bethalto, miner, age 69 years, married, was killed by falling clod in Carlin Coal Company's mme He leaves a widow.
 
LELLEWELLYN
January 13, 191628, W. E. Lellewellyn, of Collinsville, laborer, age 38 years, married, employed by Donk Bros, Coal and Coke Company, at mine No. 2, Maryville, Madison County, was struck by slack car and died in about six hours. He leaves a widow.
 
LENZ
December 20, 191023, George Lenz, of Staunton, laborer, aged 58 years, married, employed in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 1, was killed instantly under a fall of coal at the face of his room. He leaves a widow and five children, the widow only, being dependent.
 
LEONHARDT
July 19, 18925, Peter Leonhardt, of Glen Carbon, machine helper, aged 34 years, was killed by falling coal in the Madison Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, at Glen Carbon, He was shoveling from the machine runner at the working face, when a large piece of coal fell and caught him. He was a single man.
 
LEWIS
March 22, 193444, William Lewis, of Troy, loader, age 75 years, married, came to his death in Chicopee Coal Company's mine, by inhaling impure air. He leaves a widow.
 
LIPPI
January 8, 192434, Joseph Lippi, of Collinsville, miner, age 51 years, single, died from injuries received by a fall of clod, December 29, in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
LOCH
February 17, 191325, Henry Loch, of Livingston, miner, aged 25 years, single, was killed by falling slate in the No. 1 mine. New Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, Madison County.
 
LOECHER
December 31, 18842 - Ellsworth Coal Co., Otto Loecher, drowned in the sump at No. 8 shaft December 31, 1884. It was not known how he got into the sump; there was a passage way around the shaft ; the landing planks on the sump were 15 inches apart;, and there were two cagers at the bottom of the shaft, but they did not see him fall in. He was 19 years old.
 
LONG
July 26, 190215, Ed. J. Long, of Collinsville, miner, aged 35 years, married, employed in the Abbey Mine No. 3 of the Consolidated Coal Co., Collinsville, was killed by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
LOOSE
September 28, 190619 , John Loose, of Staunton, driver, aged 20 years, single, was killed by being caught between a mine car and the coal rib in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison county. It was supposed that he was leaning over the side of an empty car in which he was riding to put a sprag in one of the wheels.
 
LORENZETTI
December 9, 192636, Fred Lorenzetti, of Glen CARBON, machine runner, age 37 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate, in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
LORINZINI
October 4, 195161, Joe Lorinzini, of Staunton, loading machine helper, aged 66 years, widower, was killed by a fall of rock in Mt. Olive-Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
LUCAS
January 25, 192636, Richard F. Lucas, of Collinsville, miner, age 56 years, married, was killed in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's No. 4 mine by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
LUCCI
August 2, 191831, Tony Lucci, of Collinsville, miner, age 26 years, married, was killed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Donkville, by a shot explosion. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
LUNDAK
November 8, 195060, Roy Lundak, of Collinsville, loader, aged 43 years, married, died from injuries received on October 19, 1950, by a fall of slate in Bunker Hill Coal & Mining Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
LUTVEMAPECK
November 17, 191629, Peter Lutvemapeck, of Livingston, miner, age 45 years, married, employed in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County, was instantly killed by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
LYANIZLAI
July 18, 191730, Ellis Lyanizlai, of Worden, laborer, age 37 years, single, was killed in Kerns-Donnewald Coal Company's mine, by falling down the shaft. He leaves two dependents, father and mother.
 

 
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MADALONE
January 6, 191224 , James Madalone, of DeCamp, miner, aged 27 years, married, was killed in the mine of the DeCamp Coal Mining Co., Staunton, Madison Co., by a fall of rock. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
MAKLIS
May 27, 191830, Mathew Maklis, of Staunton, miner, age 66 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased was loading coal v/hen a piece of slate which was hanging from left rib fell on him.
 
MALENCH
October 3, 190720 , Louis Malench, of Livingston, miner, aged 18 years, working with his father in the mine of the new Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, Madison county. Deceased was seriously burned on October 2, 1907, by an explosion of powder. He was making a cartridge, when it is supposed his lamp, or a spark from his lamp, fell into the powder keg causing the explosion. He died the following day.
 
MALONEY
January 18, 190416, Ed Maloney, miner, aged 30 years, single, employed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s mine No. 2. Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by falling down the shaft; he was found early in the morning at the bottom of the shaft.
 
MANLEY
September 29, 190417, H. R. Manley, of Collinsville, miner, aged 47 years, married, employed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s mine No. 1, Collinsville, Madison county, was instantly killed by falling clod. He leaves a wife and seven children.
 
MARCHES
February 1, 190214, Joseph Marches, of Staunton, miner, aged 24 years, single, employed at Mine No. 1 of the Staunton Coal Co., Staunton. Macoupin county, was seriously injured by a fall of clod from which he died a short time after. He was the support of his mother and a sister.
 
MARCHIORI
December 22, 194353, Adelmo Marchiori, of Fosterburg, mine manager - second class, aged 48 years, married, was killed when he fell in a sump and a loaded car fell on him in Prairietown Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
MARCHUTTE
December 12, 190417, John Marchutte, of Collinsville, miner, aged ,56 years, married, employed in the Consolidated Coal Co.'s Heintz Bluff mine, was killed by falling clod. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
MARKHEFKA
October 11, 191124 , John Markhefka, of Williamson, miner, aged 41 years, married, was killed in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County, by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
MARS
October 24, 190114, George Mars, of Staunton, loader, aged 17 years, single, employed at the Staunton No. 1 mine of the Staunton Coal Co., Staunton, Macoupin county, was instantly killed by a fall of rock at the face of his room. He was the only support of his widowed mother.
 
MATACHETISS
March 13, 190618 , Jos. Matachetiss, of Marysville, blaster and loader, aged 45 years, married, had his right foot crushed by falling coal in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.'s No. 2 mine at Marysville, Madison county. The foot was amputated in a hospital. The shock caused his death. He leaves a widow.
 
MATENCH
November 6, 191124 , Bartolets Matench, of Livingston, miner, aged 49 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the New Staunton Coal Co.'s mine, Livingston, Madison County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
MAYER
March 10, 191729, Jonah Mayer, of Collinsville, miner, age 65 years, married, was killed by falling clod in Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Donkville, Madison County. He leaves a widow.
 
McGEACHIN
September 16, 192535, Charles P. McGeachin, of Collinsville, machine runner, age 42 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Abbey Coal Corporation's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
McINTOSH
September 23, 192132, William Mcintosh, of Maryville, timberman, age 52 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
McKROSKY
December 22, 190619 , Anton McKrosky, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged 29 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the Madison Coal Corporation mine No. 4, Glen Carbon, Madison county. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
McLEAN
July 21, 190417, Alexander McLean, of New Douglas, sinker, aged 30 years, married, employed in sinking a shaft for the New Staunton Coal Co., Livingston, Madison county, was killed. McLean was being lowered, with other men employed, to the bottom of the shaft, the engineer lost control of the engine, the bucket falling suddenly to the bottom caused his death; the others were slightly injured. He leaves a widow.
 
McMANNIS
August 26, 191427, M. McMannis, of Troy, miner, age 27 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company's mine No. 3, Troy, Madison County. He leaves a widow.
 
McMURRAY
September 17, 194656, William McMurray, of Livingston, tracklayer, aged 61 years, single, was killed by haulage in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
MELKUSH
January 22, 191022, Anton Melkush, driver, aged 19 years, single, employed at the No. 1 mine of the New-Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison county. Deceased was found dead under the first car of his loaded trip on the second north entry. It is supposed that he fell under the car and was killed instantly. No one witnessed the accident. He was the only support of a widowed mother.
 
MERLO
December 30, 192636, Joe Merlo, of Collinsville, machine helper, age 40 years, married, was killed when a boulder fell out from between the timbers and struck him, in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
MESSINGER
June 1, 190315. On May 25, 1903, F. Messinger, of Glen Carbon, tracklayer, aged 62 years, married, employed in the Madison Coal company's No. 4 mine. Glen Carbon, Madison county, was fatally injured by being jammed between empty pit-cars. He died June 1, 1903, and leaves a widow.
 
MICHNICK
May 3, 190618 , Joseph Michnick, of DeCamp, blaster and loader, aged 29 years, married, was killed by falling coal at the working face in the DeCamp Coal Co.'s mine at DeCamp, Madison county. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
MIKULA
July 25, 192738, Stanley Mikula, of Staunton, miner, age 47 years, married, was killed in Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine by a fall of coal. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
MILCIC
April 12, 191931, Mike Milcic, of Livingston, miner, age 49 years, married, was killed by falling coal in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
MILKROT
January 14, 191325, Michael Milkrot, of Collinsville, machine runner, aged 26 years, single, employed at No. 2 mine, Lumaghi Coal Company, was killed by falling slate.
 
MILLER
December 18, 194252, Albert Miller, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged 65 years, married, died from injuries received on December 10, 1942, when timber fell down the shaft and hit min in Madison Coal Corporations No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and one chld.
 
November 29, 18852- Ellsworth Coal Co., Barnhardt Miller, a boy, fell down No. 6 shaft, November 29, 1885. He was not working at the time. His father was employed to coal the locomotives at night, and to take coal out of the shaft for that purpose. The boy's mother had called the boy out of bed to assist the father. At the top landing there were gates which had to be taken off to hoist water out of the shaft, and a bar to be put in, in place of the gate. The father had forgot to put up the bar and the boy pushed a coal car into the shaft and went in with it and fell to the bottom.
 
July 28, 190922, Dave Miller, railroad car hauler, aged 22 years, single, employed at mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company, Staunton, Madison county, was fatally injured while engaged with a team of horses hauling empty cars towards the tipple. For some reason the horses were frightened, and running dragged Miller between the team and the car, crushing him so that he died in a few hours. He was a single man, supporting his mother.
 
MILLUS
June 1, 193545, Charles Millus, of Collinsville, trip rider, aged 33 years, married, died from causes unknown in mine of Lumaghi Coal Co. No. 2, leaving widow.
 
MITCHELL
August 2, 190013, T. R. Mitchell, of Prairietown, miner, aged 36 years, single, employed at the Mitchell Bros, mine, Prairietown, Madison county, (one of the brothers) was killed by a fall of clod at the working face. His brother had told him to put up a prop to prevent it from falling, but he did not give it any attention, the clod falling with the above result.
 
May 16, 192333, William Mitchell, of Glen Carbon, timberman, age 54 years, single, died from injuries received April 6 by a fall of slate in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine.
 
MONTAGNANI
May 24, 191628, Alix Montagnani, of Donkville, miner, age 35 years, single, was killed in No. 2 mine, Lumaghi Coal Company, Collinsville, Madison County, by a fall of slate.
 
MOR
July 23, 193545, Charles Mor, of Gillespie, miner, aged 46 years, married, killed by fall from hoisting bucket in mine of Klondike Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
MOSKAITUS
January 28, 192434, Tony Moskaitus, of Collinsville, miner, age 45 years, single, was killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, by a fall of coal.
 
MOZART
October 14, 190518 , August Mozart, of Collinsville, blaster and loader, aged 35 years, married, was killed by falling slate while working at the face of his room in the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine at Collinsville, Madison county. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
MULBERING
June 28, 190214 - Killed at the Donk Bros. Coal Co.'s mine, Collinsville, Madison county, but was not in the employ of the company.
Charles Mulbering, age unknown, fell from the stable loft at Mine No. 1, June 28, 1902, breaking his neck.
 
MURRY
November 1, 190619 , John Murry, of Collinsville, miner, aged 19 years, single, was killed by falling clod near the working face in the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine, Donkville, Madison county.
 
MUSSO
September 20, 193848, George V. Musso, of Collinsville, conveyor loader, aged 61 years, married, killed by fall from cage in mine No. 2 of the Lumaghi Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
MYERS
April 5, 191022, Perry Myers, miner, aged 55 years, married, working in his own local mine No. 2, located at Bethalto, Madison county. He was at the time in the escape shaft inspecting the ladder and is supposed to have fallen off and killed instantly.
 

 
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NAUYAKAITIS
October 24, 193545, George Nauyakaitis, of Collinsville, miner, aged 48 years, killed by fall of top coal in mine No. 1 of Collinsville Coal Corporation, leaving widow.
 
NEEDLES
December 7, 190316, Wm. Needles, miner, aged 21 years, single, employed at the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s mine Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by a trip of loaded cars running over him.
 
NIEMICE
October 18, 191528, Adam Niemice, of Staunton, machine helper, age 35 years, married, was killed in the Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Williamson, Madison County, by a fall of coal and slate. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
NEPUTE
July 25, 196363, Mr. Joseph A. Nepute, Jr., of Collinsville, age 48, married, two dependent children, was fatally injured at 8:20 a.m., July 25, 1963 at the Cantine Mine #4 of the Lumaghi Coal Company at Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, while operating an 11B.U. Joy Loading Machine. He was employed as a loading machine operator and had had 3 years experience at this mine.
      The mine was idle and Mr. Nepute and Mr. James Vallero, loading machine helper, were cleaning the roadway on the buggy loop entry, Panel 2 East. They were pushing the debris from the center of the entry to the ribs so the track gang could lay the track and use the debris for ballast. They had cleaned about 75 feet of roadway when Mr. Nepute started down the right rib nd was about half-way between the 2 East and the 3 East entry. He was caught between the right rib and the loading machine. He received chest injuries, and it is presumed he died instantly.
      The entry was 14 ft. 7 inches high, smooth and dry bottom. Roof was bolted and no timber present. Mr. Nepute evidently did not realize the closeness of the rib or could not shut off the controls.
 
NISEHWITZ
March 11, 190416, Henry Nisehwitz, miner, aged 15 years, was working with his father in the Henrietta Coal Co.s mine at Edwardsville. Madison county. He was killed by falling clod in the face of his room.
 
NOBLE
November 29, 18852 - McDonald Coal, Co., Samuel Noble, a married man, was killed in the McDonald shaft, by falling slate. He was 25 years old and left a wife and 2 children. He had fired a shot, the powder of which had damaged the roof slate; he went to load his coal not noticing the slate, which fell and struck him on the back of his head. The accident occurred November 29, 1885.
 
NOVERRO
June 17, 193848, Lawrence Noverro, of Marysville, machine operator, aged 50 years, married, from injuries received on April 2 from fall of rock in Thermal mine of the Madison County Coal & Mining Co., leaving widow.
 
NOVERSAT
May 14, 190416, R. J. Noversat, driver, aged 25 years, married, employed in the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by a trip of loaded cars running over him. He leaves a widow.
 

 
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O'FARRELL
January 19, 18957, Edwared O'Farrell, of Collinsville, aged 35 years, single, occupation timberman, was injured January 18, 1895, at Abbgey No. 3 mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, located at Collinsville, Madison county. He was knocking a prop from under the loose rock, when the rock swung the prop causing it to strike him on the body. At the time of the accident it was not thought that he was seriously injured. He died of internal hemorrhage the following day.
 
OGDEN
April 4, 190517, Samuel Ogden, of Collinsville, miner, aged 35 years, single, employed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s mine No. 1, Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by falling clod.
 
OLBRICH
February 1, 191628, Frank Olbrich, of Maryville, miner, age 35 years, single, was killed by falling coal in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Maryville, Madison County.
 
ORIGILASSO
October 20, 192334, Barney Origilasso, of Collinsville, trip rider, age 22 years, married, was killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased in trying to cut part of his trip loose by means of a hook, lost the hook, and leaning over to make the uncoupling by hand, his head was caught between the corner of the car and the door, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow.
 
OTREATWIZ
April 9, 190921 , Ignatz Otreatwiz, miner, aged 44 years, single, was killed by falling clod at his working face in the Madison Coal Corporation Company's No. 4 mine, Glen Carbon, Madison county.
 
OTREMBO
November 19, 190821 , John Otrembo, miner, aged 25 years, single, was killed in the Madison Coal Corporation Company's mine No. 4, Glen Carbon, Madison county by falling coal. The place had been cut by the machine, and nearly all the coal loaded out; about 2 tons of coal was hanging up next to the rib; this coal was undermined; his body was found under this coal which had fallen; it is not known how he came to be under the fall of coal.
 

 
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PACZOS
November 25, 192535, Edward Paczos, of Collinsville, trade man, age 36 years, single, died from injuries received the day before by a fall of clod in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine.
 
PALAK
December 16, 191326, Adam Palak, of Livingston, machine helper, aged 23 years, single, was electrocuted in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County.
 
PALO
April 14, 190517, Tony Palo, of Collinsville, miner, aged 29 years, married, employed in the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison county, was fatally injured on February 28. 1905, by a trip of cars running over him. He died April 14, from the effects of the injury, leaving a widow.
 
PARKER
November 21, 190114, David Parker, of Collinsville, miner, aged 33 years, married, employed at Donk Bros. No. 1 mine, Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
PARRISH
June 22, 190820 , Wm. Parrish, of Bethalto, miner, aged 40 years, widower, working in the mine of Perry Myers, Bethalto, Madison county. Deceased was wedging down some coal left from a previous shot when the coal falling suddenly caught him underneath, on May 15, 1908. He was removed to the hospital at Alton where he died June 22, 1908. He leaves five orphan children.
 
PASSETTI
August 13, 192334, Modesta Passetti, of Livingston, loader, age 26 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate in New Staunton Coal Company's mine.
 
PATRETTO
June 26, 191224 , John Patretto, of Collinsville, trip rider, aged 33 years, married, was killed by pit cars in Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.'s mine, Collinsville, Madison County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
PAULINE
February 28, 194858, Bernard Pauline, of Collinsville, practical miner, aged 48 years, married, was killed when he was run over by a car in Sunset Hill Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow.
 
PEARSON
July 25, 190518 , George Pearson, of Glen Carbon, driver, aged 35 years, married, was killed at the Madison Coal Corporation's No. 4 mine at Glen Carbon, Madison county. He fell in front of a loaded trip, bruising his body so badly that he died later. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
PERFETTI
October 24, 195060, Otto Perfetti, of Collinsville, laborer aged 47 years, married, was killed when he was hit by runaway cars in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
PETERSON
April 28, 194757, Freeland Peterson, of New Douglas, general laborer, aged 45 years, married, was killed when he was caught between cars in Livingston & Mt. Olive Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
PHILLIPPI
December 17, 193242, George Phillippi, of Livingston,triprider, age 25 years, single, was caught by runaway cars and killed, in Livingston-Mt. Olive Coal Company's mine.
 
PHILLIPS
January 28, 189911, August Phillips, of Glen Carbon, a miner working in the No. 4 mine of the Madison Coal Co., Glen Carbon, Madison county, in shooting the coal down the day before, props were knocked out, which should have been replaced before commencing to load coal, as it was known that the roof was dangerous. Deceased wanted to load some coal before doing so, when the roof gave way, falling on him causing his death. He was 22 years of age and unmarried.
 
PIAZZIE
April 27, 191729, Joe Piazzie, of Maryville, machine helper, age 33 years, single, was killed in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine, Maryville, Madison County, by a fall of coal.
 
PICKORS
October 11, 191225, Anton Pickors, of Glen Carbon, loader, aged 52 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the Madison Coal Corporation's No. 4 mine, Glen Carbon, Madison County. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
PILAR
October 23, 193646, Joe Pilar, of Edwardsville, miner, aged 63 years, widower, killed by fall of coal in mine No. 1 of East Side Coal Co. No dependents.
 
PIANA
May 1, 193444, Phillip Piana, of Staunton, loading machine operator, age 48 years, married, was killed in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's mine by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow.
 
POLINSKY
March 7, 191325, Mike Polinsky, of Livingston, laborer, aged 19 years, single, employed at No. 1 mine, New Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, Madison County, fell down the shaft and was killed instantly.
 
POLZYNSKY
September 10, 190922, Frank Polzynsky, machine runner, aged 24 years, single, employed at the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 2, Williamson, Madison county, was caught under a fall of coal at the face of his room. His helper had gone for some repairs for the machine and when he returned found Polzynsky dead under the coal.
 
POSYPANKO
February 27, 194858, Wasil Posypanko, of Williamson, trip rider, aged 56 years, single, was killed when he was caught between cars in Mt. Olive-Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
PRAINITIS
October 25, 195060, Joe Prainitis, of Collinsville, laborer aged 47 years, married, died from injuries recieved the day before, October 24, 1950, when he was hit by runaway cars in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 4 mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
PROUGH
December 11, 190013, Peter Prough, of Collinsville, machine helper, aged 31 years, single, employed at the Abbey No. 3 mine of the Consolidated Coal company, Collinsville, Madison county, was instantly killed by a piece of coal falling on him, breaking bis neck. He was the only support of his mother, who is a widow.
 

 
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RADENACHER
July 15, 189811, John Radenacher, of Staunton, was instantly killed by a fall of slate in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal company's mine, Staunton, Madison county. Deceased was 32 years of age and leaves a widow and five children.
 
RASSAU
July 8, 191629, Martin Rassau, of Collinsville, driver, age 23 years, single, was killed by pit cars in Lumaghi Coal Company's mine. No. 2, Collinsville, Madison County.
 
REBECK
May 10, 190618 , John F. Rebeck, of Edweardsville, blaster and loader, aged 18 years, single, was injured by falling slate on August 8, 1905, in the Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine at Glen Carbon, Madison county, from which injuries he died at his home in Edwardsville, May 10, 1906.
 
REED
November 17, 189811, John W. Reed, of Edwaerdsville, check-weighman at the Madison Coal company's No. 3 mine, Edwardsville, Madison county, was killed by falling down the shaft while with the top man on the ground landing. The engineer hoisted the cage with a loaded car; there being no one to put in stops for the cage to rest on, the engineer put on brakes, also steam to prevent it from lowering. The two men, going to the top landing, found the cage on a level with the floor. The top man, being first, went to the front end and put down the keeper. The deceased was at the rear end and began to push the car, when the front end went off the cage. The cage then started upward and the car fell back into the shaft, carrying the deceased with it. He was found lying inside of the empty ear, dead. His age was 53 years, and he leaves a widow and one child.
 
REIFER
December 11, 190114, John Reifer, of Troy, cager, aged 30 years, single, employed at the Donk Bros. Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Maryville, Madison county, was killed instantly while cleaning the cage; the engineer moved the cage upward, Reifer tried to get off but was caught between the cage and the side of the shaft.
 
REIMLER
December 13, 192132, Julius Reimler, of Donkville, laborer, age 47 years, married, was killed in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Comany's No. 1 mine. Deceased was running an empty coal car under the washer when he was caught between the car and the brace. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
RETZAUFF
January 27, 191022, H. Retzlauff, driver, aged 22 years, single, employed at the No. 2 mine of the Donk Eros.' Coal & Coke Company, Maryville, Madison county, was bringing a car out of a room, riding on the front end. He was supposed to have fallen from the car, as other workmen heard him calling "whoa" to the mule. The car ran on to him, killing him instantly.
 
RICO
September 14, 191124 , Bert Rico, of Livingston, machine helper, aged 28 years, single, employed at New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County, was killed by falling coal.
 
RINKUS
January 5, 193545, Tony Rinkus, of Edwardsville, trip rider, aged 45 years, single, crushed by car in Madison County Coal & Mining Co. mine No. 4. No dependents.
 
ROBINSON
August 1, 191528, George Robinson, of Donkville, miner, age 29 years, married, was instantly killed by a fall of slate while loading coal in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company's mine No. 1, Donkville, Madison County. He leaves a widow.
 
ROCKMAN
July 28, 190316, John Rockman, miner, aged 28 years, married, was killed by falling slate at the face of his room in the Henrietta Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Edwardsville. Madison county. He leaves a widow and two children. Deceased and John Toroski were killed by the same fall of slate.
 
RUHL
August 13, 191629, Paul Ruhl, of Staunton, driver, age 20 years, single, died from injuries received August 5, when he was struck by a pit car, in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 2, Williamson, Madison County.
 

 
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SAMANICK
November 12, 190821 , Joseph Samanick, trip rider, aged 18 years, single, was killed in the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, New Staunton, Madison county. He jumped off the front end of the motor to throw a switch; he fell and the motor ran on to his body, killing him instantly.
 
SAMMACOTT
August 26, 193848, Sam Sammacott, of Collinsville, miner, aged 62 years, married, died from injuries received August 19, from fall of rock and top coal in mine No. 2 of the Lumaghi Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
SANDRIN
May 24, 191830, Elmo Sandrin, of Livingston, driver, age 19 years, single, was killed in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, by being caught between the motor and loaded cars while making up his trip.
 
SANSON
July 11, 192334, Thomas Sanson, of Staunton, driver, age 25 years, married, was killed in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine, by being caught, is it supposed, between a pit car and props. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
SAPP
April 11, 190416, John Sapp, top laborer, aged 56 years, married, employed at Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s mine No. 3, Troy, Madison county. Deceased fell down the shaft with a car load of props, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SATORIE
December 14, 190720 , John Satorie, of Staunton, miner, aged 30 years, married, employed in the mine of the DeCamp Coal Company, near Staunton, Madison county, was instantly killed by falling clod, from the face of a room, where he was working. His partner testified that they knew the clod was loose and that they had tried to take it down, but had failed; they then went on loading coal and had just about finished loading a car, when the clod fell striking Satorie. Deceased leaves a widow and two children in Italy.
 
SAVANT
August 13, 194050, Joe E. Savant, of Collinsville, miner, age 54 years, married, killed by fall of slate at the No. 2 mine of the Lumaghi Coal Company, leaving a widow and one child.
 
SCHADE
January 6, 192636, George Schade, of Collinsville, miner, age 54 years, married, died from injuries received two days previous from a fall of slate in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
SCHINDLER
December 27, 189811, Frank Schindler, of Staunton, a miner working in the Mount Olive & Staunton Coal Co's mine, Staunton, Madison county, was killed by falling clod; he was wedging down a piece of clod and had only struck the wedge two blows when it fell striking edgewise on the floor, then rolled over onto him. He lived only a few hours. Deceased was 43 years of age, and leaves a widow and seven children.
 
SCHMAGEL
February 28, 191628, Joseph Schmagel, of Livingston, driver, age 21 years, single, was killed by pit cars in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County.
 
SCHMIDT
October 19, 191225, S. Schmidt, of Staunton, machine helper, aged 26 years, single, was killed by mining machine in the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Staunton, Madison County.
 
SCHNEIDER
February 20, 18852 - Ellsworth Coal Co., John Schneider, a single man, was killed in No. 7 shaft. He was undermining a standing shot; his partner working with him requested him not to do it, but he answered that he was an old miner and understood what he was doing. His partner left the room where they were working, and a few minutes after learned that Schneider was killed. The accident occurred February 20, 1885.
 
SCHULTZ
May 23, 191830, Otto Schultz, of Worden, miner, age 39 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Kerns-Donnewald Coal Company's mine. There were no props or crossbars within 14 feet of the face. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
SCHUTTE
September 27, 18842 - Ellsworth Coal Co., Henry Schutte, a married man, was killed in No. 8 shaft, September 27, 1884, by falling coal. He was undermining a standing shot, when the coal fell and caught him. He left a wife and 2 children.
 
SCOCCO
July 21, 191528, Louis Scocco, of Livingston, miner, age 26 years, single was killed by falling coal in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County.
 
SCULLY
May 29, 190416, John Scully, timberman, aged 52 years, single, employed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s mine No. 3, Troy, Madison county, was killed while engaged in taking down some slate which fell on him.
 
SECCO
November 26, 194757, Tony Secco, of Staunton, shot firer, aged 60 years, single, died from injuries rec eived the day before, November 25, 1947, when he went back on a shot in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
SHEEKO
October 28, 193040, John Sheeko, of Glen Carbon, miner, age 50 years, single, was killed by a fall of slate in Madison Coal Corporation's No. 2 mine.
 
SHINOSKY
February 25, 190921 , John Shinkosky, miner, aged 24 years, single, was killed in the Madison Coal Corporation's No. 4 mine at Glen Carbon, Madison county. He was in the act of mining a standing shot when the coal gave way and caught him, killing him instantly. He was working in room No. 13 on the 14th stub entry.
 
SHIRER
December 16, 193848, Paul Shirer, of Staunton, cutting machine operator, aged 53 years, married, killed by fall of coal in mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co., leaving widow and one child.
 
SHOTKUA
October 6, 192636, John Shotkua, of Edwardsville, machine helper, age 39 years, married, employed by Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company, was killed by falling coal. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
SHOTKUS
December 11, 191225, Anton Shotkus, of Livingston, miner, aged 37 years, married, employed in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County, was killed by coming in contact with a trolley wire. He leaves a widow.
 
SIMBURGER
March 17, 191224 , Philip Simburger, of Staunton, miner, aged 26 years, married, was killed by a powder explosion in the mine of the DeCamp Coal Co., Staunton, Madison County. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
SIRUTIS
November 1, 191831, Tony Sirutis, of Collinsville, miner, age 45 years, married, was killed by exploding shot in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SKINNER
August 8, 192132, Josh Skinner, of Collinsville, miner, age 53 years, married, was killed by falling clod in Abbey Coal Corporation's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
SLIFKA
September 1, 193949, George Slifka, of Livingston, motorman, aged 35 years, married, crushed by motor in mine No. 1 of the Livingston-Mt. Olive Coal Co., leaving wife and four dependent children.
 
SMITH
December 11, 194757, James Smith, of Livingston, apprentice loader, aged 21 years, single, was killed when he was coupling cars in Livingston & Mt. Olive Coal Company's mine.
 
SNEDLEY
November 27, 192939, Frank V. Snedly, of Staunton, laborer, age 49 years, married, was struck by a pit car and killed in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
SNELL
March 11, 193949, John Snell, of Staunton, cleanup man, aged 58 years, married, killed by fall of rock in mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co., leaving wife.
 
SOBUT
November 21, 191629, Barney Sobut, of Livingston, machine helper, age 21 years, single, died from injuries received October 18, by being struck by a fall of slate from face in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County.
 
SPENCER
July 25, 191730, Tony Spencer, of Livingston, machine helper, age 27 years, single, was killed in New Staunton Coal Company's mine by a fall of coal.
 
SPEWAK
October 20, 194353, Joe Spewak, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged 52 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock in Truck Trade Coal Company's mine.
 
SPUDICH
December 26, 194151, George Spudich, of Livingston, loader-helper, aged 49 years, was killed when rock fell from the rib on him, in Mt. Olive-Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
STANKINS
December 27, 191225, George Stankins, of Collinsville, driver, aged 19 years, single, was killed by pit cars in the Lumaghi Coal Company's Mine No. 3, Collinsville, Madison County.
 
STARAS
September 28, 194050, Alex P. Staras, of Collinsville, conveyor loader, age 57 years, single, killed by fall of face coal at the No. 2 mine of the Lumaghi Coal Company, leaving no dependents.
 
STEFANI
April 9, 193444, Pete Stefani, of Staunton, snubber, age 52 years, married, was killed by a fall of coal in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
STEGDY
January 17, 193040, Steve Stegdy, of Worden, loader, age 40 years, married, was killed by a fall of face coal in New Staunton Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two minor children.
 
STIEBER
January .5, 190416, Peter Stieber, machine runner, aged 37 years, married, employed in the Madison Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Glen Carbon. Madison county, was killed by falling coal at the face of his room. He leaves a widow.
 
STIFTER
December 15, 190821 , Mike Stifter, machine helper, aged 28 years, single, was killed in the DeCamp Coal Company's mine of DeCamp, Madison county. The electric machine was undermining the coal; Stifter was shoveling away from the machine, when a large body of coal fell which caught him, killing him instantly.
 
STOISER
July 13, 191023, Matthew Stoiser, of Livingston, miner, aged 34 years, married, was instantly killed under a fall of slate at the face of his room in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine at Livingston. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
STOLGE
November 25, 190114, Charles Stolge, of Collinsville, miner, aged 38 years, single, employed at the Heinz Bluff mine of the Consolidated Coal Co., Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by a fall of slate.
 
STRONG
October 27, 191124 , A. V. Strong, of Troy, trip rider, aged 31 years, married, employed at Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.'s, No. 3 mine, Troy, Madison County, was killed by pit cars. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SUBERLICH
April 14, 191123, Paul Suberlich, of Maryville, timberman, aged 48 years, married, employed at the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's mine No. 2, Maryville, was instantly killed under a fall of rock in an air course, where he had gone to do some timbering. He leaves a widow and eight children.
 
SWEBY
October 27, 190518 , Henry Sweby, of Collinsville, miner, aged 40 years, married, was killed by falling rock near the working face of the entry in the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.'s No. 1 mine at Donkville, Madison county. He leaves a widow and two children.
 

 
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TETTER
October 26, 190518 , John Tetter, of Troy, trip rider, aged 25 years, single, was killed in the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.'s No. 3 mine at Troy, Madison county. He was making a flying switch and fell from the rear end of the motor. The empty cars ran over him.
 
THOMAS
February 6, 190517, William Thomas, of Collinsville, machine helper, aged 20 years, single, employed in the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by falling coal.
 
THOMPSON
October 11, 191528, John Thompson, of Livingston, miner, age 40 years, single, was killed by falling slate in New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County.
 
May 1, 190315, Richard Thompson, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged 40 years, married, employed in the Madison Coal Co.'s No. 4 mine, Glen Carbon, Madison county, was instantly killed while loading a car of coal at the face of his room; a piece of clod weighing nearly 2,000 pounds fell on him. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
THORP
February 24, 191022, William Thorp, machine helper, aged 40 years, single, employed in the No. 3 mine of the Lumghi Coal Company, Collinsville, Madison county, was fatally injured under falling coal February 16, 1910. and died from its effect February 24. He was supporting his mother.
 
TINAKOTT
February 26, 190618 , John Tinakott, of Marysville, miner, aged 63 years, married, had his foot badly crushed by falling coal on February 19, 1906,while working in a room at the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co.'s No. 2 mine at Marysville, Madison county. He was taken to a hospital in St. Louis, where he died on February 26. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
TINEKITE
September 12, 191629, Mike Tinekite, of Collinsville, driver, age 35 years, married, fell under a trip of cars and killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
TINOR
September 1, 193747, Anton Tinor, of Edwardsville, timberman, aged 56 years, killed by fall of slate in mine of Madison County Coal & Mining Co., leaving wife.
 
TOKAS
March 26, 191426, John Tokas, of Livingston, machine helper, aged 34 years, married, was killed by falling coal, in the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
TOMULIONIS
November 3, 191629, Antone Tomulionis, of Troy, miner, age 42 years, married, was struck on the head by falling face coal and instantly killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
TONSO
August 30, 193444, John Tonso, of Collinsville, miner, age 49 years, married, was electrocuted by contact of his lamp with a trolley wire while uncoupling a steel car in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
TRAVIS
October 2, 190013, Noah Travis, of Collinsville, miner, aged 44 years, married, employed at the Independent Coal company's mine, near Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by flying coal from a shot. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
TRETTER
December 14, 193848, Louis P. Tretter, of Williamson, top man (sulphur picker) aged 55 years, married, crushed between railroad cars while crossing tracks at mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co., leaving widow.
 
TRISKEY
February 9, 190719 , John Triskey, of Edwardsville, mine manager, aged 56 years, married, was killed by falling rock near the working face of a room in the Home Trade Coal Company's mine, Edwardsville, Madison county. He was in the act of examining the room as to its safety for men to work at the time when the rock fell. He was sounding the roof with a pick. He leaves a widow.
 
TOROSKI
July 28, 190316, John Toroski, miner, aged 32 years, married, was killed by falling slate in the Henrietta Coal Co."s mine No. 1. Edwardsville, Madison county. Deceased and John Rockman were killed by the same fall of slate. Troski leaves a widow.
 
TREBING
November 8, 192233, August Trebing, of Edwardsville, miner, age 26 years, married, was killed by falling coal in Edwardsville Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
TUMAT
August 21, 191730, George Tumat, of Collinsville, driver, age 22 years, was killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased was going out with his mule hooked to an empty car, and reaching out to strike a mule which was in front of his, he fell out of the car and was run over.
 
TURNER
August 6, 193141, August Turner, of Collinsville, motorman, age 36 years, single, was struck by a jack handle and killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's mine. He leaves one dependent, his mother.
 
TWEEDE
January 9, 191729, William Tweede, of Worden, machine runner, age 33 years, married, was killed by an electric shock in Kerns-Donnewald Coal Company's mine, Worden, Madison County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 

 
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UMPLEMAN
March 26, 191224 , Douglas Umpleman, of Staunton, miner, aged 48 years, married, was killed by falling clod in the DeCamp Coal Mining Co.'s mine, Staunton, Madison County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 

 
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VACCA
September 29, 192636, John Vacca [Bacca], of Livingston, loader, age 40 years, married, employed by New Staunton Coal Company, was killed by coal falling from face. He leaves a widow and three children.
also listed as : BACCA
 
VERNA
December 2, 194252, John Verna, of Collinsville, miner, aged 60 years, single, was killed when rock fell on him in the Burn-Well Coal Comapny's mine.
 
VERNETTI
December 16, 194050, James Vernetti, of Collinsville, miner, age 58 years, married, killed by fall of top rock, at the Truck Trade Coal Company, leaving a widow and three children.
 
VICKROY
October 10, 191629, Charley Vickroy, of Collinsville, driver, age 21 years, married, was crushed to death between pit cars and coal rib in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
VILUFF
March 21, 18979. March 19, 1897, at the Abbey mine. No, 3, T. F. Jolly, lessee, located at Collinsville, Ernest Viluff, of Collinsville, a loader, was fatally injured by a shot fired in the coal, and died on the 21st. Mr. Wilson, the shooter, had prepared the holes ready to fire and left instructions with the timberman to fire them when the loaders (Viluff and Hawkins) got their last boxes loaded. As soon as the loaders were done loading they proceeded to light the shots, one on each side of the place. Hawkins told Viluff to light his shot first and say "all right" and he would then light the other. Viluft lighted his shot and said "all right" and just as he turned to go the blast went off, before Hawkins could light his shot, and Viluff was buried underneath the coal. Hawkins was not injured, being on the other rib and there being three loaded boxes between him and the shot, which protected him from the flying coal. Viluff's head was fractured and several of his ribs were broken and he was severely injured internally. He never regained consciousness before he died. He was 43 years old and leaves a widow and five small children, the eldest only 9 years old.
 
VOGAS
October 13, 191023, Ludwig Vogas, of Staunton, miner, aged 36 years, married, employed in mine No. 2 of the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company, was caught under a fall of clod and injured so badly that he died two days later. He leaves a widow and five children.
 

 
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WAICZIS
May 5,192636, August Waiczis, of Livingston, loader, age 55 years, single, was instantly killed by a fall of slate in New Staunton Coal Company's mine.
 
WAISCHIANSKY
April 5, 190921 , Frank Waischiansky, driver, aged 23 years, single, was killed in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison county. He was driving on a grade when he either forgot to sprag his car or he tried to come down the grade without sprags; his body was found under the car near the bottom of the grade; no sprags were found near the car.
 
WAITKUS
February 28, 192232, Alex. Waitkus, of Maryville, miner, age 47 years, single, was killed by flying coal in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine.
 
WALL
March 3, 190618 , Charles Wall, of Livingston, yard man, aged 33 years, married, working on the surface, was killed by railroad cars on the side track at the New Staunton Coal Co.'s mine at Livingston, Madison county. Deceased was repairing a car on the side track when a switch engine pushing some cars onto the side track bumped the car he was working on, when he fell under the wheels and was crushed. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
WASSALIK
May 2, 192233, Frank Wassalik, of Staunton, miner, age 30 years, married, was killed in Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine by a fall of clod. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
WEATHERS
May 7, 190214, Lutie Weathers, of Collinsville, machine helper, aged 22 years, single, employed at the Lumaghi Coal Co.'s mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison county, was killed by a fall of coal.
 
WEBER
May 31, 1902,14, Harry Weber, of Collinsville, miner, aged 52 years, single, employed at the No. 1 mine of Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Co., Collinsville, was killed by a fall of clod, at the face of his working place. He was found under the clod 24 hours after it fell. There was then no system at this mine of keeping check of men going to and from work, and having no relatives at the works accounts for the length of time before he was missed.
 
WEEKS
September 2, 192233, Theodore Weeks, of Livingston, miner, age 19 years, single, was run over by a motor in New Staunton Coal Company's mine. The motorman and trip rider were taking in the first trip of empties after the noon hour and saw deceased lying across the track asleep. Being too close to stop, the motor ran over him, causing death in a few hours. From evidence produced deceased was in the habit of sleeping at this place lying partly across the track.
 
WEIEMAN
June 24, 190820 , Louis Weieman, of Marysville, driver, aged 22 years, single, working in No. 2 mine of the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company, Maryville, Madison county. Deceased was making his first trip in the morning and in coming out on to the main haulage way he fell off the trip, the cars passing over his body, causing his death. It was not known just how or what caused him to fall off the trip as no one was present.
 
WEISENGER
Jan. 23, 190315, August Weisenger, of Collinsville, miner, aged 27 years, married, employed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co.'s No. 1 mine, Donkville, met his death by being electrocuted. He had been in the habit of fastening empty powder kegs with wire to a live electric wire. This time when coming out of his room, he had forgotten that he had attached a keg to the live wire, he sat down on the keg, falling backward, bringing his head in connection with a return wire, thus making a short circuit; when found by his companion he was dead. He leaves a widow.
 
WEISHAUPT
February 3, 191628, Herbert Weishaupt, of Prairietown, miner, age 24 years, single, was killed by a blown out shot in E. C. Stiegemeir's mine, Worden, Madison County.
 
WELCH
May 26, 194555, Glen Welch, of Worden, loading machine operator, aged 44 years, married, was killed by a fall of rock in Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
WELLER
November 10, 194555, Bernard Weller, of Glen Carbon, miner, aged 59 years, married, was killed by rock in Lumaghi Coal Comapny's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow.
 
WELLS
November 3, 191023, Daniel B. Wells, of Collinsville, aged 60 years, a miner, working for the Lumaghi Coal Company, at Collinsville, was killed instantly under a fall of coal at the face of his room, mine No. 2. He lived in Collinsville and left a widow and five children, his wife the only dependent.
 
March 17, 192636, Ed. P. Wells, of Collinsville, motorman, age 32 years, married, was killed in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
WEPSITUS
July 7, 190719 , George Wepstitus, of Collinsville, machine runner, aged 36 years, single, was fatally injured by falling slate at the working face on June 21, 1907, in the Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Collinsville, Madison county. He died July 7, 1907.
 
WESTMORELAND
June 22, 18979, the Abbey No. 3 mine T. F. Jolly, lessee, Collinsville, Thos. Westmoreland, of Collinsville, a miner, 40 years of age, and married, was killed by falling coal. He was undermining the heel of a loose shot when about a ton of coal rolled over on him crushing in his skull. Strange to say he lived for five hours after the accident. He had been cautioned by the machine runner (Matthew Forbes) who told him to take it down as it was dangerous, and he was in the act of doing so, when he got caught. The room when I inspected it was in good condition. He leaves a widow and four children. .
 
WIDITZ
May 21, 18935, John Widitz, of Edwardsville, miner, aged 21 years, a singel man, was killed by falling slate in the Madison Coal Co.'s mine at Edwardsville. He and others were engaged in taking down coal and slate on the entry, for a double track. A piece of slate fell and caught him.
 
WIESEMAN
Oct. 10, 190215, Fred Wieserman, of Donkville, miner, aged 37 years, single, employed at Donk Bros. Coal Co.'s No. 1 mine, Donkville, Madison county, was killed by a fall of slate at the face of his room.
 
WILDE
May 4, 18979. May 3, 1897, at the Troy Mine, Troy, Madison Co., James Wilde, of Troy, lessee and mine manager, fell from a railroad flat car and was so seriously injured that he died the next day. He was standing in a low-sided flat ear that had been placed under the drop dump or hopper that was used for holding the sulphur and dirt picked out of the coal at the tipple, which is afterward dumped into a railroad ear and shipped away for ballast. He was pulling the bolt that opens the dump by allowing the doors to fall. He tried to pull it with one hand and could not move it; he then used both hands giving a vigorous pull, the bolt yielding suddenly he lost his balance and fell over the side of the car backwards, striking his shoulders on the ground injuring the spinal column so that he was paralayzed below the shoulders, his injuries being such that he died next day. His age was 55 years and he was married.
 
WILLE
January 8, 191729, Louis Wille, of Maryville, laborer, age 33 years, married, employed by Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company, mine No. 2, Maryville, Madison County, was killed by pit cars. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
WILLIAMS
November 4, 190417, Charles Williams, of DeCamp, machine helper, aged 20 years, single, employed in the DeCamp Coal Co.'s No. 1 mine. Staunton. Madison county, was killed by falling top coal and clod. He was a son of John E. Williams, State Inspector of Miines, for the Fourth district from 1897 to 1901.
 
March 13, 191628, Walter Williams, of Collinsville, driver, age 30 years, married, died from injuries received February 19, in Lumaghi Coal Company's No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County, when he was squeezed by his mule against the car, fracturing the pelvic bones and puncturing the bladder. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
WISNOROSKI
March 26, 190618 , John Wisnoroski, of DeCamp, machine runner, aged 24 years, married, was seriously injured on March 9, 1906, by falling clod in the DeCamp Coal and Mining Co.'s coal mine at DeCamp, Madison county. He died from his injuries March 26, 1906. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
WOOD
June 21, 189911. Another fatal accident occurred, but the deceased was not an employee at the mine. June 21, 1899,
Homer E. Wood, a boy, resident of Bethalto, while playing around the top at John James' mine at that place, fell down the shaft a depth of 76 feet, causing instant death. There seems to be doubt in the minds of some persons that were well acquainted with the boy, as to whether it was done intentionally or not. He was 15 years of age.
 
WRISCHINK
December 29, 191225, Leopold Wrischink, of Livingston, driver, aged 22 years, single, was killed by pit cars in New Staunton Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Livingston, Madison County.
 

 
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YACUP
February 6, 190517, Andy Yacup, of Livingston, miner, aged 29 years, married, employed in the new Staunton Coal Co.'s mine No. 1, Livingston. Madison county, was killed by falling slate. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
YARWICK
March 18, 191830, Charles Yarwick, of Staunton, miner, age 23 years, single, was killed in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 1 mine, by falling rock and slate.
 

 
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ZAMELUS
November 17, 191124 , Charles Zamelus, machine runner, aged 45 years, married, employed by New Staunton Coal Co., Livingston, Madison County, was killed by falling slate. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
ZANBALDI
September 12, 192132, Joseph Zanbaldi, of Collinsville, miner, age 39 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Donk Brothers Coal and Coke Company's No. 2 mine. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
ZEDIO
June 28, 190517, Louis Zedio, of Collinsville, miner, aged 47 years, married, employed in Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co 's mine No. 1, Collinsville. Madison county, was killed by falling clod. He leaves a widow and seven children.
 
ZIEGLER
April 6, 192939, John Ziegler, Jr., of Staunton, driver, age 20 years, single, was run over by a pit car and instantly killed in Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 2 mine.
 
ZONCLICK
July 1, 190820 , P. D. Zonclick, of Staunton, miner, aged 27 years, married, working in the mine of the DeCamp Coal Company, DeCamp, Madison county, was fatally injured on June 24, 1908, by falling clod at the working face. He died in the hospital, July 1, 1908, leaving a widow and one child.
 

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