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Marion County, Illinois

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      Marion County is located in the south central part of the state of Illinois.
            38.65° N, 88.92° W
in 2000 the population was 41,691 and as of 2010, the population was 39,437.
The county seat of MarionCounty, Illinois is Salem.
      Marion County was organized in 1823 from portions of Jefferson and Fayette Counties; and was named in honor of Revolutionary War General Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox".
 
      Marion County has seventeen townships :
            Alma, Carrigan, Centralia, Foster, Haines, Iuka, Kinmundy, Meacham, Odin, Omega, Patoka, Raccoon, Romine, Salem, Sandoval, Stevenson, Tonti,
 
      Some of the Cities, Towns, Villages
            Alma, Central City, Centralia (part, including downtown), Iuka, Junction City, Kell, Kinmundy, Odin, Patoka, Salem, Sandoval, Vernon, Walnut Hill
 
      Other communities,populated areas, and Census designated places :
            Bannister, Brubaker, Cartter, Fairman, Finney Heights, Foxville, Glen Ridge, Helm, Hickory Hill, Hubbard Woods, Lester, Omega, Selmaville, Slap Out, Suburban, Tonti, Union Town,
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Coal History in Marion County, Illinois
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1885 Annual Coal Report 3
Marion County
      There are only two mines in this county, the Centralia and the Sandoval. The Centralia company is now working its new shaft, the buildings at the old one having burned down. They are repairing the machinery and framing of the old shaft to use as as escapement, all the coal being taken out at the new shaft.
      At the Sandoval mine the work is progressing very well on the new shaft, which is intended to serve both as an escapement and as a hoisting shaft. It is designed on correct principles having a separate compartment for the air, to be used either as an up-cast or a down-cast. Both these mines are ventilated by fans.
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Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois 1909 2
 
Mineral Resources
      The mineral resources of the county, so far as has been ascertained, consist of an abundance of bituminous coal, underlying all parts of the country. Mines have been developed in Centralia, Sandoval, Odin, Kinmundy and Salem townships, of which more will be said in the description of the several townships. It may be said here, however, that the mines are in some parts among the deepest in the state and produce coal of a very superior quality.
 
The City of Salem
      The Salem mine, now being rebuilt after the fire of last December is, as has been stated, one of the deepest in the state, nine hundred and one feet to the bottom of the sump. The vein is four feet and six inches thick, but of an excellent quality, burning without clinkers and giving an intense heat, and is equal to one and one-half times the unit of other coal.
 
Racoon Township
      A coal shaft was opened in 1846, in section 4. It did not amount to much and was abandoned.
 
City of Odin
      In 1886 a stock company was formed under the name Odin Coal Company, to sink a shaft and mine coal, which was successful in striking a fine vein of coal at a depth of seven hundred and fifteen feet, with a vein of about seven feet in thickness. After undergoing the usual ups and downs of such stock companies, Messrs. Morrison and Secor, with perhaps a few others, obtained a controlling interest, since which time it has been so successfully handled as to prove a valuable and profitable property. Some few years ago electric mining and haulage and electric lighting was installed. The dynamo of the mine also furnishes electricity for lighting the city. During the life of the mine it has been singularly free from fatalities, but few accidents of serious character having occurred.
 
City of Sandoval, Odin Township
      In 1877 the St. Louis Sandoval Coal and Mining Company began sinking a shaft at Sandoval. After reaching a depth of one hundred and fourteen feet the company went into bankruptcy. The property was sold at Sheriff's sale and bought by the Sandoval Coal and Mining Company, a company composed mostly of Salem men. The new company began work on the shaft in January, 1879, and reached a vein of coal five and one-half feet thick in September of the same year at a depth of six hundred and three feet, being one hundred and twelve feet less in depth than the Odin mine, four miles further east, showing the "dip" of the coal vein to be eastward about twenty eight feet to the mile. The company was involved in long and expensive litigation growing out of the bankruptcy of the St. Louis Sandoval Company, but after years of legal contest the Sandoval Coal and Mining Company established their "right to the property. The cause was carried to the highest tribunal and the Sandoval company's leading attorney, Judge Michael Sheafer, of the Supreme Court of Utah, made such a strong and learned argument that it is recognized as an exposition of mining law. The company's stock was purchased January 1, 1903, by Thomas S. Marshall from the holders, who thus became the company. The original shaft was in the eastern part of the city on the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad, but an air shaft was sunk on the Illinois Central Railroad in the southern part of the city about a half mile from the original shaft. This was now turned into a hoisting shaft with a steel tipple and machine mining implements, and was considered one of the best equipped mines in the state. The old works at the original shaft in the meantime burned down, but were immediately rebuilt. The mine at this time was employing over three hundred and fifty men and taking out as much as ten thousand tons per day. The vast expenditure necessary to thus equip the mine, with other causes, involved Mr. Marshall, and he took voluntary bankruptcy. The mine stood idle some time, but was recently sold to Mr. Middleton, who is running it to its greatest capacity and is not only giving work to a great number of men, but making it a success financially. The Sandoval mine was for many years, while controlled by the Sandoval company, under the superintendence of John Robinson, then of H. R. Hall, and later of C. E. Hull, and was one of the best paying enterprises in the county, and it bids fair to become so again. The Sandoval mine had several quite serious accidents resulting in the loss of life, all of them perhaps the result of carelessness on the part of the victims or of some fellow workman.
 
      In 1908 the Marion County Coal Company opened a shaft at Junction City, so called, in the south part of the township, and at the depth of about five hundred and sixty feet struck a fine vein of excellent coal.
 
The City of Centralia
      Next in importance is the coal industry of Centralia. A shaft was sunk at Central City in 1857 to the depth of one hundred and ninety feet, passing through ten inches of coal at the depth of fifty feet and another seam of coal twelve inches thick at one hundred and eighty feet. At one hundred and ninety feet the shaft was discontinued and a boring made one hundred and eighty feet. to a total depth of three hundred and seventy feet, without, however, finding other seams of coal.
      In 1857 and 1858 the Illinois Central Railway Company sunk an artesian well near the machine shops in Centralia to the depth of eight hundred and fifty-seven feet for the purpose of securing a supply of water for their shops. The report of the strata passed through in boring that well, though subsequent events have shown it to be unreliable, did much to encourage our citizens to thoroughly test the question of the existence or non-existence of coal in the vicinity in paying quantities. In the fall of 1869 some citizens of our city organized a stock company under the name of the Centralia Coal and Mining Company, for the purpose of testing and setting at rest once for all, either by failure or success, the coal question. The first and only board of directors consisted of F. Kohl, R. D. Noleman, M. C. Kell, E. S. Condit, H. D. Kingsbury, J. L. Hopkins, H. Kurth, C. D. Hay and J. C. Cooper. A contract was entered into with two of our citizens, James Wilson and Thomas Warren, to do the boring. They commenced work about the 2Oth of February, 1870, and continued at intervals until about the 20th of April, when the work was abandoned at a depth of two hundred and nineteen feet, having passed through six inches of coal at a depth of eighty feet. The Centralia Coal and Mining Company failed to set the coal question at rest.
      On the 21st of January, 1873, F. Kohl, Esq., requested the citizens of Centralia to meet at the City Hall January 25, 1873, to consider the propriety of organizing a company to establish a nail mill, at which time and place the meeting was held and the project discussed. The conclusion was arrived at that the proposed nail mill would be more certainly successful if fuel could be obtained without the cost of transportation. At a subsequent meeting, held February 1, 1873, it was decided to organize a company to be incorporated under the general incorporation laws of the state, to sink a shaft to a depth sufficient to determine with certainty the question of obtaining a home supply of coal. The company was styled the Mining and Manufacturing Company of Centralia, Illinois, and was organized in April, 1873, with a capital stock of fifteen thousand dollars. The capital stock was twice increased, to the amount of five thousand dollars each time. The work of sinking the shaft was begun May 14, 1873, and was prosecuted with varying hopes of success. At the commencement many had strong faith in the substantial correctness of the report of the Illinois Central Railroad Company's boring, but as our hopes based upon it were and of excellent quality. At about 12 o'clock noon on the 2gth the cannon announced the good news to our citizens; their pluck and energy had been fitly rewarded. Many of them met, as if by common consent, at the City Hall, where the enterprise had been organized, and made arrangements for a grand celebration of the event on Saturday. November 7, 1874. On the day appointed our citizens and many of the citizens of neighboring towns as well as of the surrounding country, turned out, and a grand gala day was had. Our business interests and mechanical arts were all represented in the procession which that day paraded through our city. Our coal mine has since became and will ever remain one of the institutions of our city. In her coal interests Centralia has a permanent industry, one by one dissipated, Prof. Engleman, of the Illinois Geological Survey, was appealed to for encouragement by the leaders of the enterprise and did much by his letters and, as the events proved, by his accurate knowledge of the geology of the region, to inspire confidence. Finally, on the 28th of September, 1874, at the depth of five hundred and sixty-four feet, a vein of coal was reached, which proved to be seven feet in thickness.
 
Alma Township
      In 1841 John Hammers opened a coal mine six feet under ground by stripping, that is, by removing six feet of surface to a coal vein two feet thick, but when the railroad brought coal to Alma the mine was abandoned.
 
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1902 Annual Coal Report 15
      In Marion county the increase has been produced by the mines at Centralia. Although owned by two separate companies they are worked under the same management, which seems to be a decided advantage, as the work is more evenly distributed, and the rules governing the three mines are the same. The mine at Sandoval was closed down for nearly five months; no reason being found for doing so. The mine at Kinmundy has been closed down all summer, and up to the present time work has not been resumed.

Centralia Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 1 North, Range 1 East, Section 18, NE SW SW
An underground mine at a depth of 569 with a coal seam of 6 to 7 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Centralia Coal Mine No. 1   Centralia Mining & Manufacturing
Centralia Coal Company
  ? 1881 - 1894
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2845 ]
Last reported production was in March 1894.
 
? Production and years of operation before 1882 are not known. The 1882 Coal Report indicates that 33 acres were mined.
The 1894 Coal Report 1, 7 indicated that the No. 1 shaft was deepened to 876 feet and a lower coal was mined along entries extending 500 feet to either side of the deepened shaft. However, the top was found to be very poor, water seeped in, faults were numerous and the coal thinned, such that the lower seam was abandoned in March 1894.

Centralia Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 1 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SE NW NW
An underground mine at a depth of 570 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Centralia Coal Mine No. 2   Centralia Coal Company   prior to 1883
Centralia Coal Mine No. 2   Centralia Coal Company   1883 - 1892
Centralia Coal Mine No. 2, South   Centralia Mining & Manufacturing Coal Company   1892 - 1905
Centralia Coal Mine No. 2, Junction City   Centralia Coal Company   1905 - 1913
Centralia Coal Mine No. 2   Centralia Coal Company   1913
[ Source - No. 1, Index 444 ]
Last reported production was in April 1913.
1894 Annual Coal Report 7
Improvements
      The Centralia Mining & Manufacturing Company, at Centralia, operates one of the largest and best mines in Marion county; its coal is equal, if not superior, to any in the district, or perhaps in the State.
 
Fires.
      The most disastrous fire to be recorded was the burning of the No. 2 Shaft of the Centralia Mining & Manufacturing Company, October 31, 1893. This was one of the best mines in the district, and the entire plant, buildings, machinery and property were all destroyed. The company, when shaft No. 3 was abandoned, removed all machinery, tipple, bins, etc., to the burned-out mine, and began hoisting coal about the first of April.
 
1898 Annual Coal Report 11
Improvements
      The Centralia Mining and Manufacturing Company has put in an electric plant installed by the Jeffrey Electric Company. The plant consists of five cutting machines, three drills and one locomotive which weighs eight tons, the whole making a complete outfit. This will make it one of the best equipped mines in the Sixth district.
 
1901 Annual Coal Report 14
Improvements
      The Centralia Mining & Manufacturing company has put in a new fan twenty feet in diameter, replacing one twelve feet in diameter. The company has also put in a second electric motor weighing ten tons, the other being of eight tons weight. Mining machines have been taken out of this mine and a return made to the old system of shooting off the solid.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report 26
Abandoned Mines. - Marion County.
      Centralia Coal Company's mines Nos. 2 and 4, Centralia.

Centralia Coal Mine No. 3
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 1 North, Range 1 East, Section 7, SE NE SW
An underground mine at a depth of 635 - 637 feet and an average coal seam of 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pittinger & Davis Coal Mine   Pittinger & Davis Mining & Manufacturing   1890 - 1898
Pittinger & Davis Coal Mine No. 2 *   Pittinger & Davis Mining & Manufacturing   1898 - 1899
Big Four Mine* The mine may have been owned or operated by Big 4 Coal Company.
The Sanborn Fire Insurance maps labeled the shaft Big Four Mine.
as listed in the fatality on this date -
May 28, 189710, the Big 4 mine belonging to the
Pittenger and Davis Mining Company, Centralia
Pittinger & Davis Coal Mine Nos. 3 & 4   Pittinger & Davis Mining & Manufacturing   1899 - 1906
Centralia Coal Mine No. 3   Centralia Coal & Mining Company   1908 - 1909
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2843 ]
Last reported production was on April 1, 1909.
1890 Coal Report 5
      The new shaft of the Pittinger & Davis Mining & Manufacturing Company, of Centralia, is 437 feet deep, coal six feet four inches, with slate roof. It has hoisting engines 18 x 32 inches direct acting, and drum eight feet in diameter; also two cylinder boilers 42 inches by 28 feet, and one five-flue boiler 36 inches by 24 feet. The machinery is built on stone foundations, and the drum is equipped with steam brake and patent indicator. The buildings are constructed of brick and covered with corrugated iron. The tower is firm and strong, and two sets of chutes are built, one on each side of the shaft. The Murray self-dumping cage is used, and will dump coal on either side of the shaft. A large storage bin is also provided for stocking coal. Two small engines are arranged for running elevators, rolling screen, railroad cars and carrying away the slack. The mine is connected by switch with both the Illinois Central and the Jacksonville-Southeastern railroads.
 
1900 Annual Coal Report 13
Improvements
      The Pittenger & Davis Mining and Manufacturing Company, of Centralia, has equipped its escapement shaft and made it a hoisting shaft; owing to the small number of men employed there, and the clerical force required being the same, the work of the two mines is kept in the same books, so that it was found to be a difficult matter to separate the items, consequently the returns for both mines are given under one head and credited to the No. 3 mine.
 
1909 Annual Coal Report 21
Abandoned Mines.
      Centralia Coal Company of Centralia, abandoned its No. 3 mine on April 1, 1909.

Centralia Coal Mine No. 4
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 1 North, Range 1 East, Section 7, NW SW NE
An underground mine at a depth of 670 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pittinger & Davis Coal Mine Nos. 3 & 4   Pittinger & Davis Mining & Manufacturing Company   1899 - 1906
Centralia Coal Mine No. 4   Centralia Coal & Mining Company   1906 - 1914
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2844 ]
Last reported production was in April 1913.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report 26
Abandoned Mines. - Marion County.
      Centralia Coal Company's mines Nos. 2 and 4, Centralia.

1908 Annual Coal Report 20
Prospective Mines
      The Centralia Coal Company is sinking a new mine south of Centralia, which will be one of the largest mines in Marion county.
Possibly this refers to Centralia Coal Mine No. 5; which is actually in Washington County.

Centralia Coal Mine No. 5
Peabody Coal Mine No. 21
The legal description lists this as :    Washington County - Township 1 North, Range 1 West, Section 25, SE SE NE
An underground mine at a depth of 538 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Centralia Coal Mine No. 5   Centralia Coal Company   1909 - 1948
 This mine was idle in 1925
Peabody Coal Mine No. 21   Peabody Coal Company   1948 - 1949
[ Source - No. 1, Index 86 ]

Last reported production: was in December of 1948
See: Centralia No. 5 Mine Disaster of March 25, 1947

Chicago-Sandoval Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 2 North, Range 1 East, Section 17, SW SW NE
An underground mine at a depth of 603 - 615 feet and an average coal seam of 5½ to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sandoval Coal Mine   Sandoval Coal Company   prior to 1882
Sandoval Coal Mine No. 1   Sandoval Coal Company   1883 - 1908
 This mine was idle in 1908
Sandoval Coal Mine No. 1   Dan Middleton   1908 - 1909
Chicago-Sandoval Coal Mine No. 1   Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company   1909 - 1917
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2847 ]
Last reported production was in September 1917.
1897 Annual Coal Report 10
Improvements
      At the Sandoval mine the company has put in a new shaker screen and has added some new bins to their outfit.
 
1903 Annual Coal Report 16
Blast Explosion - March 31, 1903
      This explosion occurred in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., at Sandoval, Marion county, March 31, 1903, killing eight men. The explosion originated in the 5th west entry; the hole had been drilled, charged and fired by the night shift. When the shot was fired the tamping was blown out without bringing down any coal. John Gichino, one of the victims of this explosion, was on the day shift and was told by his partner about the shot; Gichino then drilled the hole deeper, making it six feet and seven inches in depth. The hole was charged almost full of powder, as a cartridge 12 inches in length was found in the cross-cut. It was estimated that nearly 12 pounds of powder was used in this shot, and it was charged in the solid coal. When the shot was fired it blew out the tamping and caused the explosion. The force of this shot did not make a crack in the coal. When it is considered that the potential energy of one pound of powder is equal to 480-foot tons, it can readily be understood the force and destruction that would follow the exploding of ten or 12 pounds of powder when fired out of a hole facing a roadway. All the men killed and injured by this shot were on the entry, in direct line of the force from the shot, which accounts for the large number killed; most of the men killed were on their way to the bottom of the shaft. Three of the men killed were sitting at the entrance of the entry where the explosion occurred, the stoppings on each side of the trap door were blown on to them, killing one instantly, one lived two hours, the other eight days; five were brought out dead. Three drivers were severely injured by this explosion, losing three months' time. Suits were entered against the company for damages, aggregating $69,000, but agreements having been made all suits were withdrawn.
Plat of Sandoval Mine

Franklin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 2 North, Range 1 East, Section 17, SW SE NW
An underground mine at a depth of 636 feet with a coal seam of 5½ to 7½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sandoval Coal Mine No. 2   Sandoval Coal Company   1904 - 1907
Sandoval Coal Mine No. 2   Middleton & Seidel   1907 - 1908
Sandoval Coal Mine No. 2   Dan Middleton   1908 - 1909
Chicago-Sandoval Coal Mine No. 2   Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company   1909 - 1923
Franklin Coal Mine No. 9   Franklin County Coal Company   1924 - 1925
[ Source - No. 1, Index 206 ]
Last reported production was in January 1925.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report 25
Improvements
      The Chicago & Sandoval Coal Company has put in two 7-ton Whitcomb gasoline motors, which at the time of this report, appears to work satisfactorily, and two Herzler & Henninger self-dumping cages at No. 2 mine, Sandoval, Marion County.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 28
Improvements.
      The Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company has installed a shaker screen at No. 2 mine, Sandoval, so as to be able to supply the market with all sizes of coal, such as 6-inch, 3-inch, and nut screenings. This company has also erected a washhouse 24 feet by 40 feet and equipped it with hangers and sprays.
 
1925 Annual Coal Report 33
Mines Not Operated. - Marion County -- Franklin County Coal Co. No. 9.

Glenridge Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 2 North, Range 1 East, Section 31, NW NE NE
An underground mine at a depth of 600 feet with a coal seam of 5 to 7½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Glenridge Coal Mine   Marion County Coal Company   1906 - 1940
Glenridge Coal Mine   Marion County Coal Mining Corporation, Inc.   1940 - 1963
[ Source - No. 1, Index 207 ]
Last reported production was in December 1963.
1908 Annual Coal Report 20
New Mines
      The Marion County Coal Company has sunk a shaft, three miles north of Centralia, the dimensions of this shaft are 10 by 14 feet, 600 feet deep; the thickness of the seam is 7 feet and is No. 6 of the geological section.
      A pair of Danville engines 24 by 36 inches have been installed with am 8 foot drum and a 1¼ inch rope. The engine room is 36 by 40 feet built of brick. The boiler room is 36 by 50 feet built of corrugated iron. There are two 150 horse power boilers. The tipple is built of wood with shaker screens; the mine cars are two ton capacity. The air shaft is down 230 feet at present time.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report 24
Improvements
      Marion County Coal Company has erected a new brick smoke stack with base 22 feet, height 151 feet, and top 6 feet; two new boilers, O'Brien make, 72 inches by 18 feet has been installed.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report 25
Improvements
      The Marion County Coal Company has installed two Goodman electric breast mining machines, one 10-ton Goodman electric motor, two Herzler & Henninger self-dumping cages, and built a supply-house 20 feet by 40 feet. A radical departure from existing methods of preparing coal was made during the year by this company in the installation at Junction City mine, near Centralia, of a Marcus patent picking table screen. This may be described as a shaking screen which, instead of standing at an incline, is placed perfectly level. The peculiar motion imparted to this screen causes the coal to move steadily forward. The screening is done on the upper deck in the manner usual to shaker screens. A lower deck is provided on which the material that has passed through the perforations advances. Valves in the lower deck permit the distribution of the sizes to the various cars. The larger sizes traveling forward on the upper deck at a speed of about 40 feet per minute. In this way all rock and foreign matter is clearly exposed to view and can be picked out by hand. This is work which heretofore has been attempted by the trimmers on the cars with very indifferent results. By means of this Marcus the lump coal can be as carefully cleansed of foreign matter as the finer sizes can be by washing. The installation of this screen marks a long step forward in the preparation of the larger sizes of coal.
coal picking table
1914 Annual Coal Report 26
Improvements.
      The Marion County Coal Company has installed a new 7½ horse power motor, driving a Jeffrey boom loader, and a 25 H. P. motor driving a Jeffrey crusher. This company is equipped to load all sizes of coal and thoroughly clean same of impurities.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 28
Improvements.
      The Marion County Coal Company has taken over, from a private party, a washhouse 30 feet by 55 feet, equipped with hot and cold water and showers.
 
1918 Annual Coal Report 30
Improvements.
      Marion County Coal Co., has installed a 10-foot Jeffrey fan capable of producing 200,000 cubic feet of air per minute with 5-inch water gauge.

Kimmundy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 4 North, Range 3 East, Section 23, SW NE NW
An underground mine at a depth of 878 feet with an average coal seam of 6¾ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kimmundy Coal Mine   Kimmundy Coal Company   1886 - 1890
Kimmundy Coal Mine   New Kimmundy Coal Company   1890 - 1891
Kimmundy Coal Mine   Kimmundy Coal Company   1891 - 1892
Kimmundy Coal Mine   Superior Coal Company   1892 - 1897
Kimmundy Coal Mine   Kimmundy Coal Company   1897 - 1906
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2849 ]
Last reported production was in 1906.
1894 Annual Coal Report 7
Improvements
      In Marion county, in October, 1893, the Superior Coal & Mining Company, at Kimmundy, erected a substantial building, putting in a revolving screen with elevators; this is a valuable improvement and reflects, credit upon the company. Some very important improvements have been made by this company in its underground workings. The main entries have been made much wider and higher.
 
1908 Annual Coal Report 20
Abandoned Mines.
      The Kimmundy Coal Company, Kimmundy, Marion county, has abandoned its mine.

Middleton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 2 North, Range 2 East, Section 11
An underground mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Salem Coal Mine   Salem Coal Company   ? 1887 - 1908
Winning Coal Mine   Robert Winning   ? 1887 - 1908
Middleton Coal Mine   J. L. Middleton   ? 1887 - 1908
[ Source - No. 1, Index 2848 ]
1908 Annual Coal Report 20
Abandoned Mines.
      The Salem Coal Company has abandoned its mine at Salem, Marion county.
 
1909 Annual Coal Report 21
Abandoned Mines.
      The Salem mine at Salem was abandoned on the 28th of December, 1908, on account of having no escape shaft.

Odin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Marion County - Township 2 North, Range 1 East, Section 13, SE NW NW
An underground mine at a depth of 708 feet with a coal seam from 6 to 8 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Odin Coal Mine No. 1   Odin Coal Company   1886 - 1938
[ Source - No. 1, Index 87 ]
Last reported production was in January 1938.
1894 Annual Coal Report 8
Fires
      On the night of July 10, 1894, a serious fire occurred in the Odin Coal Company's mine at Odin. The regular night man who attended the mules at night fell asleep and his lamp set fire to the hay in the mule stable. Twelve mules were burned to death. The superintendent and men had a hard time to overcome the fire and prevent the loss of the mine. The fire commenced about 1 o'clock in the morning, and it was about 4 o'clock before a force of men could get to work. They worked from 4 a. m. until 8 p. m. before they could get the fire under control.
 
1896 Annual Coal Report 9
Blown Out Shots
      On December I8, 1895, a serious explosion occurred at Odin mine, the result of a blown out shot; six men were more or less seriously burned and one was overcome by the smoke. About noon, Joshua Dallas, an old and experienced miner, fired two shots in number 8 room, in second south entry: the room was only partially widened out and only a few yards from the entry. The blasting from this mine is all done from the solid, and this is rather poor coal for blasting, there being no parting from the roof and a poor one from the bottom; heavy charges of powder are necessary under the circumstances, and all the way from two to five quarts are used at a charge. The first of the two shots mentioned was a gripping shot on the left side of the room and had but a poor opportunity to do its work as it was gripping too much; it blew a little off the front of the shot and pounded that to slack and part of the hole was left standing. The second shot was on the right side of the room and pointing backward towards the first shot; it was bored only about 3½ feet and had practically no chance at all to do any work; it seems to have been heavily charged, leaving little room for the tamping. When this shot was fired, it simply blew the tamping and the force of explosion followed out both entries of Numbers 1 and 2 and burned men on both entries, some of them 500 feet from where the shot was fired. The ventilation of this mine is excellent and the current was blowing almost directly into the mouth of room number 8, from a cross-cut between number 1 and 2 entries. The room being damp, formed a moisture, so there was no dust present except that manufactured by the first shot, which undoubtedly was the case.
      I suggested to the company that no firing be done except by a man or men selected by the company and only at night, when no person, but the shot-firers would be in the mine when the shooting was being done, and as they could select a place of safety from the direction that an explosion (if any should occur) would follow, comparative safety would be assured. The suggestion has been followed with good results, as several minor explosions of this kind have occurred since, and the shot-firers, by intelligently selecting a safe retreat from the probable direction of the explosion, have escaped harm.
      I believe there is only one way to prevent this kind of accident, and that is to undermine the coal before blasting it, then less powder can be used at a charge. The danger arises from the quantity of powder used in charging. When a hole charged with about a half a keg of powder blows the tamping, the force and heat generated by the exploding of so such powder can easily be imagined.
 
1897 Annual Coal Report 10
      The Odin Coal Co., Marion county, pays 13 cents per ton and furnishes the powder for their men. This may appear a very low price, but if we consider that the powder is furnished, and that everything is loaded with a close shovel and weighed before it is screened, we find it is not out of line with prices paid elsewhere in the district for the same seam. I think 20 cents per ton is not far from the average for screened coal in this district.
 
Improvements
      The Odin Coal Co., at Odin, Ill., is putting in a mining machine plant consisting of one 100 K.-W. Independent mine type dynamo, one Imperial engine 160 H. P., at 250 revolutions per minute, manufactured by the Weston Engine Co.; two improved Independent cutting machines, having a seven-foot undercut. The power house is to be equipped with the latest electrical equipment for measuring pressure, current, etc. There are two boilers 66 inches in diameter and 22 feet long with twenty-four 6-inch flues.
 
Blown-Out Shots
      At the Odin mine January last, there occurred a terrible explosion, the result of another blown-out shot, which, had the men all been at work in the mine at the time, would certainly have registered the the death knell of many of them.
      It may be noted in the last annual report that I had given instructions at this mine that no tiring be done except at night and only by men selected for that purpose because of their fitness. This rule was being followed strictly, and owing to this fact the saving of many lives may be attributed.
      The explosion occurred at night when no one but the shot-firer and water bailer were in the mine. Fortunately the latter was at the bottom of the shaft at the time of the explosion.
      The shot was fired by Mr. Hanley, the shot firer, in the second room from the face of the entry, and after lighting it he sought safety in the inside room, in which there was no cross-cut, a fortunate circumstance for him, as the air surrounding him served as a cushion instead of being driven before the force of the explosion. The shot blew only a slight amount of coal off the front of the shot, pounding it to dust. Simultaneously there was a tremendous roar and a stream of fire rushed out of the room, and dividing, passed in and out the entries, blowing out sixteen rock stoppings between the two entries, threw loaded cars off the track, smashing empty ones and tearing up the track in several places. It blew down the timbers along the entry, smashed the trap doors to kindling wood all over the mine and set fire to timber 1,300 feet from where the shot was fired. The shot-firer was provided with a wet sponge for such emergencies, and placing it over his mouth and nose, he managed to crawl out the entry a long distance before reaching a place where the atmosphere could be breathed.
      The next day, after comparative order had been restored, an old miner named Henry Ferguson was overcome by the bad air (probably carbon monoxide), and had to be carried to the fresh air, where he was revived. Mr. Redyard, the mine manager, had cautioned him not to stay in it, as he himself was feeling its effects.
      This mine gives employment to about 150 men, and a large number of them are employed in the district of the mine where the explosion occurred. If the system of shot-firing recommended by the inspector had not been adopted, and the men had all been at work at the time, many of them would undoubtedly have lost their lives.
      It will be observed that very large quantities of powder are consumed at this mine for the amount of coal produced. I am still of the opinion that the only way to avoid such accidents, is to undermine the coal before blasting it, so that comparatively small charges of powder will be necessary to bring down the coal. The extra expense for mining will in a great measure, if not wholly, be compensated for by the saving in powder and the greater percentage of lump coal obtained.
      I am pleased to state that this company is putting in an electric mining plant, preparatory to undermining the coal, which I have no doubt will greatly lessen the chances for such accidents.
 
1907 Annual Coal Report 19
Improvements in Mines.
      The Odin Coal Company, Odin, Marion county, has installed a high speed fan, run by a small generator at the face of the workings. The fan is placed one and one-half miles from the bottom of the shaft, running at a speed of 250 revolutions a minute, producing 40,000 cubic feet of air. This relieves all pressure on stoppings. Before this fan was installed 5,000 cubic feet of air was all that could be forced to the face of the workings.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report 25
Improvements
      The Odin Coal Co., Odin, Marion County, has installed one 12.5 H.P. 66-in. tubular boiler, one Cochran water heater, one boiler feed Worthington duplex feed plunger pump, one 10-ton Jeffery motor and a new car puller.
 
1916 Annual Coal Report 28
Improvements.
      The Odin Coal Company has built a washhouse 40 feet by 50 feet and equipped it with lockers and sprays.

Marion County, Illinois
Coal Mine Fatalities
ALTADONNA
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joe Altadonna, of Sandoval, timberman, aged 60 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
ALVAREX
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Rodrigo Alvarex, of Beckemeyer, timberman, aged 50 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
BAKER
July 25, 190216, J. L. Baker, of Central City, miner, aged 38 years, married, employed in the No. 3 mine of Pittenger & Davis Mining & Mfg. Co., Centralia, was killed by a fall of slate at the face of his room. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BALANTINI
January 22, 190618, Antonio Balantini, of Centralia, miner, aged 27 years, married, employed in the Pittenger and Davis No. 3 mine, Centralia, Marion county, was killed by falling slate at the face of his room. He leaves a widow and two children in Italy.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Pietro Ballantini, of Centralia, driller, aged 69 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joe Ballatini, of Centralia, driller, aged 53 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
BARNES
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Alvin Barnes, of Centralia, foreman, aged 46 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BARTELS
March 31, 190316, John Bartels, of Sandoval, miner, aged 29 years, married, leaves a widow and two children
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
BARVID
March 15, 194440, Alexander Joseph Barvid, of Centralia, clean up man, aged 51 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Marion County Coal Mining Corporation's Glen Ridge mine. He leaves a widow.
 
BASOLA
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Nick Basola, of Sandoval, clean-up man, aged 43 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
BATSON
December 13, 190518, Wesley Batson, of Centralia, miner, aged 43 years, married, was employed at the Pittenger and Davis No. 3 mine, Centralia, Marion county. Deceased was riding on top of a loaded truck and was caught between the load and the roof, receiving injuries from which he died December 21, 1905. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
BENEVENTI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Dominick Beneventi, of Centralia, machine helper, aged 64 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
BEONDA
June 1, 190013, Dominica Beonda, of Sandoval, miner, aged 24 years, single, employed in the Sandoval Coal Co.'s mine, Sandoval, while mining off some coal, a piece of top coal, about one cubic foot in size, fell, breaking his leg about two inches above the ankle. After his leg had been dressed he went to sleep and never awoke; the doctor in attendance said his death was due to urineic poisoning.
 
BERGER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Harry A. Berger, of Centralia, foreman, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
BERTGES
May 12, 191931, an explosion caused by a windy shot occurred in Marion County Coal Company's mine, Centralia, which resulted in the death of four shot firers, viz:
Gus Bertges, of Central City, age 37 years, married, one child.
also : Robert Cochran, Henry Cooley & John Gerton
 
BIAGI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Celso Biagi, of Centralia, tracklayer, aged 62 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
BIANCO
March 31, 190316, Joe Bianco, of Sandoval, miner, aged 35 years; single
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
BIBBS
December 31, 18948, Grant Bibbs, of Centralia, colored, aged 26 years, was assistant cager at the Centralia Mining and Manufacturing Company's mine. On December 31, 1894, a car, which the regular cager was putting on the cage, went off the track. Bibbs was on the cage assisting in getting the car back on the track, when the cage started up, and he was thrown down and crushed between the cage and the side of the shaft, killing him instantly. He had been married about five months. He leaves a widow.
 
BRADLEY
March 14, 193637, James W. Bradley, of Odin, miner, aged 54 years, married, killed by fall of coal in mine of Odin Coal Co. Leaving widow and four children.
 
BROWN
February 6, 190417, E. L. Brown, miner, aged 36 years, married, employed at the Centralia Mining & Mfg. Co.'s mine No. 2, Centralia, Marion county, was killed by falling coal at the working face. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
BRYANT
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Harold J. Bryant, of Sandoval, triprider, aged 24 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joe Bryant, of Sandoval, motorman, aged 48 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and six children.
 
BUCKLEY
April 4, 18854, John Buckley lost his life at the Menton mine, at Alma, on April 4th. He was standing on a plank at the mouth of the shaft while the ropes were being greased, and lost his balance and fell down the pit.
 
BUDE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Edward Bude, of Centralia, repairman, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
BUEHNE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Otto Buehne, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 62 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Raymond C. Buehne, of Centralia, machine helper, aged 30 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
BUSH
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Thomas M. Bush, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 63 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow..
 
BUSSE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John Busse, of Centralia, machine operator, aged 59 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
CAGLE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Charles Cagle, of Centralia, timberman, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
CARLSON
December 27, 190922, Charles Carlson, shot firer, aged 39 years, married, employed at the Centralia Coal Company's mine No. 5, Centralia, Marion county, was killed in an explosion of gas, generated by the excessive use of blasting powder. He leaves a widow and two children.
Three other men, all shot firers, were killed by the same explosion, namely, John Yonkus, aged 34 years, leaves a widow and five children; Alex Korzenewsky, aged 24 years, single; John Sveder, aged 26 years, single, supporting his mother.
 
CARRIAUX
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Theo. V. Carriaux, of Centralia, foreman, aged 52 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
CARSON
January 30, 18947, Christopher Carson, of Alma, loader, single man, 18 years of age, in the employ of the Consolidated Coal Company, in its Alma mine at Ridge Prairie. He was loading a car at the face of a room, a shell of rock varying from three to six inches in thickness, about ten feet wide, and twenty-five feet long fell on him, causing his death in about five hours. It is not known whether he knew the rock was loose or not; on examination it was found that the rock was loose across the face of the room, and for quite a distance back, the nearest prop being thirty feet from the face, and only one row of props on the right of the road, being at quite a distance apart. The room was pronounced to be in a very dangerous condition.
 
CARTER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Arthur H. Carter, of Centralia, tracklayer, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
CHIRROTTINO
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Anton Chirrottino, of Sandoval, tracklayer, aged 65 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
COCHRAN
May 12, 191931, an explosion caused by a windy shot occurred in Marion County Coal Company's mine, Centralia, which resulted in the death of four shot firers, viz:
Robert Cochran, of Sandoval, age 46 years, married, three children.
also : Gus Bertges, Henry Cooley & John Gerton
 
COMPER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Paul Comper, of Centralia, machine man, aged 53 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
COOK
May 1, 191123, William Cook, of Sandoval, miner, aged 18 years, single, was killed by a fall of rock. Deceased was working with his father for the Marion County Coal Company at Junction City mine.
 
COOLEY
May 12, 191931, an explosion caused by a windy shot occurred in Marion County Coal Company's mine, Centralia, which resulted in the death of four shot firers, viz:
Henry Cooley, of Central City, age 47 years, married, two children.
also : Gus Bertges, Robert Cochran & John Gerton
 
COPPLE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Clifford Copple, of Centralia, motorman, aged 42 years, married, died in theCentralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Frank Copple, of Centralia, brattice man, aged 38 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
CRANE
November 14, 189610, James Crane, of Odin, a driver in the Odin mine of the Odin Coal Co., was instantly killed by a fall of slate. It appears that he was driving his mule past a loaded car where there was not sufficient room, and the mule caught on to a prop set under a collar and pulled it loose, and let down the rock which was resting upon it, completely burying him. When found the mule had passed the car safely and was standing in front of the loaded car, while the deceased was found under the mass of rock behind the car. No one witnessed the accident. He was between 16 and 17 years old, and well liked by the officers of the company.
 
CRUSE
March 14, 192232, Rosch Cruse, of Sandoval, laborer, age 50 years, married, was killed by railroad cars at Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
DAIRO
March 31, 190316, Frank Dairo, of Sandoval, miner, aged 38 years, married, leaves a widow and two children
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
DANIELS
November 12, 18926, Henry Daniels, of Odin, driver, single, 22 years of age, in the employ of the Odin Coal Co., Odin, was found lying on the track behind a trip of loaded mine-cars; the mule was standing hitched to the car; it is supposed he was squeezed between the top of the cars and the cross-bars; he was unconscious when found and remained so until next day, when he died.
 
DEHN
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Leo R. Dehn, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 53 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
DENMAN
January 26, 189811, Chas. Denman, of Odin, a driver, 26 years of age, married only a few months prior to his death, was killed by falling down the shaft of the Odin Coal Company, which is 714 feet deep. He had been working on the night shift. After his work was done, which was between 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning, he and another workman by the name of Walter Baugh were being hoisted out of the mine. Walter says that they had a light when the cage started, but that it went out while they were being hoisted. As it was still dark on top, they were unable to see when they got to the place where it was customary to let them off, which was the lower landing. The engineer said he must have had the cage eight or ten feet above the said landing when Charles Denmam stepped off of the cage. The force of his fall, stepping from such a height above the landing, must have caused him to stumble and fall back into the shaft. He leaves a widow.
 
ERWIN
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Eugene Erwin, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 45 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
EVANS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Georg Evans, of Sandoval, clean-up man, aged 43 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow .
 
FAMERS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Frank Famers, of Centralia, machine man, aged 50 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
FARLEY
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Andrew Farley, of Beckemeyer, clean-up man, aged 58 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
FELAX
November 13, 189711, Fred Felax,of Odin, a loader in the Odin coal mine, was seriously injured by falling coal and died from the effects of it that same evening. He leaves a widow and four children. He was 48 years of age.
 
FETGATTER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Walter Fetgatter, of Centralia, machine man, aged 55 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
FIELD
December 27, 18926, Jacob Field, of Odin, miner, aged 26 years, single, in the employ of the Odin Coal Co., Odin, was instantly killed by falling coal in his room; he had a standing shot and was worlcing it off when it suddenly rolled over on him with the above result.
 
FIGIELEK
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John Figielek, of Centralia, machine man, aged 48 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
FORTMEYER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, William F. Fortmeyer, of Irvington, buggy operator, aged 25 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FOUTS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Ray W. Fouts, of Centralia, triprider, aged 47 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FRANCIS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Odia Lee Francis, of Centralia, brattice man, aged 70 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
FRAZIER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Luther J. Frazier, of Beckemeyer, driller, aged 41 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
FRIEND
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Albet J. Friend, of Richview, triprider, aged 36 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
FREEMAN
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Martin Freeman, Jr., of Sandoval, track layer, aged 20 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Martin Freeman, Sr., of Centralia, machine man, aged 39 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
GAERTNER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Brund Gaertner, of Centralia, machine operator, aged 47 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
GALLASSINI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Angelo Gallassini, of Centralia, driller, aged 61 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
GEROTTI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joseph Gerotti, of Centralia, triprider, aged 36 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
GERTON
May 12, 191931, an explosion caused by a windy shot occurred in Marion County Coal Company's mine, Centralia, which resulted in the death of four shot firers, viz:
John Gerton, of Central City, age 39 years, married, one child.
also : Gus Bertges, Robert Cochran & Henry Cooley.
 
GERVI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Dominick Gervi, of Sandoval, timberman, aged 53 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
GICHINO
March 31, 190316, John Gichino, of Sandoval, miner, aged 30 years, single
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
GIOVANINI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Tony Giovanini, of Sandoval, timberman, aged 65 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
GROTTI
October 23, 194641, Joe Grotti, of Centralia, cleanup man, aged 63 years, single, died from injuries received from haulage, the day before (October 22, 1946), in Centralia Coal Company's Mine No. 5.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John O. Grotti, of Mt. Vernon, tracklayer, aged 32 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Louis Grotti, of Centralia, driller, aged 45 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
GUTZLER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Adolph Gutzler, of Centralia, machine helper, aged 48 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Fred W. Gutzler, of Centralia, driller, aged 57 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John H. Gutzler, of Centralia, machine man, aged 63 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John W. Gutzler, of Centralia, foreman, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
HAMMOND
October 19, 192634, William Hammond, of Centralia, miner, age 56 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in Marion County Coal Company's mine. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HARRIS
January 10, 190316, G. B. Harris, of Odin, miner, aged 42 years, married, employed by the Odin Coal Co., Odin, Marion county, was killed by a fall of coal. He tried to wedge the coal down, but had stopped working and commenced loading his car, when the coal gave way, and caught him. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
November 16, 191225, Henry Harris, of Centralia, machine helper, aged 29 years, married, was killed by falling rock in the Marion County Coal Company's mine, Centralia, Marion County. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
HEAVER
August 25,189711, at the escapement shaft of the Sandoval mine, Fred Heaver was hoisted up to the pulley and precipitated down the shaft, which was 600 feet deep, and was instantly killed. The fireman or night watchman. W. H. Steiner, was to let him down to the pump, which needed some attention. Instead of letting him down he hoisted him up by mistake, with the above result. Deceased was 60 years of age and leaves a widow and one child.
 
HOEINGHAUS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Henry Hoeinghaus, of Woodlawn, motorman, aged 56 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
HOFSTETTER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Ed. Hofstetter, of Centralia, tracklayer, aged 68 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
HOHMAN
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Gustave Hohman, of Centralia, motorman, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
HOUSE
January 13, 18947, William House, of Alma, miner, single man, aged 47 years,employed in the Alma mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, Ridge Prairie; he undertook to open a keg of powder by cutting a hole in the keg with a pick. It is presumed the friction ignited the powder, as an explosion followed the blow of the pick: he was badly burned and died the following day.
 
JACKSON
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Ned L. Jackson, of Odin, buggy operator, aged 34 years, married, died in theCentralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Warren L. Jackson, of Centralia, motorman, aged 55 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
JONES
February 3, 18905, George M. Jones, of Odin, a cager, working for the Odin Coal Coal Co., Odin, was killed by being crushed betwen the cage and the side of the shaft. He leaves a widow but no family, and was 28 years of age.
 
February 14, 18969, Thomas Jones, of Kimmundy, aged 52 years, married, miner, at Superior Coal Company mine, was instantly killed by a fall of rock. The accident happened between 5 and 6 p. m., when the shooting is being done before quitting work. There was a fault or slip in the roof running diagonally across the face of his entry. He had three shots to fire; one, or perhaps two of them had already been fired and he returned in the smoke to fire another, when the rock fell on him, crushing him above the hips and fracturing his skull at the back, which probably caused his death, and which was no doubt hastened by the dense powder smoke in which he was imprisoned for some time. The accident was the probable result of the deceased unwittingly violating the law prohibiting the firing of a second shot where the roof is broken or faulty, until the smoke of the previous shot has cleared away and the roof been examined. Mr. Jones was a Welchman by birth, and left a widow and two dependent children.
 
KEADY
March 14, 191628, Elic Keady, of Sandoval, miner, age 69 years, married (family in Europe) was injured March 9, in Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company's No 2 mine, Sandoval, Marion county, by a fall of slate and died of such injuries five days later.
 
KELLY
December 22, 18948, George D. Kelly, of Sandoval, night man, aged 23 years and unmarried, was fatally injured at the Sandoval mine on the night of December 22, 1894. It was part of his duty to take props into the works, and on this particular night he was taking props into the north main entry. There were a number of empty boxes standing on the north main entry track, and in order to clear the track he started to switch them on to the east entry track. He hitched his mule to five empty boxes and started into the east entry, but there being a slight grade in the track he could not stop the cars, and the front one was derailed and thrown across the track, crushing him between the car and a prop, injuring him internally. The accident occurred 280 feet from the shaft bottom, but he was able to walk back and come up by himself. He lived long enough to explain the nature of the accident to the top man, dying in about thirty minutes after receiving his injuries.
 
KEVETZ
October 23, 190317, William Kevetz, miner, aged 60 years, married, employed in the Centralia Mining and Mfg. Co.'s mine No. 2, Centralia, Marion county, was killed by flying coal from a shot. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
KIRGEN
February 27, 190215, Louis Kirgen, of Odin, miner, aged 42 years, married, employed at the mine of the Odin Coal Co., Odin, Marion county, was killed by a fall of slate at the working face of his room. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
KNICKER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Henry Knicker, of Centralia, trackman, aged 59 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
KNIGHT
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Philip Knight, of Centralia, machine helper, aged 46 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
KOCH
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joseph Koch, Sr., of Beckemeyer, clean-up man, aged 65 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
KORENEWSKY
December 27, 190922, Charles Carlson, shot firer, aged 39 years, married, employed at the Centralia Coal Company's mine No. 5, Centralia, Marion county, was killed in an explosion of gas, generated by the excessive use of blasting powder. He leaves a widow and two children.
Three other men, all shot firers, were killed by the same explosion, namely, John Yonkus, aged 34 years, leaves a widow and five children; Alex Korzenewsky, aged 24 years, single; John Sveder, aged 26 years, single, supporting his mother.
 
KORZENEWSKI
January 30, 193336, Joe Korzenewski, of Glenridge, trackman, age 51 years, married, was killed in Marion County Coal Company's mine by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and seven children.
 
KRAUS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Charles Kraus, of Centralia, recovery man, aged 52 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
LAUGHAUNN
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Fred Laughaunn, of Centralia, machine man, aged 49 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow a LEMAY
March 31, 190316, L. F. Lemay, of Sandoval, miner, aged 45 years, married, leaves a widow and five children.
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
LENZINI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Domenico Lenzini, of Centralia, timberman, aged 59 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Pete Lenzini, of Centralia, driller, aged 62 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
LEWIS
March 31, 190316, Charles Lewis, of Sandoval, miner, aged 36 years, married, leaves a widow and two children
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
LOWRY
December 5, 189812, George Lowry, of Centralia, a loader, was killed in the South mine, operated by the Centralia Mining & Mfg. Co., Centralia, Marion county, by a fall of slate while working at the face, loading a car. A hole had been drilled in the right hand corner and had pierced the roof, striking a slip in the slate. This being unknown, deceased was working inside when it gave way, killing him and injuring his partner. His age was 25 years, he leaves a widow and two children.
 
LUKALLA
January 6, 190921, John Lukalla, a shot firer, aged 32 years, single, employed in the Marion County Coal Company's mine, Junction City, Marion county, was killed in an explosion caused by a blown out shot.
 
MAYBERRY
August 2, 190720, Joseph Mayberry, of Centralia, miner, aged 22 years, single, was killed in the Centralia Coal Company's mine No. 4. Deceased was driving a mule and going on an up grade; the tail chain it is supposed became unhooked. Mayberry being behind the car trying to hold it from running back to the face the ear running over him.
 
MAZEKA
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John Mazeka, of Beckemeyer, driller, aged 46 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
McBRIDE
February 13, 190921, James Ive McBride, a driver, aged 25 years, employed in mine No. 4 of the Centralia Coal Company, Centralia, Marion county, was found dead under the front car of his loaded trip; it is supposed that he was going at a fast rate when the car jumped the track throwing him under. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
McCULLUM
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Miles McCullum, of Centralia, driller, aged 65 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
McGREAVEY
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Chas. McGreavey, of Centralia, machine man, aged 57 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
McHENRY
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Clarence McHenry, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 50 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
MENTLER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, William Mentler, of Centralia, tracklayer, aged 61 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
MERKLE
April 15, 195543, Hubert A. Merkle, of Sandoval, age 62, married, no dependent children, came to his death due to a fractured skull and multiple wounds and contusions to arms, legs and body which received in an accident in the Marion County Coal Mining Corp. Glenridge Mine at Centralia, Marion County, about 1:00 P.M. April 15, 1955. He had 35 years experience at this time.
      Leslie Griner, motorman, and the deceased had started from 1-W. parting with 27 loads. After reaching 14 N., Mr. Griner discovered he had lost part of the trip. Mr. Merkle went back to look for the loads. Mr. Griner pushed the part trip, 14 loads, around the turn as Mr. Merkle walked in front of the trip.
      Not finding the loads at this location, Mr. Merkle stepped on the bumper of the cars and signaled the motorman to come back. They came to some low top, 4' 11" from the rail and, there, evidence showed that Merkle hit the roof, was rolled over the top of the load, and fell in between the 13th and 14th cars.
      The cars are 50" high and Merkle was a big man. Judging from the doctor's report, it is assumed that Mr. Merkle was killed as he was rolled over the car.
 
METLOCK
August 12, 189610, Amos Metlock, of Centralia, a blaster in the Big 4 mine of the Pittinger & Davis Co., of Centralia, was fatally burned by the explosion of a keg of powder, and died at 2:30 p. m. next day. His statement was, that he had filled a quart can with powder out of his keg, and was raising up to go to his shot, when a small piece of slate from the roof fell and struck his lamp, knocking sparks from it into the powder, which exploded. The can, however, was found near by, and showed no evidence of having had powder exploded in it, while the keg had a pick hole in the top when found, and a pick was found where the explosion took place, which facts would warrant the assumption that the explosion was caused by opening the keg with a pick. Whichever way it happened, either practice is dangerous and is prohibited and notices have been posted at the top of each shaft in the district cautioning men on the careless handling of powder. Deceased was 48 years of age, a married man and had two children.
 
MOORE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Fred Moore, of Centralia, timberman, aged 49 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
MOSS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Elmar G. Moss, of Sandoval, machine helper, aged 33 years, married, died in theCentralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
MURPHY
February 26, 18873, John Murphy, of Alma. aged 40 years, married, was killed by falling clod. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
Februrary 2, 190417, Peter Murphy, laborer, aged 28 years, single, employed in the Pittinger & Davis Mining & Mfg. Co.'s mine No. 4, Centralia, Marion county, was seriously injured by falling rock. He was taken to a hospital at Springfield, where he died Feb. 16, 1904.
 
NAMOTA - MAMOTA
November 28, 191831, Matt Namota, of Glenridge, timberman, age 47 years, married, was killed by falling slate in Marion County Coal Company's mine, Centralia. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
NELSON
July 29, 191427, Charles W. Nelson, of Sandoval, weighman, age 58 years, married, was fatally injured by jumping off a railroad car while employed at mine No. 2 of the Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company, Sandoval, Marion County. He leaves a widow.
 
NEWHHOUSE
March 31, 190316, Albert Newhouse, of Sandoval, miner, aged 50 years, married, leaves a widow and three children
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
March 31, 190316, Henry Newhouse, of Sandoval, miner, aged 19 years, single.
Eight miners were killed by the explosion of a blown-out shot, in the mine of the Sandoval Coal Co., Sandoval, Marion county. See : Blast Explosion
 
NIEPOETTER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, H. W. Niepoetter, of Sandoval, machine man, aged 42 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
NIERMAN
October 10, 190317, Chas. Nierman, miner, aged 30 years, married, employed in the Centralia Mining & Manufacturing Co.s mine No. 2. Centralia. Marion county. Deceased with others was engaged in putting out a fire that had occurred in the mine; the heat from the fire made the roof dangerous, part of it gave way, injuring Nierman seriously, from the effects of which he died the following day. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
NOLLER
August 22, 193738, Gustavus Noller, of Sandoval, sand man and track cleaner, aged 75 years, married, crushed between cars in mine of Marion County Coal Co., leaving wife.
 
OCSTREICH
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Chas. Ocstreich, of Centralia, driller, aged 61 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PANCEROFF
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, George Panceroff, of Centralia, triprider, aged 24 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PARKINSON
September 11, 191629, N. S. Parkinson, of Sandoval, laborer, age 40 years, married, was killed by railroad cars at the Marion County Coal Company's mine No. 1, Glen Ridge, Marion County. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
PASOLA
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Martin Pasola, of Sandoval, foreman, aged 50 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PAULAUSKIS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Frank Paulauskis, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 62 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
PAWLISA
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John T. Pawlisa, of Centralia, tracklayer, aged 22 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
PEART
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Carles L. Peart, of Sandoval, tracklayer, aged 69 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PEILER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Jos. H. Peiler, of Beckemeyer, machine helper, aged 46 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
PELKER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Walter Pelker, of DuBois, timberman, aged 31 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
PESZKA
July 23, 191831, Antonio Peszka, of Glenridge, miner, age 30 years, married, was killed by an explosion of gas in Marion County Coal Company's mine, Centralia. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
PETERMAN
August 23, 18948, Joseph Peterman, of Central City, a miner, and another young man were working close together, at Pittenger & Davis' mine, Centralia. The rule was to fire off blasts once a day, and that after the mine had quit hoisting coal. He had prepared two blasts to fire before going home; he went back to the cross cut between the two entries, and meeting J. C. Giel asked him to light the first blast, and Mr. Peterman attempted to light the second, but there was so much powder smoke from the first blast that in lighting the squib he either overreacted the sulphur on the squib when lighting the same, or cut part off, making it short to go off quickly. The blast went off as he was in the act of lighting the squib. A piece of coal about thirty pounds in weight struck him on the right breast, knocking him 20 feet back the entry and killing him instantly. He owned a good dwelling property in the central part of the city and carried a life insurance policy of $1,000 in the Catholic Knights of Illinois. His name had been on the company's pay-roll since September, 1890. A married man of 38 years of age , he leaves a widow and five children.
 
PETREA
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Alva Petrea, of Centralia, generator operator, aged 56 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PIASSE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Peter Piasse, of Sandoval, machine operator, aged 46 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PIAZZI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Julius Piazzi, of Centralia, rock man, aged 27 years, single, died in theCentralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Louis Piazzi, of Centralia, machine man, aged 63 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PICK
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John Pick, of Centralia, machine operator, aged 56 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PLACEK
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, John Placek, of Beckemeyer, machine operator, aged 45 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
POLLACCI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Alfred O. Pollacci, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 69 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
POLLANDRI
August 23, 194339, Cesare Pollandri, of Centralia, timberman, aged 67 years, single, was killed when slate and coal fell on him in Centralia Coal Company's Mine No. 5.
 
POOL
September 14, 190720, Edward Pool, of Odin, miner, aged 55, years, married employed in the mine of the Odin Coal Company, Odin, was killed by a shot exploding before he could get to a place of safety. He leaves a widow and four children.
 
POWELL
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, George Powell, of Odin, trackman, aged 40 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PRIVETTE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Richard Privette, of DuBois, timberman, aged 39 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
PURCELL
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Glen Purcell, of Centralia, motorman, aged 34 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
PUSCHELSKIE
March 8, 191325, Balek Puschelskie, of Junction City, miner, aged 28 years, married, was killed by a fall of slate in the Marion County Coal Company's No. 1 mine,Centralia, Marion County. He leaves a widow.
 
REGGO
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Nick Reggo, of Centralia, timberman, aged 57 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
RETHARD
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Jacob Rethard, of Centralia, machine operator, aged 60 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
RHODES
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Forest Rhodes, of Sandoval, repairman, aged 45 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and five children.
 
RISINGER
May 29, 189912, Wm. Risinger, of Odin, a loader in the Odin Coal Co.'s mine, Odin, Marion county, while loading coal at the face of his room, a piece of top coal gave way. falling on him, causing internal injuries from which he died the following day. His age was 35 years; he leaves a widow and three children.
 
ROHDE
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Carl Rohde, of Centralia, machine man, aged 46 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
ROTH
February 18, 190820, Henry Roth, of Centralia, injured in the Centralia Coal Company's mine on December 18, 1907, and died two months later. He was working at the face of his room and a piece of loose rock fell on him. He was 35 years of age, married, and leaves his widow and three children.
 
RUTHSIOUSIS
March 13, 191123, A. Ruthsiousis, of Seatonville, miner, aged 35 years, married, was killed in the Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company's mine No. 2. Deceased was carrying an open can of powder in his hand when it ignited and exploded, burning him, from the effects of which he died March 25. He leaves a widow.
 
SALER
January 11, 189811, Louis Saler, of Centralia, a loader, aged 37 years, married, was killed in the Centralia Mining and Manufacturing Company's mine. After loading his coal it is supposed that he started to cut down a piece of top coal. Over this piece of coal there was a large piece of sulphur rock. It was known to be dangerous. While in the act of cutting the coal the sleight of the above rock broke the coal suddenly, which fell upon him, causing instant death. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SANDERS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Daniel C. Sanders, of Irvington, driller, aged 66 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
SAUNDERMEYER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, H. W. Saundermeyer, of Centralia, timberman, aged 47 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
SCHMIDT
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Jacob Schmidt, of Centralia, driller, aged 56 years, single, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
SCHOENBECK
January 16,190417, Fred Schoenbeck, miner, aged 62, years, married, employed in the Centralia Mining & Mfg. Co.'s mine No. 2. Centralia, Marion county, was killed by falling rock at the face of his room. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SCHOFIELD
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Archis Schofield, of Centralia, machine man, aged 50 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
SHAW
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, L. G. Shaw, of Centralia, buggy operator, aged 44 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SHELLBOURNE
May 28, 189710, the Big 4 mine belonging to the Pittenger and Davis Mining Company, Centralia, Sandy Shelbourne, of Centralia, colored, a miner 45 years old, was fatally injured by falling coal, and died two days afterwards. He was trying to get down a loose shot that he had fired on the right hand rib of his room which had moved the coal out about two feet from the side. He got in between the rib and the piece of coal to try and push it over towards the center of the room, the piece of coal yielded to the push he gave it but instead of rolling towards the center it pivoted on a piece of coal and rolled towards him and caught him between the rib and the piece of coal which would weigh about a ton and a half, breaking both of his legs across the thighs one of them in two places. He was married and leaves three children.
 
SHERER
March 3, 190417, Geo. P. Sherer, miner, aged 25 years, single, employed in the Pittenger & Davis mine No. 3, Centralia, Marion county, was preparing to charge a shot, the cartridge lodged half way in the hole, in trying to cut it with an iron drill, to make it free, the drill caused a spark which ignited the powder, the explosion injuring him. He died March 11, 1904.
 
SHINN
September 10, 190720, Elmer Shinn, of Odin, miner, aged 19 years, single, employed in the mine of the Odin Coal Company, Odin, was killed by falling top coal dying six hours after the accident.
 
SIMPSON
November 23, 191023, John Simpson, miner, of Centralia, aged 63 years, married, employed in the No. 5 mine of the Centralia Coal Company, Centralia, fell off the ascending cage and was killed instantly. He leaves a widow and five children, the widow only, being dependent.
 
SKROBUL
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Anton Skrobul, of Beckemeyer, machine man, aged 63 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
SMITH
February 9, 191830, Alex M. Smith, of Sandoval, shot firer, age 57 years, was killed in Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company's No. 2 mine. Deceased was firing shots alone. It seems that he was standing directly in front of a shot when it exploded, but why he stood there is not known. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Clarence Smith, of Centralia, foreman, aged 56 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Ray O. Smith, of Centralia, foreman, aged 56 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
SNODGRASS
February 10, 191123, B. W. Snodgrass, of Sandoval, shotfirer, aged 59 years, married, employed by the Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company, mine No. 2, was killed. He had fired a shot and it is not known whether the shot went off before he could get out of the way, or whether he had started back to relight it, thinking that it had gone out. He leaves a widow and three children.
 
SPINNER
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Andrew Spinner, of Sandoval, trackman, aged 51 years,single, died in theCentralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joseph Spinner, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 57 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow .
 
STAHL
November 19, 18864, Thomas Stahl, of Centralia, aged 18 years, single, was killed by falling slate.
 
STEVENS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Alfred Stevens, of Beckemeyer, machine operator, aged 53 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
SVEDER
December 27, 190922, Charles Carlson, shot firer, aged 39 years, married, employed at the Centralia Coal Company's mine No. 5, Centralia, Marion county, was killed in an explosion of gas, generated by the excessive use of blasting powder. He leaves a widow and two children.
Three other men, all shot firers, were killed by the same explosion, namely, John Yonkus, aged 34 years, leaves a widow and five children; Alex Korzenewsky, aged 24 years, single; John Sveder, aged 26 years, single, supporting his mother.
 
TABOR
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, James Tabor, of Centralia, driller, aged 42 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
TADLOCK
February 4, 18958, William Tadlock, of Odin, a miner, aged 15 years, working in the Odin Coal Company's mine, at Odin, was sitting with his father eating dinner, at the room switch on the entry. He was burned by a blown-out shot fired in the next room, by which he was so injured that he died fourteen days after.
 
TAYLOR
February 4, 189520, Henry A. Taylor, of Centralia, miner and shot firer, aged 36 years, married, employed in the mine of the Centralia Coal Company, Centralia. Deceased was killed by a shot exploding while lighting it. The shot was located in the cross cut of a room. It is presumed that the squib was defective, or that he lit the squib too close to the powder. He leaves a widow and a step daughter.
 
TECKUS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Stanley Teckus, of Centralia, timberman, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
TEEPLES
March 26, 190618, William Teeples, of Central City, shot firer, aged 49 years, married, employed in the Pittenger and Davis mine No. 4, Centralia, Marion county went back to examine a shot that he supposed had missed fire, when the shot exploded, the flying coal killing him instantly. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
TICKUS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Anthony Tickus, of Centralia, recovery man, aged 24 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
TILLMAN
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Anton Tillman, of Centralia, clean-up man, aged 67 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
TREED
September 6, 193135, Earl Treed, of Glen Ridge, loading machine operator, age 40 years, married, died from injuries sustained two days earlier in Marion County Coal Company's mine by a fall of slate. He leaves a widow and seven children.
 
TURNER
March 5, 190316, Everett Turner, of Odin, miner, aged 22 years, married, employed in the mine of the Odin Coal Co., Odin, Marion county, was killed by a fall of slate at the face of his room. He leaves a widow.
 
UHLS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Emmett Uhls, of Sandoval, machine helper, aged 49 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
VANCIL
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Dude Vancil, of Centralia, motorman, aged 46 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joe Vancil, of Centralia, foreman, aged 50 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
VOGT
September 25, 194440, John Charles Vogt, of Centralia, Joy operator, aged 54 years, married, was killed when rock fell on him in Centralia Coal Company's Mine No. 5. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
VOSS
June 13, 190114, Richard Voss, of Centralia, miner, aged 48 years, married, employed at the Pittenger & Davis mine, Centralia, Marion county. He had prepared and lighted a shot, and was at a place of safety, but the shot being a little longer than usual in going off, he went to see what was the trouble; when in front of it, the shot exploded, killing him instantly. He leaves a widow.
 
WATSON
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Mark L. Watson, of Centralia, pumper, aged 71 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
WAZNEAK
January 2, 191527, Roman Wazneak, of Central City, machine helper, age 28 years, married, was fatally injured by falling coal from face while shoveling slack away from the machine in mine No. 1, Marion County Coal Company, Junction City, Marion County, and died four hours later. He leaves a widow and one child.
 
WINTERS
October 20, 190317, Henry Winters, miner, aged 24 years, single, employed in the Pittenger & Davis Mining and Mfg. Co.'s mine No. 3, Centralia, Marion county. Deceased was emptying powder from a keg preparing to fill a cartridge, when a spark fell from his lamp, igniting the powder, the explosion causing his death.
 
WOOLBRIGHT
February 7, 194339, Charles F. Wollbright, of Central City, machine helper, aged 61 years, married, died from injuries received on January 15, 1943, when rock fell on him in Centralia Coal Company's Mine No. 5. He leaves a widow and two children.
 
YONKUS
December 27, 190922, Charles Carlson, shot firer, aged 39 years, married, employed at the Centralia Coal Company's mine No. 5, Centralia, Marion county, was killed in an explosion of gas, generated by the excessive use of blasting powder. He leaves a widow and two children.
Three other men, all shot firers, were killed by the same explosion, namely, John Yonkus, aged 34 years, leaves a widow and five children; Alex Korzenewsky, aged 24 years, single; John Sveder, aged 26 years, single, supporting his mother.
 
ZINKUS
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Joe Zinkus, of Centralia, timberman, aged 54 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 
ZONARINI
March 25, 194742, Tuesday, Max Zonarini, of Centralia, timberman, aged 65 years, married, died in the Centralia Coal Company's No. 5 Mine explosion disaster. He leaves a widow.
 

 
Marion County, Illinois
Non-Fatal Casualties

July 1, 1923 - June 30, 1924 & July 1, 1925 - December 31, 1925
ATCHINSON, E. age 45 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Centralia
23 Oct 1923 - Hand injured, falling jack pipe (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 132 days
 
BAILEY, Ed age 68 years, Laborer, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
22 Sep 1925 - Finger broken, falling coal - Time lost - 73 days
 
BARHOSKI, Adam age 38 years, Married with 7 children, of Glenridge
8 Aug 1923 - Lungs injured, smoke from cable - Time lost - 36 days
 
BASOLA, George age 59 years, Single, of Sandoval
3 Jul 1923 - Collar bone broken - Time lost - 126 days
 
BROWN, Harry age 53 years, Driver, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
11 Aug 1925 Finger injured, caught in conveyor - Time lost - 41 days
 
BUTLER, William age 64 years, Married with 1 child, of Centralia
28 Sep 1923 - Foot injured, under rail - Time lost - 31 days
 
CASTALLORI, Romeo age 37 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Centralia
27 Jul 1923 - Back injured, Lifting car (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 61 days
 
CHANDLER, Walter age 22 years, Married, of Sandoval
3 Jan 1924 - Leg broken, between mule and trip - Not returned to work
 
CHIAVOLTINO, A. age 41 years, Married, of Sandoval
7 Feb 1924 - Finger injured, loading car - Not returned to work
 
COMPAR, Charles age 60 years, Laborer, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
14 Aug 1925 - Eye injured, flying coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
COMPER, Charles age 54 years, Married with 2 children, of Centralia
6 Dec 1923 - Toes injured, falling coal - Time lost - 56 days
 
COX, Elmer age 30 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Centralia
26 Jan 1924 - Chest injured, between cars (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 45 days
 
CURTIS, George age 48 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Odin
21 Jan 1924 - Arm injured, crow bar slipped - Time lost - 75 days
 
DEGASPERE, Joe age 53 years, Laborer, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
13 Jul 1925 - Leg injured, falling coal - Time lost - 68 days
 
DOBBS, S. age 45 years, Married, of Centralia
13 Nov 1923 - Finger injured, hauling slate - Time lost - 51 days
 
DUECKER, Andrew age 34 years, Married, of Sandoval
8 Sep 1923 - Foot broken, falling coal - Time lost - 114 days
 
DUNCAN, Robert age 37 years, Married with 6 children, of Sandoval
22 Feb 1924 - Hand broken, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
FERREE, Virgil age 18 years, Married, of Centralia
21 Jul 1923 - Foot injured, falling machine - Time lost - 52 days
 
HALLEUN, L. age 42 years, Laborer, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
28 Jul 1925 - Back injured, falling coal - Time lost - 50 days
 
HARBAT, Andrew age 39 years, Single, of Centralia
20 Feb 1924 - Eye injured, flying coal (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 43 days
 
HARDY, William age 47 years, Married with 3 children, of Centralia
14 Feb 1924 - Toes broken, falling rock - Time lost - 35 days
 
HAWKINS, Taylor age 58 years, Laborer, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
1 Oct 1925 - Toe broken - Time lost - 32 days
 
HAWORTH, William J. age 67 years, Married, of Sandoval
24 Jan 1924 - Leg injured, falling coal - Not returned to work
 
HOPKINS, Thomas age 40 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Centralia
18 Oct 1923 - Back injured, loading coal (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 34 days
 
HOSKINSON, Harold age 21 years, Single, of Odin
21 Dec 1923 - Ankle injured, car jumped track - Time lost - 61 days
 
JOYCE, Lysle age 24 years, Single, of Sandoval
11 Jan 1924 - Foot injured, falling coal - Time lost - 32 days
 
KELL, Matt age 56 years, Single, of Glenridge
30 Nov 1923 - Back injured, loading coal - Time lost - 28 days
 
KELLY, William age 47 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Odin
2 Aug 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 32 days
 
KENNEDY, O. H. age 39 years, Single, of Sandoval
24 Dec 1923 - Finger broken, falling coal - Time lost - 46 days
 
MANFUCCI, P. age 39 years, Single, of Glenridge
3 Oct 1923 - Side injured, lifting coal - Time lost - 74
 
McGLASSEN, Walter age 26 years, Single, of Centralia
11 Jan 1924 - Body injured, pushing car (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 33 days
 
McHENRY, Clarence age 28 years, Loader, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
10 Nov 1925 - Eye injured, flying coal - Time lost - 31 days
 
McNALLY, E. J. age 50 years, Trackman, employed by the Odin Coal Co.
23 Nov 1925 - Leg broken, falling slate - Not returned to work
 
MEREDITH, Sam age 25 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Odin
18 Jul 1923 - Leg and back injured, falling slate - Time lost - 50 days
 
MERKLE, Herbert age 30 years, Cager, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
20 Jul 1925 - Thumb mashed, pit car - Time lost - 35 days
 
NICHSETTER, Henry age 20 years, Loader, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
11 Aug 1925 - Hand bruised, shoveling coal - Time lost - 30 days
 
ORI, Dom. age 28 years, Married with 1 child, of Sandoval
21 Feb 1924 - Back injured, lifting coal - Not returned to work
 
PAYNE, L. J. age 36 years, Driver, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
26 Oct 1925 - Foot injured, fell off car - Time lost - 42 days
 
PERRIK, Sam age 53 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Centralia
25 Aug 1923 - Arm injured, loading coal (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 33 days
 
PHELPS, Harry age 27 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Centralia
15 Feb 1924 - Leg injured, fell off car (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 36 days
 
PHELPS, John age 59 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Centralia
11 Dec 1923 - Body injured, pit car (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 34 days
 
POCCOVICH, Joe age 40 years, Loader, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
11 Aug 1925 - Finger injured, loading coal - Time lost - 34 days
 
REED, Joe, Married, of Centralia
14 Oct 1923 - Head injured, on crossbar - Time lost - 92 days
 
REEVES, Otty age 48 years, Married with 3 children; 4 dependents, of Centralia
23 Oct 1923 - Back injured, falling prop (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 57 days
 
RICHARDS, James age 41 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Centralia
23 Aug 1923 - Body injured, pushing car (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 40 days
 
SESSIONS, John age 19 years, Single, of Odin
4 Sep 1923 - Back injured, lifting car - Time lost - 35 days
 
SIMOPTIS, Charles age 32 years, Machineman, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
17 Jul 1925 - Back injured, falling slate - Time lost - 31 days
 
SKOAT, Felix age 48 years, Married with 2 children; 3 dependents, of Centralia
22 Nov 1923 - Back injured, lifting coal (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 45 days
 
SLOAN, N. P. age 58 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Odin
17 Jul 1923 - Toes broken, falling coal - Time lost - 200 days
 
STACIK, John age 51 years, Loader, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
20 Oct 1925 - Foot mashed, falling coal - Time lost - 41 days
 
STELZER, O. A. age 63 years, Married, of Centralia
13 Oct 1923 - Foot injured, falling coal - Time lost - 31 days
 
STONE, H. J. age 31 years, Married with 2 children of Sandoval
31 Oct 1923 - Back injured, between loads - Not returned to work
 
STOOFER, Charles age 27 years, Married with 1 dependent, of Centralia
31 Oct 1923 - Foot injured, falling rock (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 34 days
 
STRANG, E. C. age 58 years, Single, of Sandoval
27 Jul 1923 - Finger broken - Time lost - 60 days
 
WARD, James age 53 years, Married with 1 child; 2 dependents, of Centralia
6 Feb 1924 - Back injured, cars collided (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 44 days
 
WARREN, William age 35 years, Married with 4 children; 5 dependents, of Centralia
24 Feb 1924 - Body injured, motor ran away (occurred in Washngton Co.) - Time lost - 60 days
 
WATKINS, F. R. age 35 years, of Glenridge
12 Oct 1923 - Back injured, lifting car - Time lost - 36 days
 
WILLIAMS, E., Loader, employed by the Marion County Coal Co.
10 Nov 1925 - Toe mashed, coal fell off car - Time lost - 40 days
 
YAKS, Dom age 56 years, Married, of Glenridge
16 Jul 1923 - Foot injured, falling down - Time lost - 46 days
 
YEWMAN, W. D. age 31 years, Married, of Sandoval
22 Feb 1924 - Leg injured, pushing car - Not returned to work
 

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

2 Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois
                By Prof. J. H. G, Brinkerhoff; B. F. Bowen & Company, Publishers,
                Indianapolis, Indiana, 1909; pp 114, 170, 173, 184, 186-187, 195-197, 199

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 Twenty-first Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1902,
                also the Fourth Annual Report of the Illinois Free Employment Offices, for the Year Ended
                October 1, 1902, David Ross, Secretary; Springfield,
                Springfield, ILL.; Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1903

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

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

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

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

20 Twenty-Seventh Annual Coal Report of the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1908
                Springfield, Illinois; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers, 1909

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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